Celebrating the Creative Community of Venice.
We are working on the preservation of the Venice Beach Poetry Monuments, and we support In Creative Unity's efforts to preserve and extend the Venice Public Art Walls (Formerly Grafitti Pit). We also see that the Local Artist decorated beach benches need repairs. Venice Beach Benches Decorated by Local Artists Click Here to Contact Us.
Below are photos of the Venice Beach Poetry Walls, illustrating the erosion due to water blasting by grafitti removal crews. We are fundraising to restore these.
Venice Arts Council has restored murals in Venice (see Channel 4 News VIDEO ). Click photos to see more. With the help and cooperation of many we recently completed restoration of the Endangered Species Mural.
The Venice Neighborhood Council voted to award $20,000 to Nathan Zakheim Associates for materials to restore the Jaya mural in the Canals and the Endangered Species mural on Venice Beach (pictured above). Endangered Art Fund Sponsors include: Venice Neighborhood Council, Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, Whole Foods Market, Office of Community Beautification City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works, Don Geagan, Abbot Kinney District Association, Park Plaza Partnership, Switch Studios, Voice of the Canals, Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP, Patricia Greenfield, and other generous individuals and Venice businesses. Thanks to our generous supporters, we have restored the Jaya mural. The Endangered Species mural was restored in 2008 by ICU Art (In Creative Unity).
"I cannot tell you how moved and touched I am by all the love and support I, and the Venice Arts Council Endangered Art Fund has been receiving from all of you. Keep in mind that these two murals were selected because the property owners contacted SPARC and myself, that if the graffiti is not removed, they will reluctantly have to paint them out.
Again, we can still gather our resources and make a difference. Special thanks to all of you, the Voice of the Canals, the Park Ave. Association, SPARC, the Venice Art Council members, and the many individuals who came out to be counted.
Respectfully, with love, Emily "Your Taxes and Contributions at work - Jaya Mural Read the article by Ann Arens on the Voice of the Canals Website
Mural Restoration - see the Video