Open Studio Tour

Sunday,  June 7th  2015     11am-6pm      Free

Our Fifth Open Studio Tour has just concluded THANK YOU ALL for another unforgettable event showcasing  the Art and Artists that make up the soul of Venice.

 

JUST BECAUSE THE TOUR IS OVER DOES NOT MEAN WE HAVE STOPPED. CHECK THE EVENTS CALENDER’S FOR OUR MEMBER ARTIST’S SHOWS YEAR ROUND.

“WE’RE ENDANGERED. YOU CAN’T COVER YOUR EARS, CLOSE YOUR EYES, AND PRETEND ITS NOT HAPPENING ANYMORE.” – JURI KOLL, DIRECTOR, V.I.C.A.

About ArtBlock

 

Mission Statement

Venice ArtBlock is a collective organized by artists for artists to create a greater sense of community, our own independent relationship to the public, and to increase our city’s awareness of the vitality and importance of the arts in Venice, a unique, diverse neighborhood WHICH IS undergoing extremely rapid gentrification that is eliminating our studios.

“This is a long overdue program for all Venice artists to be able to expose their work to our community, to meet each other, and create a more intimate community for all Venice artists.”

 Emily Winters – Co-founder, Venice Arts Council.

Vision

To forge an identity as a group through the hosting of art events, exhibitions and studio tours.

To Promote the development of the visual arts in Venice Beach by inspiring and encouraging creative endeavors within the local community.

To strengthen the bonds of friendship AMONG the artist community.

To develop ways of engaging and encouraging the development of art in the community and to make ourselves, art, and studios more accessible to the public.

 

About Us

ARTBLOCK OPENS ART STUDIOS IN VENICE

After a multiple highly successful events we are continuing and expanding our Venice ArtBlock Open Studios event to include over 70 artists and special exhibits from 11-6 centered at Fourth Street and Sunset Avenue.

ArtBlock is an artist run coalition which was created after the Open Studio Tour was eliminated from the traditional route of the annual Venice Art Walk and Auctions. ArtBlock aspires to preserve and expand access to the arts in Venice through the Open Studio tour by giving free, public access to established studios and to many new emerging artist’s spaces tucked away throughout the neighborhood.

“This is a long overdue program for all Venice artists to be able to expose their work to our community, to meet each other, and create a more intimate community for all Venice artists.” Emily Winters, Co-founder, Venice Arts Council.

It is a unique opportunity to experience local artists creative environments and personal work, allowing the public to see art where it’s made, and to meet and talk to the artists in an informal setting, developing relationships and discovering great local art.

Venice is a city that has been known for it’s strong support of its artists.

As Sandy Bleifer of the ArtBlock, says, “Venice has always been such a community with its high tolerance for diversity of origins, ethnicity, ideology, and expressions.”

This event creates a direct opportunity to solidify, expand, and experience the arts in a way that few other venues can offer. “It’s amazing how creatives are tucked away in all the nooks and crannies of Venice, invisible to the naked eye…..Come discover the hidden Venice….” -Pamela Weir-Quiton, Artblock artist.

The JUNE 7TH Venice ArtBlock promises to again be an inspiring day. Flags will mark the participating studios and plans are being made for food and drinks, parking for the event, as well maps and transportation between blocks of studios. Come on out!

Instagram: #veniceartblock

Facebook: facebook.com/veniceartblock

Website by: Ara Bevacqua

 

 

 

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EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Upcoming | Archive: 2015 2014
  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2015

    5th ArtBlock Open Studio Tour

    11am-5pm

    Pick up your route map on Fourth st. and Sunset ave. Venice, CA 90291. Free to the public.

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  • Wed
    10
    Jun
    2015

    Live Draw!

    7pm-10pm

    334 Sunset ave. Venice 90291

    Yet another Live Draw comes to Alberto Bevacqua Studio.
     
    Watch 5 talented, established, and up and coming artists in a variety of mediums
    draw a live nude model.
     
    100% of artwork sales go to the artists.
     
    Live music by: VORPIUM 
     
    Dinner by: Chef Mohammed Boutarbouche
     
    Drinks by: House Beer/The Naked Grape
     
    Bevacqua studio faces development-eviction in August, and isn't going to go out without a bang.
     
    $20 gets you in the door and dinner/drinks are included.

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“Every person I ran into along the way raved about how excellent this event was, and how wonderful that it was free and open to absolutely anyone, not just those who can cough up the steep admission price of the official Art Walk. It somehow felt more REAL too … like art for art’s sake, not necessarily profit, though work was being sold, and perhaps as importantly, being seen, learned and known about. The community was out in force, great conversations were being had, and every artist I encountered was beaming with the success of the day … and the FUN!”

 

“Artblock was in fact SO cool, that I have to imagine they’re already plotting the next one. And you should be there. It’s the REAL deal. Thank you to all the artists involved, for inviting us all into your creative spaces, and for being there in the first place. Venice needs you!!! Sincerely, Thanks.”

 

“We wrapped up our walkabout of art, with plenty left unseen for the future. The Art Block is pure Venice. PURE. You should stop at nothing to be there – and delighted – by the next one. I’ll look forward to bumping into you … in the name of art … under the sign of Venice.”

 

“Artists have come together to support and promote each others’ works in a true grassroots and awesome event that is not only free monetarily, but artistically and sociologically, in true Venice fashion. I was inspired and proud all day long.”

 

“Everything was walkable if you really meant it (and we did), but there were buses and pedicabs if your energy waned at all. Ours did not, and we got around. And STILL didn’t manage to see it all!” -Blogtown by C.J Gronner

 

 

 

 

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Live Draw at Alberto Bevacqua Studio
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