Venice Art Crawl Map

Tonight’s inaugural Venice Art Crawl looks to be quite promising as a great event. We know that a lot of people have put a lot of time and effort into this, so show some support and go check out as many of the galleries as you can!

Here is a cel phone friendly map of the Venice Art Crawl, with the official gallery listings after “the jump”. Click here to make the map full sized and here and here to make the gallery lists full sized.

Venice Art Crawl Map

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Ray Rae at Venice Originals

Do you like the Yo! Venice! skate park pictures of the week? All of those images (as well as many others featured on the site) are the work of Ray Rae Goldman. Tonight, as part of the Venice Art Crawl, Ray Rae will be showing his work at Venice Orginals Skate Shop on Pacific. DJ Fluffy (a master photographer in his own right) will be spinning reggae. Venice Originals is just a few doors down from the Art Crawl epicenter, so come support our friend Ray Rae and Venice Originals!

Ray Rae Goldman at Venice Originals

Rae Ray Photography at Venice Originals 7-9 pm.
1525 Pacific Ave
Venice Beach 90291
(310) 314-1525

August 19th at the Santa Monica Pier: Bettye LaVette

The Mick Taylor show has been canceled, Bettye LaVette and The Tom Noland Band are the replacements! As always, the concerts start at 7pm and are free to the public.

According to the New York Times, “Ms LaVette rivals Aretha Franklin as her generation’s most vital soul singer. She uses every scrape, shout and break in her raspy voice, with a predator’s sense of timing to seize the drama of a song.” Ms. LaVette has most recently made news in her nearly 50 year career with her May 2010 release of, “Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook,” which brings the British Invasion home to its American R & B roots and features LaVette’s raw emotional renderings of compositions by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

For those who missed LaVette’s powerfully memorable three night run at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this year, another opportunity presents itself to see this force of nature. Ms. LaVette’s show will include material spanning her entire career including the British Rock Songbook

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