The AK Blog has the scoop for you on some exciting art openings and fun events in Venice and Santa Monica from April 19 – 21!


A Window Between Worlds Event at SPARC

This evening reception will feature a video projection of Barbara T. Smith’s Opening Ceremony Performance from March 31st.  If you’re interested in connecting with the art community in Venice, this event will allow you to experience the I Can: Requiem for I Can’t exhibit. It’s also part of  the Venice Art Crawl. 685 Venice Blvd. from 6 – 9pm. Free parking. See Art Crawl below.

Venice Art Crawl
This monthly art event in Venice has cutting edge  local art, music and fun in store for you – and best of all it’s free! Most of the locations are near the beach on the Boardwalk, aka Ocean Front Walk between Venice Blvd and Rose Ave. Just check out our handy search box in the right column and search for “art crawl” or “Venice art crawl” to see  what happens and find out about choice places. Do keep in mind that these are opoup gallery locations, so they do change from month to month.

The AK Blog recommends these Venice Art Crawl regular locations:
Figtrees Cafe – usually starting around 7pm with delectable appetizers, art and  wine, sometimes with  live music on the patio. It’s 2 blocks south of Rose on the Boardwalk at 429 Ocean Front Walk.
Hotel Erwin – outdoors and opn the 5th floor, aka Larry’s Lounge at 1697 Pacific Ave.
Also see Santinos,next to the hotel at 1611 Pacific
Momentum at 1317 Innes Place. RSVP Required- Click Here

Sushi Thursdays

This is a new event in Venice, hosted by film co. Perfect Weekend. Make sure to tell them you  found out about it on the Abbot Kinney Blog. An RSVP is required to attend – Click Here First, then show up  at 320 Sunset Ave. between 6 – 10pm for sushi, sake and kirins.


Does it seem like the weekend started early? Well, there’s more in store for you. The Duncan Miller Gallery has moved to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica
and has its opening tonight plus opening reception for Roman Loranc and a vintage exhibition called “The Human Condition” from 6 – 9pm. Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Unit A7,
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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There’s another great art reception Saturday night at The Gallery from 7 – 11:45 pm featuring a solo exhibition of works by Farid Kia, a series of large scale portraits. 74 Market Street Venice CA 90291.


Grand Opening & Community Open House for The HUB on VeniceThis free event is just outside of Venice and features a ribbon cutting ceremony, networking, kids activities, live music, complimentary refreshments and more. 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at 11827 Venice Blvd. (Corner of Venice & Barrington/McGlaughlin)

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