Housed in a Craftsman-style bungalow on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Very Venice is a unique art gallery. The creative team behind the shared space connects artists with art collectors, providing the rare opportunity for collaboration between them. Art offers beauty, conversation and a means for social change. This attitude harmonizes with the neighborhood from which the gallery takes its name. The vibrancy of the local community mingles with the mosaic of talent in the bungalow, an ideal setting for partnership.
The artists showcased at VERY VENICE are not only masters of their craft, but also individuals with a purpose. The gallery chose artists whose work pushes the boundaries of tradition and creates positive change.
The conglomeration of talent is enriched by their diverse backgrounds and mediums. Prepare to be inspired, confronted, and transformed by the work of these dedicated individuals.
Owner, Dary Rees has won numerous awards for her outreach efforts and artwork, which has been displayed and sold internationally in galleries and museums, as well as highlighted in more than 300 publications around the world. Awards and recognitions: Received the Global Design Award (silver) for her beverage design: Slimmer You H2O. • Received the “Best of the Year” award in 2003 for the Aphrodisia beverage. • Received the Athena Award for assisting and employing abused women in Miami, Florida. • Nominee for “Entrepreneur Of The Year” by Ernest & Young, in 1997. • Assisted the U.S. International Trade Delegation to promote women-owned businesses and to get awareness to the campaign, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling”. • Received the “She Rocks” award for saving the March to Save Women’s Lives in NYC, in 2006.