5 Reasons To Visit the Santa Paula Art Museum in April

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Santa Paula Art Museum

SANTA PAULA, CA – The Santa Paula Art Museum is open! Guests can visit the Museum Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy three excellent exhibitions, including “Inspiration and Influence” featuring Ventura artists Duane Dammeyer and Rima Muna; “Santa Paula Sojourn” by Thousand Oaks artist Shannon Celia; and “Silver Linings: Journey of Light,” a solo exhibit by Newbury Park painter Anette Power. You can also visit the Museum’s new, outdoor “Art Park” exhibit. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for students and museum members. (Face masks and social distancing are required at all times.) There are also five unique ways to enjoy the Museum in April: 

Join a guided tour of the breathtaking exhibition “Inspiration and Influence” led by its featured artists, sculptor Duane Dammeyer and painter Rima Muna. Tours are available at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 10; Saturday, April 17; and Sunday, April 25. Guests will spend 45 minutes with the artists and learn more about stone sculpture and abstract painting. Each tour is limited to six guests to maintain social distancing, and the tour is included with the regular cost of museum admission. Reservations are required at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.

Meet artist Anette Power at the Museum to celebrate her solo exhibition “Silver Linings: Journey of Light” on Saturday, April 10, 2021. The artist will be on hand for a reservation-only artist’s reception from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Power will greet visitors and talk about her most recent adventures in art. Each hour of the reception is limited to 20 guests to maintain social distancing inside the Museum. Admission to the reception is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for members and students. Reservations are required at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org (payment will be collected at the door – credit card only).

Prefer to experience the Museum from the comfort of your own home? Join veteran landscape painter Sharon Weaver online for a three-part virtual class that will explore the secrets of master landscape painters and the techniques behind their brilliant bodies of work. “Lessons from the Masters” will expand your understanding and appreciation of artists like Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Claude Monet, Edgar Payne, and many more. The course will meet online from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on three Tuesdays: April 13; April 20; and April 27. The cost of the three-part class series is $45.00 per person. Preregistration is required at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.

You can also go online to meet teaching artist Jem Morris whose six-part “Figure Drawing Essentials” virtual class is perfect for beginner and intermediate artists. Experience a time-honored art form where the emphasis isn’t on a finished product, but rather on embracing the process of creative flow. The course will meet online from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on six Thursdays: April 15; April 22; April 29; May 6; May 13; and May 20. The cost of the six-part class series is $125.00 per person (a suggested list of simple supplies will need to be purchased independently). Preregistration is required at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.

“$5 Craft Night” returns inside the Museum’s Cole Creativity Center on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Teaching artist Mariann Romero will show students how to make fun and easy macramé projects, including mini-hangings, keychains, and bookmarks. Enjoy some creative me-time and create a functional piece to take home! All supplies will be included, and no experience is necessary. The cost of the class is $5.00 per person. Class is limited to 10 students to maintain social distancing. Preregistration is required at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, join artists Duane Dammeyer and Rima Muna at the Museum as they mark the close of their shared exhibition “Inspiration and Influence.” The artists will be on hand for a reservation-only artists’ reception from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The artists will greet visitors and provide insights into their work. Each hour of the reception is limited to 20 guests to maintain social distancing inside the Museum. Admission to the reception is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for members and students. Reservations are required at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org (payment will be collected at the door – credit card only).

The Santa Paula Art Museum occupies two historic buildings located at 117 N 10th Street and 123 N 10th Street in downtown Santa Paula. The Museum features rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, art classes for children and adults, creative community events, a well-curated gift shop, and more. In support of public health directives, the Museum is open, but currently operating at limited capacity with modified events. Please visit the Museum’s website at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org for more information.To contact the Museum, please call (805) 525-5554, or email [email protected]


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