Thank you VC Reporter readers for selecting Bell Arts Factory as the best art gallery in Ventura County! On behalf of all of our artists, we would like to thank everyone who voted in support of what we do at BAF, from the after-school art classes, to our healing arts, to our community events, and of course the creative studio space.
We were also honored to share the recognition with two other organizations in the 805 arts community, the BuenaVentura Art Gallery and Studio Channel Islands. It is great to see the arts continue to get support by readers of local media.
Zumba in Ventura!!!!
There will be a special Zumba Fundraising night for St. Jude’s Hospital on Friday September 22nd at 6:30 PM here at Bell Arts Factory. The event is donation based and will feature three instructors, Yolanda, Brenda, and Jose. DJ Paquito will be in the mix, keeping the rhythm for the moves.
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
Growing up we’re taught to learn and understand using our brains but aren’t taught much about how to listen to or learn about what our bodies tell us. In this healing arts workshop we’ll explore some movement and breathing techniques to deepen our connection with our bodies and our personal energy. In better understanding of our bodies we can better manage difficulties and stress when they arise as well as notice and manage the parts of ourselves that cause us stress.
As part of our on-going Healing Arts programing, Kid’s Yoga in Ventura is returning to Bell Arts Factory. The classes, run by Hitchcock Children’s Center, a creative enrichment program, are designed for Yogis ages 6-12, and beginning Sept. 5. The classes will run every Tuesday at 3:15 throughout the school year, offering a great after-school program right here on Ventura Ave.
Bell Arts Factory is excited to announce our new community mangers, Maribel Hernandez and Rico Mandel. Both Maribel and Rico are tenants here and have signed on to help with some of the business needs here at BAF. They’ve already been hard at work on a few projects, and we are very happy to have them as a part of the team!
First Fridays Ventura: September 1, 2017 at Bell Arts Factory
For the September 2017 First Friday, Bell Arts Factory will be the place to kick-off Labor Day Weekend in Ventura. For those of you visiting our city by sea for the holiday, First Friday is the perfect time to check out the local arts scene. Here at Bell Arts, this is when all of our artists open their studios to show off some of their latest works. Our artists work in all the mediums: painting, ceramics, photography, and sculpture- just to name a few. Also, local artist Gilda Hall will be exhibiting her art work in our lobby.
For this First Friday, we have a few highlights-