Marching Into May in Venice & Culver City with Art, Film Festivals & First Fridays!
AKFF has you covered across the board! Check out these events for some fun. New Events Added: Venice Art Walk & Venice Art Crawl!
Venice Art Walk
Join artists and the Venice Family Clinic Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Google in Venice for a silent auction that showcases work from prestigious artists and other festivities throughout the day. Bids will support their help to provide quality health care for people in need. Meet local artists and get a behind the scenes look of artists’ creative process and embark on a Artist Studio Tour (ticket purchase required). Live music and live art exhibitions will be happening at Google (free)! 12pm-6pm.
340 Main St, Venice, CA
(entrance on Sunset)
AKFF Featured Artist Studio:
Sandy Bleifor is a long time Venice Artist and supporter of the Venice Community. She has been instrumental in the movement creating housing for artists in Venice. Her Plastic Bag Kimono series is based on her desire to use the imagery from global tragedies and natural disasters to create a call of action. To check out Sandy Bleifor’s Artists Studio and others make sure to purchase an Artist Studio Ticket to see all the Art Studios!
Venice Art Crawl
Venice Art Crawl is preparing for their second art crawl of the year on Thursday, May 18 6pm-10pm. The Lincoln bar/lounge will screen Art in Motion 2, a series of video works curated by Saeli Eshelman,“Sago Plastico,” the experimental work of Miranda Friedman featured at Beyond Baroque, and the exhibit “Sixth Extinction,” by British, London based artist Louis Masai and so many more!
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Affair of the Arts
Art really is all over LA! Beginning Friday, May 5, 5pm-8pm the 8th Affair of the Arts in downtown Culver City will be showcasing art work from 50 of Southern California top painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists, wood workers, glass blowers and jewelry artists. All works will be available for purchase of course! The event will also be featuring arts and craft stations for the kiddos, live painting and live music. Can’t make it Friday? No problem the art fest continues into the weekend April 6 – 7, 11am-6pm!
Town Plaza, 9400 Culver Bl
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Fine Arts Film Festival
Saturday, May 13 starting at 11am the 4th annual Fine Arts Film Festival will kick off with a bang with screenings of 26 independent films about artists and the art world!
681 N. Venice Boulevard
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Special Art Event, See Below: My Art Belongs to Venice
PXL THIS 26
He’s a filmmaker, a voracious event organizer, and lover of all things Venice. He’s none other than Gerry Fialka, coordinating director of PXL THIS 26. The film fest will include shorts, such as What Wood You Do?, Caner Alley Blues, and more! This space will have work from everyone ranging from 10 year olds to homeless artists in the Venice community. Come down and check it out for yourself on Thursday, May 18, 7:30pm.
Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA
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Special Art Event at Fine Arts Film Festival. Through the workshop one will expect to explore the roles in which artists play in the life of Venice and how art centers all! Fialka surveys the history of artists in Venice, from the Beats to the Hipsters. Catch this workshop on Saturday, May 13, 12:30pm – 2:30pm.
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Bl, Venice, CA
Whether you need a space to work for the day, week, month, or year, coworking offers these options and so much more! AKFF is over at NextSpace and we love it plus a supporting community, strong coffee, and fun happy hours!
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AKFF is coming in hot this month! Head on down to About Kinney Bl for all the insanely yum, delicious foods that will be served on May 5, 7pm-11pm. Be sure to come for the AKFF food truck lineup for First Fridays Wednesday. Find out how you can get discounts on food trucks.