The 34th annual Venice Art Walk & Auctions, showcasing a selection of art studios and architecturally significant homes to benefit the Venice Family Clinic, will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20.
This year’s event features tours of artists’ and architects’ homes east and west of Lincoln Boulevard, as well as homes between Pacific Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The art studio tours will highlight artist enclaves around Sunset Avenue and special art exhibits.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Venice Family Clinic, the largest free clinic in the United States.
This year’s main event, the silent art auction and community celebration, will be hosted by Google Los Angeles, making this the largest charity event that the Google office in Venice has ever held on its Main Street campus, event promoters said. The art auction will be held from noon to 6 p.m. May 20.
The Art Walk also includes live entertainment, gourmet food trucks, performance art and more.
“We are excited to be hosting this year’s Venice Art Walk & Auctions,” said Max Maxwell, arts and culture liaison for Google Los Angeles. “Not only do we share a neighborhood with Venice Family Clinic, but we share their vision for nurturing strong, healthy and creative communities across Los Angeles. We are proud to host this great event for a great cause.”
Elizabeth Forer, CEO of Venice Family Clinic, added, “Thirty-four years ago local artists and innovators started Venice Art Walk & Auctions to help provide health care to our neighbors, in need. We couldn’t think of a more creative, innovative partnership to re-launch the clinic’s signature event than with Google Los Angeles.”
Venice Art Walk & Auctions was started in 1979 by Venice-based artists, many of whom were patients at Venice Family Clinic.
For more information about Venice Art Walk & Auctions, including a schedule of tours, and to purchase tickets, (310) 392-9255, or www.theveniceartwalk.org.