Category Archives: Abbot Kinney Blvd

Tonight Take To The Streets For the Venice Art Crawl

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Tonight art and community unite during the Venice Art Crawl. A quarterly event  were artists and local businesses get together in a series of pop-up galleries around Venice.

Venice has a rich art history, even Basquiat lived here for a time in the 80’s. Today a melange of starving artists and creative professionals are drawn to Venice inspired by this creative history and driven to contribute to an artistic future.

The Venice Art Crawl is a mix of emerging and established artists whose art will be on display in restaurants, residences and stores around Venice. The event began 5 years ago and Edizen Stowell, one of the original founders and now committee member, sums it up by saying “It’s a great way to get out and meet the Venice art community”

A street party will be closing down Westminster at Abbot Kinney from 6pm-10pm. There will be performance art, music, live painting and dance and the event culminates with the Aftercrawl Party at Half a Dozen Roses at 4 Rose Ave.

All venues are open to the public so plan a route or simply follow the crowd and enjoy a night out in the neighborhood.

As the saying goes, without art the earth is just eh.

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Get 2015 off to a good start at First Friday’s on Abbot Kinney

It’s a New Year and there’s lot to celebrate in Venice.

What better way to get 2015 off to a good start than at First Friday’s on Abbot Kinney tonight, Jan. 2.

As part of the event every first Friday of the month, Abbot Kinney Blvd. transforms into a late-night hub of activity, with stores open late, a delicious array of food trucks and live music and entertainment filling the streets.

The evening runs from 6 pm to 10 pm with all the local merchants joining together to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music.

The night attracts all ages, with a real community feel that truly represents what Venice is all about.

For more information, visit

Have you seen the Venice Sock Panda?

The Sock Panda was tired of living in black and white. He needed artistic inspiration and a forward-thinking  environment to make his colorful dreams come true. So he moved to where else? Venice, California – of course!

Residents may have seen him on the Boardwalk or at the Abbot Kinney Festival: the Panda loves all things Venice.

Some of his sock designs are even inspired by Venice street art.

The Sock Panda gives back to the Venice community.
The Sock Panda gives back to the Venice community.

In keeping with the local spirit, the Panda loves to give back to his community. That’s why every time someone signs up for his sock of the month club, he donates a pair of socks to those in need. Last month he visited  several different senior centers in Los Angeles to hang out with the residents and spread some sock cheer.

Are you ready to see what he has to offer? Use the code “yovenice” at signup, and get 10 percent off every month. Visit

Art and Food at Joe’s this Tuesday 6 – 8 pm

Joe‘s Restaurant  in collaboration with DCA Fine Art is presenting Paintings by Ole Olofson with an opening reception on
Tuesday Sept. 30th, 6 pm – 8 pm.

The idea of art at a restaurant is not new, but combining Michelin star culinary prestige and the groundbreaking paintings of respected Swedish artist Ole Olofson deserves attention, according to the organizers.

The event aims at combining the culinary experience of art and food by feeding your eyes as well as your palate.

Complimentary wine and appetizers by Joe‘s Restaurant will be served during the opening.