The Mar Vista Chamber is honored to have been chosen as one of the recipients of the first-ever Great Streets Challenge Grant for our Make it Mar Vista: A Small Business Saturday Community Event, taking place Saturday, November 28th, 2015. Click here to donate!

And we need your help to make it a reality! We need to raise additional funds to make all the amazing aspects of this event happen.

Your donation to this Challenge Grant by August 21st will be matched dollar-for-dollar and will be fully tax-deductible through Click here to donate and learn more.

Here are the fantastic community organizations we are partnering with to see that Make It Mar Vista is a huge success!

The Coffee Connection/West LA CaféCoffee Connection

LA County Bicycle CoalitionLA County Bicycle Coalition

Green Communications InitiativeGreen Communications Initiative

A Kid’s Place PreschoolA Kid's Place

Grand View Blvd Elementary SchoolGrand View Blvd Elementary School


Make It Mar Vista

You can donate $11.28 since that’s the date of our event (11/28 Cool, right?) – and it’ll be doubled to become $22.56! Or if you want, you can donate MORE than that! We won’t say no, I promise.

In fact, if you want to donate enough money to become a sponsor of the event, please reach out to us directly.

Questions? Please contact Sarah Auerswald, Chamber President,

at 310-245-4170 or by email at

Make It Mar Vista

Make It Mar Vista: Small Business Saturday – A Community Engagement Festival

Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, Council District 11

Make It Mar Vista: Small Business Saturday takes place Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 11am- 4pm. The event invites people from Mar Vista and beyond to interact with local businesses, local artists and each other for a day of true community engagement along Venice Boulevard.  Make It Mar Vista includes a protected bike lane field study that will preview proposed changes to Venice, a bike parade, sidewalk activities, and live entertainment.

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