The Venice Arts Council will hold a workshop on “Public Arts and Culture” on Saturday, January 7, in which Venice artists, organizations and residents will take part.
The gathering will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Venice Center for Peace with Justice and the Arts/Venice Methodist Church at 2210 Lincoln Boulevard in Venice.
Jonathan Zeichner, Co-Director, Inside Out Community Arts will lead an introductory workshop during which participants will exchange their “creative visions of Venice.”
Judith F. Baca, Founder/Artistic Director of SPARC, will then lead a “Voice to Vision” workshop, during which members of the community will be asked to answer this question: “What are the five ideas you have for the enhancement of the artistic life of Venice which will establish our community as a leader in the arts in our city, will define what is uniquely Venice and will transform our community into an “artists community?””
Arts Council members ask that participants’ responses to the question should include their “wildest dreams.”
The workshop will end with a panel comprised of representatives from arts and community organizations discussing the day’s discoveries, as well as taking questions from the audience.
A short documentary filmed during the day will be presented at screened at the close of the workshop.
Event co-sponsors include: L.A. Councilman Bill Rosendahl, John S. Brady, West Area Representative, Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, Office of the Mayor, Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council, Beyond Baroque, 826LA, Electric Lodge, epOxybOx, Free Venice Beachhead, Inside Out Community Arts, Social Public Art Resource Center (SPARC). Ulan Bator Foundation, Venice Arts, Venice Chamber of Commerce, Venice Community Coalition, Venice Community Housing Corporation, Venice Progressives and Aldis and Maria Browne on behalf of the Venice Trust.