Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions Launches 39th Season with Three World-Renowned Artists: Alexis Smith, Sam Durant and Ed Moses

May 1, 2018

Venice Family Clinic (www.venicefamilyclinic.com) presents its iconic 39th Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions on Sunday, May 20, from noon to 6 p.m. at Google’s Venice Headquarters. Both the biggest art walk in Southern California and the largest public event held by the tech giant, the space will be transformed into an art gallery for the occasion, where guests can enjoy free access to the work of 250 contemporary artists, including such luminaries as John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha and Alison Saar as well as LA’s emerging talent—all with the goal of exceeding the $800,000 raised last year and supporting the Clinic’s mission to provide quality health care to those in need.

This year’s event honors three world-renowned Venice-based artists: signature artist Alexis Smith, an LA-based collage and installation artist, who has exhibited extensively from the Whitney to MOCA; along with honorees Sam Durant, known for his social artwork and who has a strong personal connection, having once been a beneficiary of the services himself; and Ed Moses, one of the City’s most experimental artists and a former honoree, posthumously. Durant has created a limited-edition piece appropriately titled “Everyone Deserves Healthcare,” which he describes as embodying the spirit of everything Venice Family Clinic does.

The fundraiser features exhibitions as well as a silent auction along with engaging community activations from live art exhibits curated by artist Bert Rodriguez to guided art workshops taught by local artisans, live music and craft beer & wine garden along with a bevy of food trucks, dog daycare and bike valet. The musical lineup includes Parker Ainsworth, Dervish, Lacey Cowden, Jonny Boy, DANKE and Foxtrails, all playing 45-minute sets beginning at noon. For a $50 donation, guests enjoy special access to dozens of artists’ studios. View a select number of works and bid early on paddle8.com/auction/venice-family-clinic starting May 8th.

Hotel Erwin is offering Walk the (Venice) Art Walk package, encouraging art lovers to ditch their cars for an art-caytion at the beach that weekend. For information on the event, visit https://theveniceartwalk.org

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Ed Eyre, Chad Wolf, McKay Stevens==
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Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions 2017==
Google Headquarters, Venice, CA==
May 21, 2017==
©Patrick McMullan==
Photo – David Crotty/PMC==

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