The Venice Art Center offers over 600 classes to adult and children’s classes annually, 12 unique visual art exhibitions which are free and open to the public, a one of a kind artisan gift shop, a venue for special events and concerts, art library and an on-site café. We support local artists by offering them many opportunities to express their creativity, sell their work and give them the platform to teach others. For over 60 years we have been an active advocate in the promotion of the arts in the community through citywide public arts projects, outreach, and collaboration with other organizations. VAC has focused on creating events and projects that enhance the community, support other nonprofits and make Venice a cultural destination. Our goal is to make art accessible and available to our community and to enhance the quality of the lives of those living in our area.

The Mission of the Venice Art Center is to provide cultural resources to the community and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of visual arts in all of its’ forms.

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VAC 2018-19 Classes Have Begun!

Tap into your own creative skills by taking an art class at VAC. We are offering over 440 classes in the 2018-19 Course Guide! You will be delighted to know that Have over 55 skilled instructors willing to share their talents with you. Areas of study include drawing, painting, jewelry making, glasswork, pottery, sculpture, digital arts, photography, and so much more, plus a full schedule of specialty workshops. Sign up today by clicking on the link below.


Join us for VAC Uncorked...Sip and Paint

Thursday, April 11th

Gather your friends, sip your favorite beverage and delight in step-by-step art instruction with our talented Venice Art Center instructors. You will leave with a unique masterpiece! No experience is necessary. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Alcoholic beverages are allowed for artists over 21. Reserve private parties… from birthday and bachelorette celebrations to date nights and private parties.


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Rent the Gallery for your Special Event

The VAC is the perfect place to host your special event. Choose our unique, elegant location for your wedding, birthday party, shower, special dinner, cocktail party and fundraiser. Please call us to get more details.


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