venice beach. art walls.

“…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…”  source

“…The Venice Art Walls are located on the sand in Venice Beach. As of June 3, 2007 artists with a valid permit are invited to express themselves and paint on the walls. The area will be open to painting during daylight hours on weekends and City of Los Angeles holidays only. The walls will be closed for painting on weekdays. The walls are managed by ICU Art – In Creative Unity, which is a Venice based arts organization that has been curating the walls since the year 2000…” source

the art walls are located right on the beach in venice, next to the skatepark and at the end of windward avenue.

[to see more street art in venice beach: click here]

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