Venice / Santa Monica Historic Watercolors
March 15 - May 17, 2018 at Small World Books & sidewalk cafe
Slide show plays automatically. Click a watercolor to enlarge it or go to the gallery.
A Retrospective - How It Was Then, How It Is Now.
The opening on March 15, 2018 was well attended and the show runs until May 17, 2018. Original watercolors are hanging along with photos of current scenes so you can compare how it has changed and how it is the same. At the opening we had a book, cards, prints, and reproductions for sale. Prints can be purchased off the wall or ordered to custom specs and unframed. On opening night many enjoyed the slide show "Venice and Santa Monica Beaches - How It Was Then And How It Is Now" which juxtaposed historic watercolors with current photos of the original scenes. It is surprising how much is still the same. There was entertainment on the boardwalk and food and drink inside. During the show you can enjoy the activity on the Boardwalk and food and drink in the Sidewalk Cafe. The Venice Art Crawl begins on Windward Ave and moves toward the beach. Venice Paparazzi covered the event as did film maker Rick Howard. The show venue, Small World Books is off Windward right on the boardwalk.