circularmusicalimagesWell, we’ve got lots fof great music and art events…..See the Upcoming Page for all the free music events, such as the SM Pier, KCRW’s Hammer Music Series.  Also The Venice Art Crawl also takes place today…

In Santa Monica,  Kayne Griffin Corcoran presents an Artist Talk with Liza Ryan and writer, critic and curator Holly Myers. 

T8.15-Kaynegriffincorcoran LizaRyan vimeohey will discuss Ryan’s current exhibition, Rare Bloom, at Kayne Griffin Corcoran.

In this series, Ryan explores the interconnectivity of seemingly disparate elements. The centerpiece of the exhibition is Rare Bloom, a sculptural installation of 180 photographs mounted to panels of varying thickness.

What: Liza Ryan Artist Talk with Holly Myers
Where: Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 2902 Nebraska Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.6886

The Venice Art Crawl runs from 6:00 pm ish….hey it’s Venice so sometimes it’s more like 7:00pm. Here are some of my favoirites….

Low Res Venice Street Legends 6 by Ben HurStart early at the Venice Bistro….The Venice Street Legends will be performing from 5:00 pm till 10:00 pm. A wonderful band, that performs classic country rock. Greg Cruz does a great Johnny Cash.

What: Live Music, The Venice Street Legends
Where: The Bistro, 323 Ocean Front Walk 90291
When: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FB Page:

Thurs-8.16-VAC smallworldbooksSmall World Books gets back into the action at the Venice Art Crawl.  Tonight they set up pop up exhibition feauturing artists, Kathleen Gaudet and Beth Clay.

Gaudet will be featuring mixed media “Zombie Snowglobes” and Clay will be showcasing her origina jewelry designs.

On view August 16th – September 17th

Right next door, the Sidewalk Cafe features Pint night….

What: VAC Event, Small World Books, The Sidewalk Cafe
Where: 1501 Ocean Front Walk
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone:  310-399-2360

BrettWoods buffalomeArtist Brett Woods shows his work at Danny’s Benice on Windward.  

What: VAC Event, Danny’s Brett Woods
Where: Danny’s23 Windward Ave.
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone:  310 566-55610

Hama Sushi will be showcasing two artists, one on the patio side, Ginger Drinkwater. In the dining area artist, Larry Brownstein’s work will be featured.

AThurs-8.16-VAC-zentz veniceartcrawlt the Canal Club, stop into their back room to enjoy, Luminous, an ongoing photo exhibition curated by Sunny Bak.

On view is photographer David Zentz.
What: Luminous presents Portraits, Objects – photographs by David Zentz

Where: The Canal Club
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-745-9854

Thurs-8.16-VACsunnybakOr stop by photographer’s Sunny Bak’s studio to enjoy the best of the Venice Art Crawl.

What: the Best of the Venice Art Crawl
Where: Sunny Bak Studio, 2214 Pacific Ave. Venice, CA 90291
When: 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Phone: 320 430-2214


A bThurs-8.16-VAC-WholeFoods-LocalNightit off the main VAC trail…..Whole Foods on Rose and Lincoln hosts their own Venice Art Crawl Art Event toniight…..

Paris is a wonderful artist who will be featured tonight along with the musical group Ketchup Soup.

What: Local Night and the Venice Art Crawl
Where: Whole Foods, 225 Lincoln Blvd., Venice Ca
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (310) 566-9480

ThThurs-8.16-DogtownArtistsUnitede VAC after party will be held at 1909 Ocean Front Walk from 8:30-11:30 pm.

Presented by Dogtown United…..this is a last minute event, right before the Burning Man express takes off….

you know it will be an exceptional art party.