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2020 Events


Date TBD

VDS Live

Join us on a live stream experience that will virtually take tour participants inside a selection of iconic homes and architectural gems in real time and ALL from the comfort of your home. We are working to set a date for it now!

Saturday July 11, 2020

Intimate Dinner and Performance with Randy Newman

End 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.


COVID-19 UPDATE:  In light of current events, social distancing and efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, we are redesigning Venice Design Series 2020.  The July 11th Randy Newman concert will proceed, as planned, and, in May or June, we will offer VDS Live, a livestream experience, inviting you, virtually, into a few of the homes we had planned for this year’s tours.  Date and details for VDS Live will be released soon.  Your sponsorship is critical to the ongoing Venice Community Housing mission as well as the immediate and urgent needs of VCH’s 500+ low income and unhoused tenants who are hard hit and at risk during this difficult time.  Thank you for your support.

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: