Venice Arts’ Summer Soirée at High Rooftop Lounge

It was an epic Thursday at Hotel Erwin’s High Rooftop Lounge!

A balmy summer evening, a majestic sunset over the Santa Monica mountains, and a great group of people gathered to honor, fundraise, and celebrate Venice Arts.  The drinks flowed, the buffet was spectacular, and folks mixed and mingled well into the night.  Venice Paparazzi was on the scene to document it all, and we even brought our super rad photo booth!

About Venice Arts:

Venice Arts, Los Angeles’ preeminent youth arts nonprofit organization, provides free photography and filmmaking workshops and mentoring for low-income youth.


Hotel Erwin’s Erwin and Venice Arts’ Lynn Warshafsky

Event hosted by Venice Arts’ Board Members: 

Neal Baer, M.D. • Michael Cannone • Moze Cowper • Jodi Gusek • J-T Ladt • Mike Newhouse • Matt Ogens • Meredith Oritt • Steven Oritt • Iris Paulino • Tristan Robinson & Cecily Chambers • Ruth Seroussi • Sarah Sung • Lynn Warshafsky

Food, drinks, and the Venice Paparazzi photo booth generously hosted by Hotel Erwin.


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The south west view of Venice from High Rooftop Lounge

Scott Mayers, and (center) Venice founder Lynn Warshafsky

Hotel Erwin’s Amy Scherer-Ramskill

Moze Cowper and Kelly

Halton Pardee + Partners’ Tami Pardee

Venice Chamber’s Donna Lasman, Hotel Erwin’s Amy Scherer-Ramskill, Venice Living’s Carol Stein, and Hotel Erwin’s Erwin

Venice Living’s Carol Stein

High Rooftop Lounge’s Billy

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Team Venice Paparazzi with Kelly Layne

A gorgeous Venice sunset

Venice Arts’ Board member Moze Cowper

Join Venice Arts’ at their 26th Anniversary Gala on November 2nd!

This year’s Gala will be an indoor/outdoor party that includes wine and cocktails; specialty tastings, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and desserts from the best local restaurants; live music; our student-run photo booth and caricature stations; and our silent auction featuring collectable photographs by noted professional photographers and Venice Arts’ talented students, as well as items from local artisans and creative businesses. Don’t miss it! Get your tickets here!


Friends or Family taking up couch space the coming holiday season? 

Let them stay and come play at Hotel Erwin. Book your hotel stay using Hotel Erwin’s “locals” only rate code: RETRO for the best rates in town!  1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, Ca. 90291.

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