The Art Center 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.
"Some Enchanted Evening"
Oct.18th, 8:00 pm
Amanda McBroom and George Ball will perform ”Some Enchanted Evening – An Evening of Love Songs for Grown-ups.”
Amanda McBroom, writer, singer, entertainer is best known as the composer of the hit song, The Rose. She has appeared in venues all over the world, her work has been recorded by a wide range of artists and we are thrilled to have her at home in Ojai on our stage. Oct. 18th, 8 p.m. Tickets are $75.
For tickets or more info, call 640-8797 or purchase online.
The Ojai Studio Tour Artists will be on display in our galleries and showcases, Oct. 4 to Oct. 29. For the past 31 years over 50 professional artists have opened their studios for behind-the-scenes tours. This annual pilgrimage offers an opportunity to meet the artists, see where they work and what inspires them. The first stop should be the Art Center where a sampling from each artist is on display.
A reception will be held at the Art Center on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. Tour dates are October 11,12, 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Go to the Ojai Studio Artist web site for more info.
The music branch's next concert will take place on Sun., Oct. 5, at 2:00 pm. Ojai's own Virginia Kron, cellist, and Raelynn Clare, pianist, team their amazing talents to present "Reaching Out," a program of works all written by area-based composers. You will not want to miss this unique concert!
$10 general, $8 members. Tickets at door only. Refreshments.
The Literary Branch hosts a benefit for California Poets in the Schools — CPITS Mon., Oct. 13, at 7 p.m.
Poet-teachers from CPITS share influences, their own poetry and student work. Proceeds to benefit CPITS poetry workshops in area schools. Featuring Tree Bernstein, Emily Clark. Gaby le May, Richard Newsham, Fernando Salinas, Shelley Savren and Asher Sund.
Admission by donation. Refreshments.
Tastings will be provided by:
Raffles items include:
- a diamond pendant by Holos
- rounds of golf at Soule Park
- gift certificates to local restaurants and spas
Fun, fun, fun for all! Come with all of your family and friends!
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.)