Enjoy the last 1st Friday event of 2011 at your favorite Abbot Kinney places! The AK Blog Team will be out on the boulevard asking why you like to come to First Fridays in Venice! (Just look for our media passes.) Remember Abbot Kinney Blvd. is the place to Shop, Eat, Pamper and Play! Don’t miss out on the special deals and events happening this month – see our AK30 Countdown to Christmas Page for info!
Altered Space Gallery – presents new work by Amsterdam jewelry artists, Ramjuly, a team comprised of Antoaneta Petrova and Emanuela Deyanova, in their first US exhibition.  Ramjuly creates jewelry using fair-trade materials in unique compositions to much critical acclaim and success in Europe.  6-9pm
1221 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Fiore Designs –  join this floral art boutique for their holiday Open House. See their selection of holiday wreaths, garlands, poinsettias and Christmas trees. They allso carry holiday gift items from candles, cards and stocking stuffers. 4-8pm
1617 Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Graffiti Beach Popup Store – This new popup store is in the back of Altered Spaces Gallery (at the top of our 1st Friday list.) Check out the JammyPack, perfect for snowboarders and beach goers alike!  get special deals and get a JammyPack blank and have one of their artists custom design it for you! 4-8pm
1221 Abbot Kinney Boulevard (walk thru Altered Spaces)

Very Venice Gallery This new gallery space hosts a special event for homeless cats and dogs – it’s a fundraiser to pay vet, food and shelter bills and to find them a new loving home! There is a silent auction, music, food, drinks and a raffle. This is your opportunity to enjoy  and make a difference! 6-10pm

1629 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Live Music and Art Show Benefit at Vera Davis Center –  This benefit is just a few steps from Abbot Kinney on California and is a benefit for the FAB Collaborative! Live Music and art plus great people will be at he event, which benefits the Mildred Cursh Foundation in Venice that has many programs for local children. $10 6-9pm
610 California Ave., Venice, California
(California is at a light on Abbot Kinney, cross it, then cross Electric Ave.)
Mystic Journey Bookstore – opening reception with artist Heather Taylor and her pastel, acrylic, ink and gouache works of art. 7pm – 12 midnight
1319 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
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