Venice Art Edge, USA

 

Vivianne-Robinson-flickr--street artist Venice LA

Venice street artist/vendor

Vivianne Robinson/flickr

Art from the streets, galleries and artists of Venice, California

 

The VeniceClayArtists blog originated in Venice California, where a group of local clay artists got together in 2007 to create a huge ceramic chess set and the blogs inception grew from there. I took over the expired domain somehow thinking it was connected to the other Venice in Italy, which attracted me for its reputation with contemporary art, the Murano glass tradition and a love for the Italian modernist ceramics. Having once lived in Santa Monica within walking distance of Venice Beach, I was only too familiar with its funky atmosphere, creative spirit, irreverence and edgy art. It is still a thriving arts precinct drawing up to 150,000 visitors a day on weekends to savor the spectacle of the  boardwalk street artists, vendors, musicians, galleries, palm readers, performers and dreamers combined with the aquatic allure of the Pacific ocean. I was just as pleased when I became aware of the blogs association to the alternative, eclectic and colorful Venice Beach.

 

Venice Beach canal

 

Venice beach was originally intended to be a resort town culturally reminiscent of Venice, Italy, complete with canals, gondolas, amusement piers, hotels and Venetian-styled buildings. The tobacco mogul Abbot Kinney transformed the land on the Del Rey peninsula, south of Santa Monica into the ‘Venice of America’ in 1905. Architects were employed to design all the town buildings in “Venetian Renaissance” style complete with a network of water canals and central lagoon, stretching 16 miles in total and including gondolas.
After more then its fair share of boom/bust cycles, Venice has traversed numerous incarnations, with its artistic input starting with the 50‘s beat generation followed by 60‘s hippies, musicians and artists. In the 70‘s the skateboard and rollerblade fad attracted hoards of visitors that invigorated the street markets and local entertainment. This has since been further enhanced by the establishment of permanent art galleries and events like the monthly Venice Art Crawl and the annual Venice Art Walk where works of both new and seasoned Venice artists are displayed by local residents and businesses within the Venice Boardwalk area. More chapters will unfold for the growth of the Californian Venetian art scene, here are some images capturing its evolution.

 

 

Magdalena Suarez Frimkess & Michael Frimkess, 7 Up - The Uncola, 1995,

‘7 Up The Uncola’  –  Magdalena Suarez Frimkess & Michael Frimkess, Venice

 1995

 

 

LA artist/mural painter Robert Vargas with his street art

Local LA artist/mural painter Robert Vargas. (Photo credit: www.facebook/downtownartwalk)

 

 

 

 

1991,-5x8',-Joyce Liberman

“UNstill LIFE” 1991 – Joyce Lieberman, Venice

60×88″

joyceleiberman.com

 

 

 

Across-the-universe_Samual Goldstein

‘Across The Universe’ – Samual Goldstein

madteapottery.com

 

 

 

Gemini Chimera by Michael Divine-40-x-30 abstract oil painting

‘Gemini Chimera’ by Michael Divine

Sananda Gallery, Venice, CA

40 x 30″

 

 

LAL-Group Sculpture-2015-Tony Cragg abstract

Tony Cragg sculpture – 2015

LA Louver, Venice, CA

 

 

 

Mural Angel of Unity by artist Freydoon Rassouli at Washington Blvd + Speedway

 ‘Angel of Unity’ by artist Freydoon Rassouli

Cnr, Washington Blvd + Speedway, Venice Beach

 

 

'Wisdom-Is-Knowledge-In-Depth'Chris-Ouk

‘ Wisdom Is Knowledge In Depth’ – Chris Ouk

WikidCanvas, Etsy

 

 

 

Venice boardwalk

A ride along Venice Beach

Rip Cronk mural –  Flickr—Darren LoPrinzl

 

 

 

Venice Beach Sunset – Spence Munsinge

 

 

 

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‘Crystal Goddess’ – Abhi Thati

Sananda Gallery, Venice

 

 

 

Flower Tree, Pony, Rock - Matt Wedel

‘Flower Tree’, ‘Pony’, ‘Rock’  (left to right) – Matt Wedel

LA Louver Gallery

 

 

 

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Charlotte Victoria Art

instagram @charlottevictoriaart

Venice Art Crawl

 

 

 

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Painter Ra Ra Superstar will be in the Venice Beach Music Fest 10 Art Show on September 12, 2015!

Ra Ra Superstar is a Venice stalwart and has been selling art there for 16 years

Venice Beach Music Fest

 

 

 

Venice Beach street artist

Venice Beach street art

 

 

psychedelic Venice poster

Venice poster by Daniel Militonian

 

 

Street performers Venice Beach

 

 

Touch of Venice street mural

‘Touch of Venice’ street art

 

 

Benedigital by Muluc - Sananda Gallery

‘Benedigital’ by Muluc

Sananda Gallery, Venice

 

 

 

Bennett-Harada---Jay-Adams-Memorial-Session---Flickr---SteveWillard

Bennett Harada –  Jay Adams Memorial Session

Flickr   SteveWillard

 

 

Body Builder in Venice, CA, Posing for a Woman with a Brownie Camera 1964

Venice body builder

1964

 

 

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Octopus Mural  Nth Venice Blvd, Venice

 

 

Magdalena-Suarez-Frimkess-and-Michael-Frimkess,-Venice-Canal-Vase,-2001,-glazed-stoneware,-18-x-5-in.,-45.72-x-12.7-cm.-Courtesy-of-the-artists.-Photo-by-Joshua-White

 ‘Venice Canal Vase’, 2001, glazed stoneware – Magdalena Suarez Frimkess and Michael Frimkess

18 x 5 in . Photo by Joshua White.

Hammer Museum – Made in LA  2014

 

 

 

2009-LAPD-POLICE-ON-SEGWAY-venice

LAPD Segway

Venice Boardwalk – Photo Vivianne Robertson

 

 

 

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Cindy Bruna – Venice Beach

Photo – Thierry le Goues

 

 

 

Costa-Mesa!!-—-with-Man-Ouk Art wall venice

Costa Mesa – Chris Ouk

Venice – California

 

 

 

Deborah-Butterfield-2009 horse sculpture installations

Deborah Butterfield

  L.A. Louver 2009

 

 

Gaia-Ambassador-Amanda-Sage-Sananda-Gallery

‘Gaia Ambassador’ -Amanda Sage

Sananda Gallery

 

 

HW_LoveShack_mural_frontal_color_web-Artwork-by-Hans-Walor-Heart-Space-Mural,-Venice,

‘Heart Space Mural’  – Hans Walor

Venice, CA

 

 

Untitled-4

‘Cougar 1, Cougar 5’ – Gwynn Murrill

LA Louver

 

 

 

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Venice public art wall

wallsofla.com

 

 

 

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Venice street mural – ‘History Is Myth’ – Rip Cronk

Ingrid Truemper-flickr

 

 

 

ken-price-2001-Hunchback-of-Venice polymorphic sculpture

‘Hunchback Of Venice’ – Ken Price (1935 – 2012)

 

 

King Solomon the Snake Charmer on the Venice boardwalk Jelson25

King Solomon the Snake Charmer on the Venice boardwalk

Wikipedia Jelson25

 

 

 

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Laddie John Dill

 

 

Two large outdoor sculptures by Paul Mccarthy

Paul McCarthy sculptures

L & M Gallery

 

 

 

matt-wedel-ceramic sculpture - flower-tree

‘Flower Tree’ 2013 – Matt Wedel

LA Louver Gallery

72 x 42 x 52 in.

 

 

 

moe-the-localVenice-muralist-Isabelle-Alford-Lago's-iconic-Abbot-Kinney-gorillas

Local Venice muralist Isabelle Alford Lago’s iconic Abbot Kinney Bvd. gorillas

 

 

 

Part-of-“Identity-disorder”-series-exhibed-at-C.A.V

“Inner Universe”  – Skount (Spain)

Part of the“Identity-disorder” series

C.A.V.E Gallery  Venice, CA

 

 

Patricksmercy-flickr - Thor street sculpture - Venice Beach

Thoth street sculpture – Venice Beach

Patricksmercy, flickr

 

 

 

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Matt Wedel – ‘Flower Tree’

LA Louver

 

 

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Solo exhibition Dutch artist SIT entitled ‘Haiiro’ 

2012

C.A.V.E  Gallery, Venice

 

 

Swirls--Samuel Goldstein whimsical teapot

‘Swirls’ – Samuel Goldstein

 

 

 

Glacier-Blue-Tower-LA-Louver-Gallery-Dale-Chihuly

‘Glacier Blue Tower’ – Dale Chihuly

LA Louver Gallery

 

Gajin Fujita - graffiti artist LA louver

‘Fatal Match’ – Gajin Fujita, graffiti artist

 

 

white Buddha statue

Local Buddha, Venice, CA

 

 

 

True-Blue-1994LA-Louver Ken Price

‘True Blue’ – Ken Price – (1935 – 2012)

LA Louver

 

 

Vivianne-Robinson Venice Beach art walls

Venice Beach art wall

Vivianne Robinson/flickr

 

 

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Venice Art Crawl

Venice Art Crawl is held every third thursday of the month. Its aim to strengthen communication and collaboration within the Venice community through monthly art events and foster and reinvigorate the creativity that has historically made Venice such a vibrant and dynamic community.

 

 

buddha-cats-and-animals-Gary Steinborn

‘Buddha Cats’ – Gary Steinborn – Veniceclay

 

 

 

 

veniceartcrawl-on-Instagram Abbot Kinney Blvd wall mural

 Abbot Kinney Blvd wall mural, Venice

veniceartcrawl on Instagram

 

 

 

 

Color-Smoke-Li-Wei-1970-Flying-over-Venice-2013

Venice Italy Flyover – Li Wei

2013

 

 

 

veniceartcrawl-on-Instagram 'Umbrella' by photographer-Warren-Rynkun-on-a-recent-visit-to-Venice

‘Umbrella’ – Warren Rynkun

veniceartcrawl on Instagram

 

 

Thomas Houseago- All Together Now-LM Gallery-2

‘All Together Now’  – Thomas Houseago

2010 exhibition – L&M Gallery

 

 

 

Amanda-Sage-Xochitlanenzi--60-x-48---oil-on-canvas

‘Xochitlanenzi’ – Amanda Sage

 60 x 48″ —oil on canvas

Sananda Gallery, Venice, CA

 

 

 

veniceartcrawl-on-Instagram@melperrotta

 Instagram@melperrotta

Venice Art Crawl

 

 

 

 

Venice-Beach-based-artist-interview-of-the-week--Isabelle-Alford-Lago1219-Abbot-Kinney-Blvd,-Venice

Venice street art – Isabelle Alford-Lago

1219 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, USA

 

 

 

0301-ItCameFromVenice-Sponto-Art-Show

Sponto Gallery, Venice, California

 

Hank-Murrow--ceramic-faceted-bowl

Hank Murrow

 

 

Hank-Murrow--wood-fired-cups

Hank Murrow

Hank was the co-founder of The Potshop  in Venice in 1962, he is still making pottery at 77 in Oregon.

 

 

 

Young-Chun painting

Young Chun – Cave Gallery

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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