Date posted: 07/11/2012
Los Angeles is a great place to discover up and coming artists through “art walks.” Art walks are free open galleries people can view while exploring an area. If you’re staying in cheap hotels in Santa Monica, venture off to Venice to look at some of the galleries at Venice Art Crawl. One of the most unique areas of Los Angeles is also home to some of the most interesting art.
Every third Thursday of the month, Venice opens its community to artists at Venice Art Crawl. The non-profit event’s goal is to strengthen communication and collaboration within the community. The Art Crawl works to restore the creativity that has historically made Venice such a vibrant and dynamic community. The Art Crawl periodically holds meetings and happy hours to improve the event. In order to learn of these happenings, like the Art Crawl Timeline page on Facebook.
Art galleries are available all over Venice for viewing, from hotels beside the beach to the Gas Station on Pacific Avenue to the back of bars and restaurants and the rooftop of apartments. Art Crawl is a great way to see the use of shared space in Venice. You can view a map of the current month’s offerings close to the Art Crawl’s date here.
Graffiti art and skateboards are two artistic styles that are fairly common at the Venice Art Crawl. In the past, the “Dogtown Dogs” food truck has provided food to visitors of Art Crawl, along with nearby restaurants Canal Club, Hama Sushi and the Sidewalk Café.
Venice is a beachfront district of West Los Angeles known for canals, beaches, and the Ocean Front Walk, which features performers, fortune-tellers, artists and vendors. Many of Los Angeles’ early beat poets and artists hail from Venice.
With additional art walks in downtown Los Angeles, Miracle Mile, and Culver City, there is a lot to see in Los Angeles. The next Venice Art Crawl is July 19 so be sure to come out, see some art and experience Venice!