VENICE ART WALLS
BENEFIT ART AUCTION
Tuesday June 3, 2008 6-9 PM $10
Presented by I.C.U. Art
At The G2 Gallery
1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA (@ Milwood Ave.)
ARTISTS (in no particular order)
Alex Axis Ventura, Robbie Conal, Swan , Slick, The Mac, Trek Kelly, Terrell Moore, Toonz, Asylm, Emily Winters, Eric Cre8 Walker, Retna , Kofie, Erick Duke Montenegro, Randy Relic Legaspi, Eye, Edizen Stowell, Steve Grody, Sano, Mandoe, Ezra Li, Juan Carlos Heaven Muñoz, Thanks, Tosha Grantham, Nuke , Mark Sadlek, Keo, Mear, Man One, Dytch, Michael Rababy, Miner, JoeX2, Jennifer Kaufman, Siner LTS, Dash , Emma Ferreira, Andrew Huerta, Duce, Mike Steele, Zender, Sen, Crayone, Kiino Villlland, Pose 2, Haste, Sonji, Vyal, Zuco, and more…
Auctioneer: Richard Montoya (Culture Clash)
Exhibition Curators: Jeanna Penn & Stash Maleski ICU Art
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: VeniceArtWalls.com
Info about the organizing group: ICUART.com
For more information on making donations to the Venice Art Walls go to:
$10 Admission at the door
Info line: (310) 535-7729
Silent Auction begins at 6PM and individual rooms will close from 7:45 until 8:15
The Live Auction will begin at 8:20PM.
ICU Art Direct: (310) 359-5108 (Jeanna Penn)
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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. If you would like to donate an item or service, please contact email@example.com (310) 359-5108.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 359-5108