FREE Events this Week | VAC, Fuck Pretty, Arbor Venice The Surfrider Summer Concert, & More…

It’s a celebration beaaches! Summertime is in full effect in Venice & The Westside. No bike needed. no wallet needed (just your id or passport). Board it, bike it, walk it, or taxi it. Here’s our TOP FREE EVENTS of the week.

++++++++ Thursday, July 21 +++++++++++

WELO’s Pick of the NIght:

+++ FUCK PRETTY Opening Reception +++
Actress Angela Featherstoneʼs first curated show, Fuck Pretty, is a collection of photographs by world-renowned and unknown women artists, whose work moves and inspires her. There are images from contemporary photographers Catherine Opie, Susan Meiselas, Tierney Gearon and equally important to the curator, an array of emerging artists, some of whose work the curator is proud to be showing for the very first time. The exhibit is accompanied by a musical score created by film composer Claudia Sarne (Book of Eli). The opening reception will be sponsored by Solomon Tournour, Co- producers of Rene Hand Crafted Alambic Rum and Svedka Vodka.

Artists: Anonymous, Sarah Baley, Sally Davies, Tierney Gearon, Sandy Gray, Naomi HarrisHana, JakrlovaSharon, Johnson-TennantSiri KaurGillian, LaubKristina, LoggiaLauren, Marsolier, Mary McCartney, Susan Meiselas, Catherine Opie, Alison Van Pelt, Cydney Puro, Marjorie Salvaterra, Jessica Shokria, Deanna Templeton

Exhibition: July 21, 2011 – August 20, 2011 Gallery Hours: 11-6, Tuesday – Saturday   RSVP: 310-315-9506

WELO’s Art Crawl Event of the Night:

811 Art Crawl | Chapter 3
Dogtown Artists United are back at 811!

The historical house on the boardwalk opens again on the Venice Art Crawl night, for a special one-night only art event. Come join the fun for an evening of visual arts, music, video, installations.

Here is this month’s line up:
Visual arts: Rachel Rubenstein, David Hinnebusch, Lisa Mansy, Andrew Kosum, Eduardo Manilla
Michael Courtney, Vinny, Chango, Christopher Tallon
Live painting: Rachel Rubenstein
Art installations: ’A Light Hazing’ – This is its last preview before Burning Man!

‘A Light Hazing’ is an interactive art piece. The collapsible, pavilion-esque structure is covered in a synthetic photo luminescent fabric that can be drawn on with light to create glowing images.

Live music: Seeing Thingz, Ketchup Soup, Deprogramming Division
Live V.J” Theory, Vhilm
Video Art: Tosca Donato, Marianne Magne

The Raw Bar by Scott Mahoney

Address: 811 Ocean Front Walk

Additional Art Crawl Events that will be super fresh include:


+++ Momentum x Venice Art Crawl +++
this one’s gonna be funky

The Artists: Javiera Estrada, Julie Orr, & Francesca Quintano
The Music: DJ Lyf, Jung Hollywood, The Trees (Live Performance)

Light and video installations outside. Also, check out the completed mural by Isabelle Alford-Lago
21+, 8pm-12?? FREE Cover

Where’s it at? Venice Beach House - 904 Pacific Ave. - Venice, CA

+++ STUDY WORKS | Group Show +++

The exhibition will feature new work by: WILL ATTAWAY, OWEN JUAREZ, HEAVEN, ISABELLE ALFORD-LAGO

The studio is on the corner of Westminster + Pacific. / 48 Westminster Ave

++++++++ Friday, July 22 +++++++++++

WELO’s Pick

+++ Arbor 2011 Surfrider Summer Concert: 7:00 – 12:00 p.m +++

ARBOR invites you to the 2011 SURFRIDER SUMMER CONCERT featuring music from Peter Goetz, MK and the Gentlemen, Hello Vegas, and Ry Cuming.

Addy: Arbor South Venice / 102 Washington Blvd / Venice, CA

Additional Events that should be super fresh include…

+++ 2nd Annual BIG BOOBIE BASH +++


An ANNUAL ROCK/ART show working along side “THE KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION,” a Non-Profit Foundation for the education, awareness, and action of Breast Cancer!

Auction, Raffle, Prizes, and more!!!

With utmost conviction, Hosts Lauren Mirson and Devon Steigerwald act on behalf of to create the night of all nights not only to advocate and educate about Breast Cancer Awareness but to also celebrate our necessity to SAVE THE BOOBIES!

Keep-a-breast works to educate the young hip community about not only living a healthier lifestyle BUT to raise awareness and help towards foundations to finding a CURE!!!!!!!!!

Lauren, a respected business guru of Los Angeles, is joining forces with Devon Steigerwald, established PHOTOGRAPHER mixing her STREET/ACTION sports grit with her HOLLYWOOD style.

*****PRESALE / DONATIONS AVAIL @ http://BigBoobieBash.event​


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About the author

Justin LaBaw-Rivers, chief ninja at WELO, loves to write about any random happenings in the music, art, & design scene. An artist himself & a lover of life, it's not uncommon to find this kid singing karoake or dancing with friends at local watering holes until the doors shut.


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