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Venice Design Series 2019 Events

Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 7:00 pm

Venice Dinner Party

Hosted by Cicek & Paul Bricault and Teri & Ken Hertz

Kick off the 2019 Series with a Venice Dinner Party catered by chef Matthew Kenney Venice’s Plant Food + Wine and an acoustic guitar set by Venice-based musician Tom Freund. The first party will be at the sustainably constructed home of Cicek & Paul Bricault, designed by architect Marc Bricault of Bricault Design and landscape design by Richard Grigsby.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 – 9:00 am

Trousdale Estates Tour*

Led by Architectural Historian and Author Steven Price

Visit architecturally significant mid-century luxury homes in Beverly Hills located in the spectacular wooded hills above Sunset Blvd., once part of the famous Doheny Ranch. The 429-acre tract of land emerged as one of the world’s foremost hubs of modernist architecture during the ’50s and ’60s.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 9:00 am

Mar Vista’s Historic Gregory Ain Homes Tour

Architect Gregory Ain designed 52 parcels of “Modernique” one-story, single-family homes in 1948 to promote home ownership and to accommodate the growing numbers of modest income families. In 2003, the Mar Vista Tract became the City’s first post-World War II HPOZ declared by the L.A. City Council.

Visit the two-square block area and enjoy lunch at the newly renovated home of Laura Donnelley; Renovation by architect Santiago, Ortiz Mexia Projects.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 7:00 pm

Brentwood Dinner Party

Hosted by Carla Kirkeby

Visit the fine art-filled contemporary home of art collector Carla Kirkeby. Architect: Shahram Shokoufandeh, group S; Dinner: Kensington Caterers; Entertainment: Shades of Music

Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 9:00 am

Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) Artists’ Studio Tour*

Led by Cecilia Dan

Don’t miss an intimate visit to cutting edge  Downtown LA artists in their studios led by Art Collector/Consultant/Co-chair Cecilia Dan. Join us in visiting the studios and practice of artists Mimi Lauter, Alex Olson, Cammie Staros and David Wiseman. Lunch will be at Momed Atwater Village.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 3:30 pm

Venice Architecture and Design Tour*

Visit a choice selection of Venice’s most distinctive and memorable architecture, art and landscape design on the final event of the 2019 season. Enjoy a garden lunch in the new home of landscape designer Stefan Hammerschmidt and entertainment executive Lawrence Szabo. Savor the work of: Marmol Radziner, Steven Ehrlich, Kelly Berg, Leza Lidow, Jack Milroy, Andy Moses, Ed Moses, Jay Griffith, Stefan Hammerschmidt (partial list).

The Venice Design Series benefits Venice Community Housing, helping low-income people achieve economic and personal stability through non-profit affordable housing, education, and a comprehensive network of supportive services. As the need for low income housing grows ever more urgent, we challenge ourselves to maximize our fundraising efforts which means your participation is crucial.


*Transportation and lunch provided on select tours. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, please call Linda Lucks @ 310-526-3857 or email: