Thursday Sept 18, 2014 more than 50 artists and 30 venues, along with hundreds of visitors, come together in one of LA’s most iconic neighborhoods for a day of art, music, design, and entertainment: The Venice Art Crawl (VAC).

The entire neighborhThurs-Sept18-VACood of Venice becomes a showplace for everyone to appreciate the art that is being created every day while getting to know the businesses that encourage it.

For the first time ever the VAC will be closing down a block on Rose Ave between 3rd and 4th Avenues. Attention Burners…continue the creativity of Burning many….Wear your dustiest and craziest playa outfit and come join the first edition of the Venice Beach After Burn presented by the Venice Art Crawl. The street art party will feature glow-in-the-dark live art group shows, unique “art cars,” live painting, art installations, music and much, much more! Wear your Playa play wear; boa’s tutu’s encouraged.

In addition to the street art party there will be amazing events all over Venice. These happenings will be presenting up-and-coming, ground-breaking artists in a range of media including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media. Some of these venues include: Hal’s upstairs, In Heroes We Trust where Isabel Alford Lago will be live painting, Electric Lodge, Cadillac Hotel, San Luis Bakery will be distributing free samples, The Agency will be showing photos by Kwaku Alston 6-9PM, SOS on Rose Ave will be showing artwork by Angelina Cristina.

Also on this evening, The Venice Symphony Orchestra will hold a fundraiser for music education programs for homeless youth and free concerts for public school students. Photographer singer songwriter Julian Lennon has donated a photo of Sean Lennon for Auction to benefit the Venice Art Crawl that will be showing at The Cadillac Hotel.

Thurs-Sept18-VAC-AfterBurnThe Venice Art Crawl is an organization by and for the people and was established August 2010. VAC is now part of the Venice Chamber of Commerce and wants to share, inspire and promote collaboration within the Venice populace through mixers and art events hosted by local businesses and artists’ studios. VAC’s goal is to foster and reinvigorate the creativity that has historically made Venice such a vibrant and spirited community.

Pick up VAC maps at the 3 info booths: Danny’s Venice, 23 Windward Ave, Rose Ave near 3rd Avenue and AUST on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. VAC is always looking for artists, venues, sponsors, volunteers, art lovers and art buyers. Visit the Venice Art Crawl Facebook page, and follow VAC on Twitter @VeniceArtCrawl. And on Instagram as: veniceartcrawl. Check out VAC’s website: