It’s a Summer  Art Extravaganza in Santa Monica + Venice!

It’s a Summer Art Extravaganza in Santa Monica + Venice!

Check out Art by Eduardo Bolioli before the show ends at ETC Gallery, plus Bill Attaway’s Art at The Other Room in Venice.  Private Showing of David Eddington’s Studio. Plus, John Szabo’s Dewdrops at ETC Gallery!

eddington-estate-etc-gallerySpecial Announcement: David Eddington

British Artist  David Eddington, now in Venice,  will be featured in an upcoming show in November at MOAH (Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA.) alongside David Hockney. Get a preview of his work  at his Venice studio. Private Studio Tours are available by Appointment Only.


bolioli-artfan-etc-galleryCurrent Art Shows:

ETC Gallery/Dogtown Realty, Santa Monica:

Eduardo Bolioli: Going to California Paintings

John Szabo: Dew Drop sculptures part of The Ephemeral Nature Series

If you haven’t been to this new gallery yet located inside Dogtown Realty and former Zephyr Surf Shop, it’s a worthwhile  visit to see this contemporary art space, currently showing the paintings of Eduardo Bolioli and the Dewdrops by John Szabo. The Bolioli show focus is on the environment and sustainable living,  California style while Szabo’s Dew Drops are 3d sculptures inspired by nature.


Every Thing Changes Art Gallery is open to the public Monday – Friday from 9am – 3pm. Weekend hours are by appointment only:



ETC Gallery Info + Links:

2009 Main Street
Santa Monica
Twitter: etcartgallery
Instagram: artists_etc

Press Contact:
Madison Zenzel


The Other Room:

Bill Attaway
Seminal Venice Artist Attaway has his paintings on display in Venice.
1201 Abbot Kinney Bl Venice 90291


Venice Art Walk Returns to Google on Sunday, May 22, 2016

Venice Art Walk Returns to Google on Sunday, May 22, 2016

The annual Venice Art Walk is a festive fundraiser for Venice Family Clinic that’s also a celebration of Venice Artists with the famous Silent Auction at Google, the central area for  all ages, free activities, in addition to Artist Open Studios.

Venice Art Walk-2015-Google-mainentranceThis amazing annual event started by a Venice Artist Laddie John Dill, (in addition to to others) still opens his studio most years for the Venice Art Walk. The studio tour is a favorite of this Editor and worth the $50 ticket price, which allows the opportunity to  meet local artists while touring their studio, view their art and ask questions. Get Venice Art Walk Tickets >

A small sampling of the artists on the studio tour with 50+ studios which takes place from 12 noon – 4pm: Flavio Bisciotti, Sandy Bleifer, Jean Edelstein, Mollie Favour, Helen K Garber and Alejandro Gehry.

Venice Art Walk-2015-Google-mural paintingStart at Google for the Silent auction, featuring art donated by local artists, including well known artists such as Charles Arnoldi and Andy Moses) that you can bid on for very reasonable pricing. It’s also a great way to get an art collection started. There’s a community celebration in the outdoor courtyard with live music and other festivities and outside on Hampton Av (in back of Google building) booths, food trucks and Venice Art Walk t-shirts and collectibles for sale. If you purchased Open Studio tour tickets, go to the Will Call table on Hampton, between Rose and Sunset for your wristband.

Venice Art Walk details >

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Sunday, May 22, 2016
  • Noon–4PM: Artist Studio Tours
  • Noon–6PM: Silent Art Auction / Community Celebration / Imagination Station for Kids
340 Main St. Venice, CA 90291
Enter on Hampton, between Sunset and Rose – shut down to trafficVenice Art Walk-2015-silent-auction-dog

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NextSpace Venice Beach Presents Live Virtual Reality Painting for Venice Art Crawl Thursday, May 19, 2016

NextSpace Venice Beach Presents Live Virtual Reality Painting for Venice Art Crawl Thursday, May 19, 2016

nextspace-venice-akff--silicon beachExperience Virtual Reality 3D painting: artists like Jules Muck will paint live with the HTC Vive & Google’s Tilt Brush while viewers will see 3D images in real-time at NextSpace Venice Beach from 6 – 10pm!


VRScout and NextSpace Venice Beach present The Impermanence of Perception.

VR has come a long way since the 80’s – yes, it’s been around for that long and finally taking center stage at NextSpace Venice Beach, a co-working space located on Windward Circle in Venice, where entrepreneurs and Silicon Beach startups (plus their dogs) hang their hats to develop some amazing products, apps and services.

You will get the chance to see this unique space and participate in the Venice Art Crawl, while experiencing live virtual reality painting with the following artists: Jules Muck,, Dana Forkner, Larry Hirshowitz, Hon Hoang, Elisa Garcia, Lindsey Nobel and Zach Statler accompanied by live musical performances. This is a must attend event, so walk, bike, or skateboard over to NextSpace Venice to catch this illuminating artistic experience!

Just Updated:
Live Music + Art Show Starts at 6pm
Virtual Reality Painting Starts at 8pm

Tweet @RastaBus to get a FREE Ride on the RastaBus Shuttle during Artcrawl to other Artcrawl locations.

May 19, 2016, 6 – 10pm
NextSpace Venice Beach

1600 Main St, Venice, California 90291 
between Venice Way and Grand Bl


Venice Art Block: Venice Artists Open Studio This Sunday, May 15, 2016!

Venice Art Block: Venice Artists Open Studio This Sunday, May 15, 2016!

Venice ArtBlock 2016Venice Artblock is a Venice Artists’ Free Open Studio Tour run by local artists! Its 6th event offers a unique opportunity to meet Venice Artists and view their art in a studio environment – open to the public!

The AKFF Team has visited the Artblock every time since it’s start and highly recommends it as a must attend event! Soak in the vast array of art, chat with the artists and hang out with your friends this Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 11am – 6pm. We recommend starting at The Distillery, 361 Vernon Ave., the heart of the Artblock; it’s a large building housing numerous artist studios.

This year there are over 70 venues, inviting the public to share a sense of place and community as they guide themselves along the route on the streets and alleys of Venice.  Winding through murals, street art, live art and chalk mandalas, there is something for art lovers of all ages, including critically acclaimed exhibitions and the work of noted contemporary artists and activities.

You’re encouraged to walk or ride the route on bikes; however, shuttle buses are available for transport to all locations on the route.

See the Venice Artblock website >

Pick up a map along the route or at these studios:

1003 Gallery and Lounge -1003 Abbot Kinney Blvd.,
Weir/Quiton Studio – 360 Sunset Ave.-
Letelier Studio – 6th Avenue at Indiana Court
David Tanych/ Meryl Lebowitz Studio – corner of 5th Avenue and Westminster Blvd.
The Distillery/ Artist Studios- 361 Vernon Ave.
Wndow Space –  361Vernon Ave
Social and Public Art Resource Center /SPARC – 685 Venice Blvd.
Rohitash Rao Studio 1637 Electric Ave.  

All Studios in Venice, CA 90291   

Art in the Afternoon – Filled with Art, Fun, Food!

Art in the Afternoon – Filled with Art, Fun, Food!

AWBW-Art in the afternoon-2016Art in the Afternoon, takes place on Saturday, May 7 from 12-4pm,  A Window Between World’s popular annual art festival, will be held at the Venice Skills Center, 611 5th Avenue.

Featuring: Free food from In-N-Out Burger (for real), Chalk Art, Music, with hosts, Beth Littleford, from the “The Daily Show” and G Hannelius, from “Dog with a Blog”!

This is the second year in a row that this fun filled, all ages festival is happening – there were over 600 people at last years;s event! It benefits A Window Between Worlds, a Venice nonprofit organization celebrating its 25th Anniversary!  AWBW’s healing art programs are for women, men and children impacted by violence-related trauma.

Festival Highlights: Admission includes free food from In-N-Out® Burger (12-2pm), Panda Express and Sprinkles Cupcakes. Aquarium of the Pacific on Wheels is also free, along with art-making, face painting, chalk art, Hoop it Up Hula Hooping and a Best Bubbles Party. Color Me Mine, SuperCool Creamery, Make Me Nails and Creative Chakra Spa will also be there, along with multiple carnival games (with prizes), a bouncy slide for the kids and live and silent auctions for the adults.

Get Your Tickets Today at and at the door. Kids: $10 (12 and under), Teens: $25 (13-17), Adults: $60.

Art in the Afternoon
Saturday, May 7 from 12-4pm
Venice Skills Center
611 5th Avenue, Venice CA 90291
(between Vernon + Sunset)


Art Alert for April & May… and a Sneak Preview!

Art Alert for April & May… and a Sneak Preview!

Jazz-Funk-Fest-Unurban-Santa-Moniica Jazz Funk & Arts Fest  at Unurban Saturday, April 23, 7pm free Musical mashup with spoken word and live music – think old school Venice! info 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

7DudleyCinema-RIAlive-VeniceRIA Live Cinema at Beyond Baroque Sunday April 24, 7pm free psychedelic art party with live music, dance, experimental films details 681 Venice Blvd, Venice CA 90291

AWBW-Art-in-the-afternoon-2016-400pxArt in the Afternoon at Venice Skills Center Saturday, May 7, 12-4pm tickets 611 5th Avenue, Venice CA 90291
Venice-artblock-051516Venice Art Block Open Studios Saturday, May 15, 11am-6pm free details Artists’ Studios Venice CA 90291

Venice-Art-Walk-052216Venice Art Walk & Auctions Sunday, May 22, 12-6pm free & tickets 340 Main Street, Venice CA 90291
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