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The Venice Flying Carousel

Join us in building a bicycle propelled, Venice themed, full scale merry-go-round & other bike machines for Centennial Park

About Us

Venice

Venice has a colorful history of fascinating people, wild amusements & wonderful carousels.  Join the Venice Chamber of Commerce, lead artist Robin Murez, whose Venice Public Art you see around town, the City of L.A., Venice High School, and the community in bringing back a delightful part of Abbot Kinney's fantastic vision. 

Flying

You'll soar through the air on Venice's next iconic amusement ride.  Hop on the camel, the rocket ship or other carousel creatures and enjoy fascinating stories of Venice's people and places. Ingenious additional bike powered machines will serve up food, art, and who knows what.  It's all powered by fun, bicycles, and the sun, for visitors of all ages.

Carousel

We need your support to make it happen.  The carousel is projected to open in 2020.  It will cost $200,000. Donations are tax deductible. Once built, all proceeds will benefit Venice charities... and will be a wildly fun attraction for all to enjoy! Similar carousels in other cities raise $60,000/year.  Let's do it!


 

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Sponsor - Donate - Participate

Become a part of this wonderful project. There are many ways to join in, including:  adopting a carousel creature, building the Gazebo, painting, carving or sending a contribution.   We're also hosting kids art classes, a SPY public art landscaping project and bike machine building workshops. Join in.  HELP BUILD THE CAROUSEL, today!

Venice Flying Carousel

Mail: c/o Venice Chamber, PO Box 202. Venice CA 90294 Studio: on Broadway Ave just North of Abbot Kinney Blvd. email: info@veniceflyingcarousel.com

(310) 709-7826

Press

We're in the news!

I'm interviewed about my Venice Public Art & More

Click here for the Argonaut Comic Strip interview

Click here for the Yo Venice video
Click here for the Atlas Obscura video
Click here for the Lincoln and Rose article

Click here for Yo Venice article

Click here for Before They Go article


OUR FIRST SPONSORS - THANK YOU! 

THE VENICE PLACE PROJECT  . 

ARUP . THE BIKE SHOP . VENICE METAL WORX . KNOCK KNOCK

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CAROUSEL ART WORKSHOPS

CAROUSEL ARTS

WOOD CARVING

Adults are invited to come learn & carve for the carousel.   Flexible hours. No experience needed.  Supplies provided. We'll help you to design, sketch, make a clay maquette and we'll teach you to carve wood the old fashioned way.   From small carousel decorations to "jester heads" and beyond!  

Contact Robin at:  info@veiceflyingcarousel.com


CAROUSEL ARTISTS

Our carousel painters & carvers include:  Ara Bevacqua, Lealani Ranch Dawes,  Mary Beth Fama, Linda Fenster, Francisco Letalier, Gayle Lewis,  Andrea Tansher, Tommy Santee, Leonardo Ibáñez Valenzuela & Robin Murez.  Join us?  Contact info@veniceflyingcarousel.com


SPY: EARTH & ART PROJECT

We partnered with Safe Place for Youth, SPY, to spruce up landscaping, install sculptures and help in public art planning for Centennial Park.  LA Department of Rec & Parks is maintaining it from here, but Neighbors are invited to join in! It's a wonderful education and employment program for the youth and it's making a huge, wonderful difference for the Park! 

BIKE MACHINE WORKSHOPS

100 Engineering Design students from Venice High School's STEMM Magnet are conjuring up wild and wonderful bike powered machines. We'll select several designs to fabricate in our studio for installation in Centennial Park.  Join in.  Help out.  Mentors, fabricators, creatives & assistants invited.  Contact us for more info.

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