Team Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the 32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival on Sun. Sept. 25, 2016. Thank you to the Abbot Kinney Merchants Association for utilizing our photography services. View event pics below! Enjoy!
About the Abbot Kinney Festival: Southern California’s largest FREE community festival – now in its 32nd year. The festival draws more than 100,000 adults and families. The mile-long stretch of Abbot Kinney Blvd. is lined with FOUR great, live music stages, the Spritzer Love Lounge and HUSH Silent Disco, chalk art, dozens of artisan food vendors, popular food trucks, 300+ quality artisan and fine art vendors, and three beer gardens. The immensely popular KidsQuad has rides, family entertainment, and fun, interactive activities for all ages. The festival celebrates the diversity of creativity of Venice.
WHY: Raise money for the Abbot Kinney Festival Association (AKFA) Community Grants Program. The AKFA is made up of a primarily all-volunteer board of directors who present the festival while donating the proceeds to organizations that specifically serve Venice.
View 2016 Abbot Kinney Festival Highlights below!
Congratulations to this year’s 2016 Abbot Kinney Festival’s Community Grant Program recipients! Creating Better Communities, Electric Lodge, Friends of Mark Twain, Friends of the Venice Library, Friends of Westminster, Friends of Coeur D’Alene, Friends of Broadway Elementary School, Open Temple, reDiscover Center, The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation, Venice Arts, Venice Art Crawl, Venice High School STEMM Magnet, Venice Historical Society, Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument, Venice Symphony Orchestra, Venice Beach Oceanarium, and Westminster Elementary School
About the AKFA Community Grant Program: Funded by festival proceeds, the AKFA Community Grants Program awards funding to selected Venice-based nonprofit organizations that offer services and programs aimed at youth and families. Applications are accepted each year preceding the festival and presented at the festival in September. Since 1984, well over $300,000 in festival proceeds have been invested into the community of Venice. We thank everyone who supports, volunteers, shops and visits the Abbot Kinney Festival, for it is the sole revenue source for our community grant program. For more info: abbotkinney.org/grants
Congratulations to this year’s Spirit of Venice recipients! About: Since 1989, the Abbot Kinney Festival Association has recognized exemplary stakeholders nominated by the community for their contributions to the spirit, creativity and uniqueness of Venice. For more info, visit www.abbotkinney.org/sov.
- Alley Bean
- Orson Bean
- Los Angeles City Councilmember, District 11 Mike Bonin
- Rabbi Lori Shapiro
- LAPD Senior Lead Office Peggy Thusing
Councilmember Mike Bonin presents Alley and Orson Bean with a LA Certificate of Recognition
Spirit of Venice recipient Rabbi Lori Shapiro
Councilmember Mike Bonin honored with the Spirit of Venice award
Family parade with the Samba-Raggae beat , Samba da Mudanca and Sandra Sandia
FOUR great live music stages. View line up here!
Spritzer Love Lounge and HUSH Silent Disco
Chalk Art on Wesminster
300+ quality artisan and fine art vendors
Fun times and cool cuts at trim
Three beer gardens.
Photos by Venice Paparazzi’s Edizen Stowell, Jenny Rolapp, Erin Davis and Lindsay Ruzicka. HireVP.com for your next event.
Save the date Sept. 24, 2017 for #AKF2017!