The 34th annual Venice Art Walk & Auctions is this weekend! All proceeds from the event benefit the Venice Family Clinic, one of the largest free clinics in the United States. The main Art Walk is on Sunday from 12-4pm, with the auctions and after party being held at Google’s Frank Gehry designed “Binoculars” building on Main. Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here!
Highlights include artists mounting live and ongoing “interactive murals” starting Friday through the weekend:
Isabelle Alford-Lago painting the exterior of 1320 Main Street.
Aaron Axelrod creating a mural at the Google parking lot available for bidding.
Jesse Hazelip – painting an artistic “Occupy Venice” mural on the the Red Fort – (a Venice landmark built in 1922) Located at 901 Pacific Ave. The mural, titled “Hearts of Oak” (Cockney slang for broke), depicts an inflated version of a “pig” to represent the excess and gluttony of Wall Street. (11am – 5pm Sunday).
Weekend Studio and Home Tours include: 5/19 – and 5/20:
Huguette Caland – Artist’s Residence Tour – a “canvas” space and house with no doors and extensive art works in this work to live space.
Garten Reid House and Studio – 1940’s interconnected bungalow spaces with interior sculpture wall and fountains.
542 House – renovation of classically designed original Venice bungalow in a modern format.
McWright Wagner Studio – exploration of “Vertical” living in a work space created by W3 architects.
Google Family Fun – Sunday 5/20: The Frank Gehry, “Binoculars” building – now the new home to the Google: Hosted Noon to 6 Food Fair, Family Fun Arts Activities and live entertainment followed by the Silent Art Auction and Party hosted by Google: May 20, (After Auction party 6:00 – 7:30 pm)
Architecture Tour: Saturday, May 19
Artists & Architects East of Lincoln
Noon – 4 pm
Huguette’s Caland’s home open from noon – 3 pm only
Registration opens at 11 am (Westminster School). The Huguette Caland Residence and Studio closes at 3 pm.
Angel Event: Saturday, May 19
Artist in Residence: Huguette Caland: The Artist and Her Circle
6 – 8 pm
Price included in select Angel packages
Architecture Tour: Sunday, May 20
Living Between the Pacific and Abbot Kinney
11 am – 2 pm
Registration opens at 10 am (Westminster School)
Artist Studio Tour: Sunday, May 20
Venture into Venice
Noon – 4 pm
Registration opens at 11 am (Westminster School)
All of the above tours include priority access for Sunday’s Venice Art Walk & Auctions on May 20.
Venice Art Walk & Auctions: Silent Auction & Community Celebration: Sunday, May 20
Registration opens at 11 am (Westminster School). Access is free, but limited to registered bidders or tour participants. Priority access given to tour participants.
Silent Auction: noon – 6 pm
After Auction: party until 7:30 pm
Google Los Angeles, 340 Main Street, Venice
Google becomes an art gallery! Bid on original sculptures, paintings and photographs from the biggest and brightest names in the Southern California art scene. Bring your friends and family together to celebrate Venice’s creative culture and enjoy celebrity DJs, taste bud tingling food trucks and interactive entertainment. Spend the day touring artists’ studios and take home a piece of art. All events support Venice Family Clinic, providing free health care to our neighbors in need.
Family Fun Day: Sunday, May 20
Noon – 3 pm
Free event ( Westminster School)
Bring the whole family to Westminster School for an afternoon of fun. Meet artist Gary Steinborn, creator of the beloved Blue Dog sculptures, as he teaches your children to sculpt with clay. Join us for an afternoon of music, art and imagining!