First Friday’s goal is to promote the appreciation and sales of art in a relaxed, supportive and fun environment. Each month, visual fine art spaces in downtown and midtown Ventura offer a variety of special entertainment to compliment the collectible artworks on display. Demonstrations, lectures, music, and performance provide an opportunity for everyone to share in this unique Ventura cultural experience. July’s First Friday is on July 7th! Don’t miss out!
Stoneworks Studios and Art Gallery
Stoneworks Studios and Gallery showcases a slice of Ventura’s ever changing diversified art community represented in all mediums and age groups. For 18 years, Stoneworks has been conducting ongoing stone carving classes, community art projects, tours and showing the stone sculptures of Michele Chapin. The gallery is open daily by appointment. More information is available at www.MicheleChapin.com
Bell Arts Factory
Home to 27 Artist Studios and the Tool Room Gallery that are open to the public on First Fridays of each month! Artists can be seen working or displaying their art on days when there are special events taking place in the Tool Room Gallery or Community Room.
WAV (Working Artists Ventura)
The Working Artists Ventura project is a $57 million, state-of-the-art community designed for artists and creative businesses. The WAV offers affordable living and working space for over a hundred artists of every kind; painters, sculptors, dancers, poets, musicians, filmmakers, and more!
Vita Art Center
The Vita Art Center provides diverse art experiences for individuals and the community through classes, exhibitions, special events and community outreach programs. Vita’s art gallery exhibits contemporary fine art in all mediums with a new opening the First Friday of every month
Art City Studios
Twenty Years in the making, Art City has evolved into a dynamic environment that allows artists to create an artistically supportive atmosphere. Paul Lindhard had a vision of a place where sculptors could work together and sell their art. Art City Studios is a culmination of that vision
BAA (Buenaventura Art Gallery)
A dynamic community of visual artists, Buenaventura Art Association enriches and promotes Ventura County’s cultural identity by supporting, developing and exhibiting a diverse community of emerging and established local artists.
The HUD is a unique environment for creative minds and working artists. Their recently renovated vintage building currently features artists, dancers, and designers. This distinctive and collaborative space offers studio rentals and holds events monthly, showcasing local talent. Come for the art, stay and meet the artists. “Art Happens here!”
While you’re out for this month’s First Friday, Stop by Ventura Volkswagen! Contact us for details, or just visit our website! You can browse our new inventory, see our pre-owned stock, make a service appointment or take a look at our specials! Let us help you with whatever your Volkswagen needs!