Venice Artblock is a Venice Artists’ Free Open Studio Tour run by local artists! Its 6th event offers a unique opportunity to meet Venice Artists and view their art in a studio environment – open to the public!
The AKFF Team has visited the Artblock every time since it’s start and highly recommends it as a must attend event! Soak in the vast array of art, chat with the artists and hang out with your friends this Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 11am – 6pm. We recommend starting at The Distillery, 361 Vernon Ave., the heart of the Artblock; it’s a large building housing numerous artist studios.
This year there are over 70 venues, inviting the public to share a sense of place and community as they guide themselves along the route on the streets and alleys of Venice. Winding through murals, street art, live art and chalk mandalas, there is something for art lovers of all ages, including critically acclaimed exhibitions and the work of noted contemporary artists and activities.
You’re encouraged to walk or ride the route on bikes; however, shuttle buses are available for transport to all locations on the route.
See the Venice Artblock website >
Pick up a map along the route or at these studios:
1003 Gallery and Lounge -1003 Abbot Kinney Blvd.,
Weir/Quiton Studio – 360 Sunset Ave.-
Letelier Studio – 6th Avenue at Indiana Court
David Tanych/ Meryl Lebowitz Studio – corner of 5th Avenue and Westminster Blvd.
The Distillery/ Artist Studios- 361 Vernon Ave.
Wndow Space – 361Vernon Ave
Social and Public Art Resource Center /SPARC – 685 Venice Blvd.
Rohitash Rao Studio 1637 Electric Ave.
All Studios in Venice, CA 90291
What do Gumbo Brothers, Juri Koll, Uncle Darrow’s and Pamela Des Barres have in common!
Friday, January 9
The Gumbo Brothers are kicking it at our fave local Irish pub to jumpstart the weekend with the “laissez le bon temps roulez” vibe at this low key bar. Hipsters, don’t be afraid, there is life outside of Abbot Kinney! Free show, cheap drinks, pool table and nice people that will start dancing once the Gummo’s get rocking’! Get deets on Gumbo Brothers in My Venice Life >
(our sister blog)
Saturday, January 10
Art opening for Artist George Koll, father of Venice Artist, Juri Koll, who curated the show and will also feature his art as well. This will be a real treat at Beyond Baroque from 4-7pm. Around the corner from Abbot Kinney about a 5-8 minute walk- you can handle it, ok?
See our feature in My Venice Life on the art opening for George & Juri Koll >
Interview with the infamous Pamela Des Barres, known as Queen of the Groupies at the Unurban Cafe in Santa Monica by Gerry Fialka. According to Fialka, “Pamela Des Barres has many other facets, fascinations and unique talents. Known mostly for her heady dalliances and friendships with classic rock’s elite dandies in the 60s and 70s, she presciently kept copious diaries about those madcap revolutionary days and nights.” She wrote 4 books, shared her history on numerous TV and radio shows, including Oprah and Larry King. This wild card event is sure to hit the jackpot! Need we say more? 4-6pm, 3301 Pico Bl, Santa Monica 90405.
15th Anniversary of Uncle Darrow’s with the Gumbo Brothers! Wow, these guys get around! Be sure to catch this show at this cajun restaurant in the Marina from 2-5 and get served up a lot of gumbo! Good eats at reasonable prices. Live music on the back porch.
2560 S Lincoln Bl, Marina del Rey 90292.