Congratulations to our Executive Director, Jim Rice!


We are thrilled to announce that Bell Arts Factory’s Executive Director, Jim Rice, will be awarded the Arts Leader Award at this year’s Mayor’s Arts Awards, which will take place Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Museum of Ventura… Read More

ArtWalk Ventura 2016!


Join us at Bell Arts Factory this weekend for ArtWalk Ventura! Saturday, October 1st 11am-7pm Sunday, October 2nd 12pm-5pm Global Artist Rolando Siguenza, 30+ Oaxaqueno Artists and Opens Studios offering art, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, photography and so much… Read More

African Style Hand Drum Classes with Cameron Tummel

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NEW DRUMMING CLASSES Be Creative, Meet People, Recharge Enjoy drumming for rejuvenation and creativity. Learn new patterns and techniques each week. Traditional African rhythms and drumming techniques. Ages 13 and up. Beginning and intermediate players welcome. Plenty of… Read More

We Honor & Thank MOSES MORA


It is with much appreciation that we honor and thank Moses Mora for his service to the Bell Arts Factory. Moses will be stepping down as the Chairman of the Board, but will continue to serve on the… Read More

“A Vision for The Bell Arts Factory and West Ventura”- VIDEO… Jim Rice, Executive Director and President of the Bell Arts Factory, speaks with Our Ventura TV host, MB Hanrahan, about their nonprofit organization, vision and activities, with a focus on community. The stated vision of the Bell… Read More

Programs | Classes


Youth Arts, free drop in classes

First Fridays


The First Friday of every month from 6-9 p.m. join us for a fun night and discover Ventura’s art scene! First Friday’s goal is to promote the appreciation and sales of art in a relaxed, supportive and fun… Read More

Community Room Rental


How do I rent the Community Room? ¿Cuando esta el Salon Comunitario disponible para rentar? ANSWER: Please contact MOSES MORA 805.509.7309 RESPUESTA: Para disponibilidad llamele á MOSES MORA – 805.509.7309



Thank you Sponsors! Our generous sponsors make the Factory experience possible. We are sincerely grateful for their kind support. The City of San Buenaventura Thanks to the City of San Buenaventura, many of our programs/events at Bell Arts… Read More



Music is art for the Heart. -Bell Arts supports the New West Symphony’s “Harmony Project” and has become their home. “NWS Harmony Project” Our Mission *To promote the healthy growth and development of children through the study, practice and… Read More