It’s time to head to Venice for 1st Fridays! It’s a free event- please see past posts for other places you might want to check out- there’s a search box on the right for your convenience. Plus we have a few shout outs for local businesses here too. 1st Fridays is a great way to shop at the  great selection of stores after hours and some with special events- so get shopping! yes- and it’s FREE!

Altered Space Gallery
Altered Space wants to get to know you better at this event, that’s why they’re calling it “Don’t Shop.” Of course you will want to browse the unique hand crafted jewelry and art in the store and shop as well! The gallery encourages you to do the following,come in, enjoy some live music & refreshments, and simply hang out. Get to know what we’re about and become familiar with larger creative community we call Venice Beach.” 6-9pm 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd

Ananda and Skylark
These  fabulous shops with clothing, accessories and more for women and men have been open late for 1st Fridays since the start in 2008, so make sure to stop by- they are right next to each other! 6-11pm 1356 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Very Venice
This new gallery  is a real hit on AKB- just look for the yellow house with birds painted on it! The gallery is hosting a big party and it’s also the owner’s birthday! Enjoy food, wine, aphrodisia martinis (must be 21+), birthday cake and many new artists that will display new artwork, including an artist who paint for anyone interested, on the spot, water color image of their pet for $25 only.
Wow! 6-11pm
1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Trim Salon

This salon has been on the famous boulevard for over 10 years and  is hosting an art opening for artist Kelcey Fisher. See amazing art  in a casual and fun atmosphere- the salon knows how to put on a good party. 7:30-10pm. 1424 Abbot Kinney Boulevard More details coming…

Joe’s Restaurant

Jazz at Joes on 1st Fridays with pianist Josh Nelson and his trio. There is no cover charge for the music, but dinner orders are required for table seating. Joe’s will give a complimentary glass of wine, with dinner, for 6-7pm reservations. 7-11pm
1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.


This eclectic shops with fair trade clothing and accessories for women and kids has been open late for 1st Fridays since the start in 2008, so make sure to stop by and roast some s’more on the back patio  before and after you browse all the great items in the store. Check out the beautiful red coral jewelry! 6-11pm 1507 Abbot Kinney Blvd

It’s All About Venice!