Arielle Haze views
In the Old Days:
Unpainting the Town:
Helen K. Garber photos
Art at the Rose Cafe'
The Iconic Venice Sign
When Venice of America opened for business and fun back in 1905, there was the Venice Sign, glowingly strung across Windward Avenue. Now, thanks to the efforts of a whole bunch of people, it's back.
What happened to the original electric trestle sign? Nobody knows. It seems to have dematerialized in the late '40s or early '50s.
How many Todd von Hoffmans does it take to screw in a light bulb? Only one, when he's the Project Manager.
The project took 3 years and $20,000, and was inaugurated with a celebration on June 24, 2007.
Thanks to Todd von Hoffman for the photos!
Here's the famous sign on the Born and Raised album cover. Recorded by the band Venice, produced by Michael Lennon. At the festival for the lighting of the sign, Mark Lennon was on the scene with live music.
People and Organizations
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