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Celebrating 21 Transformative Years

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 21st Anniversary Gala to make it a success! The event celebrated Venice Arts' long history of transforming the lives of low-income youth in our community through free media arts education and mentoring. We are especially thankful to our honorees, Tiffany Rochelle and Paul Hibler, for their deep belief in the power of creativity, and the many ways in which they support Venice Arts. We also honored artist-mentors Michael Jasorka and Michael Cersosimo, whose commitment to nurturing the creativity of our students over their many years of involvement here has been tremendous. A huge thank you to Kelly Layne, who did an amazing job coordinating the event.

Thinking about a piece of artwork you saw that night? Miss out on the 21st Anniversary Gala Photo Auction? Not to worry! We still have many fantastic photographs waiting for new homes. Check out the gallery of work still available here.

We are grateful to all of our sponsors, supporters, attendees, participating youth, volunteers, restaurants, and beverage donors who made the event possible.

Sponsors: Business & Media Sponsors: 1st Century Bank | Accents Jewelry Design | Art Nerd LA | Bank of Venice | Buchalter Nemer, A Professional Law Corporation | Canson, Inc. | John W. Carson Foundation | Hotel Erwin | Jay Goodfader | The Sidewalk Café | Google | The Mark Gordon Company | Great Taste Catering | Hahnemüehle USA | JojoMonster Graphics | Junk Food Clothing Co. | LA Art Party | Sparks Landen | Abbot Kinney Real Estate | Lincoln Place | MUJI U.S.A. LIMITED | Naylor Paint | Janin Paine, Keller-Williams Santa Monica | Paradigm | Tami Pardee, Pardee Properties, Inc. | Pitfire Pizza | Slusser Ranch Vineyards | Superba Food + Bread | Venice Ale House | Westside Rentals/The OP Cafe

Individuals: Dawn DeNoon | Karen & Dann Florek | Heidi Frey & Robert Greenwald | Mary & Daniel James | Katharine King | Laura & James Maslon | Bernard Perloff | Jack Prichett & Barbara Milliken | Tiffany Rochelle & Paul Hibler | Joy Simmons | M.D. | Mark & Jasmine Swope | Teena Videriksen | Warshafsky Family | Matthew Williams

Food & Beverage Donors: 3 Square Cafe + Bakery | Abbot’s Habit | Abbot’s Pizza | Baby Blues BBQ | Centanni Restaurant | Danny’s/James’ Beach | Hal’s Bar & Grill | Hama Sushi | Jody Maroni’s | La Cabaña | Locali | Marla’s Café | Mosto Enoteca | Native Foods | Oscar’s Cerveteca Venice | Poke Poke | Primitivo | Santino’s Tapas & Grill | Scopa Italian Roots | Superba | The Rose Café & Market | Trader Joe’s | Uncle Darrow’s | Wabi-Sabi | Whole Foods Market Venice | Whole Foods Market WLA | Willie Jane

Raffle and Auction Donors: Chop Daddy's | Aquarium of the Pacific | Deus Ex Machina | Enterprise Fish Company | Gold's Gym | Groundwork Coffee Company | Helen's Cycles | Kuumba Made | Shelley deSoto Gallery | The Counter | The Juicy Leaf | Willow Spa | Accents Jewelry | Akasha | Alpha Venice | Azure Aveda Salon | Big Red Sun | Body Energizers | Canyon View Cashmere | Caudalie | Chad Dime | Custom Eyez | Danielle's Skin Care | DeLoach Vineyards | Dr. Garber's Natural Solutions | exhale Venice | Gjelina | Goldenvoice | Gregg Fleishman Studio | Hal's Bar & Grill | Hilton Garden Inn | Los Angeles Marina del Rey | Hippo Works | Hotel Erwin | Jack Spade | Jamaica Bay Inn | James' Beach | Karen Florek | Kellan Lutz: Abbot + Main | Kreation Kafe | Lincoln Fine Wines | Linus Bikes | Manduka | Modern Family | Woody Moore | Paradiso CrossFit | Perry's Cafés & Beach Rentals | Pilates Platinum | Pitfire | Pressed Juicery | Pro SUP Shop | Raven Spa | Real Food Daily | Revel Avila® Blanco Tequila | Safira Designs | Sapere Aude Sparkling | Scenar-Cosmodic Therapy | Spa d'Marie | Staples Center Foundation | Sunny Spot | Sunset Ranch Hollywood | Superba Food & Bread | Superba Snackbar | Suzanne Vasaeli | Tanner DaFoe | The Broad Stage | The Life Center Chiropractic | The Ritz-Carlton | Marina Del Rey | The Tasting Kitchen | Timbuk2 | UCLA Marina Aquatic Center | Venice Breeze Suites | Vina Sympatica | Vision Products | Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. | YAS Fitness | YogaWorks | Zingara

Donating Photographers: Jo Ann Callis | Stephen Courtney | Marian Crostic | Julia Dean | Gil Garcetti | Harvey Finkle | Karen Florek | Natalie Marie Franco | Bootsy Holler | Jim Hubbard | John Humble | Amanda Keller Konya | Jens Lucking | Ken Marchionno | Douglas McCulloh | Erin McGuire | Wynn Miller | Michael Miner | Genaro Molina | Michele Morris | Hal Myers | Ruben Ortiz-Torres | Sabine Pearlman | Eleonora Ronconi | Marissa Roth | Issa Sharp | Dan Shepherd | Aline Smithson | Jasmine Swope | Mark Swope | Sara Terry | Francis Mark Woods | Jonas Yip | David Zentz | Xiaowen Zhu | and emerging artists in our art mentoring program

And special thanks to:
Framers: Allan Jeffries Framing, Don Francis Conservation Framing, Fast Frame, Sherman McNulty, and Universal Art Gallery
MC: Mike Newhouse
Music: Santa Monica High School Jazz Combo
Flowers: Venice Farmers Market/Jim Murez
Event Planning & Coordination: Kelly Layne

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