On December 9, 2023, the Venice Heritage Museum hosts its Holiday Party Fundraiser from 6-9pm. The event will include an exhibition of rarely seen photographs by Rod Bradley a perfect addition to the 2023 VHM fundraiser. These iconic works capture moments from life in Venice in the 1970s and 1980s. Be sure to RSVP – see link below.

Rod Bradley VHM 2023 Fundraiser

Bradley’s images evoke the inspirational characters and everyday spectacles. The images defined this community back then as much as they do now. Bradley called the Westside home starting in 1968. After a time spent living at the abandoned Pacific Ocean Park pier, he plied his craft in spaces around Venice throughout the decade that followed, from rented bungalows to the Boardwalk. He was a street photographer in the most classic sense. He moved through the city with his pawnshop camera in-hand seeking opportunities to document all that is Venice. His candid shots transport viewers to the past while illuminating connections to the features of Venice today..

Prior to the VHM, Bradley’s photography and writing have been featured at Beyond Baroque, Small World Books, and in the publication W. Washington (Junk Food Clothing, 2014). Rod Bradley’s photographs will be available for purchase at the December 9th event, with proceeds supporting the VHM.

Westside Classics Car Club, brought to you by The Venice Classic will be joining the Holiday Party Fundraiser, taking over the parking lot with a fleet of stunning lowriders, Westside Classics shares our passion for celebrating local heritage and we are excited to host them at this celebration of our new home.

VHM’s new space 228 Main Street will open its new space to the public this coming spring. Attendance is Free; Music by DJ Krye; Lowriders from Westside Classics Car Club brought to you by The Venice Classic – RSVP HERE

What: Venice Heritage Museum’s Holiday Party Fundraiser
Where: VHM’s new space 228 Main Street, Venice 90291
When: December 9, 2023, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Website: https://www.veniceheritagemuseum.org/

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