The Venice Art Crawl (VAC) is pleased to present its 7th annual Anniversary Fundraiser event, Music Connects Us: Photography & Art Show on Thursday April 20, 2017 at the Runway at Playa Vista, 12746 W. Jefferson Blvd, Playa Vista, 90066 from 6-10PM. The event will take place at the Runway, transforming a 3,800 square foot space into an urban art installation. Over 70 local and international artists will be featured, including Miles Regis, Spaik, Plastic Jesus, Guy Webster, Balloonski, and more!

VIP tickets include a sit down dinner at the new Hal’s Bar & Grill Playa Vista. General admission tickets are also available. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.veniceartcrawl.com for the “VIP Dinner and Art Show” package for $200 and the “Art Show” alone for $40.    

I am so excited because this will be my first Venice Art Crawl. I am looking forward to seeing all the different artists’ work, especially Plastic Jesus. One piece of his I find especially profound and timely, is the Kanye West statue, named “False Idol”.

Another artist that that catches my eye is Balloonski. I have seen artwork made out of Legos and Jelly Beans, but never have I seen balloon art. It’s fun and playful. He also uses mixed media of spray paint and stencils to create images of balloons within a painting like his work on a pistol. I’m also very excited to check out the street art, especially the “unstudied,” counter-cultural works.

I can’t wait to check out the new Hal’s Bar & Grill located in the heart of Runway at Playa Vista. At the dinner, the Hal’s will host jazz singer Antonia Bennett, daughter of legendary singer Tony Bennett and Broadway belter Gail Boggs. Meanwhile, the artwork of Michael Paul Glaser (of Starsky & Hutch fame) will be displayed at Hal’s Bar & Grill.

The Venice Art Crawl is a Venice Chamber of Commerce Event: http://venicechamber.net.

We’ll be providing Instagram stories at this fantastic event! Be sure to follow @girlsonfoodblog

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