Bell Arts had the opportunity to invite dozens of families from our community to participate in a full-fledged family portrait event. Where families were taken through a Make up & Hair process; all supported by volunteers in our community. The pictures were taken by professional photographers. The families received their portraits at the end of the process. VENTURA CARES
Special thanks to our Volunteers:
This Holiday Season, Support Local Artists!
Bell Arts Factory Studios will be having its Annual Holiday Boutique, including OPEN STUDIOS and the Potter’s Guild.
Friday, Dec. 5, 5-9pm & Saturday, Dec. 6, 12-5pm.
The VCPG this year will display some of their best wares; an amazing variety of styles, colors, and types of hand-made functional and decorative works in clay and many whimsical sculptural pieces. Not only is this a great place to select gifts, but you’ll get a chance to meet the artists, ask questions about their work, and perhaps learn what else goes on in this labyrinth of galleries and studios.
Friday’s opening coincides with “Ventura’s First Friday” and with the BAF’s open studios event from 5pm until 9pm. Saturday’s hours are from 10am to 4pm, but plan to arrive early, if you’d like to have the widest selection. The potter’s work is all hand-made, stoneware and porcelain, offering a multitude of uniquely creative pieces.
The Bell Arts Factory is a blessing in our community, especially in their capacity to be so flexible as to put on great shows with very little time or resources. Such was the case last Monday night (November 10, 2014) when a group of traveling musicians from Mexico, Grupo Yodoquinsi performed an amazing concert to a very appreciative, standing room only crowd.
Grupo Yodoquinsi called their Bell Arts experience the best evening of their exploratory journey into the United States. They are back in Mexico now and we are here, yet we all are still basking in the afterglow of an amazing night at the Bell Arts.