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Art Auction Result
We raised over $12,000 at the Venice Art Walls Auction on June 3rd. This translates into about five months that the walls will be open beyond July 1st 2008. July 1st was when the City funding for the program ended. These funds were raised from the event entrance fee, the raffle, T-shirt sales and of course the sale of over fifty great works of art donated by a bunch of generous and talented artists. Thank you to all that attended or supported in any way. Thank you again for the generous support of the G2 Gallery. Click here to see photos from the event.
City of LA – Bill Rosendahl’s Office
Councilmember Bill Rosendahl of City Council District 11 has informed us that the City of Los Angeles through CD11 will be contributing a minimum of $15,000 towards the Venice Art Walls program for Fiscal Year 2008/09. Although this is less than half of what his office contributed for Fiscal Year 2007/08, we are very happy. ICU Art has been working with Arturo Piña and Mike Bonin from Rosendahl’s office all year, and they have been great supporters of the program. Due to an extreme budget shortfall for the City of LA, funding was completely cut to the program going into the new fiscal year. We are glad that people made an effort to express their support for the current program to the Council Office.
Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council – Neighborhood Improvement Grants
We are proud to announce that ICU Art has been selected for funding for a $2,400 grant to produce and install permanent signage in the Venice Art Walls area. We applied for these funds and were awarded approximately half of our original grant request, similar to nearly all of the grant requests that are receiving funding. We are happy to have been ranked 8th overall within a field of over 100 applicants. So many of the grant requests were worthy of funding, and they all seemed like great programs.
More Funding Needed!
Although we now have commitments to cover the bare minimum of funding that has been covered by the City of LA this past year, we are still in great need of additional funds to support the program. The funds raised so far only cover the most basic expense related to the program. The program is in need of funds for a youth program with instructors for minors, we need more signage and another used spray can disposal unit, and we need new laminated permits and T-shirts for the On-site Supervisors. We also need funding to help us apply for more long term grants and funding for next year. Please go to “Donate” to make a contribution.
Venice Art Walls Benefit Auction A Success!
Thank you for your generous support of the Venice Art Walls. The benefit art auction was a great success thanks to art-lovers like you. Invoices for payment have been sent through PayPal and buyers should receive emails requesting funds from In Creative Unity. All artwork sales include CA sales tax. If you wish to pay for artwork by cash or check, please call Jeanna Penn (310) 359-5108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All check should be made out to The Chrysalis Project. Once we have received confirmation of your purchase we will send information regarding pick-up of your artwork at The G2 Gallery during the gallery’s normal business hours (Tues-Sat 11am-6pm). If you have any questions please call Jeanna, (310) 359-5108 or email her email@example.com. Please do not contact the gallery directly.
Venice Art Walls Report Now Available
You can now download a report on the first six months of the Venice Art Walls Program covering the period from June 3, 2007 through November 25, 2007. This report was presented to the program’s Advisory Board earlier this year. We welcome comments and suggestions on this report and on the program during the period between November 2007 and now. Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to download report.
Photos to be Provided by Venice Paparazzi for Area
Venice Paparazzi has been selected as the official photo agency of the Venice Art Walls. The partnership between ICU Art and Venice Paparazzi has been extended through June 1, 2008. Edizen Stowell of Venice Paparazzi and her team of event photographers will be documenting the work on the walls on Sunday afternoons or early Monday morning. Select pieces will be uploaded to the Venice Art Walls site and may be uploaded to the www.venicepaparazzi.com site as well. This is an important project, as it will help us to document and highlight some of the high-quality artwork that occurs on the walls as part of the current permit program. This will also help us to determine which pieces are being painted mid-week without a permit, so that we can address this problem from an informed viewpoint.
Legal graffiti art?... with city permit,you bet!
Graffiti artists now required to apply for a permit to paint the walls at the famous Venice Pits - Yahoo! Underground | June 13, 2007>
Venice Graffiti Walls gets a Makeover
New rules, new limits on expression at Graffiti Wall due to complaints - The Argonaut | May 31, 2007
The Fastest Walls in the West
The Pits at Venice Beach - Yahoo! Underground | May 24, 2007
PRESS PHOTOS (For Print)
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