The Ojai Art Center (OAC) has eight branches -- each offering their featured performances and events -- and hosts a series of classes and special events such as Art in the Park and Jammin' at the AC. Our mission, since we opened our doors in 1939, has been to support and advance the interest of the arts within our community. Please feel free to come down and enjoy all we have to offer the valley. We encourage you to consider becoming a member which will bring you the satisfaction of supporting the arts on a local level as well as providing you discounts on theatre productions, discounts on activity fees, art purchases, events and our monthly newsletter.
A Christmas Story, Dec. 5 - Dec. 21
Literary Branch Xmas Party, Dec. 8
A Christmas Story plays December 5 through December 21. It is humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s. It follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Everyone tells Ralphie “you’ll shoot your eye out!” Directed by Gai jones, produced by Herb Hemming, A Christmas Story is filled with talented actors of all ages. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m, Sundays at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets online or call 640-8797 for reservation and further info.
Bring your funny, bawdy, low-down Xmas stories, poems or theatrical bits to the Literary Branch's Xmas party on Monday, December 8 at 7 p.m.
Open Mic comes but once a year! (Don't drop the ball...) Xmas cookies and cider for fun. Your good cheer donations welcome.
Hosted by Tree Bernstein
What's Your Sign, Dec. 5 - Jan. 8
The Art Branch presents What’s Your Sign
It's not our traditional holiday themed exhibit... We thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit this year. The gallery will be filled with art from a variety of artists who have expressed what the theme means to them using a variety of mediums, styles and approaches. This year’s winter show leaves a lot to the imagination, it could be your astrological sign or any other sign that expresses who you are.
Take-in date is Friday, December 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take down is Thursday, Jan. 8, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Reception is Saturday, December 13, 1-3 p.m.
This show is juried and there will be cash awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.
Reception is Saturday, December 13, 1-3 p.m.
Art in the Park Applications
It's that time of year again... time to begin plans for Art in the Park in Ojai, California.
If you are interested in joining us as an exhibitor, here are the particulars...
Ojai Art Center’s 38th Annual Art in the Park
Juried Fine Arts Festival
May 23 & May 24, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Libbey Park, Downtown Ojai
Applications due January 30, 2015
Become an Art Center Member and support the arts in Ojai:
- Special 75th Anniversary Membership (includes an OAC Commemorative Calendar and T-Shirt)
- Senior Membership: $30
- Individual Membership: $45
- Family Membership: $60 (Family membership includes 2 children under 18 years of age.)
- Student Membership: $30
- Business Membership: $175 (Includes 4 individual memberships, events listed on OAC site, monthly newsletter link, social media support, facilities rental discounts, marketing materials distributed at Art in the park and OAC calendar.)