Venice Arts Council will hold a public art and culture workshop, a gathering of Venice artists, organizations and members of the community for a dialogue about the arts in Venice, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 7th, at the Venice Center for Peace with Justice and the Arts, 2210 Lincoln Blvd., Venice.

The workshop will be led by local arts luminaries Jonathan Zeichner, co-director of Inside Out Community Arts; and Judith F. Baca.

Baca is a muralist/activist and founder/artistic director of SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center) in Venice.

Registration, refreshments and music will be provided at 11 a.m., followed by a workshop segment presented by Zeichner, who will discuss ways for Venetians to “open a window into each other’s creative visions” and he will conduct a quick “get-to-know-you portion of the workshop.”

At 12:30 p.m., Baca will begin a “Voice to Vision” workshop, in which members of the community will be asked to answer the question: “What are five ideas you have for the enhancement of the artistic life of Venice which will establish our community as a leader in the arts in our city, will define what is uniquely Venice and will transform our community into an artists community?”

The workshop will end with a panel representing arts and community organizations sharing insights from the day as well as taking questions from the audience.

Participation is free.

Information, (310) 822-9560 ext. 15.

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