Grace Slick
Oct
17
to Nov 2

Grace Slick

We're thrilled to announce... iconic singer Grace Slick, of Jefferson Airplane, has chosen Venice Arts as the beneficiary of the opening night of her art exhibition at Mr. Musichead Gallery! Grace will be making a rare public appearance, and if you can believe it, she'll even be signing purchased artwork! Hope to see all of our art & rock-n-roll fans there. Limited tickets are available for $75 here.

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GALA: Celebrating Our 26th Anniversary
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

GALA: Celebrating Our 26th Anniversary

This year's Gala will be an indoor/outdoor party that includes wine and cocktails; specialty tastings, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and desserts from the best local restaurants; live music; our student-run photo booth and caricature stations; and our silent auction featuring collectable photographs by noted professional photographers and Venice Arts’ talented students, as well as items from local artisans and creative businesses. Don't miss it!

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First Vote Exhibition & Screening
Sep
21
1:30 PM13:30

First Vote Exhibition & Screening

Please join us in celebrating our student’s thought-provoking work from First Vote, a series of youth-produced short films, still images and comics using the vehicle of storytelling to explore issues of importance to young people as they ready themselves to cast their first ballot in 2020.

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SUNSET SOIRÉE at Hotel Erwin's High Rooftop Lounge
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

SUNSET SOIRÉE at Hotel Erwin's High Rooftop Lounge

  • High Rooftop Lounge, Hotel Erwin (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an intimate sunset soirée at the beautiful Hotel Erwin rooftop lounge overlooking Venice Beach. Enjoy a hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres generously provided by Hotel Erwin as you mix and mingle on Venice's hottest hotel rooftop. Your tickets & donations support Venice Arts, Los Angeles' preeminent youth arts nonprofit organization, providing free photography and filmmaking workshops and mentoring for low-income youth.

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Miansai Sip & Shop Event
Aug
8
11:00 AM11:00

Miansai Sip & Shop Event

Join Venice Arts and Miansai to support our wonderful youth programming while you shop, sip delicious kombucha and cocktails, and enjoy Miansai’s beautiful Abbot Kinney garden courtyard. Miansai sells artisanal handmade jewelry and leather goods, and 20% of event proceeds will be donated to Venice Arts. Could there be a better way to shop?

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Photoville LA
May
2
to May 5

Photoville LA

  • Annenberg Space for Photography (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us on April 26-28 & May 2-5, as Photoville LA at the Annenberg Space for Photography welcomes thousands of people to view more than 55 photography exhibitions and installations on display inside and outside of shipping containers spread throughout Century Park in Century City. The installation will include work by Venice Arts' most talented and dedicated young artists, including work that features intimate, documentary and personal storytelling, exploring issues such as coming out, the intersection of work and family life, and the trauma of domestic violence, among other stories.​

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1915:  Reuniting Survivors With Their Homeland, Diana Markosian
Apr
13
5:00 PM17:00

1915: Reuniting Survivors With Their Homeland, Diana Markosian

Venice Arts and Month of Photography LA (MOPLA) are pleased to present “1915,” the compelling work of photographer Diana Markosian that documents Movses, and other survivors, as they reconnect with their lost homeland: what they had, what they lost, and what they have found again.

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FILM SCREENING + ARTIST TALK: American Native
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

FILM SCREENING + ARTIST TALK: American Native

Join filmmaker STEVEN ORITT for his documentary American Native, telling the story of the Ramapough Lenape Indians, a tribe shrouded in mystery and living just 30 minutes from New York City, as they fight for recognition as Native Americans.

PREMIERE: NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL, SHOWN in 13 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS, WON 3 BEST DOC AWARDS

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stARTup LA 2019
Feb
15
to Feb 17

stARTup LA 2019

Venice Arts is excited to be presenting an exhibition of work by our talented young artists, as part of stARTup LA. Bypassing the traditional gallery system, stARTup connects hungry art buyers to highly curated up-and-coming artists, and takes place at hip and stylish Kinney Venice Beach hotel. Venice Arts will mount a series of photos in the public corridors of the hotel. The printing of the student’s work was done with the help of POVevolving, the DTLA fine art printer who kindly donated their services for the project.

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Photo L.A. Opening Night to Benefit Venice Arts
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Photo L.A. Opening Night to Benefit Venice Arts

  • Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Venice Arts is honored to be the Opening Night Beneficiary for this year’s Photo L.A.! Join us at Photo L.A. 2019 and enjoy the curated roster of local and international exhibitors as well as highly anticipated programming lectures, panel discussions, special installations, and docent tours. Take part in honoring Jo Ann Callis, benefitting Venice Arts, and mingling with the always eclectic Los Angeles photography community.

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FILM SCREENING + ARTIST TALK: Jinn
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

FILM SCREENING + ARTIST TALK: Jinn

Join filmmaker NIJLA MU’MIN, for her feature Jinn, telling the story of Summer, a 17-year-old black girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother converts to Islam, prompting her to reevaluate her identity.

WINNER: SXSW SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR WRITING 

Part of IDENTITIES: A FREE FILM SERIES

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GALA: Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary and Building for Our Future
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

GALA: Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary and Building for Our Future

Join us for Venice Arts' signature event, raising funds to support our transformative, free art mentoring & education programs for low-income youth. This year's Gala will be an indoor/outdoor party that includes wine and cocktails; specialty tastings, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and desserts for the best local restaurants; live music; our student-run photo booth and caricature stations; and our silent auction featuring collectible photographs by noted professional photographers and Venice Arts’ talented students, as well as items from local artisans and creative businesses. Don't miss it!

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ARTISTS' TALKS in Collaboration with Open Show
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

ARTISTS' TALKS in Collaboration with Open Show

Venice Arts and Open Show LA are excited to celebrate Venice Arts' 25th Anniversary with this special evening of artists' talks by some of the wonderful Los Angeles-based photographers who have generously donated a print to be auctioned off at the organization's 25th Anniversary Gala. The evening will start with a reception & opportunity to view the Gala exhibition, followed by a curated selection of interactive talks by donating photographers and two of Venice Arts' talented young photography students enrolled in the Advanced Studies program.

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ARTIST'S TALK + BOOK SIGNING: Dotan Saguy: Venice Beach, The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

ARTIST'S TALK + BOOK SIGNING: Dotan Saguy: Venice Beach, The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise

Come hear photographer Dotan Saguy talk about his stunning photo documentary about the extraordinary but endangered culture of Venice Beach. His meticulously composed, compassionate photographs unabashedly praise the rarity of the unique individuals who populate the sands of Venice. Unfortunately, Venice Beach sits on the edge of a knife, as the forces of gentrification and corporate expansion threaten to squash the way of life that has defined Venice for decades. Saguy will talk about his artistic process and sign copies of his monograph Venice Beach: The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise. Don't miss your final chance to see the exhibition before it closes.

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SUNSET SOIRÉE at Hotel Erwin's High Rooftop Lounge
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

SUNSET SOIRÉE at Hotel Erwin's High Rooftop Lounge

  • High Rooftop Lounge, Hotel Erwin (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an intimate sunset soirée at the beautiful Hotel Erwin rooftop lounge overlooking Venice Beach. Enjoy a hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres generously provided by Hotel Erwin as you mix and mingle on Venice's hottest hotel rooftop. Your tickets & donations support Venice Arts, Los Angeles' preeminent youth arts nonprofit organization, providing free photography and filmmaking workshops and mentoring for low-income youth.

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OPEN HOUSE with the Del Rey Neighborhood Council
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

OPEN HOUSE with the Del Rey Neighborhood Council

Join Venice Arts and our friends at the Del Rey Neighborhood Council for an Open House event to kickoff the fall season and celebrate arts, education, and community. Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, tour our current exhibition, Venice Beach, The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise, and meet the artist, photographer Dotan Saguy, and mix and mingle with other members of the Del Rey neighborhood.

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EXHIBITION: Dotan Saguy: Venice Beach, The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise
Aug
11
to Sep 21

EXHIBITION: Dotan Saguy: Venice Beach, The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise

Join us for the premiere of photographer Dotan Saguy’s stunning photo documentary about the extraordinary but endangered culture of Venice Beach. His meticulously composed, compassionate photographs unabashedly praise the rarity of the unique individuals who populate the sands of Venice. Unfortunately, Venice Beach sits on the edge of a knife, as the forces of gentrification and corporate expansion threaten to squash the way of life that has defined Venice for decades. Allow yourself to be mesmerized—as Dotan Saguy has been—by this way of life, before it fades away.

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OPENING RECEPTION: Dotan Saguy: Venice Beach, The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

OPENING RECEPTION: Dotan Saguy: Venice Beach, The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise

Join us for the premiere of photographer Dotan Saguy’s stunning photo documentary about the extraordinary but endangered culture of Venice Beach. His meticulously composed, compassionate photographs unabashedly praise the rarity of the unique individuals who populate the sands of Venice. Unfortunately, Venice Beach sits on the edge of a knife, as the forces of gentrification and corporate expansion threaten to squash the way of life that has defined Venice for decades. Allow yourself to be mesmerized—as Dotan Saguy has been—by this way of life, before it fades away.

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EXHIBITION: Reimagining Reproduction: The ART of Infertility in Los Angeles
Jun
9
to Jun 30

EXHIBITION: Reimagining Reproduction: The ART of Infertility in Los Angeles

Venice Arts is pleased to welcome The ART of Infertility for an exhibition and accompanying programs in our rental gallery. Infertility (IF) has been described as a culturally stigmatizing and invisible disease. In honor of Men’s Health Month, the public is invited to an innovative and emotionally provoking art exhibit portraying the realities, pains and joys of living with IF. Curated by The ART of Infertility, this exhibit breaks the silence around reproductive grief and pushes back against common misconceptions, as well as explores all of the ways modern families are made. Come witness the silenced stories of infertility, told through art.

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CAMPY MOVIE NIGHT to Support Venice Arts' Summer Camp
Apr
27
5:30 PM17:30

CAMPY MOVIE NIGHT to Support Venice Arts' Summer Camp

Join us for a family Movie Night and "BBQ" and  help support Venice Arts' Summer Media Arts Camp for low-income students! We're breaking out the grill, plus we'll have s'mores, popcorn, beverages, and a campy movie (the 1961 Parent Trap) inside for the kids; beer, wine, cocktails, and food in our outdoor patio for the adults; and fun for everyone! All proceeds support scholarships for low-income youth to attend Venice Arts' Summer Media Arts Camp.

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OPENING RECEPTION: The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation  PhotoBook Awards and MOPLA Photo Book Exhibition
Apr
8
4:00 PM16:00

OPENING RECEPTION: The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards and MOPLA Photo Book Exhibition

Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. Also on view will be the MOPLA Photo Book Exhibition, a juried, submission-based exhibition featuring both independently and commercially published books by emerging and established photographers around the world.

Presented in collaboration with Month of Photography Los Angeles.

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EXHIBITION: Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards and MOPLA Photo Book Exhibition
Apr
2
to Apr 27

EXHIBITION: Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards and MOPLA Photo Book Exhibition

Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. Also on view will be the MOPLA Photo Book Exhibition, a juried, submission-based exhibition featuring both independently and commercially published books by emerging and established photographers around the world.

Presented in collaboration with Month of Photography Los Angeles.

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