AnnenbergCommunityBeachHouseSummer is here, head to the Annenberg Beach House….why? cause today is the day to Make Music….Make Music Los Angeles is an eleven hour celebration of musical creativity that will take place today throughout the entire county of Los Angeles.

Many of the city sidewalks, parks, community gardens, street corners and schoolyards will become the backdrop or stage for free concerts.

The Annenberg Beach House hosts an afternoon celebrating musical creativity as part of Make Music LA. Today starting at 1:00 pm they will offer a diverse group of performers in their beautiful ocean front courtyard.  The event is free. Parking is $8

What: Make Music LA
Where: Anennberg Beach house, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, 90402
When: 1pm-5pm

Continue the art party with the Venice Art Crawl…some new ones are popping up. Here are some of my favorites. Remember to check out the website

ToVAC Figtrees MikeTemponight, Figtree’s Cafe continues to show the work of Michael Temple. Mike is probably best known as the founder and percussionist of The Bonedaddys. However, art has always been part of his life. He talks about his process, “I approach painting in a non-objective way. The viewer, however, is often able to construct their own narrative; seeing abstracted objects, messages and events that are unintended by me.”

Temple strives to create paintings that are perception-sharpening tools, and as such exist as a sort of ‘gameboard’ that welcomes the viewer to participate in an act of re-creation.

He adds, “My imagery is often constructed with strokes which I refer to as ‘Lowerglyphics.’ Lowerglyphics are a written expression that speaks to the subconscious because they stop short of describing common, recognized symbols. They encourage the mind to fill-in-the-blanks. Lowerglyphics are the units I use to construct the non-objective/abstract cosmology that informs my work.”

Enjoy complimentary wine here. Also Happy Hour specials will be available for sale.

What: VAC, Figtree’s Cafe, Mike Temple
Where Figtree’s Cafe, 429 Ocean Front Walk
When: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-392-4937

Don’t f6.21 VAC SunnyBAK BillDambrovaorget to pop by the Gas Station across from the Hotel Erwin.  Also Sunny Bak offers a photography series called “Luminous” at the Canal Club (2025 Pacific) and James’ Beach. Momentum is taking off this month

Sunny Bak opens her studio to show paintings by Venice artist Bill Dambrova.

What: Sunny Bak Studio Presents Bill Dambrova: Paintings and Sculpture
Where: Sunny Bak Studio, 2214 Pacific Ave. Venice, CA 90291
When: 6:30-10:30pm
Parking: Street or paid lot on Venice and Pacific 2$

Also stop into Venice Suites to enjoy the art of Amy Smith….Venice Suites is right off the boardwalk, Venice Suites 2 Breeze Ave;

Now clear on the other side of Venice, Arbor Collective celebrates their summer kick off tonight with live music with Capital Cities, Ry Cuming, Weapons of Audio, plus DJs too.

Be aware there is a $10.00 suggested donation….however it benefits Surfrider Foundation.

What: VAC, Summer Kickoff
Where: Arbor Collective, 102 Washington Blvd.
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 310-577-1131

Then headDogtownArtists logo to Dogtown Artists United (they used to be at 811 OFW) who is back once again Venice Art Crawl at the same location they were in May.  This event was by far the best event last month so get there ealry. The Yard, located at 715 Hampton Dr.

Artists include, Franklin Londin, Leif Maginnis, Debi Cable, John Hartman, Christina Czibik, and many more. Video, Installation, music and live painting too.

What: VAC, Dogtown Artists United
Where: The Yard, located at 715 Hampton Dr.
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Have a good crawl kids!