Category Archives: Ventura Art Scene

Holiday Member Show Original Artwork by Buenaventura Art Association Members

Paper Fantasy – Hand made paper, buttons, plant material – Darlene RokerAt Studio 99 @ The Bell Arts Factory. Holiday Member Show Original Artwork by Buenaventura Art Association Members

Plus Featured on the Triangle Showcase Solo Show by Darlene Roker

“A Little of This, A Little of That”

Beautiful artwork in both shows, of all sizes and media, large and small, including ceramics, textiles and jewelry, for unique gift-giving!

Exhibit Runs thru December 24, 2022

Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIART) kicks off annual holiday fair and festival

Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIART) kicks off the holiday season with its annual holiday fair and festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 3, and continues noon to 4 p.m., Dec. 4. Enjoy unique gift shopping this holiday season for your family and friends while browsing through 40 professional artists studios and additional guest vendors! There will be free activities for kids, delicious food and treats available for purchase, and craft beer and wine. Admission is free and plenty of parking will be available. Visit or call 805-383-1368 for full details.

Ventura Pottery Gallery announces third annual ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Giving event

The Ventura Pottery Gallery is pleased to announce our third annual ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Giving event. Not only is our gallery a great place to purchase your holiday gifts, but beginning November 19 we have a free gift for you when you spend $30. 

Potters always accumulate extras piece in their studios, and we love to clean our shelves. Our forty potters are donating bowls, vases, mugs, plates and ornaments as gifts to our cherished customers.  We want to thank those who support our handmade ceramic creations, from our studios to your home. 

We invite you to stop by the Ventura Pottery Gallery to view work of local artists and potters. The gallery is located at 1567 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 105 in Ventura Harbor Village. The gallery is open from 11 – 6 seven days a week. We also have an online store at and for more information please visit

“A Year Without You,” for 30 days in the Museum of Ventura County’s Pavilion

Saturday, November 19th 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – A Year Without You Opening Reception – The RAD Foundation & artist Julie Dahl-Nicolle are collaborating to showcase “A Year Without You,” for 30 days in the Museum of Ventura County’s Pavilion. The collection of one hundred floral mixed media canvas paintings represents a sense of loss many have experienced for the last two years due to COVID-19. The collaboration aims to bring acceptance and understanding to loss all while giving hope & joy for the future ahead. The opening reception will invite guests to participate in hanging clouties – an homage to the Irish Rag Tree tradition. (Free, Drop-in Event)

Ventura County Potters’ Guild to host double event in downtown Ventura Nov. 5-6

The Ventura County Potters’ Guild will host a double event in downtown Ventura on November 5 and 6 (10am-6pm). There will be an outdoor market on Main and California Streets showcasing many local potters just in time for your holiday shopping. Handmade pottery makes a thoughtful, personal gift. Peruse the gorgeous mugs, bowls, vases, planters, sculpture and more. You will have your holiday gift list checked off in no time.

In addition, there will be a Bowl of Thanks fundraiser. Local potters are donating hundreds of bowls that can be purchased for $20 each. Funds raised will be donated to Downtown Ventura’s Family Reconnection Program,

Each bowl purchase is accompanied by a punch card allowing the purchaser to sample tastes from over 15 restaurants and pubs.  Bowls for pasta, ice cream, cereal, berries, loose change or your doggy (or kitty) will be available in all sorts of sizes and colors.

The Ventura County Potters’ Guild, a non-profit founded in 1957, continues its mission of promoting ceramic arts through its Gallery in Ventura Harbor, workshops, and monthly meetings.

Buenaventura Art Association closing out 2022

Buenaventura Art Association is closing out 2022 with a flourish, presenting six exhibitions of members’ works at three locations and wrapping up its monthlong Under $50 fundraising sale.

Two of the shows will be at Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts. The current fundraiser will be up until Nov. 7 and a members’ holiday show will run Nov. 8 through Jan. 10. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m., seven days a week. The fundraiser features 8-by-8-in. original artworks created and donated by BAA members, selling for $49 each.

In Studio 99 at Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., a display through Oct. 29 of members’ original works will be followed by one for the holiday season, Nov. 4-Dec. 24.

Two evening receptions are planned for the Studio 99 holiday exhibition, 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 4, opening night, and Dec. 2, in conjunction with Ventura’s First Friday celebration of the arts. Regular hours are noon-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

BAA, a nonprofit arts cooperative founded in 1954, welcomes additional business partnerships to expand its exhibit space and artist exposure. For more about BAA and its programs, call the gallery at 805-648-1235 or visit

FOTM’S Learning To See Community Impact Project is here!

Immigrant by Elizabeth.

Please join us in giving voice to historically underrepresented populations in Ventura County.

Ventura County Government Center Hall of Administration Atrium Through November 14, 2022

The public is invited to join the Focus on the Masters Arts Archive & Library (FOTM) for a celebration of the creative spirit by underrepresented populations in our community through the Impact Project. With funding from the California Arts Council, this exhibit features collaborative artworks by members of the Immigrant, LGBTQ and Black communities of Ventura County.

Also on display is artwork by k-8 students who participated in our Learning To See Outreach (LTS) in-school art program and a selection of early photographic portraits of FOTM documented artists by Founder Donna Granata.

“Chaise Lounge” by Ventura native Bruce Freeman

If you want to be cool, go to the pool!

“Chaise Lounge” by Ventura native Bruce Freeman evokes memories of poolside activities and leisure.

This serigraph print is a part of the Municipal Art Collection on permanent display at City Hall with over 100 additional pieces. Stop by anytime during business hours to take a look or view online at MAC-Collection-Brochure-2018-COLOR (