The 5th Annual Venice Design Series – an artfully curated look at Los Angeles in the 20th and 21st Century….

Welcome to the The 5 th Annual Venice Design Series- offering six special events showcasing the
talents and artistic vision found in Los Angeles unique neighborhoods . The 2019 Series consists of four private tours and two dinner parties in Venice, Brentwood, Trousdale Estates, Downtown LA and Mar Vista. Each event mixes architecture, food, design, and art together to create an up close and personal experience, narrated by an expert in the field. Here is a first look at the events…. (more details to be posted soon).

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Saturday, April 27 Venice Dinner Party hosted in the contemporary home of Cicek & Paul Bricault along withTeri & Ken Hertz. Dinner by Venice chef Matthew Kenney of Plant Food + Wine.

Sunday, April 28 Trousdale Estates Tour* led by architectural historian and author Steven Price. Visit architecturally significant mid-century luxury homes located in the spectacular wooded hills above Sunset Blvd, once part of the famous Doheny Ranch. The 429-acre tract of land emerged as one of the world’s foremost hubs of modernist architecture during the 50’s and 60’s.

Saturday, May 4 Mar Vista’s Historic Gregory Ain Homes Tour Architect Gregory Ain designed 52 parcels of “Modernique” one
story, single family homes in 1948 to promote home ownership to accommodate the growing numbers of modest income families

Sunday, May 5 Brentwood Dinner Party at the fine art filled contemporary home of art collector Carla Kirkeby

Saturday, May 11 DTLA Artist Studio Tour* led by art collector/consultant, and event co-chair Cecilia Dan. Experience an insider’s visit to cutting edge Downtown LA artists in their studios: Larry Pittman, Katherine Opie, David Weisman (partial list). .

Saturday, May 18 Venice Architecture and Design Tour,* – visit a choice selection of Venice’s most distinctive and memorable architecture, art and landscape design on the final event of the 2019 season with garden lunch in the newly remodeled home of landscape designer Stefan Hammerschmidt & entertainment executive Lawrence Szabo. Visit Art and Architectural works by:
Marmol Radziner, Steven Ehrlich, Bricault Design, Kelly Berg, Andy Moses, Ed Moses, Jay Griffith, Stefan Hammerschmidt, and more TBD

*Transportation and lunch provided on tours. Donations are tax deductible.

In 2018, Venice Design Series’ sold out events raised over $250,000 to help VCH achieve its mission of creating new affordable housing on the Westside.

Photos and descriptions of all previous events are on the web site:

For any questions, please contact event co-founder Linda Lucks at 310-526-3857 or send an email at to:

Co-Founders: Jay Griffith &  Linda Lucks
Co-Chairs:  Cecilia Dan, Dana & Eric Newman