For more than 40 years, Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction has been a community tradition in Venice. The annual event combines a silent auction of contemporary art and a community celebration of engaging activities for the public, including hands-on art workshops, live music, a craft beer and wine garden, live music, food trucks, and a family fun zone.
In 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we postponed the community celebration and held the silent auction exclusively online.
Thanks to our artists and our supporters, our online art auction nearly sold out, and this year’s event raised more than $700,000 in critical funds. Since its inception, this signature fundraiser has raised more than $23 million to provide vital health care to people who might otherwise have nowhere to get the help they need to get well and stay healthy.
The auction featured more than 190 works by nationally recognized contemporary artists, including John Baldessari, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Corinne Chaix, Zoe Crosher, Danny First, FriendsWithYou, Channing Hansen, Lynn Hanson, Kenny Harris, Claudy Jongstra, Toba Khedoori, Jens Lucking, T. Kelly Mason, Ed Ruscha, Analia Saban, Kim Schoenstadt, and The Haas Brothers. Click here to view all of our participating artists.
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On May 6, art writer Jori Finkel and artist Kim Schoenstadt had a joyful conversation about some of their favorite works in this year’s online auction. Click above to check out the recording and see some of their picks.
Featured Image: Jona Frank, Cherry Hill Pie, 2019
Discover art advisor Jacquie Israel’s favorite selections from the online auction and learn more about the works through interviews with the artists who made them. Jacquie was joined by artists The Art of Chase and Jens Lucking.
Featured Image: The Art of Chase, Commissioned Mural
Tessa Blumenberg of Gagosian and art writer and educator Jonathan TD Neil led a conversation about collecting from the heart and highlighted their top auction picks.
Featured Image: Zoe Crosher, The LAX Marietta’s Inn, from the series Out The Window (LAX), 2003
Michael Hulett and David Jones of Peter Fetterman Gallery shared everything you’ve always wanted to know about collecting fine art photography and their picks from the online auction.
Featured Image: Don Hunstein, Billie Holiday, 1957
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