Originally founded in 1905 as a seaside resort town, and later known as “Bohemia-by-the-Beach,” Venice is eclectic, design-oriented, and artsy. It’s easily the Westside’s hottest neighborhood, with Abbot Kinney Boulevard (named for the city’s founder) acting as its downtown. Try Gjelina’s fennel salami pizza, organic gelato at N’ice Cream, and the croque madame at The Tasting Kitchen and thank us later. Shop for modern jewelry at Alexis Bittar, find cult skincare products at Aesop, and witness the thriving art scene during the Venice Art Crawl. On the home front, you’ll find cozy bungalows and cottages alongside modern masterpieces from Brian Murphy, David Hertz, Glen Irani, Marmol Radziner, and Frank Gehry (and don’t miss the idyllic canals). Property values continue to increase thanks to the presence of tech companies like Google Inc., which moved into Gehry’s famed Binoculars Building back in 2011.
The Venice Art & Collectables Market is held every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month at Venice High School, from 9am to 4pm. Proceeds benefit the Gondolier Booster Club! For more information, please visit VeniceFleaMarket.com
Join The G2 Gallery in celebrating two new exhibitions with participating artists. Gottlieb Native Garden and National Parks of Alaska and Hawaii. The Gottlieb Native Garden exhibit presents photography by G2 owners Dan and Susan Gottlieb and will serve as the backdrop to introduce National Wildlife Federation’s new book. Written by Mallory Smith, with 120 spectacular photos by Susan, the... Keep reading →
By Lisa Johnson Mandell Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer is doing everything he can to make the sale of his Mid-Century Modern home a smash hit. He just reduced the price again by more than a million bucks, lowering it from $12,995,000 to $11,900,000. It was originally listed in July 2015 for $14.5 million. Bruckheimer bought the glass-and-steel compound in the Brentwood Park neighborhood in 1985, for... Keep reading →
The Doors will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a special ceremony in Venice proclaiming January 4th to be “Day of the Doors.” The event will take place at the intersection of Windward and Pacific Avenue at 5pm.
Ecole Claire Fontaine hosts Music in the Garden every first Saturday of the month. The event will feature several local musicians and bands followed by a drum circle with Sandra Sandia. Visit the Music in the Garden Concert Series page for more information.