Looking for Low Cost Yoga In Ventura?
We are excited to announce the Yoga At Bell Arts Factory 2017 Summer Schedule. We are keeping all of our usual 9 AM courses and plus a few more.
We will continue our 9 AM Monday-Friday classes with teachers Michelle Frey, Liz O’Brien, Erin Merritt, and our newest instructor Heather Stone. We are also offering Kundalini w/gong on Monday and Wednesday at 10:30 AM. On Tuesdays, Erin Prewitt continue to lead her 30 min meditation class.
Looking for an Artist Studio or Creative Office in Ventura? Bell Arts Factory now has a studio available for rent. The studio is approximately 175 square feet, has its private sink area, two windows, and interior vent. The rent is $420 a month all utilities and WiFi access is included.
Bell Arts Factory provides space for over thirty artists and other creatives here in Ventura. In addition, we are a non-profit community center that serves the Ventura community. We offer free youth art classes, low cost yoga and meditation programs and provide low cost rehersal space for groups like Ballet Folklorico,Danza Azteca, and the Harmony Project.
This Saturday May 13th, a special “Bake and Gather” event will be taking place in the Community Room of Bell Arts Factory. There will be special baked goods from your fellow Venturans Denise and Jim Sindelar, Suz Montgomery, Patty Kennedy, Tanya Toutz Hager, and Deb Dawson (Desserts To Die For).
Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko will update the community on the city and our Westside at the Westside Community Council (WCC) FIRST WEDNESDAY GENERAL MEETING this week. The meeting goes from 6:30-8 p.m. WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, here at Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. (Please note, the fund-raising dinner for the Kellogg Park Restroom Fund, is now scheduled – for the FIRST WEDNESDAY, 6:30 pm June 7, at Bell Arts.)
MAY 3 WCC FIRST WEDNESDAY GENERAL MEETING Agenda
PRE-MEETING – KELLOGG PARK WORK GROUP 5-6 pm
Call to Order, Introductions -630 pm Tomas Luna, WCC Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrol Watch, Ventura Police Department, 805-339-4400
Membership and Engagement and Eblasts – Esther Kimball, WCC Vice Chair/Secretary, email@example.com
The weather is turning just about
right perfect here in Ventura, and we are now in the first week of May. This means two things: 1. Summer is unofficially here and 2. First Friday is officially here!
This First Friday, May 5th, 2017 Bell Arts Factory and all of our artists will host open studios from 6-9 PM, with some very special exhibits planned.
Janet Addison Community Room
In our Community Room, the Cal State Channel Islands 2017 Capstone Students are presenting “Healing Through Art”, an exhibit curated by Allyx McCormick. It will feature art from the Assistance League Teen Club (Bell Arts Factory location), Carden School for Kids (K-5, Cal State – Channel Islands Location), and Harrington Elementary School (K-5, Oxnard Location). There will also be a community canvas available.
The Washington Post has called this “Worst case scenario for arts groups”…
Recent federal budget proposals have called for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, the agency that funds both state and local arts organizations, educational projects, museums and similar cultural institutions.
While these cuts may seem far removed for our local arts community, they might have dire consequences. Federal funding would be removed from all state, county and city arts efforts. With this funding cut off, communities will rely on local, community based organizations like Bell Arts Factory. We need your your support to keep this community thriving!
Over thirty local artists have selected Bell Arts Factory as their creative home. We are able to keep their rents as low as possible because of your support. We are also known for our youth art classes, a program we offer the community free of charge. We open our doors to the public every First Friday, showcasing works from our tenants as well as other emerging artists.
The Janet Addison Community Room gives us space to provide a low-cost rehearsal space for the Harmony Project and cultural dance groups like Ballet Folkorico and Danza Azteca. We are also able to provide a meeting center for community groups like the Westside Community Council and the Westside Community Development Corporation.
We need your support. Your monthly contribution will allow Bell Arts Factory to continue its mission of providing space for artists, arts programs, and community events, even in these times of uncertainty.
This is not a request to help keep the lights on. We are asking you for $10 a month to keep the Ventura arts community thriving. Bell Arts Factory provides the space for this to happen.
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Your monthly donation to Bell Arts Factory is tax deductible. We are a 501 (c)(3) organization, with a tax I.D of 05-0609775.