Alan Shaffer has been involved with Venice Art Walk & Auctions for more than 20 years. He’s had his hand in nearly every aspect of the event, often providing photographs of auction items or the event itself. This year Shaffer takes on a new role as an artist on display. His photographs of longtime Venice artists (the neighborhood’s own rat-pack) are accompanied by pieces from the five featured artists themselves.
Talking with Alan is a trip through Venice history. He knows the names, faces, and life stories of shop owners, restaurateurs, and artists in the community. His photographs are an accumulation of these stories over the years.
Art Walkers will find this exhibit, entitled Alan Shaffer: Neighborhood Numbnuts, at Capri Restaurant on Abbott Kinney. (Note that Capri owner Alana Hamilton tells me that lunchtime nibbles are being provided.)