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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

Each month the LAArtParty staff, led by Kathy Leonardo decides which events will be featured. Posted at noon on the Thursday prior to the last week of the month, LAArtParty.com features the Top Ten Art Parties, plus other fun events each month. VIP subscribers find out ONE week prior to the public and receive discounts and invites to VIP parties throughout the year.

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Coming Soon...May 19th thru 20th, The Venice Art Walk & Auctions!

Venice ArtWalk LOGOThis year, the Venice Art Walk & Auctions Celebrates the 34th Annual Venice Family Clinic Fundraiser In A Big Way

Venice Art Walk & Auctions, benefiting Venice Family Clinic, brings together community, creativity, and care with a fresh new venue, exciting art & architecture tours and exclusive Angel events, all in support of the largest free clinic in the United States. The event will be held May 19-20.

Starting on May 6th and running through Thursday, May 17th,....you have the chance to participate in a FREE Raffle to win two tickets on LA Art Party. All you need to do is find the code phrase and email us at  and you will automatically be entereded into our raffle. You will be notified by May 18th via email.

lowres VAW gallery2This year’s main event, Venice Art Walk & Auctions’ silent art auction and community celebration, will be hosted by Google Los Angeles, making this the largest charity event Google Los Angeles has ever held on its campus and a rare opportunity to visit the legendary “Binoculars Building” designed by Frank Gehry. Google Los Angeles’ new location is a fitting home to the signature silent art auction, featuring a curated collection of sculptures, paintings and photographs from the best and brightest of the Southern California art scene. The event also includes live entertainment, gourmet food trucks, performance art and more.

"We are excited to be hosting this year's Venice Art Walk & Auctions,” said Max Maxwell, Arts & Culture Liaison for Google Los Angeles. “Not only do we share a neighborhood with Venice Family Clinic, but we share their vision for nurturing strong, healthy and creative communities across Los Angeles. We are proud to host this great event for a great cause.”

EliVAW VeniceCanalzabeth Forer, CEO of Venice Family Clinic added, “Thirty-four years ago local artists and innovators started Venice Art Walk & Auctions to help provide health care to our neighbors, in need. We couldn’t think of a more creative, innovative partnership to re-launch the Clinic’s signature event than with Google Los Angeles.”  Win tickets!!! Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. this CODE PHRASE: VENICE GOOGLE ART WALK

Venice Art Walk & Auctions events include Art & Architecture tours of a selection of art studios and architecturally significant homes. This year’s tour features artists' and architects' homes East and West of Lincoln as well as homes between Pacific and Abbot Kinney. The Venture into Venice Art Studio Tours highlights artist enclaves around Sunset Avenue and special art exhibits.

VAW HomeKicking off Venice Art Walk & Auctions is a celebrity hosted Surf & Skate Auction on April 27 at Bergamot Station’s Track 16. The Surf & Skate Auction showcases specially designed skate decks and surfboards by artists, architects, musicians, athletes and much more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase once-in-a-lifetime Angel experiences, including artist in residence cocktail parties, artist salon events,
and celebrity-hosted receptions.

Venice Art Walk & Auctions was started in 1979 by Venice-based artists, many of whom were themselves patients at Venice Family Clinic. 100% of all Venice Art Walk & Auctions proceeds support Venice Family Clinic’s mission of providing free, quality health care to people in need through nine sites in and around Los Angeles County.


• Surlowres VAW Artf & Skate Auction Presented by 585 BOARDRIDERS: April 27, 6pm-10pm. The unofficial “kick-off” to the Venice Art Walks & Auctions, the 2nd Annual Surf & Skate Auction is comprised of food, drinks, live entertainment and a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind skate decks created by more than one hundred artists.

• Art & Architecture Tour, Artists and Architects East & West of Lincoln: May 19, Noon-4pm

• Angel Event, Artist in Residence-Huguette Caland: May 19, 6pm-8pm

• Art & Architecture Tour- Living between the Pacific and Abbot Kinney: May 20, 11am-2pm

lowres VAW ArtistStudioStudio Tour, Venture into Venice Artist Studio Tour: May 20, Noon-4pm

• Silent Art Auction hosted by Google: May 20, Noon-6pm (After Auction party until 7:30pm)

For more information about Venice Art Walk & Auctions, and to purchase tickets please visit www.theveniceartwalk.org or call 310.392.9255.

About Venice Family Clinic:  Venice Family Clinic is the largest free clinic in the country, with nine sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Inglewood, and Culver City. It provides a full range of primary care services, as well as specialty care, dental care, vision care, mental health services, health education, integrative medicine, child development services, and public health insurance enrollment. Last year, with the support of Silver Circle donors and 2,000 volunteers- including 500 physicians - the Clinic served 25,000 low-income and uninsured children and adults through 107,000 patient visits.