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 County. This event is free and open to the public. Come celebrate Jim with us! For more information please visit the City of Ventura’s website.

NEW Ayurveda Yoga Classes


Join us at Bell Arts Factory for New Ayurveda Yoga Classes with Kellen Brugman. Kellen will share her love and knowledge of Ayurveda’s amazing self-care principles so you understand your true psycho-physiological nature, and thus know how to best take care of your health and stoke your creative spirit.

Session 1: Saturday, October 29
Introduction to Ayurveda
Learn the basic principles to build a lifetime of health, vitality and ease. Understanding the natural world helps best support our true nature of body and mind.

Session 2: Saturday, November 5
Yoga and Ayureda
Woven together, these sister sciences enhance life on and off the mat. Learn poses and breathing practices to balance each dosha and the vital organs.

Session 3: Saturday, November 19
From Zany to Zen
Lower stress with Ayurveda. Marma, Ayurveda’s system of acu-pressure, calms the nervous system. Learn marma points to lower stress and to support digestion, and sleep. Includes breathing practices and essential oils.

Session 4: Saturday, December 10
Hush During the Rush
Tuck into Bell Arts for a little hush during the holiday rush. A slow yoga practice, calming breath and guided mediation will align you with the real meaning of the holidays… peace and goodwill. Learn 3 easy and effective Ayurvedic self-care tips to better enjoy the holidays. When you treat yourself right, all is calm and all is bright.

Each session is $20. Please RSVP to Kellen Brugman.

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 more!

Check out ArtWalk Ventura for more info.

ArtWalk is made possible, in part, through a grant from the City of San Buenaventura’s Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships Department.


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Proud Art 2016 is a collection of artists from Ventura County unified in a celebration of authentic expression. These artists span many different aspects of identity and many different visual art mediums, coming together to prove how the Ventura community, artists community and LGBT+ community all support one another’s authentic experience. Please join us this Friday, September 2 at Bell Arts Factory from 6-9pm, curated by David Leighton. Open studios and exhibits in VITA and the Museum of Ventura County’s Tool Room Gallery as well. See you Friday night!

Kundalini/ Gong Bath/ Holy Love Reiki

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Join us this Sunday evening, August 21, at Bell Arts for a special night of Kundalini yoga, gong bath & Holy Love Reiki. The cost is $30 per person. Event is from 5:30-7:45 in the community room. Led by Jai Jot & Liz Aitken-O’Brien. Go to to save your spot!

African Style Hand Drum Classes with Cameron Tummel

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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 awesome drums provided.

Sundays 3-4:30PM
New series begins January 29… Jan 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 19

Drop in $20 per class. Four week series for $60 (save $20!)

Questions? Cameron: ~