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ART Blast!

October Art Events from  Art Opening at NextSpace Venice Beach,  ETC Gallery at Dogtown, Literary Performance by Westside Writer’s Group and Jazz Funk Fest!

Venice and Santa Monica are chock full of artistic events in the second half of October! Let’s get  to it! Look for forthcoming posts with more detailed coverage on My Venice Life.


October 24, 2015 Saturday, 6 – 9pm
Oliver “Ollie” Bell First Solo Show at ETC Gallery 

This show is in the former Zephyr space, that’s now occupied by ETC Art Gallery, inside Dogtown Realty, provides the perfect backdrop for “Ollie” featuring his tribute art to Robert Rauschenberg and video collaborations with his father, Venice Artist, Larry Bell. Art Opening details on My Venice Life >
2009 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405


October 24, 2015 Saturday, 7 – 10pm
Jazz Funk Fest at The Unurban

This every other month starts with spoken word performances in the first hour from 7 -8pm (yes, it starts on time) aka Rag n’ Bone with a variety of Venice and Santa Monica local writers, poets in a musical mashup, featuring regulars: Gerry Fialka, Tryg Hanson, Paulie Dee, Rex Butters plus guest appearances by Suzy Williams. The next 2 hours bring the funky jazz of Venetians Freddy Ginns and Eric Ahlberg. Free and Fabulous!
3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405


October 29, 2015 Thursday, 6 – 9pm
Art Opening at NextSpace Venice Beach

Curator and Artist Juri Koll presents an exhibit of local Venice Artists through  VICA, Venice Institute of Contemporary Art at NextSpace Venice Beach. Juri Koll, Janet Gervers and  a variety of local artists will show their art at the premiere Venice co-working space.

1600 Main Street (Windward Circle), Venice, CA 90291


October 29, 2015 Thursday, 8 – 10pm
Literary Performance at Beyond Baroque

The Westside Writer’s Group presents a Literary Performance with readings by local Santa Monica, Venice and West Los Angeles published writers, authors, poets and screen writers.

681 Venice Blvd. Venice CA 90291