About Our Auction
Love Venice? Now's your chance to own a piece of its history.
The Venice Heritage Museum's 'Boardwalk Through the Ages' silent auction features renowned rock & roll photographer Gerry Beckley (of the band 'America'), Henry Diltz (Morrison Gallery / The Doors), Josh “Bagel” Klassman (Underground Venice Photographer), Paulo Freire Lopez (LA Photojournalist), Estevan Oriol (Netflix's 'LA Originals'), Dotan Saguy (Venice Beach: The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise), David Scott (1970-80s Dogtown photographer), and Pep Williams (Suicidal Tendencies; 3rd Gen Dogtown).
Each photographer has donated a piece they feel represents the heart and soul of Venice, CA across generations. All proceeds from the silent auction will go directly towards our goal to build a museum in Venice!
The goal: We have already raised over 65% of our goal to fund Phase 1 of our business plan to build the Venice Heritage Museum. We have conditional approval from the City of LA to install the Museum at Venice-of-America Centennial Park, and only need to raise $40,000 more to meet the qualifications to obtain the lease. The money we raise will directly fund the restoration of our original 1905 Pacific Electric Red Car trolley, and help us transport it for installation at the park.
01. Jay Adams "Team Pain", 2010
By Pep Williams, 33x34 (Signed and Framed)
02. The Doors, Venice Beach, CA 1969
By Henry Diltz, 20x24 (Signed and Framed)
03. Basketball, Venice Beach, 1979
By Estevan Oriol, 24x28 (Signed and Framed)
04. Back From Surfing
By Dotan Saguy, 32x46 (Signed)
By Gerry Beckley, 20x24 (Signed and Framed)
06. Jay Adams (RIP), 1988
By Josh "Bagel" Klassman, 20x24 (Signed and Framed)
07. Lui-cidal, 2016
By Paulo Freire Lopez, 20x30 (Framed)
08. Dennis "Polar Bear" Agnew, 1980
By David Scott, 13x19 (Signed and Framed)
About Venice Heritage Museum
The Venice Heritage Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an inclusive museum that preserves, showcases, and nurtures Venice’s historical legacy. We aim to establish a public campus that enriches the lives of current and future generations of Venetians and visitors through exhibitions, events, and activities hosted onsite, improving the present with the past.
Live Event Information
Venice Heritage Museum presents: "Boardwalk Through The Ages: A Community Photo Exhibition & Silent Auction"
Sat, September 25, 2021, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
VICE Media (589 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291)
About the Event:
Following the Venice Heritage Museum project’s successful spring Indiegogo fundraising launch, we are hosting a group photo exhibition outdoors at VICE Media in Venice that will transport viewers through the many eras of Venice’s famed Boardwalk, from the city’s founding at the turn of the century through the present day.
A silent auction of large format gallery images will accompany the exhibition, featuring renowned rock & roll photographer Henry Diltz (Morrison Gallery / The Doors), Estevan Oriol (Netflix's 'LA Originals'), Dotan Saguy (Venice Beach: The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise), Pep Williams (Suicidal Tendencies; 3rd Gen Dogtown), Josh “Bagel” Klassman (Underground Venice Photographer), Paulo Freire Lopez (LA Photojournalist), and Gerry Beckley (of the band 'America').
Limited tickets are available for a VIP Meet & Greet reception with photographer Henry Diltz prior to the exhibition from 3:00-5:00 pm. All proceeds from your ticket purchase directly benefit the Museum project, and contributions are tax-deductible to the maximum extent possible.
The event will feature additional prints and apparel for sale to support the Museum, a live performance by Chris Abbott aka Kid Caviar, sounds by DJ Buck, refreshments, food carts, and more!
Following of-the-moment COVID safety guidelines, we are grateful to the team at VICE for the opportunity to host a comfortable and celebratory event outdoors for the community to enjoy. See you there!