Venice Art Walls VisitVeniceCa July 19, 2015 Art and Culture, Attractions, Things to See and Do Visit and/or paint the Venice Art Walls. Also known as the Venice Graffiti Walls. The Venice Art Walls is where graffiti art and the most iconic beach in Southern California fusion. Located in the heart of the Venice Beach boardwalk in between the skate park and the basketball courts, the art walls are Los Angeles graffiti’s most historic landmark. Street art, murals, and traditional as well as modern graffiti are always on display at the historic Venice Art Walls. The Venice Art Walls program is curated by the STP Foundation. Free to graffiti artists, street artists, and any other creative minds; we are open every weekend on a first come, first served basis. Just bring your paint and come out to have a lavish experience of Los Angeles graffiti art under the warm Southern California sun. Artists of all artistic levels are more than welcome to come and use any medium to express their art. About STP Foundation: The STP Foundation mentors and educates both youth and adults of all ages. Our primary programs are focused on youth development, graffiti abatement, gang intervention, and community engagement projects. Venice Art Wall Hours Open Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm History: These historic walls were originally part of the Venice Pavilion that was built in 1961. The specific area where these walls are located was called “The Pit” or the “Graffiti Pit”. During this period the walls were often painted with graffiti style murals. It was technically illegal to paint the walls then, but was generally tolerated by the police and was loved by the community. In 1999, the Pavilion was torn down but a portion of the walls were preserved as a living memorial to the high quality artwork that had been painted on the walls for over twenty-five years. In 2000, it became legal to paint the walls and the area was renamed the Venice Graffiti Walls. In 2007, the walls were renamed the Venice Public Art Walls or the Venice Art Walls for short. For more Venice Art Wall info VeniceArtWalls.com firstname.lastname@example.org. WEBSITES: www.VeniceArtWalls.com Venice Public Art Walls Blogger Public Art in Public Places www.facebook.com/theveniceartwalls View all Venice Public Art Wall photos by Venice Paparazzi. LOCATION: 1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, CA 90291. | 310.399.2775 PARKING: South City Parking Lot: 2100 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, Ca 90291. (End of Venice Blvd. approximately 4 miles from the 405 freeway) DIRECTIONS: The Venice Public Art Walls are located on the sand in the heart of Venice Beach, west of the bike path between Windward Street to the south and Market Street to the north. The walls are located about a quarter mile north of where Venice Boulevard meets the beach. The Bike Path that runs along the beach will drop you off directly at the Venice Art Walls coming from Santa Monica or from Marina Del Rey.