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 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.

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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.432 N. Ventura Ave
Buenaventura Art Gallery
A dynamic community of visual artists in all stages of development, united to exhibit and sell art.700 E. Santa Clara St.
Stoneworks Studios & 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. We are open daily by appointment.300 N. Ventura Ave.
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.432 N. Ventura Ave Studio 30
Working Artists Ventura
The Working Artists Ventura (WAV) 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.175 S. Ventura Avenue
the HUD is a unique environment for creative minds and working artists. Our 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. Please call for more information regarding custom design or inquiries on available studios.1793 E Main Street
Art City Studios
Twenty years in the making, Art City has evolved into a dynamic environment that allows artists to create in 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 the culmination of that vision.197 Dubbers Street


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