VENICE ART WALLS
BENEFIT ART AUCTION
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 6-9 PM (Silent Auction Closes at 8 PM)
Presented by I.C.U. Art
At The The G2 Gallery
1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (@ Milwood. 2 blocks north of Venice Blvd.)
Celebrity Auctioneer: Richard Montoya (Cultural Clash)
Exhibition Curators: Jeanna Penn & Stash Maleski ICU Art
ARTISTS (in no particular order)
Axis, Robbie Conal, Swank, Slick, Asylm, Haste, Terrell Moore, Toonz, Eye, Emily Winters, Eric “Cre8” Walker, Barry “Twist” McGee, Kofie, Erick “Duke” Montenegro, Judy Baca, Randy “Relic” Legaspi, Edizen Stowell, Steve Grody, Mandoe, Kiino Villand, Ezra Li, Juan Carlos “Heaven” Muñozh, Sen, Tosha Grantham, Mark Sadlek, JoeX2, Man One, Dytch, Michael Rababy, Sonji, Miner, Duce, Flwent, Ping Ping, Zender, Mike D. Steele, Siner, Sano, Zuco, Andrew “Nomor” Huerta, Emma Ferreira, Ruth San Pietro, Dustin Otterbach, Pose 2, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, Mario, Timoi, Ernest Miranda, Vyal & more…
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The Venice Art Walls are in Danger!
The Venice Art Walls need your help. The program that issues free permits to artists to paint on the walls is in desperate need of funding. City of L.A. funding for this program is being cut due to the City of L.A. budget crises. Without a permit program, the City of L.A. has made it clear that it will close the area to painting. The area will be in great danger if this occurs.
The Venice Art Walls is the only place in the City of Los Angeles where artists can paint graffiti art on City of L.A. property legally. The area was formerly known as the Venice Graffiti Walls or the Graffiti Pit. ICU Art helped to preserve this area from destruction in 1999 when the City was remodeling the Ocean Front Walk and tore down the Venice Pavilion. ICU Art has been curating the walls since 2000 as a free, non-profit program for the graffiti artists of Los Angeles and the residents of Venice.
Come help to preserve this important cultural and historic landmark and the spirit of free expression in Venice. This is a rare opportunity to see or purchase some incredible artwork by some of California’s most sought after artists at amazing prices.
Current Program Only Funded Through July 1, 2008
The program that has been issuing the permits for artists to paint is funded only through July 1, 2008. When these funds run out, the walls will be closed to painting. All funds generated will go to The Chrysalis Project – the non-profit organization that helps to manage the Venice Art Walls program. The money will go specifically to pay the artists and other people who work as On-Site Supervisors issuing free permits to artists on weekends and City of L.A. holidays.
Info on the current program: www.veniceartwalls.com
Info about the organizing group: www.icuart.com
For more information on making donations to the Venice Art Walls go to: www.veniceartwalls.com/donate
Please forward this invitation to your friends.
- $10 Admission at the door (donating artists are the only people on the guest list)
- Gallery will be open for preview viewing of the artwork from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM No charge to view or place bids on artwork during the day.
- Info line: (310) 535-7729
- Silent Auction closes at 8:00PM! (most artwork will be in the silent auction)
Live Auction starts at 8:15.
- Artwork pick-up is from 9:00-10:30
- Afterparty is next door at The Brig, 1515 Abbott Kinney Blvd (free) 9:00PM
- Valet Parking available for a fee.
Free parking is on the street on Abbot Kinney, Electric Ave, (one block east of Abbot Kinney) or two blocks south on Venice Blvd.
- We will be accepting cash and checks as well as major credit cards through Pay Pal.
- ICU Art Direct: (310) 359-5108 (Jeanna Penn) firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 309-7756 (Stash Maleski) email@example.com
- The G2 Gallery is located at:
1502 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA
- The G2 Gallery is generously donating their beautiful new gallery space for this one day event. For more info on the gallery: www.theg2gallery.com
Raffle Tickets for: Art, Goods & Services - $5
We will be selling raffle tickets at this event that will feature unique goods and services from artists and businesses.
We can use volunteers to help us with this event the night of the auction. Volunteers will be admitted to the event and will receive a special thank you gift.
Please contact Jeanna at firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 359-5108.