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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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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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

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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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OPENING RECEPTION + FILM SCREENING: Venice Stories
Jan
27
5:00 PM17:00

OPENING RECEPTION + FILM SCREENING: Venice Stories

Join us kicking off our 25th Anniversary celebrations and celebrating the rich tapestry that makes Venice vibrant and unique! Venice Stories is a body of youth-created work in photography, film, animation, and comics capturing the people, places, history, and current pulse of the Venice community. Film screening at 6:30pm.

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EXHIBITION: Venice Stories
Jan
27
to Mar 24

EXHIBITION: Venice Stories

Kicking off our 25th Anniversary celebrations, Venice Stories is an exhibition of youth-created photography, film, animation, and comics capturing the people, places, history, and current pulse of the Venice community. Together these works record the rich tapestry that makes Venice vibrant and unique.  

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GALA: Celebrating 24 Years and Building for Our Future
Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

GALA: Celebrating 24 Years and Building for Our Future

Join us for Venice Arts' signature event, where this year we are so pleased to be honoring The Sokol Family | Hotel Erwin as our Community Angels. This year's Gala takes place at our beatiful new home and 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. 

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OPENING RECEPTION: Ruth Chase: West of Lincoln
Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

OPENING RECEPTION: Ruth Chase: West of Lincoln

Painter Ruth Chase’s first solo exhibition, The West of Lincoln Project, traces the history of Venice through the life stories of people who grew up here, as told through large-scale paintings and audio interviews by Chase, and accompanying biographical texts written by Gena Lasko. The exhibition is a chance for Venetians—both longtime residents and newcomers— to reflect on the history of our unique community as told through personal stories.

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EXHIBITION: Ruth Chase: West of Lincoln
Aug
5
to Sep 10

EXHIBITION: Ruth Chase: West of Lincoln

Painter Ruth Chase’s first solo exhibition, The West of Lincoln Project, traces the history of Venice through the life stories of people who grew up here, as told through large-scale paintings and audio interviews by Chase, and accompanying biographical texts written by Gena Lasko. The exhibition is a chance for Venetians—both longtime residents and newcomers— to reflect on the history of our unique community as told through personal stories.

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OPENING RECEPTION: Marian Crostic: Salt | Air
Jun
17
5:00 PM17:00

OPENING RECEPTION: Marian Crostic: Salt | Air

Venice Arts presents a solo exhibition by Venice-based photographer Marian Crostic. The exhibition showcases three recent bodies of work from the artist’s Salt | Air series: Sea Change, Sandscapes, and Salt | Air. Each of these focuses on a different aspect of Venice Beach, documented during Crostic’s morning walks. Ethereal and tenuous, these images reveal an abstracted, introspective view of the beach and ocean environment.

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EXHIBITION: Marian Crostic: Salt | Air
Jun
17
to Jul 22

EXHIBITION: Marian Crostic: Salt | Air

Venice Arts presents a solo exhibition by Venice-based photographer Marian Crostic. The exhibition showcases three recent bodies of work from the artist’s Salt | Air series: Sea Change, Sandscapes, and Salt | Air. Each of these focuses on a different aspect of Venice Beach, documented during Crostic’s morning walks. Ethereal and tenuous, these images reveal an abstracted, introspective view of the beach and ocean environment.

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