Tourists and Southern Californians heading to the 23rd annual Venice Art Walk may be in for a shock. The bohemian community depicted in the back of your consciousness and in the front of guidebooks is being replaced by the upscale look and feel of landed gentry. The first art walk was a fundraiser for the Venice Health Clinic, as it is today, and followed a path through less than a dozen artist's homes. This weekend's event includes about 50, scattered amid a proliferation of lofts that are great for those with property owners, bad for those seeking the laid-back feel of decades past. We look at changing lifestyles, artist lofts and the gentrification of Venice with real estate developer Jack Hoffman, and visual artist Francisco Letelier, a second generation Venetian.
Managing Editor Kyle McKinnon guest hosts.
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