Venice Art Crawl

A Venice Chamber of Commerce Hosted Event

Fresh Air • Fresh Art

The Venice Art Crawl is a Venice Chamber of Commerce Hosted Event” 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 an all-volunteer run non-profit organization which is a committee of the Venice Chamber of Commerce.

Donate to the Venice Art Crawl Today! 

Help keep art alive in Venice by donating to the Venice Art Crawl today. Everything helps.

“The Venice Art Crawl brings the community and art together.”

David J. StineDavid J. Stine Design

Stay Connected with Community Through Art

Upcoming Events

June Venice Art Crawl

Upcoming Venice Art Crawl – Thursday, June 16th, 2022.

Now accepting artists’ event submissions

Submit your event today!

Venice Art Crawl Mixer

Our May Mixer is coming up! Thursday, May 19.

Come meet artists, art lovers, art collectors, and venues

Volunteer, show your art, buy art!

Plan your event for the June 16 Venice Art Crawl

We’re excited to meet you and see old friends!

Brabu is a new restaurant with a gorgeous sunset view of the Washington Pier and the sand.

The modern Italian American restaurant chef is Baulio Bunay who will be our host on this special evening.

Appetizers will be served.

Brabu
3015 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291

Reservations for dinner call 310-881-9239 

Music by Adam LFG

Price: Chamber members: $5 / Prospective members: $10

Register Today!

Matthew Brookes

Fashion and Surf photographer Matthew Brookes is interviewed by Karen LaCava.

Matthew Brookes is a photographer known for his editorial projects and his natural and simplistic style. Born in England and raised in South Africa, Brookes’ photographs have been featured in major magazines such as GQ StyleVogue, and L’Uomo Vogue. In addition to his work with models and celebrities, Brookes is fascinated by the dynamism of the human form in motion and enjoys photographing athletes and dancers. In 2015 Brookes published his first monograph with Damiani, Les Danseurs, a portrait of the ballet dancers of the Paris Opera.

Matthew’s new book is available for preorder now.

Matthew Brookes: Into the Wild

Preorder Into the Wild Now!
Venice Sign

Volunteer with The Venice Art Crawl

Volunteers play a crucial role in keeping arts and culture vibrant in Venice. Join the Venice Art Crawl community by filling out the form below.

Volunteer for the VAC!

“I am just giddy about this years event!”

Sunny BakVenice Art Crawl President
Legendary Women Artist of Venice Award Logo

LWAOV Logo design by:
Shin Shin Architecture & Design

2022 Legendary Women of Venice Artist Awards

The Legendary Women Artists of Venice Award was established in honor of Women’s History Month by the Venice Art Crawl. The award recognizes the contribution of Women to the Arts and their profound impact on society. The Legendary Women Artists of Venice Awardees shine light on the benefits of creative expression, collaborative initiatives, and creative workspaces. They uphold the legacy of feminist art history and theory across multiple art disciplines. Our Awardees meet the criteria of considerable accomplishment, achievement, and contribution to the Arts and Venice Beach community – with over 10+ years experience represented by their professional efforts, work, vision, and commitment. The Legendary Women Artists of Venice Award is presented semi-annually to female artists whose life and work exemplifies the Venice Art Crawl’s mission of creating community through art, education, and social activism. The award anticipates a lifetime of achievement for its recipients and the meeting of a new sisterhood in the arts.

Nominate

Please nominate your favorite female artist of Venice to receive an award.

Nominate Today!

Attend

Thursday, March 17,2022 6-8PM

High at Hotel Erwin 1697 Pacific Avenue, Venice

  • DJ 
  • Live Performances  
  • Andy Warhol portraits by Venice Artists
  • Silent Auction
  • Food and Beverages
  • $100 limited tickets available.
Get Your Tickets Today!

Sponsor

Sponsorship levels:

  • Art Lover
  • Art Supporter
  • Art Benefactor
  • Presenting Sponsor
Learn More!

A Few Featured Artists

Sandra Zebi, Sandra Sandra, and DCastro gathering together to share art and music

Lee Harris, glass artist shares his work

A Conversation on [ Black ] Male Identity with O Gallery /Advisory & Mgmt., featuring artwork by Reena Tolentino and Sage Gallon

Community

Our goal is to share, inspire and promote collaboration within the Venice community through mixers and art events.

Volunteer

We are an all-volunteer run non-profit organization which is a committee of the Venice Chamber of Commerce.

Create

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.

Inspire

Our goal is to share, inspire and promote collaboration within the Venice community through mixers and art events.

Our goal is to bring art and community together

  • Preserve the arts in Venice
  • Share, inspire and promote
  • A vibrant and dynamic art community
  • Collaborate with the Venice community

Our board is comprised of genuinely gifted minds

Sunny Bak
Board Member

Sunny Bak

Before the very first Venice Art Crawl over 10 years ago, Sunny was a known ambassador for Venice arts. Originally from New York City, where she made a name for herself as a music industry, celebrity, and fashion photographer, Sunny has served on the Venice Art Crawl board as Sponsorship Director, Vice President, and now serves as President. She is a loyal friend of the arts, always recruiting the community to participate and be invested in keeping creativity alive in Venice.

Before the very first Venice Art Crawl over 10 years ago, Sunny was a known ambassador for Venice arts. Originally from New York City, where she made a name for herself as a music industry, celebrity, and fashion photographer, Sunny has served on the Venice Art Crawl board as Sponsorship Director, Vice President, and now serves as President. She is a loyal friend of the arts, always recruiting the community to participate and be invested in keeping creativity alive in Venice.
Image: Hollie Stenson
Board Member

Hollie Stenson

For over 13 years now, Hollie is deeply committed to and has served the community of Venice in a variety of ways, such as a Board Member of the VNC and producing TEDxVB in 2015. After completing her two terms in the VNC, she was excited to finally have more time to devote to the two things she loves most about Venice: art & community. She now volunteers for one of the organizations that does the best job of bringing together those two worlds for over 10 years now - the Venice Art Crawl. One really gets to know the “patina” and “je ne sais quoi” of Venice - that brings loads of art lovers and visitors every year - through the Venice Art Crawl streaming and live events. Hollie is proud to be part of such an amazing all-volunteer team that organizes those events.

For over 13 years now, Hollie is deeply committed to and has served the community of Venice in a variety of ways, such as a Board Member of the VNC and producing TEDxVB in 2015. After completing her two terms in the VNC, she was excited to finally have more time to devote to the two things she loves most about Venice: art & community. She now volunteers for one of the organizations that does the best job of bringing together those two worlds for over 10 years now - the Venice Art Crawl. One really gets to know the “patina” and “je ne sais quoi” of Venice - that brings loads of art lovers and visitors every year - through the Venice Art Crawl streaming and live events. Hollie is proud to be part of such an amazing all-volunteer team that organizes those events.
Image: Karen La Cava
Board Member

Karen La Cava

One of the reasons Karen moved to Venice in 1990, and stayed, is the free-spirited artistic vibe this urban beach town exudes. This NY transplant who is an amateur artist, has been known to sell her work when approached. Karen is an avid art connoisseur and wants to help keep art alive in Venice. She also comes from a family of artists and understands the value of supporting them. Come out to our events and see why Venice and art is such an awesome pairing.

One of the reasons Karen moved to Venice in 1990, and stayed, is the free-spirited artistic vibe this urban beach town exudes. This NY transplant who is an amateur artist, has been known to sell her work when approached. Karen is an avid art connoisseur and wants to help keep art alive in Venice. She also
comes from a family of artists and understands the value of supporting them. Come out to our events and see why Venice and art is such an awesome pairing.
David Stine
Board Member

David J. Stine

For me, the Venice Art Crawl is the perfect intersection of two passions, creativity and community. I love the magic that happens when we work to create those moments. It’s all about connection and something that moves or inspires you.

For me, the Venice Art Crawl is the perfect intersection of two passions, creativity and community. I love the magic that happens when we work to create those moments. It’s all about connection and something that moves or inspires you.
Image: Shaudee Mehrdad
Board Member

Shaudee Mehrdad

As an event planner, Venice is a continuous source of inspiration for my concepts and ideas when designing. The Venice Art Crawl to me is the cumulation of the art and community of Venice by celebrating it’s eccentricities, strangeness, and beauty.

As an event planner, Venice is a continuous source of inspiration for my concepts and ideas when designing. The Venice Art Crawl to me is the cumulation of the art and community of Venice by celebrating it’s eccentricities, strangeness, and beauty.
Image: Sandra Zebi
Board Member

Sandra Zebi

Sandra Zebi is an artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil that has been based in the Venice area for the past thirty years. Her work is primarily ceramics and mixed media paintings. She has her own style with distinct and vibrant colors made up of cheerful and graceful images, used to convey positive messages.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

A vibrant community culture that flows with creativity is our secret

Thank you to our sponsors

Enough Talk, Let's Build Something Together