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Saturday, August 1 7pm Marina Del Rey Summer Concerts Pop Saturdays. Burton Chase Park, Marina Del Rey CA 8:00 PM Vicky Hamilton & Frank Ferrante Appetite For Dysfunction shares VICKY HAMILTON’s undeniable optimism, hope and faith-eternal and is a must read for anyone who is a music fan curious about the golden era of the...

An Artist's Journey

By Jack Neworth These past weeks have been stressful here in Venice. The death of an unarmed homeless man at the hands of a police officer, has left a sense of tension. One can only hope that justice is soon served and that somehow some good comes out of this senseless tragedy. In stark contrast...

Homeless but far from Hopeless

By Jack Neworth Venice Beach is home to some of the most talented street artists and musicians in the world. In some way it’s part of why Venice’s fame extends around the world. And it definitely does. In various polls of desired destinations of international tourists, visiting Venice is #2 right behind Disneyland. That one...

Rock On, Lisa Green!

By Greta Cobar Lisa Green is one of the Goddesses who makes Venice the colorful, intricate, exciting and interesting place that it is. She has been displaying her art on Ocean Front Walk, by Dudley, for about five years while at the same time being an ever-present advocate for love, justice and equality at our...

Letters

Hi Beachhead, My name is Courtney. I’m an artist. Mostly I can be seen creating black and white doodles, sitting on milk crates on the sidewalk of Abbot Kinney Blvd. My doodling teacher, life partner, and veteran Venice artist, Von Paul, is generally seen creating art right next to me. Von Paul has been selling...

The Politics of Painting Pagodas

By Krista Schwimmer There are many features on Ocean Front Walk that define its essence. Among the most noteworthy are the pagodas or pergolas, as they were first called. Clustered together like mini palm trees, these free structures welcome all against the elements. As a result, a variety of people congregate in and around them:...

Venice to Newcomers: Spare Me!

By Greta Cobar There are many white, clean beaches up and down the Coast. Yet people choose Venice for its bohemian vibe, artistic spirit and creative element. Ironically, though, the latest wave of arrivals have had the effect of killing the very things they moved here for. The art heart of Venice is about to...

The Art Tiles of Venice Beach: a Graphic History, 1904-2001 Latest Book Acquisition by the Venice Library Book Signing Celebration November 15, 3-5:30pm

By Kay Brown What do a local actor, artists, teacher and councilmember have in common? They have all read and recommend our reading of the “Art Tiles at Venice Beach – a Graphic History: 1904 – 2001.” The book magnifies the public art tiles that represent scenes from the history of Venice, 1904 to 2001....

P.O.P. by the Sea

By Marty Liboff Let us go back, back before Venice even existed. Abbot Kinney and a few of his business partners as early as 1895, had developed parts of the northern borders of what is now Venice and south Santa Monica. This area was called Ocean Park, and they built houses, gambling casinos and a...
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