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Venice Design Series 2020

From a tour of the iconic architecture in the bohemian beach community of Venice to a glimpse inside the studios of some of L.A.’s emerging and leading artists—not to mention a special dinner and private concert with a renowned musician—the sixth-annual Venice Design Series...

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A Preview of the New Sofi Stadium is Just One of the Many Anticipated Activities at This Year’s Venice Design Series

From a tour of the iconic architecture in the bohemian beach community of Venice to a glimpse inside the studios of some of L.A.’s emerging and leading artists—not to mention a special dinner and private concert with a renowned musician—the sixth-annual Venice Design Series (VDS) promises to be a must-attend affair. A fundraiser for Venice Community Housing, the curated peek at architecture, art, and design in L.A. is set to take place during consecutive weekends in April and May.

“Attendees will find a wide variety of choices in the Venice Design Series,” says community leader Linda Lucks, who co-founded VDS with landscape designer Jay Griffith.

“Within each event, there’s an opportunity to experience an array of old and new architecture, evolving communities, a new stadium in Inglewood months before it opens, and a performance by one of L.A.’s musical treasures, Randy Newman, composer of I Love L.A. and all the music on the Toy Story movie franchise.

“The theme is always to feature the best in architecture, art, design while drawing our guests’ attention [to] the dire need for affordable housing in every community, and presenting examples of what affordable housing looks like,” she adds.

Guests can expect five site-specific events—each presenting a blend of architecture, cuisine, design, art and performance—in the Westside communities of Venice, Brentwood and Inglewood. Among the highlights: a trip to Inglewood for a look at a trio of pre-World War II Rudolph Schindler-designed homes, plus an architect-led tour of the soon-to-open SoFi Stadium; a Brentwood tour showcasing the architectural and landscape work of Frederick Fisher, Frank Gehry, A. Quincy Jones, Marmol Radziner, Cassy Aoyagi and Jay Griffith; and a curated artist studio tour led by art collector/consultant Cecilia Dan and art collector Marla Michaels.

A main feature of this year’s event is the special dinner and music performance by Randy Newman; and rounding out the Series is an art and design tour of some of Venice’s landmark architecture, affordable housing, public art and landscape design, with featured architects including Brooks + Scarpa, Steven Ehrlich, Zack Freedman, David Randall Hertz, Minarc, Eric Owen Moss, Lenny Steinberg, Charles Ward, and the team of Tatiana Barhar and Carlos Zubieta.

Among the activities Lucks highly recommends? The wonderful homes of noted architects of the past and present on the Brentwood tour; the eclectic Venice architectural tour; and, for art-lovers, visits to the studios where artists create their work.

Venice Design Series For More Information And Tickets, Visit Venicedesignseries.Org

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