ARTBLOCK Open Studios- Sunday May 15, 2016 11-6pm

 Francisco Letelier                                                                        
 Ara Bevaqua


Venice ARTBLOCK Open Studios
 May 15th, 20016
A journey into the heart of Venice

The highly anticipated Venice ARTBLOCK Open Studios 2016 will be held on Sunday May 15th from 11-6pm.

The event is offered free to the public, providing a fascinating glimpse into established studios and emerging artist’s spaces tucked away throughout the neighborhood giving visitors imaginative opportunities to join in public art activities and other creative events. Centered in the Oakwood neighborhood and Abbott Kinney Boulevard and spreading to other locations, ARTBLOCK calls attention to the vitality and importance of the arts in Venice and the diverse art district that is undergoing rapid change.

In their sixth event with an estimated 70 venues and many more artists, Venice ARTBLOCK Open Studios 2016 ARTBLOCK is included in the first cohort of grantees for the Arts Activation Fund, created by Mayor Eric Garcetti, to support creative community-benefit projects in Los Angeles.

The ARTBLOCK map, listing studios and activities, invites the public to share a sense of place and community as they guide themselves along the route on the streets and alleys of Venice.  Winding through murals, street art, live art and chalk mandalas, there is something for art lovers of all ages, including critically acclaimed exhibitions and the work of noted contemporary artists.

A wide range of cultural and civic organizations endorses the group, including Venice Community Housing Corporation, The Venice Arts Council, The Office of City Councilman Mike Bonin, The Venice Neighborhood Council, The Social and Public Art Resource Center, The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles and The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. The public is encouraged to walk or ride the route on bikes; however, shuttle buses are available for transport to all locations on the route. 
Pick up a map along the route, or at:

     1003 Gallery and Lounge -1003 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Weir/Quiton Studio - 360 Sunset Ave.-
     Letelier  Studio - 6th Avenue at Indiana Court 
     David Tanych/ Meryl Lebowitz Studio - corner of 5th Avenue and Westminster Blvd.
     The Distillery/ Artist Studios- 361 Vernon Ave.
     Wndow Space -  361Vernon Ave
     Social and Public Art Resource Center /SPARC - 685 Venice Blvd. 
     Rohitash Rao Studio 1637 Electric Ave.   Venice, California 90291