Announcing the LIGHT-themed One-Year Anniversary of the Mar Vista ArtWalk on December 1st, 2016 from 6pm–10pm. This FREE, one-night-only event, which happens four times a year, has grown into an all-inclusive celebration of art, local business, performance, music and food. The December ArtWalk
(its fifth art walk) will delight spectators and participants with seasonally appropriate holiday art. The purpose of the Walk is to encourage community members to explore their sidewalks—specifically the one mile stretch down Venice Boulevard between Inglewood Boulevard and Beethoven Street— one of Los Angeles’ “Great Streets”.
The Mar Vista ArtWalk is a joint effort of local environmental nonprofit Green Communications Initiative (GCI) and the community of local artists curated by Mitchelito Orquiola, with the enthusiastic support of CD-11 councilmember Mike Bonin and the Mar Vista Neighborhood Council.
What you will see:
*NEW—Holiday Light Contest—Local businesses will compete for the best holiday light display.
*NEW—the Art Mart—a brand new venue showcasing local artisans, craftspersons & designers. This is a great place to buy unique gifts for the holidays!
*“dark & LIGHT,“ poetry readings with Jack Adam Weber at Full Circle Pottery. (http://www.full-circlepottery.com/)
*Festive Lights & Holiday Video Art Projections at Veganics (http://www.veganicscatering.com/)
*One Man Exhibition—Mike Temple, oil painter at Trunk Gallery (http://www.trunkgallery.org/).
* Eddie Aparecio, painter at Buckwild Gallery (http://www.eddieaparicio.com/).
*Out of the Shadows—bridging relationships among the marginalized citizens of Mar Vista at New School-West. Utilizing light, shadow and images of community. (http://www.newschoolwest.com/)
*Live indie bands, including Westerner, The Jelly, Boyfriend Material, Break-up Hospital, Johns Landing, and Runson Willis III.
*FIRE Dancers at the Grand View Fine Arts Studios After-Party!
* Spoken word by emerging artists and volunteers at 826 LA. (http://826la.org/)
Also a capella carolers, film/video installations, food trucks, live painting & other live performance.