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Don’t miss the 4th Annual Venice Design Series 2018 featuring six curated events that showcase the unique talents and artistic vision found in Venice, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Rustic Canyon, Downtown Los Angeles and Hancock Park. Each of the unique, customized events in the series blends together architecture, cuisine, design, art and performance for a private and personal experience Here is a first look at the events- all six will inspire and knock your socks off!
Saturday, April 28, 2018 – Evening
VENICE DINNER PARTY WITH CHEF JOSIAH CITRIN (MELISSE, CHARCOAL)
Hosted by Nancy Griffin & Steven Ehrlich
Kick off the 2018 Series with at an intimate Venice Dinner Party with celebrated chef Josiah Citrin of Melisse & Charcoal at the iconic home of hosts Nancy Griffin and architect Steven Ehrlich, a landmark of Southern California indoor/outdoor living.
Sunday, April 28, 2018 – Day
MAGICAL MALIBU TOUR
Take an enchanted trip to architect David Hertz’ famed Malibu “Wing House” made from a decommissioned 747 aircraft. Then meander through 42-acres, once the creative playground of legendary Hollywood set designer Tony Duquette where you’ll enjoy an al fresco lunch and other surprises.
Saturday, May 5, 2017 – Day
VENICE ARCHITECTURAL TOUR
Take a tour of Venice’s historic and innovative contemporary architectural homes. This is your chance to explore a distinctive selection of homes inspired by Venice and the architects, designers and people who live here. Enjoy lunch at a Venice landmark: Laura & Jim Maslon’s art-filled ocean front 100-year-old black craftsman home overlooking the Marina Channel. Dine on fresh Cal cuisine lunch prepared by Todd Barrie, former head chef of Upstairs2.
Saturday, May 12, 2017 – Day
GEMS OF PACIFIC PALISADES & RUSTIC CANYON
A tour of exceptional homes in Pacific Palisades and Rustic Canyon led by landscape designer/event founder Jay Griffith. This curated collection of homes represent the diverse architectural styles found in the Riviera, Huntington, and Rustic Canyon neighborhoods. Enjoy an al fresco luncheon at a stunning compound in Rustic Canyon.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 – Day
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (DTLA) ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR
Don’t miss an intimate visit to cutting edge Downtown LA artists in their studios led by Art Collector/Consultant/Co-chair Cecilia Dan.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 – Evening
HANCOCK PARK ART TOUR & DINNER PARTY
Savor a personal tour of the Marciano Art Foundation, the former Masonic Lodge now home to the Marciano Brother’s personal art collection featuring relics of Hollywood’s past.
Then celebrate the series finale with a home tour and dinner party in an opulent “Palm Beach” mansion. Hosted by architect Kulapat Yantrasast and landscape architect/founder Jay Griffith.
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.
For more information, visit www.venicedesignseries.org.