AKF Community Grant and Spirit of Venice Award Recipients

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October 15, 2018

Story by Venice Paparazzi

The Abbot Kinney Festival is well known as Venice’s largest street party, and this year was nothing short of spectacular!  

And once again Venice Paparazzi were the official photographers. Woo hoo!  Check out photos here by Team Venice Paparazzi!

One very cool fact about the event is that some of proceeds go directly back into the community in the form of the AK Community grants that are awarded at the festival every year.

Congratulations to the 2018 AKF Community Grant Recipients.

Children’s Lifesaving Foundation, Community Healing Gardens, Creating Better Communities, Education Committee of the Venice Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Coeur d’Alene, Friends of Mark Twain Middle School, Girls PACT, Neighborhood Youth Association, Other Venice Film Festival, Rediscover Center, Seeds to Plate, The Electric Lodge, The Friends of Broadway Elementary School, The Open Temple, Venice Arts, Venice Art Crawl, Venice Oceanarium, and WE Garden.

(Bolded names are Venice Chamber of Commerce members)


Ecole Claire Fontaine’s Joelle Dumas presented with the 2018 Venice Spirit Award and Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition from LA’s Taylor Bazley

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Spirit of Venice Award:

 Nick Ansom, Joelle Dumas, William Hawkins, Alison Hurst, and Nicole Landers

About the Venice Spirit Award:   Since 1989, the Abbot Kinney Festival Association has recognized exemplary stakeholders nominated by the community for their contributions to the spirit, creativity and uniqueness of Venice.


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