SCIART Hosts Arts Alive Festival and Exhibit Opening | The NEXT Big Thing

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Free all-day festival includes opening reception for new exhibition juried by renowned art critic Mat Gleason

Camarillo, Calif.—Studio Channel Islands Arts Center (SCIART), located at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, will host its free all-day Arts Alive Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 1, culminating with the opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. for its newest gallery exhibition, The NEXT Big Thing. The exhibition is juried by renowned artist Mat Gleason, an internationally recognized art critic and curator of contemporary art and founder of the highly controversial Coagula Art Journal. The NEXT Big Thing showcases the contemporary art of exciting emerging artists, as well as nationally exhibited and award-winning artists, in all medium including video, film, performance, sound and installation art.

SCIART’s popular Arts Alive Festival celebrates Ventura County’s vibrant arts and entertainment scene and offers a creative venue where artists and community can come together to share the many benefits of a thriving arts collaboration. The festival features inspiring showcases by professional artists and performing groups, including a soulful jazz performance by Mahesh Balasooriya and Ebony Blaze with friends in the Blackboard Gallery at 3 p.m.

Admission to the Arts Alive festival, gallery and opening reception is free. For more information, visit  or call 805-383-1368. The exhibition will be on display June 1 through July 20. Regular gallery hours are Tues.–Fri., 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. For more information, visit  or call 805-383-1368. 

Studio Channel Islands Art Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together artists and community for extraordinary artistic encounters that enrich, educate, and entertain. Ongoing programs include art classes for adults and children, providing studio space for professional artists, presenting diverse art shows in its Blackboard Gallery and providing community art and cultural events for individuals and families. Gallery hours are Tues.–Fri., 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Located at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010.

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