web analytics

Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Junker Completes “Grizzly Bears Once Walked on Venice” Mural


LA Muralist Eric Junker, who twice designed the annual Abbot Kinney Festival logo, has completed  a 70-foot mural at 1525 Abbot Kinney (aka “The Brig parking lot).

He calls this piece “Grizzly Bears Once Walked on Venice,” which is true;  they caught salmon in Ballona Creek!    Eric and David Paris, owner of the Brig, have also involved  Safe Place for Youth (SPY),  the homeless teen center on Lincoln Blvd in the project.

Paris said that Eric has held  workshops on mural painting at SPY and has had the kids out to see the mural on Abbot Kinney.  ” The last of February  a group of kids from SPY came to the site to work under Eric’s direction in completing the “Grizzly Bear” mural,” said Paris.   “Then they did a section of wall with their own art.”


Comment (1)

  1. Patrick

    This is a major improvement on the %^%^#@## advertisements that have been there for years.

Leave a Reply to Patrick Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *