ThuDec17-VAC-Flyerrsday, December 17, 2015, celebrate the season with the Venice Art Crawl from 5:00PM-10:00PM (Be aware many places may close at 9pm).

Venice is home to many artists. One of LA’s most iconic neighborhoods, the Venice Art Crawl supports local artist and attracts art lovers for each event. The Crawl takes place every third Thursday, every three months. The Venice Art Crawl (VAC) offers original art, music, design, and entertainment. Here are just a few of my favorites…be sure to check the website for the full listing of events (see below).

Washington Boulevard will be the center of the December Venice Art Crawl. The Venice Pier (out from Washington will feature artists for the first time. The Venice Electric LIght Parade will kick off at Hinanos (just across from the Whaler) and in the parking lot by the Pier, stop by REBORN! This 5x 5x 5 alpine village on the trunk of a pick up will re-create a typical winter night under the sky of the Italian Alps. Black lights and handcrafted home lights deliver all the magic and bring back those childhood memories you thought you’d never experience again.

The 12 lighted Alcoves along the pier will be occupied by VAC PopUp Artists. Rhythm Jism (drum wagon) Venice Pier (Washington Blvd and Ocean Front Walk Venice, CA 90291) from 5-9pm.

Snowman imagesIt’s Great dance music and super chill times. Visit Rhythm Jism Facebook Page

Artists featured: Yellow Submarine. Creatabu presents DRAW.RUN Benefit for TWLOHA, Fred Ceballos sculptures, and Bernard Scoffie.

Also featured: DRAW.RUN Benefit for TWLOHA

Have you ever tried drawing while running? You can chase someone wearing a shirt while you paint it, or you can be a human canvas on the move! We’ll provide t-shirt and art supplies, you just bring your creativity! Once all the fun is over, you can take home a one of a kind t-shirt masterpiece that you create! All of the proceeds will be going to “To Write Love on Her Arms” (TWLOHA, a non profit organization that helps those who struggle with depression). Use our social reach to raise money to help artists with depression. Drawing while running! You will take home the art piece you create.

VeniDec17-VAC-Whalerce Whaler presents “SHADOW FACES,” an art show featuring photography by Hassan Said.

Portraits first premiered at an exhibition at the De Young Museum in San Francisco and showcasing in Los Angeles for the first time in the photographers current home – Venice beach.

Hassan Said is a trilingual award winning Filmmaker/Photographer with various art exhibitions that include De Young Museum, Berkley University, San Francisco State University, among some..

For more by Hassan, please view the website at

See more info on Facebook Event Page. Venice Whaler, 10 Washington blvd, Venice ca 90292; 6pm – 10pm.

The StinkEye - Portrait of Robbie Page-MarkSatterleeCows End gets into the act and hosts a VAC event upstairs….Enjoy art and coffee! Artists featured are: Outi Harma, Mark Satterlee and Roitash Rao.

Mark Satterlee’s work are assemblages in a medium of  fiberglass and pigmented resin. He explains, “Lately I have been incorporating Polaroid photography to create assemblages using the original photographic emulsion as well as other methods of image transfer. The subject of the piece is created using a multitude of close up photographs assembled together in a manner similar to Hockney’s work but akin to the expressionist works of Picasso.  These works have been described as cubist photography.

StinkEye – Portrait of Robbie Page is his most recent work. Satterlee takes the concept to a new level by combining the images to create the completed portrait in a three dimensional manner. 

“The photographs are printed directly onto acrylic and supported by aluminum standoffs from a precision routed base.  This image must be viewed in person to fully appreciate, as it is a 3-dimensional work of art. To find out more about the art of Mark Satterlee, visit 
The Cows End, 34 Washington Blvd.

Simmzy’s Venice (37 Washington Blvd.) will feature live painting by aritst John S. Culqui.Thurs-Dec17-VAC-JohnSculqui-Boogie

See image titled Boogie No.2 , John S. Culqui

Culqui’s work is representative of the Southern California Surf/ Beach Culture. The work is fun, active and my goal is to put a smile on the observers face.

“The night of the Venice Art Crawl I will be working on a piece titled ‘A Girl and Her Fish’ depicting a surfer girl before or after a set with her trusty fish in tow and an iconic red VW bus in the background paying an homage to Simmzy’s,explained Culqui.

For more info about John S. Culqui, visit his website at

Qart Gallery will be open as well featuring artists, Peter Max, Marta Wiley, Marty Katon etc. QArt Gallery, 480 W. Washington, Marina Del Rey 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Dec17-VAC-JuliaWrobel-nitespaniteSpa has re-invented itself once again and is currently located in a pop-up space on Abbot Kinney.

In addition to artists, the Kinney Collective will feature local designers in its a pop up shop party.

Enjoy live music by NOCONA, spoken word and DJ with beer, wine, mixed cocktail donation based bar.

Stop by its new community space as it’s ONLY here for the holidays!

Starts at 6pm, come as you are.

The Vcandycane1enice Art Crawl is an organization by and for the people that strives to foster and reinvigorate the creativity that has historically and currently makes Venice such a vibrant and dynamic community. Join us by attending, sharing your vision and what inspires you. See the Venice Art Crawl website for tons more events!!!