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Mar Vista Music & Art Walk - Spectrum - September 2019

Updated: Apr 13, 2020


The SPECTRUM Art Walk on September 14 honored the life of Blaze Bernstein, the 19-year-old victim of a 2018 Orange County hate crime. Blaze was gay and Jewish, and the grandson of a Holocaust survivor. Tributes to @blazebernstein including a fresh herb garden inspired by his love for cooking 🌱, a killer drag show featuring @rubellaspreads, @theindicasativa, @maebeagirl, and @beingbaden 💋, and a display of his grandfather's personal collection of work by Mar Vista artists. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community! 🏳️‍🌈 And thanks to @gabbymg753 and Michael Kuehnert for 📸

The Bernstein family are much loved Mar Vista neighbors and huge supporters of the local arts. The Bernstein family's “Blaze it Forward” Facebook Page has become a refuge of sorts for people who seek acts of kindness and those who want to perform such acts. At our SPECTRUM Art Walk, there were several activities honoring Blaze's memory.

Here are the highlights of the night!

🔥 Blaze Bernstein Memorial

Earthstar Stage 12444 Venice Blvd

Interactive! Paint a rock or leave a candle in memory of Blaze with Engrave Mine candles

🌱🧒 Blaze's Garden

Disability Community Resource Center 12901 Venice Blvd

Great for kids! Blaze loved cooking with fresh herbs. Plant some in our garden!

🍰 5 PM - #BlazeItForward

Baking Contest

Disability Community Resource Center 12901 Venice Blvd

Plum Upside-Down Cake was Blaze's favorite recipe! Winner gets two passes to Bowlero

🖼️ Bernstein Art Collection

Disability Community Resource Center 12901 Venice Blvd

The Bernstein family's collection of work by well-loved Mar Vista artists

🎨 Open Air Art Show & Vendors

Disability Community Resource Center 12901 Venice Blvd

New works by local artists, live music.

🐶 Westside Dog Show

Morpheus/Mar Vista Art Department

12513 Venice Blvd

Dog adoption, photo contest, pet vendors, kombucha bar.

💃💋 9 PM - Drag Show

Alana's Coffee 12511 Venice Blvd

Rubella Spreads, Indica Sativa, and Maebe A. Girl, first queen to run for Congress!

🎨 Artifesto Get Down battle

12101 Venice Blvd

🎨 Neyborly Grand Opening Party

Art show, film screening, live painting by Devin Wesley & The Saucy Dame, hip hop by Foxy La Chingona

🥂 Disco Moderno Soirée

12421 Venice Blvd   RSVP

Art show, cocktails, dancing

💇 All About Color Salon

12324 Venice Blvd

New paintings by local artists

🌮 Quiadaiyn

12326 Venice Blvd

Delicious Oaxacan food, new paintings by local artists

🎨 Grand View Fine Art Studios

3871 Grand View Blvd

Open studios reception

🎸 Fallout Entertainment Party

3863 Grand View Blvd

Live bands, vendors, snacks n sips


ArtBarLA Grand Opening

12017 Venice Blvd  Open 'til 2 AM!

Art show, cocktails, dancing, live painters.

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