OnVeniceArts April 4th, the Del Monte Speakeasy at the Townhouse on Windward Ave in Venice hosted a benefit for Venice Arts.

The townhouse has a rich history….and it was an added feature to attend an event at this hidden speakeasy which which was a flutter back in prohibition days. If you have never visited, be sure to pop in.

Venice Arts is a local non-profit community organization that runs education and mentoring programs in documentary photography, filmmaking and multimedia primarily targeting Los Angeles-area low income youth.

The benefit was to raise funds for Venice Arts’ Internship Program for Low-Income Teens. Created by Ruthie Seroussi
 & Mike Newhouse, Colette Bailey, Jodi Gusek, it was good to see Venice locals who came out to support the cause.

On view at the event were works by students that were part of a silent auction.There was also a raffle with prizes such as gift certificates for Turning Point Pilates and wonderful local restaurants including Tony P’s Dockside Grill, 26 Beach, Abbot’s Pizza, and more.

TWhiskeyBaron-VeniceArtshe Bourbon Baron was on hand and we enjoyed several varieties of whiskeys and scotch.

One hundred percent of all the proceeds from the cover charge ($30 at the door) will go to support Venice Arts’ Youth Art Intern Program, placing low-income teens in internships at local creative businesses.

As Always the food was wonderful and donated by many local businesses. For more information about Venice Arts, visti the Venice Arts website.