August 15 – 19
There’s a bunch of exciting things to do and see in Venice this week. From the Venice Art Crawl to living the life in luxury… it’s all here!

Silver Surfer by Bobbi Bennett

Venice Art Crawl – Thursday Night
The Art Crawl is a free and fabulous event that is all about LOCAL ARTISTS! Check out cutting edge art in unique and eclectic venues, from studios to homes, restaurants and more. Starts around 6 – 7pm and ends around 10 – 11pm, depending on the venue. Do bring an id with you as venues serving alcohol will card…
The AKFF blog recommends:

Sunny Bak Studio
Art from the best artists from the last two years of shows at Sunny Bak Studio featuring art by Isabel Alford Laro, Sunny Bak, Bill Dambrova, Bobbi Bennett, Marshall Carbee, Lizi Ruch, Sam-E Razar, video by Ave Norton, Music by Hal Tropp Just added, an amazing installation piece by Mare Costello and illustrations from Ian Schmidt will touch all your senses! 6 – 10pm 2214 Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA 90291 entrance on Strongs Drive, see 3 car garage
Luminous at Canal Club
Photographer David Zentz presents his compelling portraits and documentary photography in the back room at the Canal Club for the second anniversary of the Venice Art Crawl! 7 – 10pm  2025 Pacific Ave., Venice, CA 90291
Dogtown Artists United
This event is always interesting… held at Gary’s pad; it’s small – give this password- DOGTOWN-  to get in size will be limited. Featured artists: Paintings by Dustin Varpness –  Jewelry from Andrea Tan Music: DJ Mate, Loboman Visuals: VJ Theory. 9pm – 12am 1909 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291
Check out this Venice oasis while you’re out n’ about in the Neighborhood!

Private and stylish duplex on one of the best streets in Venice. Great 2BR/1BA owner unit w/ large, sunny backyard w/ a firepit- perfect for entertaining & relaxing. Currently tenant occupied @$4k/month & can be delivered vacant. Second unit is a 1BR/1BA also tenant occupied @ $2650/month. Both units are complete w/ beautiful hardwood floors, Carrera marble countertops, stainless steel cabinetry, O’Keefe & Merritt vintage stoves, & closets w/ ample storage & built-ins. Bright bathrooms designed w/ beautiful mosaic glass tile work. Private entry ways for each unit, beautifully landscaped & hardscaped, privacy fences, & extra storage sheds. Back garage is currently converted to an un-permitted studio w/ a small private side yard, sliding glass doors, and is tenant occupied @$1500/month but can be delivered vacant/turned back into garage. Each unit is a true private oasis in the Venice Walk Street area- a MUST SEE! 760 Milwood Avenue – Duplex  Get more info >

Venice RiZing – Friday Night

Artist Audrey Mcnamara-Garcia is hosting this fee art show and will do live painting at The Talking Stick, a fave cafe that has plenty of great art, live music and coffee. There will be a number artists, collectively known as Mozaic Children. Starting at 7pm

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Check out The Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays Blog Shop!

Yes, it’s true, now you can shop at our virtual store for merchandise like tee shirts, teddy bears, iphone covers, messenger bags and other cool gifts for yourself or your friends! See the famous Abbot Kinney street sign with the famous street in the background in this unique digital rendition by Janet Gervers, Chief Blogger for the AKFF blog!

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It’s All About Venice!