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Pico Boulevard opened its doors, both literally and figuratively, on Saturday, October 17, for the 4th annual Pico Art Walk and Car Show.  From the Civic Auditorium at Main Street on the west to a concentration of galleries and studios/workshops near 33rd Street/Urban Avenue on the east, Pico displayed painting, sculpture, photography, fashion, and miscellany to those who strolled and rode double-decker buses along the Boulevard.

In the middle of it all, Virginia Avenue Park at Cloverfield Boulevard hosted dozens of booths and an outdoor music stage, while the Soka Gokkai International Buddhist Association parking lot at 2601 displayed restored classic cars, including Tony Bill’s remarkable 1934 Chrysler Airflow.

Winners and runners-up in a show of paintings depicting Pico Boulevard (even abstractly) were on display at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre at 2627, and photography entries could be seen at La Foto at 806.

Local business owner Tony Martin (pictured above) won the Chief’s Award for his 1958 Chevy Impala convertible at the Vintage Auto Show on October 17. All proceeds from the car show were donated to a fund for Samohi student Cody Williams, who suffered a serious neck injury in Samohi’s football opener against Leuzinger High on September 11.

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