A Venice Beach photographer and professional skateboarder, Dan Levy, will give a custom art and skateboarding tour of his home turf this weekend.
Levy was a strong advocate for the Venice Beach Skatepark. According to the Made in Venice documentary film, the skatepark is a testament to the history of skateboarding in Venice. It took 20 years for the city to approve the $2.5-million skatepark, which was finally completed in 2009.
Levy is a three-time champion of the Venice VSA Skate Contest from 2000 to 2003. He now rides for the Jeff Ho / Zephyr competition team. He also writes and photographs for Juice Magazine, a skateboarding magazine, which has been publishing since 1993.
The tour includes a customized look at key skateboarding spots as well as an in-depth look at murals and street art of local and well-known artists. Expect to see attractions, such as the historical home of Charlie Chaplin, the Venice Beach Skatepark, the Venice Canals and Muscle Beach. Attendees are encouraged to wear walking shoes and bring their cameras.
The tour is organized by Cartwheel Art Tours, an L.A-based company that curates walking tours in different parts of Los Angeles. Other tours includes the Golden Age of Cocktails tour, Underground L.A tour, Graffiti LA: Street Styles and Art and others. Private tours are also available with advanced notice.
The Venice Beach Art Tour will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18. Advanced registration is required and tickets are $40. For more information and to purchase tickets here.