The Venice Art Crawl takes place tonight. There are also two other art events taking place in other parts of Los Angeles….see bottom of this page for more info.

TVAChis is the first of the new quarterly schedule for VAC. Check their website for a full listing….it has been updated…

Venture out and see whats up…Hotel Erwin is back, which is cool…but we have lost some of the great ones….let’s hope the newcomers are willing to make it happen….

VeniceStreetLegens-LouieYou’ll want to stop in the Venice Bistro to see the Venice Street Legends (sans me). These guys rock out with blues, country etc….you name it they can play it.

Greg Cruz has a powerful voice and truly rocks out on his electric guitar.

FREE Admission

What: Live Music, The Venice Street Legends
Where: The Venice Bistro, 323 Ocean Front Walk 90291
When: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Thurs March21 VeniceAleHouseThe Venice Ale House showcases 4 great artists, live painting and 32 Craft Beers on tap! DJ Claudio will be spinning as well!

Featuring art by: David Cedeño, Alex Schaefer, Hayley Marie Colston, Robert Yancy

Where: Venice Ale House. 2 Rose Ave.
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323.573-4712

Venice Breeze Suites (2 Breeze) showcase the work of artists Nicholas Malinowski, Elza Art Queen, Sally Johnson and more.

Also on the boardwalk…stop into Small World Books, 401 Ocean Front Walk to see artists Christina Mills.

Emily Van Horn will be showing Abstract Paintings from her Work on Panel Series. Happy Hour 4-7pm | 1/2 off select appetizers and drinks. Nikki’s Venice Beach 72 Market St., Venice, California 90291.

1909 Ocean Front Walk, between Windward and Venice, Unit 1 hosts an opening too.

TheThurs March21 VAC SKATEPark mxf-snake-run-1 Venice Skate Park is hosting its second artist presentation in 2 years.

Join artist Mark Farina tonight for a special presentation of his large scale paintings displayed in the skate park on Venice Beach near Winward Avenue.

This should be fun, Mark is a fabulous artist and the lights will be on in the park until at least 9pm. Music by the Sycons and friends, on the down low.

Where: Windward and the Beach
When: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Down the street at Cairo Cowboy Mediterranean Restaurant (46 Windward Ave.), James Berkowitz and friends celebrate art and Spoken Word.

My all time favorite VAC event is back….Dogtown Artists United is curating a new show co-produced by 811 Artist Emergency.

ThiDogtownLogos time we will be in the heart of Venice right on Windward Ave. New lineup of artists: some will be showing for the first time, others will present their brand new line of work for the first time.

Enjoy Instatallations by Matt Elson, Infinity Boxes, Richard Busby, Interactive Drawing Robot

Paintings by Telopa, Betsy Enzensberger

Sculptures by Chango, Mare Costello….Photography and more.  Make sure to come early because its a smaller location.

Where: 72 Windward Ave.
When: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
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Right around the corner at Pacific Ave…Hotel Erwin is back finally….1697 Pacific Ave  Venice….pop on in.

Thurs March21 VAC CanalClubContinue South on Pacific Ave to Venice Blvd….James Beach participates in the Crawl as well…featuring artist Shark Toof….

Then across the street, be sure to pop into the benefit taking place at Canal Club. This show will feature the work of longtime resident Daniel Samakov’s on sale to help raise money to fight AIDS.

This show will include a special limited edition of prints, each individually signed. The prints will be specially priced ($200 and less) that night to thank you for supporting this worthy cause. There will also be a raffle and other surprises!

Where: Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Ave.
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Just down the street….head towards the beach to another favorite gallery who is participating for the first time named Shulamit Galery. I have been to many openings here and there’s always a good art party.

ShulThurs March21 Shulamit DoniSilverSimonsamit Gallery presents a solo exhibition by regional artist Doni Silver Simons and new
media work in its Project Space by Iranian artist Pouya Afshar.

Shulamit Gallery focuses on the Middle East with a special interest in Iranian, Israeli, and Jewish artists.

On view: March 14 – March 23rd

What: Opening reception
Where: Shulamit Gallery 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.281.0961

Hama THurs 11.15 VAC HAMA Ransom ThrghAWndwOfStnSushi will be showing the art of Barbara Mastej and John C. Ransom and Annie Seiqueros.

Still time to pick up some original art for that special loved one this season. Both of these artists are incredible. If you have not seen their work….stop in.  

See image, John C. Ransom
Through a Window of Stone
30″x 40″
Acrylic on canvas

Where: Hama Sushi, 213 Windward Ave.
When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

Also there’s new one by the circle is at Drumatic,1600 Main St….

Another fun one is at …just go north on Main.

13Thurs March21 VAC 1320Main20 Main Studios is presenting a group show curated by Andrea Tan. Artists include: Kaleo, Lola Ramona, and Christopher Alvarez.

Artists in this show thematically explores imagery and sculpture in regards to nature, sexuality and pop iconography. Sexy Libations and appetizers starts at 7pm.

What: VAC reception
Where: 1320 Main St., Venice, CA 90291
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This is a new one a bit away from the rest…East of Pacific…..SLICK Creative (610A Venice Blvd.) is a boutique design studio that is opening their doors to the community just for VAC… so stop by ANIMAL for inspiring art, music and cocktails. Artists on view:  Megan Nakazawa and Brett Woods.

There are many other events going on….so check their website

Sick of the crawl? Here’s a couple more options…

In the Miracle Mile area…Marc Selwyn Fine Art (6222 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 101), holds an opening from 6-8pm.

OThurs March21 DuncanMillerr head to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica….

See image: From Isabel Munoz’s 2011 Serie Arboles, 43″x58″, edition of 7, archival pigment print

Duncan Miller hosts an opening reception for Isabel Munoz’s exhibition.

What: Opening reception
Where: Duncan Miller Gallery, Bergamot Station, (A-7) 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 838 2440