Make it Mar Vista takes place on November 26th, Small Business Saturday – and everyone is welcome! This celebration of local businesses, local craftspeople and local performers will happen from 11am – 4pm and we know you’ll have a great time!

The main event will happen at the corner of Venice and Centinela, at the Coffee Connection. We’ll transform their parking lot into a Performance Area with Stage, a Marketplace for Artisans, and a Fun Zone for Kids. We’ll also have Maps to all the participating stores, so you can get all your Holiday shopping done! Plus we’ll have our Passport game and have tons of prizes for everyone who plays. Scroll down to see a list of our sponsors, participating stores, and artisans.


This is our 3rd Annual Make it Mar Vista event and we’re grateful to our amazing sponsors! American Express, The Coffee Connection, City Councilman Mike Bonin, Jaffe Insurance, Kent Construction, Donna Benton Real Estate, and Re/Max Real Estate all are helping make this event incredible!


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Check out all the amazing businesses in Mar Vista that will be a part of Make it Mar Vista this year! Plus check out all the amazing deals and excitement happening in each place:

Accomplice Bar and Little Fatty Restaurant, 3811 Grand View Blvd.
(Formerly known as Status Kuo)

A Kids’ Place Preschool, 12306 Venice Blvd.
Come shop for delicious treats at their bake sale!

All About Color Hair Salon, 12324 Venice Blvd.
Special: prepaid at event: Tue & Wed only cut and deep condition only $35 – regularly $55 OR Partial highlights + cut + blowdry only $89 – regularly $130.

Atmosphere Café, 12034 Venice Blvd.
They will offer The Mar Vista Breakfast special that day: an Omelette or scrambled eggs with Provençal Ratatouille, toasted baguette, butter and jam, with a homemade muffin.

Canela Cocina Latina, 12326 1/2 Venice Blvd.

Coffee Connection, 3838 S. Centinela Ave.
Special tastings of seasonal coffee drink favorites!

Grand View Market, 12210 Venice Blvd.

Light on Lotus Yoga Studio, 3807 Grand View Blvd.
15% off all class packages + 15% off retail + tea & cookies + Beauty Counter Pop-Up store 11am – 1pm + FREE 30-minute class called basic Yoga Moves for the Holidays to manage Stress and Travel Fatigue taking place at 1:30.

Lipstic Salon, 12925 Venice Blvd.

Louie’s of Mar Vista, 3817 Grand View Blvd.
Happy Hour from 12pm – 5pm! 

Mar Vista Art Department, 12513 Venice Blvd.
Serving Holiday inspired snacks and beverages all day as well as offering special discounted Holiday gift bundles!

Mar Vista Library, 12006 Venice Blvd.
There will be suggested reading lists for Holiday time.

Peach Tree Pottery, 3795 Boise Ave.
We’ll be hosting an art sale and raffle to benefit A Sense of Home. 100% of the proceeds from that day will go to the charity.

Rustic Kitchen, 3523 S. Centinela Ave.
Offering Extended Happy Hour deals from 11am – 6pm!

Sweet Lucie’s Ice Cream, 12222 Venice Blvd.
Giving away a free mini cone with the purchase of a single scoop!

Soaptopia, 12228 Venice Blvd.

The Hängar, 3472 S. Centinela Ave.
Tarot card readings, face and Henna painting, discounts on all accessories and more!

The Moving Joint, 12813 Venice Blvd.

Time Travel Mart/826LA, 12515 Venice Blvd.
If you spend over $25 you will receive a copy of the book Wild Things by Dave Eggers, while supplies last.

VCA Animal Hospital, 12108 Venice Blvd.
Giving away certificates for free first exam for new clients and $20 off services for existing clients, plus free swag giveaways and promotional items. PLUS free pet-themed holiday ornament decorating in store.

Vintage on Venice, 12218 Venice Blvd.
There will be a selection of vintage holiday gifts and decor for sale.




Here’s a list of the amazing artisans we’ll have in our Craft Marketplace. Check them all out for terrific Holiday shopping!

American Red Cross
Offering Emergency prep ideas and help

Black & White Candle Company
Candles, wreaths and so much more!

Boxwood Jewelry
Jewelry made in Venice

Chloe & Isabel
Jewelry, perfect for gifts

Emma Caday
Handmade aprons, baby bibs and gifts

J & Grey
Boutique gifts & fashion

Path of Life Numerology Jewelry
Jewelry designed with your personal number

Terry’s Treats
Delicious baked goods for eating right away or giving as gifts!

Tracey Corinne
Hand crafted Mosaics

Westside Apparel
T-shirts and Tote Bags!