The three-time Emmy-nominated PBS (Public Broadcasting System) television program Antiques Roadshow, which visited Los Angeles for three weeks last August, looked for surfing collectibles in Venice.
The local segments of Antiques Roadshow, which celebrates its tenth anniversary on the local PBS station KCET, is scheduled to air a segment taped at a Venice Beach surfing store and on Venice Beach at 8 p.m. Monday, February 13th.
Antiques Roadshow staff took surfboards from the shop and shot scenes with the surfboards on Venice Beach.
Program staff and crew travel the United States looking for collectibles and memorabilia to be appraised.
Residents in each location the program visits can also bring their personal belongings to be appraised and featured on the air.
In August last year, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Gary Sohmers traveled to Venice Beach and found the Cruz Vintage store, a collaboration between Art Cruz and Kathy Urso that opened last year at 1307 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.
Items sold at the store include vintage surf and skate products and home furnishings.
For the upcoming local Antiques Roadshow, Sohmers appraised tiki items and vintage surfboards from Cruz Vintage.
Information, Cruz Vintage, (310) 227-5965 and
KCET information, www.kcet.org