Venice Art Crawl Presents Music Connects Us: Photography & Art Show on 4/20

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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 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

Christine Beligan

I was born in the Philippines and came to live in Los Angeles with my family when I was 3 years old. I grew up mostly eating Filipino Food, Asian Cuisines, and some American comfort foods. I remember us hosting so many parties when I was kid because my Mom was a well known cook amongst our family and friends. Plus, she is from a province in the Philippines called Tarlac and they are known to be great cooks. I started learning how to cook Filipino food in my 20’s, and creating my own versions of adobo, pancit, lumpia, turon, and pineapple chicken. Then I started to create dishes in my mind and cook from there. It wasn’t until my teens that I developed a palate for Italian cuisine, which is my favorite. I began to taste any Italian restaurant that was recommended to me. In the last few years, I have developed a love of going out to dine, and trying new places. It keeps it interesting. I met fellow foodies in the last year who have helped me to develop my palate. I would have never tried Octopus on my own, but there is this one restaurant that turned me on to Grilled Spanish Octopus, Citizen Kitchen by Chef Zach Geerson. I think by attending his wine pairing dinners that I have gone to, it has helped me to enjoy wonderful flavors that I may not have thought would go together. It’s those types of dining experiences that made me hunger for more. It has created this passion inside me to be more bold and daring to accept what is not the norm. With that said I am looking forward to future encounters with Chefs that will blow my mind with their work of art and vision.

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