VJAMM

Celebrating the Creative Community of Venice.

Our History

2004  Venice Arts Council founded
2005  Venice People’s Centennial Celebrations(a series of 11events):
         Ulan Bator Foundation Concert of Mongolian Music
         Venice Artists About Venice Art Exhibit
         Divas of Venice:
               Judy Baca – “Que Viva Diva” professor, muralist, and co-founder of SPARC 
               Donna Deitch – filmmaker and co-founder of SPARC
               Maureen Cotter – “Deviant Diva”, writer
               Carol Fondiller – Venice activists, writer and a founding member of The Free Venice Beachhead
               Suzy Williams – “Diva Deluxe” Venice songbird
               Linda Albertano – Venice poet, featured on Venice Beach Poetry Walls
               Bridget Graham – Singer, Adaawe African Women’s Ensemble
               Jodie Evans – “Political Diva”, co-founder of Code Pink.
          Posters of Peace Press Exhibit
 

2006  Mayor’s Day of Service – Restored two murals at Venice High School
           Endangered Art Fund – Founded to restore and preserve public art in Venice with support from the public and private sectors.

           Public Art Forum –  The first gathering of Venice artists, arts organizations and supporting community for a dialogue and interactive workshop on the arts in Venice. 
 
2007  A follow-up art forum and survey of the arts in Venice 
 
2008  Mural restoration project fundraising campaign   
            Jaya Mural restoration 
            Endangered Species Mural restoration  
            Support the Venice Art Walls with ICU Arts 
            Advocacy for murals across Los Angeles through the Cultural Affairs Department

            Jaya Mural Donor Recognition event
 
 
2009     Development of a restoration plan for the Venice Poetry and Shower Walls on Venice Beach with Beyond Baroque

             Development of a plan, working with students from Venice High and other local organizations to commemorate the Japanese who were taken by bus from a corner of Lincoln and Venice Boulevards to internment camps

Endangered Art Fund Sponsors:  Venice Neighborhood Council, Office of Community Beautification, City of Los Angeles-Board of Public Works, Whole Foods Market, Los Angeles Office of Councilman Bill Rosendahl, CD 11, Switch Studios, Park Plaza Partnership, Abbot Kinney District Association, Ocean Front Walk District Association, Don Geagan and other individuals.

Members include:  The Venice Chamber of Commerce, Venice Historical Society, and ICU Arts.
 

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