Venice is well known as an artistic community. From famous artists and musicians to actors and writers, Venice has been a haven for creative spirits since its beginning. Many fine artists and craftsmen have studios in Venice … advertising, entertainment and high tech businesses have offices and studios here. Murals cover many buildings; and there is even a public art wall for talented graffiti artists to practice. Much of the social scene of Venice centers around the art/creative community with many art shows/openings, little theater and night spots featuring local talent.

Abbot Kinney Mural
St Mark Mural Venice
Art Along Abbot Kinney

A look at a few of the many murals that can be seen throughout Venice.

Venice Beach Art Walls

The Venice Art Walls on the beach is open to the public with specific hours and a requirement that artists have a permit.

Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Library

Venice boasts a beautiful library, located on Venice Boulevard at Ocean Avenue. The Library host a number of programs throughout the year for children and adults. These programs frequently feature well-known producers, actors and business people. Their phone is 310.821.1769. Check out their website for more information and local events …

Beyond Baroque Venice

Beyond Baroque … one of Venice’s historic buildings … is now a literary arts center. The center has a book store and gallery. They also have a schedule of poetry readings, creative writing workshops and performances that are open to the public. For information and a schedule, visit their website

SPARC Venice

SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center) is a community-based non-profit arts organization dedicated to producing, presenting and preserving public artworks that reflect the lives and concerns of our diverse ethnic population. SPARC works are a collaboration between artists and local residents, resulting in art which arises from within the community rather than being imposed upon it. Visit their web site at

LA Louver Venice
Venice Art Opening
Venice Art Opening

The gallery scene is very active throughout the community. The many galleries continually have openings featuring the works of both the well-known and the next-to-be-discovered artists.

Pacific Resident Theatre Venice

The Pacific Resident Theatre has outstanding local productions. Their web address is

Electric Lodge Venice

The Electric Lodge has a regular schedule of theatrical productions and workshops. They can be found at

Venice Art Walk & Auctions

The Venice Art Walk & Auction is held each May as a fundraiser for the Venice Family Clinic.

Venice Art Crawl

Four times a year the community gets together to visit Venice artist’s studios during the Venice Art Crawls.