Venice Art Walk & Auctions, by and for the Venice Family Clinic, will showcase hundreds of Artists, Studios and feature Silent Auctions, Architectural Tours, Skate and Surf Auction and more!
It”™s all happening over the weekend of May 20-22, 2011.
Report by Pauline Adamek
The Venice Art Walk is the best way to experience all that is great about this legendary beach community. The Art Walk provides rare opportunities to go behind the scenes””exploring artists”™ studios and private residences that are not otherwise open to the public. A destination to meet and interact with cultural tastemakers, it offers visitors the chance to bring home their own work of art by renowned emergÂing and established contemporary artists and designers at one of the Art Walk”™s signature Silent Auctions and other artful living emporiums. All events benefit Venice Family Clinic.
ART WALK ARTIST”™S STUDIO TOURS.
See where art is made. The Venice community has long been home to some of the world”™s leading artists. For just this single day per year, some of the community”™s most exciting creative minds allow us a glimpse inside their world.
2011 Artists include:
Larry Albright, Alex Andre – NEW, Bill Attaway, Peter Bill, M.B. Boissonnault, Laurie Cozzen-Geller – NEW, Ruth (Cozzen) Snyder – NEW , Jamie Dean – NEW, Laddie John Dill, Jean Edelstein,Â Greg Falk, Mollie Favour, Linda Fenster, Patrick Fraser, Frederick Fulmer, Alejandro Gehry, Stephen Glassman – NEW, Lynn Hanson, Kenny Harris, Jim Hubbard, Amir Magal – NEW, Scott Mayers, Brad Miller, John Mooney – NEW, Jules Muck – NEW, Judy Nimtz – NEW, Elizabeth Orleans, Gary Palmer,Â John Robertson, Eric Schwabel, Barbara Schwan, Robert Schwan,Â Sudad Shahin, Tanja Skala, David Skinner, Michael Sokolis,Â Stacy Solodkin, Judy Stabile, Sarah Stockstill – NEW, Michael Weber – NEW, Pontus Willfors, Marian Winsryg, Jennifer Wolf – NEW
- Amino Venice Charter High School – NEW
- Creative Visions Foundation – Dan Eldon, Exhibited by Aran Cravey- NEW
- Jay Mark Johnson at Animal West
- The Lamp Community”™s Art Habitat
- Van Buren Art Collective – Jay Kelly and James Georgopoulos – NEW
- Westminster Elementary & Westminster Computer/Math Magnet Student Art
Galleries on the Tour
- C.A.V.E. Gallery – NEW
- Kana Manglapus Projects – NEW
Ticket price: $50.00
For details, go here.
To purchase tickets, go here.
More than 400 artists have donated sculpture, fine art, and ceramics, transforming Westminster School into the area”™s biggest art gallery. Take home an item of Venice art – and support free health care for people in the community.
Artists who have donated their work include Kim Abeles, Peter Alexander, Tony Berlant, Laddie John Dill, Joe Goode, Kim McCarty, Judy Stabile and Tom Wudl.
Entrance to the silent auction is FREE!
For a complete list of artists participating in the auction, go here.
In addition to the artists included in the silent auction, members of the community have stepped up to support the Clinic and create events that showcase contempoÂrary popular culture.
Among the new features of Art Walk 2011 is “¨Art Within Reach. Own a piece of the future at a price point anyone can afford! This new addition showcases limited editions by fifteen internationally recognized and emerging artists never before featured in the Art Walk.
The artists will create original archival digital ink jet prints in a signed and numbered edition of 20.
Artists include: Delia Brown, Erin Cosgrove, Todd Gray, Dion Johnson,MaraÂ Lonner, Renee Petropoulos, Fay Ray, Eddie Ruscha Jr., Analia Saban, KimÂ Schoenstadt, Samantha Thomas, Mungo Thompson, Kerry Tribe, Jennifer Wolf and Bari Zipperstein.
This event is free to the public and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Clinic.
Each piece of art is priced at $300.00.
For more info, go here.
ART WALK SKATE SURF / one night only, Friday May 20.
Kicking off the Venice Art Walk weekend is a skate and surfboard aucÂtion featuring artist-designed skate decks and specially-shaped boards by more than 60 artists. FREE.
For more info, go here.
Designed to give guests an opportunity to explore important architectural gems in Venice and the Westside of Los Angeles, ticket holders will be given privileged access to private residences and gardens designed by some of the city”™s most renowned architects and landscape designers.
For more info, go here.
More information on the Artists, Auctions, Architecture Tours, Event Schedule and Tickets can be found here.
The Art Walk Studio Tours and signature Silent Auctions are complemented by the Community Fair on the green at Westminster School. There you will find the Art Within Reach Pop Up gallery, Artful Living (a select auction of items for the home), music, great food, and more. Admission is FREE!
1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
The Venice Art Walk & Auctions will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2011 from 10am ’till 6pm.
Architecture Tours will be held on Saturday, May 21 (11am-4pm) and Sunday, May 22 (11am-2pm).
Art Walk Skate Surf will be held on Friday, May 20 (6-10pm).
For a full calendar of events, go here.
About Venice Art Walk & Auctions
For more than thirty years the Venice Art Walk & Auctions have proÂvided income and awareness to support Venice Family Clinic”™s proÂgrams. A cherished part of the local community, the Art Walk features renowned artists”™ studios tours, special exhibits, and its signature siÂlent auctions. The Venice Art Walk & Auctions is complemented by separately ticketed Art & Architecture Tours. The event is a vibrant expression of the Venice community. Like the town that gave it birth, the Venice Art Walk is a “destination” for viewing and acquiring the art of our time and a celebration of beach culture that has become one of the most important public expressions of the city”™s identity. And it is still the only “art walk” in the city that is a fundraiser””organized by and for Venice Family Clinic with support from hundreds of volunteers.
About Venice Family Clinic
Venice Family Clinic”™s mission is to provide free, quality health care to people in need. Established in 1970 by founder Phillip Rossman, MD, and co-founder Mayer B. Davidson, MD, the Clinic has grown from a small storefront operation into the largest free clinic in the counÂtry. With the help of more than 2,000 volunteers, including over 500 physicians, Venice Family Clinic provides a medical home for close to 25,000 patients through nine sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Inglewood, and Culver City.