What is the Venice Art Crawl?
The VAC’s mission is to preserve the arts in Venice, a place that has historically been known as a vibrant and dynamic art community. Our goal is to share, inspire and promote collaboration within the Venice community through mixers and art events. We are a volunteer run non-profit organization which is a committee of the Venice Chamber of Commerce.
When is the VAC?
During 2017 the Venice Art Crawl happens 4 times a year: March 16, May 18, July 20, and September 22 and 23. Start time: 6PM and officially ends at 10PM but many venues are open later. The third VAC July 20, will be on Venice Blvd. from Speedway (near the beach) to Beyond Baroque Literary Art Center 681 Venice Blvd. (near Oakwood Blvd.)
If you know artists or have a venue in this stretch of Venice Blvd., please submit your event on the main page of the VAC website. This will confirm your participation in the VAC. September 22 and 23 VAC will be on the Venice Boardwalk between the skate park near Windward Plaza and the police station at Venice Beach.
Does my VAC event have to be in an art gallery?
Create your Venice Art Crawl pop up gallery anywhere along the designated area. Any restaurant, retail store, hotel, art gallery, or homeowner can host a pop up gallery. Be creative! For example, a wall in your restaurant, your outdoor patio, hotel lobby or room, your living room, front yard or garage, can all be pop up galleries. If you have an idea but are not sure if it will work or not, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the steps to get involved?
1. Attend a VAC monthly mixer.
Mixers are a great way to connect with artists, merchants and neighbors to exchange ideas and let each other know who has available space for shows. Dates for our monthly mixers will be the third Thursday of the month when there is not an art crawl event.
January 19 The Lincoln
February 16 Casa Linda
April 20 Fundraiser at the Runway, Playa Vista (ticketed only and can be purchased on main page)
June 15 The Lincoln
August 17 TBD
October 19 TBD
November 16 TBD
December 21 TBD
2. Curate your own show.
Once you have your event, the location and all the artists you will feature, please submit your event on the main page of the VAC website.
3. Submit your event!
We are now accepting submissions for our July 20 Venice Art Crawl event. The July 20 VAC will happen along Venice Blvd from Speedway near the beach to Beyond Baroque Literary Art Center, 681 Venice Blvd. We are looking for artists and venues who can participate in this stretch of Venice Blvd.
To ensure your event gets listed on the official VAC map, and on our events page on the VAC website, please submit your event by the first of the month of the VAC: March 1, May 1, July 1 and September 1.
EVENT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: For the July 20, 2017 Venice Art Crawl
To be promoted via our PR: July 1, 2017. Absolute deadline to be on the official VAC map: July 1, 2017.
Click here to submit your event!
Can I host a VAC mixer?
Yes, if you are a VAC sponsor. Mixers are a great way to connect with artists, merchants and neighbors to exchange ideas and let each other know who has available space for shows. Dates for our monthly mixers will be the third Thursday of the months that don’t have art crawls, January 19, February 16, April 20-Special Fundraiser Event @ The Runway in Playa Vista, June 15, August 17, October 19, November 16 and December 21.
VAC mixer hosts responsibilities?
Please offer a VAC drink and food special that participants can purchase.
How do I get on the official VAC map?
To ensure your event gets listed on the official VAC map and on our events page on the VAC website, please submit your event by the first of the month of the VAC: March 1, May 1, July 1 and September 1. Thank you.
How do I best promote my event?
The venue, event organizers and the artists themselves are responsible for promoting their event. VAC will also help promote your event via the VAC website, Facebook,Instagram, PR, newsletter, and Twitter. Visit our Plan Your Event page.
How do I get on the VAC Facebook page?
Simply post your event details and flyer on the official VAC facebook fanpage. www.facebook.com/TheVeniceArtCrawl
How do I get Twitter to mention my event?
Simply use the hashtag #VeniceArtCrawl
Does it cost money to participate in the art crawl?
No, but each participating event/venue/business must prominently display the VAC Banner outside of your event location. Banners available here ($25 fee per banner).
Also, we would greatly appreciate your support through a sponsorship or donation on the splash page, www.veniceartcrawl.com
Contact Sunny Bak at 310-430-2214 or email at email@example.com