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 Are you looking for a weekend getaway or an early Valentine’s Day present? Laguna Art Museum has the perfect plan for you. Join us for a weekend trip to Venice Beach, filled with art, exploration, and community. You will be staying at Hotel ERWIN, which has been nominated for Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Award and is located right on Venice Beach and is adjacent to the world-famous Venice Beach Boardwalk. 

Over the weekend, you will have the chance to visit the studios and galleries of some of the California Cool Auction Artists such as Andy Moses, Kelly Berg, Ned Evans, Woods Davy, Elizabeth Orleans, Blue McRight, and Guy Dill. You will also get an exclusive private tour of Kelly Berg’s latest exhibition before it opens, and an intimate wine and cheese gathering hosted at Woods Davy’s private gallery. 




+ 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Check-in at Hotel ERWIN

+ 7:00 p.m. Cocktails at High Rooftop Lounge


+ 10:00 a.m. Meet in Lobby

+ 10:30 a.m. Depart for studio/gallery tours

+ 1:45 p.m. **Lunch

+ 2:45 p.m. Depart for gallery tours

+ 4:00 p.m. Return to hotel

+ 4:45 p.m. Meet in Lobby

+ 5:00 p.m. Private wine & cheese gathering hosted by Woods Davy

+ 6:30 p.m. Depart Woods’s studio for dinner

+ 7:00 p.m. Dinner – provided by LAM

+ 9:00 p.m. Return to hotel


+ 9:00 a.m. Walk through the Venice Boardwalk and the Venice Art Walls

+ 11:00 a.m. Meet in the Lobby for Check out

+ 11:15 a.m. Depart for studio and gallery tours

+ 2:00 p.m. Return to hotel to retrieve luggage and personal transportation

+ 2:30 p.m. Save travels home!

Cost Breakdown:


$259/night plus tax

Hotel Parking:

$25/night plus tax

Excursion Ticket:

$500 for members

$550 for nonmembers

Total due at booking: $500 for members

$550 for nonmembers

Ticket price includes luxurious transportation through Venice, private studio/gallery tours, a wine & cheese event hosted by artist Woods Davy, and an exclusive dinner hosted by LAM on Saturday night.

**Guests are responsible for arranging their transportation to and from Venice Beach and covering the costs of breakfast, lunch, dinner Friday night, and hotel accommodation. Laguna Art Museum will make the hotel reservation on behalf of the guests. Upon arrival, guests must provide their names to the front desk and pay for the costs mentioned above.

To make your reservation, please click here or contact Carly Bornmann, Development Events Coordinator, at cbornmann@lagunaartmuseum.org.

Event capacity is limited.


Access Granted!