• EAT ART Featuring Venice Artist Emily Van Horn

    WABI SABI VENICE presents paintings by Emily Van Horn opening on February 13th. The show will also feature a selection of local artist portraits and quotes from the @BeforeTheyGo project by Venice photographer Debbie Zeitman.

    EAT ART is a collaboration between Venice restaurants and local artists founded by Debbie Zeitman (photographer, writer), Barbara Lavery (artist), Brent Moon (Manager, Wabi Sabi), Sylvia Saether (writer, director).

  • About EAT ART

    The heart of Venice has always been its local artists. EAT ART helps ensure these artists are supported, integrated and remain at the center of our community.


    Launched on April 11th 2017 at WABI SABI VENICE, EAT ART has presented a series of events to promote Venice artists work within restaurant spaces on Abbot Kinney. Our goal is to showcase the artists' work and provide an opportunity for people to meet the artists and schedule studio visits.


    April 11th - EAT ART Opening for Barbara Lavery

    June 13th - EAT ART Opening for Rohitash Rao

    September 11th - EAT ART Opening for Alejandro Gehry

    November 14th - EAT ART Opening for Sunny Bak & Robby Krieger

    February 13th, 2018 - EAT ART Opening for Emily Van Horn


    Each monthly event features a Venice artist whose work will hang for one month in the restaurant. Artists provide postcards/contact information to be distributed through the restaurant during the month.


    As more restaurants join the EAT ART effort, multiple artists will be featured in multiple locations. EAT ART diners can visit one restaurant for cocktails & appetizers, one for dinner and one for dessert. Signature cocktails and dishes will be created in the EAT ART theme.

  • Artist Emily Van Horn

    Emily Van Horn

    Emily, a California native, moved to Venice in 1991. "The first part of my Venice life I wasn't an artist. All my friends were artists."

    Emily started showing her work in 2007 at a mid century vintage store on Abbot Kinney. She never had the idea of being a professional painter, but art consultants and designers facilitated sales. "I just got lucky with people buying my work. Little things here and there. It just came organically." She currently splits her time between painting and her work as a trauma therapist specializing in Somatic healing, which takes a physiological approach and incorporates mind, body, spirit, and emotions.


    Emily's work is showing at Wabi Sabi, February 13th 2018 onwards.


    See more of Emily's work


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    Chef Rain

    Executive Chef - Wabi Sabi Venice

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    Portraits and stories of Venice artists in their studios