TheVAC Venice Art Crawl is back for its quarterly art party. The Venice Art Crawl’s mission is to foster and reinvigorate the creativity that has historically and currently makes Venice such a vibrant and dynamic community. Our goal is to share, inspire and promote collaboration within the Venice community through mixers and art events. We are an all volunteer run non-profit organization.

Be aware, there is an admission charge for some of the below events. Don’t forget to check out the VAC website for additional events.

Stop by Sunny Bak Studio to enjoy “In Persistence of Memory.” In this preview of assemblage artist Lou D’Elias recent works, presented are six artworks that touch on the artist’s familiar themes of identity,role expectations and the quick passage of time while also questioning the fate of future memories in dealing with the past.

Singer songwriter Apryll Aileen will also perform.

Where: 2214 Pacific Avenue  
When: 6pm-10pm
Info: FB Event Page


Thurs-March17-VAC-ElectricLodgeMuyingo Events & The Winston House invite you to celebrate community & art at the first Venice Art Crawl of the year! Come mix, mingle, check out art, eat candy, listen to live music and sip on complimentary cider & fine wines.

Art & Candy” is a group art exhibition featuring artists Flavio Kampah Campagna, Priscilla Witte, Matt Warren, Aldo Chacon and Constance Brantley.

This group showing of local Venice & Silverlake artists. Festivities will take place at the beautiful Winston House, a private loft just off of Abbot Kinney. Prepare to have all your senses stimulated; this is not an evening to be missed!

Admission: $25; To purchase tickets, Click Here

When: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Winston House, 1285 Electric Ave, 90291


Wylie Wilson hosts the art of Bobbi Bennett Johnny Grosso in “Out of the Closet.” Bobbi Bennett, a CA based photographer,is known for creating environments either in the studio or on location.  Using live models, painted backgrounds, twigs, mud and various lighting techniques, she illustrates a thematic image. Her themes range from Native Americans, Angels, Superheroes, Goddess Icons and Abstract landscape.

This event will also feature work by Artist Johnny Grosso, Painting and mixed media, Large Horse paintings, Aryclic Resin/ mixed media. Light holdovers will be served.

Where: Wylie Wilson, 1301 Abbot Kinney Blvd
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm


St. Catty’s Day Art FestivaVAC-theCatClub-StPaddysDayl

The Cat Club is a Venice based nonpurrofit who rescues homeless kitties and are teaming up with the Venice Art Crawl and Fringe Abbot Kinney to throw an unpurrgetable St Catty’s Day Event on March 17th.

Local and international artists including Jules Muck, Lindsey Nobel, RK Schlueter, Gatos Ilimitados Agas, Jo McGraw, A Michelle Page’s Nepal Art Cats, Holly Meowy, will be showing fabulous feline art in several different mediums.

BE AWARE OF Cat signs from Nepal are one-of-a-kind, hand painted Fair Trade portraits of cats commissioned by their owners and rendered in startling detail on metal. “Danger Cat” and other charming variations on the “Beware of Cat or Dog” theme are written in Nepalese and/or English, according to your specifications, and turned into a uniquely personalized work of art.

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These artists’ work is quickly being replaced by digital technology, even in Nepal. So be sure to support these artists.

Live Music! Folk/Americana/Country singer Annette Conlon will be purrforming 3 sets.  Her music has been described as “a moving, intimate, magical, melodic country trip.” There will be a raffle with exciting prizes and cat adoptions.

Wine will be served along with cheese & sweets. Pick up a green meowtinis in for St Catty’s Day!

For more info about this organization, visit

$10 Donation

Where:  Fringe Abbot Kinney, 1605 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, California 90291
When: 7 pm to 10 pm Thursday, March 17 St Catty’s Day!
Info: FB Event Page


Larger than Life

DMeryl-Leibowitzavid Tanych, sculptor and Meryl Lebowitz, painter will be hosting an opening at the Art Shack-Teau at 1008 5th Avenue.

See image: by Meryl Liebowitz

There will be a 7pm unveiling of David’s latest, larger than life, steel and redwood sculpture. This piece will be a new addition to his “Tools of the Trade” series, displayed on the corner of Westminster and 5th avenue in Venice, California. The reveal will be followed by an opening with live music by New Orleans’ funk band, THE GUMBO BROTHERS. BYOB

Where: The Art Shack-Teau, 1008 5th Ave
When: 6:30-10pm
Event Info: FB Event Page


Finally…at NextSpace, enjoy a group exhibit and music in collaboration with Dogtown Artists United, curated by Daniela Ardizzone.

Amy Kaps — performance + photography
Annalise Murphy — installation
Marianne Magne — video + drawings
Liam King — poster art
Lisa Mansy — photography/mixed media
Ralph Michael Brekan — mixed media
Richard Busby — kinetic art
Shana Koenig — light sculptures

Benjthurs-Mar17-VAC-Dogtown-NextSpaceamin Sharf — projected photography installation
Felix Turner — live video projections
Theory — live video projectionsThis should be a fun one fun too.

Where: NextSpace, 1600 Main St. Venice  
When: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Info: FB Event Page

Other events take place at Robert Graham Venice Beach (1326 Abbot Kinney Blvd) from 6pm-9pm, C.A.V.E. GALLERY (1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd.)…and lots more – check the website.

For more info about the Venice Art Crawl, and additional events, visit