The Venice Design Series returns with neighborhood tours and a moveable feast

Three views of architect Michael Sant’s magnificent Saddle Peak home, where the Venice Design Series is hosting a dinner party on May 15

Three views of architect Michael Sant’s magnificent Saddle Peak home, where the Venice Design Series is hosting a dinner party on May 15

Support efforts to help the homeless while exploring some of the L.A. area’s most impressive homes during the Venice Design Series, a series of architecture-themed fundraisers to benefit the nonprofit Venice Community Housing Corporation.

Proceeds from each of the six events over the next four weekends help fund case management and housing supports for homeless families as well as the VHC’s youth programs.

The Venice Design Series kicks off Saturday, April 30, with tours of historically significant downtown Los Angeles buildings and three new lofts in the Arts District.

The agenda for May 7 features two events — a morning walking tour of mid-century homes in Sullivan Canyon and a “moveable feast” set in four designer-built homes on Appleton Way in Venice.

The series tours South Los Angeles on May 14, throws a dinner party at the top of Saddle Peak on May 15 and wraps on May 21 with a party at a 1925 Pacific Palisades home with sweeping views of Santa Monica Canyon.

— Joe Piasecki

Tickets for each event start at $500. For more information, visit venicedesignseries.org.