Art hits the street in Venice

Art hits the street in Venice

Green is the theme of the first Venice Art Crawl of the year.

Falling on St. Patrick’s Day, the emerald-themed evening of art on Thursday, March 17, not only honors the Irish saint’s holiday, but also has an environmental bent.

Expect to see Windward Circle awash in green light from the Venice sign and “Leave No Trace” signs made from recycled art decorating the area, says Venice Art Crawl President Sunny Bak.

The art crawl also features an effort to clean up Venice in the wake of St. Paddy’s Day celebrations, she adds.

Other highlights include:

•    Six new artworks, called “rolling conundrums,” by assemblage artist Dr. Louis D’Elia at The Sunny Bak Studio, 2214 Pacific Ave.

•    “Photos of Venice Life” by longtime Venice resident Walter Chism at the Bank of Venice, 80 Windward Ave.

•    The 7 p.m. unveiling of sculptor David Tanych’s steel and redwood sculpture at the Art Shack-Teau at 1008 5th Ave., followed by music from New Orleans-style funk band The Gumbo Brothers.

•    A showcase of artistic clothing by designer Robert Graham at 1326 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

•    A Cat Art Show and cat adoption event at Fringe Salon at 1605 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

•    A group show of artworks by Marcus Pollitz, Herbito Luna, Chavez Art and Luif Huffintgon at Plancha Taco, 2024 Pacific Avenue.

•    “Kienholz: Televsions,” an exhibit of assemblage sculptures of television sets by late Cool School alum Ed Kienholz and his wife Nancy, at L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd.

•    “ART’ravenous,” a celebration of art, poetry, music, theater and comedy, at Danny’s Venice, 23 Windward Ave.

— Christina Campodonico

The “Green” Venice Art Crawl starts at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 17. Visit for more information.