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Contact: Francisco Letelier 310 403 7747 firstname.lastname@example.org
Juri Kroll 310-957-7037 email@example.com
After last year’s overwhelming success and community response, ARTBLOCK is presenting
an expanded Venice ARTBLOCK Open Studios including over 60 artists in studios and special
exhibits across Venice on Sunday May 4, 2014 from 11am-6 pm. The event will be free to the
See you at the Studio!
ARTBLOCK is an independent artist-run organization offering collectors and art lovers free access to established studios and emerging artist!s spaces rarely open to the public.
Culturally diverse, multi disciplinary and inter-generational, the group is endorsed by a wide range of cultural and civic organizations, including The Office of City Councilman Mike Bonin, The Venice Neighborhood Council, The Social and Public Art Resource Center and The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles. Most importantly they have popular support from the diverse local community of Venice. Since last years event, ARTBLOCK artists have won worldwide photographic competitions, completed mural commissions, and taken part in International Art Fairs, Biennials, and exhibitions nationwide. As development continues to bring changes to Venice, ARTBLOCK calls attention to an endangered arts community that continues to contribute enormously to the beach side of Los Angeles.
“ARTBLOCK Open Studios are an experience that reflects the bohemian soul that made and is
working hard to preserve the Venice you know and love.” Shana Nys Dambrot LA Weekly
It's so great to get to see inside the studios of artists that you may just know socially, or have heard of.
What a treat to have them share so much of not just their art, but themselves.
ARTBLOCK is excellent and free!” C.J. Gronner Blogtown
“Captivating events that bring out classic Venice culture.”
Liz Spear Editor Venice Mar Vista Patch
The public can pick up a map at 4th Avenue and Sunset Ave. 90291, where many studios are centered or anywhere else along the route. Flags will mark participating studios. Free parking is available at Westminster Elementary School located at Abbott Kinney Blvd. and Westminster Ave and at SPARC (The Social and Public Art Resource Center) at 685 Venice Blvd.
The public is encouraged to walk or ride the route on bike, however, shuttle buses will be available for transport to all locations on the route. Along the route look for murals, live art, readings, live music and opportunities to participate in public art.
A catalogue of ARTBLOCK Artists (designed by Michele Castagnetti) allows participants to preview
work or to design their route ahead of time. (available at) magcloud.com/browse/issue/650936
Venice Artblock 2013 Video Recap: youtube.com/watch?v=DSl34-AXn-o