3 More Tickets For Sale: Tour of the Mosaic Tile House in Venice Beach

  • May 26, 2013 · 11:45 AM
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Please Note: Read all the directions below BEFORE you RSVP 'Yes' for this event.

1) I am hosting this event for Pleasure Palate and Atlas Obscura.

2) You MUST send in your payment of $15 per person BEFORE you can RSVP for this event.

3) Make your payment through this link: http://www.atlasobscura.com/events/the-mosaic-tile-house

4) This event will sell out in advance since its limited to only 15 people, so don't hesitate in signing up. Once tickets sell out, don't come crying to me.

5) I will host a brunch at 9:30 AM at a TBD restaurant nearby the Mosaic Tile House. I will send more details on that as we get closer to the event date.

This event was suggested by Pleasure Palate member, Rita. So Rita, thanks for letting me know about this hidden gem.

You can read more about the Mosaic Tile House through the Avoiding Regret Blog: http://www.avoidingregret.com/2012/07/photo-essay-mosaic-tile-house-venice.html











Venice Beach is known for its boardwalk filled with colorful eccentric people. The houses, buildings, and structures that dot this area also reflects this rainbow coalition of people. From simple beach bungalows to ultra modern homes, Venice is truly a unique place to live. But none of them quite capture the effervescent essence of Venice like the Mosaic Tile House.

Though its not well known to the public, the moment you enter this large scale artwork in progress, its like walking inside a coral reef. Most of the tiles are in the red, yellow, orange spectrum, but bold colors radiate throughout. Every square inch of the home (including outside) is covered in mosaic tile. Cheri Pann and Gonzalo, a husband and wife team, are responsible for this local masterpiece.

Cheri and Gonzalo created this “visual feast." It began as a weekend project which developed into a lifetime love affair surpassing 19 years. Cheri creates contemplative large scale oil paintings with mythic themes, and Gonzalo, canvases in vignettes of their life together.

Cheri creates the tiles, and Gonzalo shatters them and distributes them over every square inch of their house – literally. Since 1994, the couple have been transforming their once bland beige stucco home into the structural kaleidoscope that exists today.

Join Field Agent Robert Hemedes as we tour this rainbow hued local gem in Venice with our guide being none other than the artist herself, Cheri.


-Please arrive a few moments prior to noon, so we can start on time.

-The tour lasts approximately a little over an hour.

-Please be respectful of the living art.

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  • Chrissy

    Another gem

    May 27, 2013

  • Yumi R.

    Fascinating house and artists. Mosaic tiles pouring out of everything imaginable.

    May 27, 2013

  • koti

    I am at 1pm tour, so what time should I be there?

    May 25, 2013

  • Robert

    Here is the current breakdown of tour start times for each PP member that have already sent their payment for the event:

    12 PM/Noon Tour

    Barbara Gonzalez
    Wasima Khan
    Keong Ng
    Jeff Wong

    1 PM Tour
    Chrissy Carr
    Rita O'Connor
    Yumi Ro
    Koti (Lisa Wang)

    May 23, 2013

  • Robert

    For those of you that were not able to purchase a ticket through eventbrite, there is room for 4 more people at the 1 PM tour. Send your prepayment of $15 to my PayPal account: [masked]

    Once I confirm receipt of payment, I will move you to 'Yes'

    May 23, 2013

  • Rita

    I have a ticket for 1:00 p.m. tour if anyone needs one.

    May 23, 2013

    • Robert

      Rita, I left you a voice mail message. Call me.:[masked]

      May 23, 2013

  • SuNnY

    I've been wanting to visit this quirky place.

    April 30, 2013

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