Visit an art gallery or theater!

For theater:   Check out Venice’s Pacific Resident Theatre, Electric Lodge, and Beyond Baroque!


Pacific Resident Theatre.   The Pacific Resident Theatre (PRT) produces award-winning plays. In a town teeming with theater, PRT is at the top of the heap. Frequently singled out as one of the best theatres operating in Southern California, PRT is the recipient of more awards for excellence than any resident company in Los Angeles.Pacific Resident Theatre is a company dedicated to producing the great works of known playwrights, unearthing uncommon and seldom seen classics, and discovering new and innovative plays by developing writers. Founded in 1985, PRT is an oasis for actors, directors, playwrights, and designers with extensive Broadway and regional theater careers. Our 16 mainstage seasons have produced plays of extraordinary artistic range. Our productions have set a standard of excellence in Los Angeles, having received more than 30 Los Angeles Dram Critic’s Circle Awards, the prestigious Margaret Harford Award for Continuous Achievement in Theater and tow special Polly Warfield Awards for Outstanding Overall Season.


Beyond Baroque.  Beyond Baroque is one of the United States’ leading independent Literary | Arts Centers and public spaces dedicated to expanding the public’s knowledge of poetry, literature and art through cultural events and community interaction. Founded in 1968, Beyond Baroque is based out of the original City Hall building in Venice, California.  The Center offers a diverse variety of literary and arts programming including readings, workshops, new music and education. The building also houses a bookstore with the largest collection of new poetry books and CDs for sale and an archive that houses over 40,000 books, including small press and limited-edition publications, chronicling the history of poetry movements in Los Angeles and beyond


Electric Lodge.  SoCal’s first 100% Renewable Energy powered Arts & Environment Center, right in the heart of Venice Beach.

Electric Lodge is a laboratory for artists and environmentalists. We engage our community through the visual and performing arts, innovative classes, programs and seminars, providing experiential contexts and opportunities for dialogue. Electric Lodge is a torch bearer in the effort to stimulate public support for the creation of a sustainable worldwide eco-system.

Edgemar Center for the Arts:  Edgemar Center for the Arts serves as collaborative rehearsal and performance space, and houses one of the top Los Angeles acting schools, helping to develop and prepare artists of all disciplines and experience levels. It is a space in which professional and classical theater productions, dance performances dance performances, visual arts and film works are performed. We are also one of the most recommended venues for Santa Monica theater and film location rentals. We believe in nurturing high level independent, experimental, and student works in various stages of development and is a collaborative workspace for all kinds of artists.  Take a look at our shows – Theatre In LA – Los Angeles.  



Visit the following sites for art openings, receptions and events!


C.A.V.E. Gallery
55 North Venice
Venice, CA 90291

LA Louver
45 N Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Sculpture Gardens
1029 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

The G2 Gallery
1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Universal Art Gallery
2001 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291


Venice Arts.  Founded in 1993, Venice Arts is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education, and to use its participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world.

A Window Between Worlds:  A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) was founded in 1991 with one intention — to use art in a way that would make a difference. It all started when Los Angeles artist Cathy Salser facilitated art workshops for residents and staff for a variety of domestic violence shelters on a national tour. What she found that summer, and what continues to inspire the work of AWBW today, is that even one art workshop can change a life forever.

Venice Art Crawl – The VAC’s mission is to preserve the arts in Venice, a place that has historically been known as a vibrant and dynamic art community. Our goal is to share, inspire and promote collaboration within the Venice community through mixers and art events. We are an all volunteer run non-profit organization which is a committee of the Venice Chamber of Commerce.





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