Celebrating the Creative Community of Venice.
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.