On Sunday, August 30th, 2015, Venice-based nonprofit P.S. ARTS held it’s annual summer foodie-festival, Taste of Venice!
This year over 40 restaurants, chefs, and supporters from the Venice community gathered at Lincoln Place Apartment Homes for an afternoon of good eats & drinks in support of P.S. ARTS’ award-winning arts education programs in California’s most underserved public schools. P.S. ARTS believes that the arts have the power to engage students and create vibrant communities — that foundation drives this unique summer fundraiser that brings culinary creatives and arts advocates together to enjoy good food and good fun — all for a great cause!
In addition to signature dishes and drinks from Venice favorites, the event featured a live DJ, musical performance by the Ugly Sweaters, over $15K worth of silent auction packages, and a raffle drawing for a trip to Saint Lucia!
The weather was wonderful, the venue was lovely, the tastes were out-of-this-world, and to top it off — 100% of event proceeds will help support P.S. ARTS’ recently acquired after-school theater program for at-risk middle school students, Inside Out Community Arts.
About: P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing high-quality arts education to California’s underserved public schools & communities. To learn more about P.S. ARTS, please visit psarts.org
View event photo highlights by Venice Paparazzi.
Thank you to Lincoln Place Apartment Homes for hosting this year’s Taste of Venice
Baby Blues! Craving BBQ? Get the Best BBQ in town at Baby Blues! Baby Blues has been serving Venice delicious BBQ since 2004. In this photo: Baby Blues’ Rob Aquiaree and Baby Blues’ co-owner Rick McCarthy
La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant. Serving genuine Mexican cuisine since 1963. Open ’til 3a.m. nightly. Stop by and say hi La Cabana’s Vicky and Carlos Haro (center)
So good is Poke Poke! About: Fresh Hawaiian-style poke, seasoned ahi, with choose-your-own toppings. Stop by their location on the Venice Boardwalk, and say hi to their friendly staff Olivia and Maiya.
Barlo Kitchen & Cocktails: Locally-Inspired Dishes · Locally-Sourced Foods · Whole-Beast Meals. Barlo is located in Hotel Erwin.
Michele Gan of Serves You Right! Catering featuring Revel Tequila
The Silent Auction was a hit
DJ Ben Goldsmith
Nick Liberato of The Venice Whaler.
Tembi Locke of The Kitchen Widow
Superba Food + Bread & Superba Snack Bar
Cocktails by Townhouse
Joseph Miller of Joe’s Restaurant
The welcoming committee.
Right: Fire Station 63’s Rex and wife.
Bank of Venice: American gastropub with local brews, wine & specialty drinks in a 1905 building turned chic tavern.
Gotcha Tom Elliot (owner of Bank of Venice)
Live music by the Ugly Sweaters
Venice Paparazzi‘s Alex Stowell and Kelly Layne
Get Cheeky! About: Eat. Drink. Think. With every purchase of amazing Cheeky tabletop products, we’ll give one meal to someone in need right here in the U.S. www.CheekyHome.com
Chef Gino Campagna of Piccolo Chef Foundation. Award-winning cooking school for kids!
Check out Taste of Venice’s Online Event Book to view more information about their event, sponsors, P.S. ARTS programs, and get recipes from the Chefs of Venice!
- View all 200+ Aug. 30 2015 Taste of Venice photos by Venice Paparazzi here!
- View all Taste of Venice galleries (2013 & 2015) here by Venice Paparazzi.
- To learn more about P.S. ARTS, please visit psarts.org
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