Venice Family Clinic celebrates 4 decades of uniting health, art and community
Venice Family Clinic commemorated the 40th edition of its annual Venice Art Walk & Auction in support of the Clinic’s mission to provide quality health care for people in need.
Taking place at Google Los Angeles, this year’s Venice Art Walk highlighted the works of more than 200 artists in a contemporary silent art auction, and will offer fun for all ages, including studio tours, live music, a beer and wine garden, food trucks, hands-on art workshops, a family fun zone and more. Contemporary artist, Laura Owens, was celebrated as the 2019 Signature Artist and was featured in the silent art auction along with significant pieces from other artists including Shepard Fairey, Mike Miller x RETNA, The Haas Brothers, Austyn Weiner, and many more.
When it opened in 1970 in a borrowed space, Venice Family Clinic was the only place on the Westside where low-income residents, many of whom were artists, could get the medical care they desperately needed but could not afford. In 1979 a group of Clinic supporters gathered with local artists to host an Art Walk to both honor the community in which the Clinic operated and help bring in additional funding to support the Clinic’s vital services. Since its inception, the Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction has raised over $20 million to help the Clinic provide care for those who need it most, regardless of their income, insurance or immigration status.
The auction went live on Paddle8 and featured significant pieces from emerging, mid-career and established artists. Proceeds from the sale of each auction item directly benefit the Clinic's mission to provide quality primary health care for people in need.