October 27, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Obituary: Venice Artist Agustin Gonzalez

11:29am

By Adonia Soto

On August 25th at 4:15 pm Venice lost one of its own. Agustin Gonzalez was a husband, son, father, grandfather, brother and local artist. He was an uncle and nino too. Not just to his own family but to our whole Venice family.

He contributed to the community with his art. With murals, paintings, tatoos and drawings found throughout the neighborhood from the Mark Twain Jr high tiled mural to the beach and in between. You can’t pass through Venice without seeing something he did.

Just as his art will live on so will the love everyone has for him. He made friends with everyone. Humble, kind and always smiling that was our “Smiley” or “Gute” . He leaves friends from here to Japan, more than a friend, because once you knew him he was a brother.

From art to handball, Gute was skilled with his hands and could create magic on canvas and on the handball courts at the beach. If you knew him then you knew his greatest creations were his kids and they can tell you he was the best dad.

We were all blessed to have had our paths cross in this life and he has left a lasting impression on all those that knew and loved him, although his wife Beatris and daughters Prisilla and Senette and grandson Mason are experiencing this loss the most, we can’t forget his dog Tintin who just like us is expecting him to walk through the gate at any moment.

We will miss you Gute, may you fly high with the angels until we meet again

There has been a GoFundMe account set up to help his wife and daughters with the expense of laying him to rest. There will be fundraising events as well. including a a car wash at Great Western Hoagies, 1720 Lincoln Blvd in Venice this Saturday September 3, from 7am to 10am.

If you don’t need your car washed you can still stop by as the family will be selling coffee and breakfast pastries.

 

All donations are welcome. Click this link to donate to the family’s GofundMe campaign. 

Related Posts

New French Restaurant Opens by Beach in Playa del Rey

October 20, 2021

October 20, 2021

Westside Dining Scene October 21, 2021 By Dolores Quintana There’s a new French restaurant open in Playa Del Rey according...

Breaking Barriers Through Sport

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

Ex-Navy Rescue swimmer and triathlete, Jordan Hunter is changing the statistics of African Americans not knowing how to swim and...

Community Volunteer Patrol Program Brings Civilians New Insight Into Law Enforcement

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

The West LA Police Department has a community patrol program bridging the gap between civilians and law enforcement. Video brought...

Opinion: Housing, Homelessness and the Empty Rhetoric of LA Mayoral Hopefuls Looking to Replace Eric Garcetti!

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

For who will help Venice get rid of Mike Bonin? By Nick Antonicello There is an obvious “disconnect” between this...

Pali High Debuts Fall Musical Avenue Q Live on Stage

October 12, 2021

October 12, 2021

Pali high students bring the musical Avenue Q to the stage for a limited time. Video brought to you by...

UCLA awarded $1 Million Dollars Towards Enabling Safer Bike Commutes

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

The Civic Bicycle Commuting team along with partners is one of six competitors for the Civic Innovation Challenge backed by...

Barn Owl Nesting Box Program Comes to The Westside.

October 5, 2021

October 5, 2021

The barn owl nesting box program from Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife is helping these birds create a network of...

Missing Woman Last Seen in Venice Beach

September 29, 2021

September 29, 2021

Jessie Jean-Baptiste last seen Saturday By Sam Catanzaro Police are seeking a missing 25-year-old woman last seen in Venice Beach...

Canstruction Fights Hunger Through Art

September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

International hunger relief fundraiser Canstruction makes an appearance at the Westfield Century City mall and we have the highlights. Video...

The Rich History of Prehemptive CBD Creams

September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

The following is a question and answer with Paul Herve, founder of Prehemptive CBD creams, based on the formulas of a botanical...

Opinion: How Low Can You Go?

September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021

By Nick Antonicello Instead of discussing the issues people really want to talk about like Councilman Mike Bonin’s miserable record...

Opinion: Recall Or Reelection: That’s The Choice For D-town Voters When It Comes To Incumbent Mike Bonin

September 16, 2021

September 16, 2021

By Nick Antonicello There was good news for embattled incumbent Councilman Mike Bonin yesterday in that Governor Gavin Newsom not...

Opinion: Ten Reasons Why the Venice Boardwalk Got Cleaned Up

September 15, 2021

September 15, 2021

By Nick Antonicello After years of neglect and outright incompetence when it came to the maintenance of Venice’s Oceanfront Walk...