This August, the Venice Art Crawl celebrates five years as the leading art showcase for the Venice Community. The Venice Art Crawl strives to reinvigorate the creativity that has made Venice the vibrant neighborhood it is today by providing a forum for local artists to display their talents.

On AuguVACst 15, the Venice Art Crawl will celebrate its 5th anniversary by hosting our first fundraising dinner at the stunning home of art collector Ray Markow, adjacent to the Venice Canals. It will be a time to celebrate those who have worked so hard to keep Venice art vibrant and to get to know each other in the community that has supported art in Venice through the years. We will be acknowledging the founders of the Venice Art Crawl, restaurateur Daniel Samakow, Venice Paparazzi’s Edizen Stowell and Venice Neighborhood Council President Mike Newhouse, with a presentation by Councilman Mike Bonin.

Guests will enjoy a dinner carefully curated by Andrea Tan with dishes inspired by Chef Alice Waters and local favorite restaurants. Art, music, performances will fill the evening as we celebrate local artists and avant garde fashion. Guests will also be able to bid on art from local artists at the silent auction and take a piece of Venice home with them. Limited tickets are available for $100.00 by visiting the following link: The Avant­Garde 5th Anniversary Venice Art Crawl Fundraiser ­ Aug 15, 2015 ­ Venice Chamber of Commerce | Venice Chamber of Commerce.

The Venice Art Crawl was created in 2010 to support the local art community and to encourage others to promote collaboration within the Venice populace. Today, the Venice Art Crawl has grown to an organization that boasts (##) active members and (##) event volunteers. All Venice Art Crawl participants graciously donate their time planning and promoting art crawl events and local artists.

The Venice Art Crawl organization hosts art crawl events four times a year on the third Thursday of the quarter months: March, June, September and December. Each event allows guests to experience a festive evening of high­spirited art, entertainment and culture throughout the Venice community. From local businesses opening their doors to showcase neighborhood artists to performance art and music during our street closures events, the Venice Art Crawl always provides a unique experience for visitors to engage themselves with the Venice art community. Throughout the year, the VAC also hosts a series of mixers, meetups and workshops to encourage collaboration among the creative community of Venice.

The Venice Art Crawl is a part of the Venice Chamber of Commerce and operates because of the dedication of its volunteers. The VAC is appreciative of the continued support received from its sponsors: Only on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, The Agency, Buchalter Nemer, Danny’s, David J. Stein Design, From h3, Hama Sushi, James Beach,, My Table, Perrier, QART Gallery, The Sidewalk Cafe, Sunny Bak Photography, The Supper Club Inc., Venice Boardwalk, Venice Paparazzi, The Venice Whaler, Wright, Finlay & Zak Attorneys at Law and Yo! Venice.