Art fundraiser for Venice Family Clinic

Image: Lauren Marsolier, Black Square, 2011

Originally published in KCRW– April 28, 2020

Written by Lindsay Preston Zappas

Johan Andersson, Frontline (2019). Flatbed 12-ounce canvas print, 44 x 36 inches. Artist Proof 1/3. Image courtesy of the artist.

This year, the annual Venice Family Clinic Art Walk and Auction goes digital. Since it began in 1979, the auction has raised more than $23 million for the Venice Family Clinic, which provides essential health care and mental health support for 28,000 people across Los Angeles. The clinic is supporting people who are vulnerable to COVID-19, many of whom live below the poverty line.

This year’s fundraiser will include a digital auction, which will be hosted via Artsy on May 3-19. The participating artists include John Baldessari, Billy Al Bengston, Zoe Crosher, Channing Hansen, and Analia Saban. The curatorial committee will also host virtual talks and lectures related to the artists in the auction. Presenters include Tessa Blumenberg, Jonathan T.D. Neil, and Jori Finkel.

Greater LA: For 50 years, Venice Family Clinic serves Angelenos who can’t afford basic healthcare