Industry News 4/11/2012

EVENT: Venice Art Walk Kicks off with Surf & Skate Auction

Venice Art Walk Kicks off with Surf & Skate Auction

PRESENTED BY 585 BOARDRIDERS, QUIKSILVER’S NEW CONCEPT STORE, FEATURING CREATIVE ART FOR A GOOD CAUSE DESIGNED BY POPULAR ARTISTS
 
Exhibition And SilentAuction Featuring One-Of-A-Kind Skate Decks By
70+ Artists, Musicians And Athletes, And Custom-Shaped Surf Boards
“Tatted” by Local Tattoo Legends
 
Venice Family Clinic announces the 2nd Annual Venice Art Walk Surf & Skate silent auction and opening party, a free community event to kick off its annual fundraiser, transforming Venice California into the preeminent art exhibit—The 34th Annual Venice Art Walk & Auctions. Presented by 585 BOARDRIDERS, Quiksilver’s new concept store, the Surf & Skate Auction is open to the public for one night only on Friday, April 27th from 6 to 10 p.m. Attendees will experience a memorable evening filled with live music, refreshments and meet-and-greets with the some of the art community’s most elite talent.
 
Attendees will also have the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind creations designed from re-used, recycled, and recreated skate decks and custom-shaped and “tatted” surfboards by more than 70 artists, including: Surfboard Shapers Jeffrey Sudzin - Om Surfboards, Dan Cobley - DANC Surfboards, Jose Barahona - Barahona Surfboards; Surfboard Tattoo Artists Charly Reynoso, Big Boy, Juan "Ente" Gollaz, Show, Justin Jakus, Tyoni Aragon - all from Black Diamond Tattoo; Quiksilver Surfboard Artist Kristi McKnight; DC Shoes Skate Designer Mark Winn, and DC Shoes Photographer and Video Producer Tobin Yelland. Other artists designing decks include:  Alejandro Gehry, “Block” Cesario Montano, Natalie Arnoldi, and a host of other talented skate deck artists (see attached list).
 
New this year is the Venice Surf & Skate Auction Preview Party at 585 BOARDRIDERS, 585 Venice Blvd. on April 19th from 6 to 9 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to hang out with the athletes, artists and shapers and preview their works, which will be featured in the Surf & Skate Auction.  There will also be live art, music, refreshments and shopping to benefit Venice Family Clinic.  This event is free and open to the public.
 
The Surf & Skate Auction takes place at Track 16, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Bldg. C1, Santa Monica.
 
For more information about the Surf & Skate Auction and Venice Art Walk & Auctions, and to purchase tickets please visit
www.theveniceartwalk.org or call 310.392.9255. For media credentials, coverage or high-resolution photos, please contact Jill Eisenstadt/jec@blupr.com or Shonte Shannon/shonte@blupr.com at 310.208.1300, or Nancy Kane at 917.379.8000.
 
About Venice Art Walk & Auctions
For more than thirty years the Venice Art Walk & Auctions have provided income and awareness to support Venice Family Clinic’s programs. A cherished part of the local community, the Art Walk features renowned artists’ studios tours, special exhibits, and its signature silent auctions. The Venice Art Walk & Auctions is also complemented byseparately ticketed Art & Architecture Tours, which explore significanthomes and artists’ studios. The Venice Art Walk is a “destination” for viewing and acquiring art and a celebration of beach culture that has become one of the most important public expressions of the city’s identity. It remains the only “art walk” in the city that is a fundraiser—organized by and for Venice Family Clinic with support from hundreds of community volunteers.
 
About Venice Family Clinic
Venice Family Clinic’s mission is to provide free, quality health care to people in need. Established in 1970 byfounder Phillip Rossman, MD, and co-founder Mayer B. Davidson, MD, the Clinic has grown from a small storefront operation into the largest free clinic in the country. With the help of more than 2,000 volunteers, including over 500 physicians, Venice Family Clinic provides a medical home for close to 25,000 patients through nine sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Inglewood, and Culver City. Serving low-income men, women, children, teens, and seniors who lack private health insurance, the Clinic is a highly respected and valued training site for 44 programs in the areas of medicine, mental health, social work, nursing, pharmacy, public health and health administration, and integrative medicine.