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.
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.