The Abbot Kinney Festival is well known as Venice’s largest street party, and this year was nothing short of spectacular!
And once again Venice Paparazzi were the official photographers. Woo hoo! Check out photos below by Team Venice Paparazzi!
One very cool fact about the event is that some of proceeds go directly back into the community in the form of the AK Community grants that are awarded at the festival every year.
About: The Abbot Kinney Festival draws more than 100,000 people. The mile long stretch of Abbot Kinney Blvd. is lined with FOUR live music stages, chalk art, dozens of artisan food vendors, food trucks, 300+ artisan and fine art vendors, and three beer gardens. The immensely popular KidsQuad has rides, family entertainment, and interactive activities for all ages. There is literally something for everyone!
Check out epic photos below by Team Venice Paparazzi!
Congratulations to the 2018 AKF Community Grant Recipients.
Children’s Lifesaving Foundation, Community Healing Gardens, Creating Better Communities, Education Committee of the Venice Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Coeur d’Alene, Friends of Mark Twain Middle School, Girls PACT, Neighborhood Youth Association, Other Venice Film Festival, Rediscover Center, Seeds to Plate, The Electric Lodge, The Friends of Broadway, Elementary School, The Open Temple, Venice Arts, Venice Art Crawl, Venice Oceanarium, and WE Garden.
About the AKF Community Grant: 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. Since 1984, well over $300,000 in festival proceeds have been invested into the community of Venice.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Spirit of Venice Award:
About the Venice Spirit Award: 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.
Here is a fun Venice Paparazzi memory! Venice Paparazzi’s Edizen Stowell won the Venice Spirit Award in 2015. Woo hoo!
Check out our favorite pics by Team Venice Paparazzi!
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