Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, 2023 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Downtown Ventura and the Ventura Avenue area
Ventura is known as one of the most creative communities in Southern California. It’s time to focus on the magic that brought many artists and entertainers to our area. ArtWalk is back! This family-friendly event Sept. 23-24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. will feature local arts venues and creative collaboratives in businesses and other unique spaces. Large art installations, music, poetry, and dance will all be a part of this event run by a new and enthusiastic all-volunteer team.
Ventura’s long-running and popular arts event took a break during the pandemic and is back, better than ever. Because of the great interest from the arts community, organizers decided on a two-day event to give participants extra time to see all the venues. The route starts near Cemetery Park, travels down Main Street and up Ventura Avenue, encompassing the Library’s Topping Room, City Hall, the Crowne Plaza, Ventura Mission, Museum of Ventura County, Vita Art Center, Working Artists Ventura, Bell Arts Factory and Art City. In between are numerous galleries and businesses featuring local artists and musicians. Two-day pop-up galleries along the route will feature even more artists.
The event is also focusing on performing arts. Two stages, the Main Street Moves stage Downtown and the City Hall Atrium, will feature some of the area’s top performers. Highlights will include aerial acrobatics from The Aerial Studio and performances from local favorite bands Shaky Feelin and PLOTZ!
Live painting, pottery demonstrations and large art installations will also be featured.
A map of the entire ArtWalk route will be available in various locations and online at www.artwalkventura.org. Transportation will be provided free in the ArtWalk area by Gold Coast Transit. Parking areas will also be clearly mapped out.
For more information, please visit www.artwalkventura.org, email [email protected] or call (805) 283-7077.