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Celebrating the Creative Community of Venice.

“Art Tiles at Venice Beach A Graphic History: 1904 - 2001”

The Venice Arts Council has just published a book “Art Tiles at Venice Beach A Graphic History: 1904 - 2001” (Helicon Nine Editions). The book is designed to draw attention to the existence of these remarkable tiles that not only mark the adjoining streets but also depict a graphic history of Venice Beach designed by local Venetian artists. The reproduction of these handmade art tiles in book form is meant to retain the concept and creative ideas of the project in perpetuity.

Currently, three benches and six tiles have been removed from Ocean Front Walk due to the deterioration of the benches. The Venice Arts Council Endangered Art Fund formed a Tile Rescue and Preservation Program to replace these tiles and benches.

Proceeds from the book will fund the preservation and protection of these tiles and the benches that house them. Suggested donation is $20 per book.

The book may be purchased at: Small World of Books, Beyond Baroque, SPARC, Skylight Books or from the Venice Arts Council.....see contact information below.

Thousands of people, tourists and residents alike, who come to the Venice Ocean Front Walk are surprised and delighted by the aesthetically pleasing benches and the handmade art tiles

The Venice Community Housing Corporation is a fiscal sponsor of the Venice Arts Council Endangered Art Fund, the mission being the protection and preservation of public art in Venice.

Emily Winters, Chair and Co-founder of theVenice Arts Council

emilywinters@verizon.net or (310)306-7372

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