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Venice Design Series 2020 Events

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Intimate Dinner and Performance with Randy Newman

Kick off the Venice Design Series with a musical performance by Academy Award, Grammy Award-winning American composer, songwriter, singer, and pianist Randy Newman.  Known for his character-driven, ironic, and often humorous compositions of sardonic songs like “I Love LA” and film scores including Toy Story 1-4, Meet the Parents, Sea Biscuit, and Marriage Story, to name a few. You won’t want to miss this special evening of entertainment.


Saturday, April 25, 2020

Inglewood Architecture & Design Tour

Sample the creative vitality in this rapidly changing city, commencing at an historic 1834 adobe house, then moving on to three restored 1938 Rudolph Schindler architectural jewels (with lunch in the garden), visit vibrant artists’ studios, affordable housing, and public murals documenting Inglewood life by community activists. The dramatic finish: an architect-led tour of the colossal SoFi stadium three months before Taylor Swift sings at its opening.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Brentwood Architecture & Design Tour

Experience the variety of architecture spanning the 20th into the 21st century in one of LA’s most affluent neighborhoods.  Join us as we explore some of Brentwood’s marvels in what was the original Sepulveda Ranch, a Spanish land grant awarded to the Sepulveda family and gradually sold off over the years.  See the work of some of the city’s finest architects and landscape designers, including Frederick Fisher, Frank Gehry, A. Quincy Jones, Marmol Radziner, Cassy Aoyagi, Jay Griffith, (list in formation) and enjoy lunch provided by Toscana Brentwood.

Saturday, Saturday May 2, 2020

Los Angeles Artist’s Studios Tour

Join art collector/consultant Cecilia Dan and art collector Marla Michaels as they lead a uniquely curated excursion. Gain an insider’s view of various emerging and leading LA artists in their studios and enjoy lunch at a neighborhood eatery.

Saturday, Saturday May 9, 2020

Venice Architecture & Design Tour

The final event of the 2020 series features a variety of the legendary Bohemian beach community’s iconic architecture, affordable housing, art, and landscape design of local architectural leaders such as Brooks-Scarpa, Zack Freedman, Jay Griffith, David Hertz, MinArc, Eric Owen Moss, Lenny Steinberg, Charles Ward, and Tatiana Barhar/Carlos Zubieta (List in formation).

The Venice Design Series creates annual architectural tours and events in various neighborhoods in Los Angeles to support the programs at Venice Community Housing, a nonprofit developer/operator of affordable housing and provider of services to low income residents in West Los Angeles. VCH details may be found on the website:


Now in its sixth year, the Venice Design Series takes place every April and May over successive week-ends.  It has become a signature Westside event, presenting an eclectic range of architecture, food, and other creative expression in LA neighborhoods, from wow modern architecture to adaptive reuse solutions to grassroots/street art.  We call in experts to teach us about local culture and history.
*Transportation and lunch provided on select tours.   Donations are tax deductible. For more information, please call Linda Lucks @ 310-526-3857 or email: