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    CAMARILLO, Calif.—Studio Channel Islands, located at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, kicks off the holiday season with its annual holiday fair and festival, 11 a.m., Dec. 4, featuring distinctive artwork for gift-giving created by SCIART artists-in-residence and member artists, live music, free activities for kids, food trucks and more. Visitors can browse through 40 professional artist studios and additional vendors, meeting the artists and watching them at work creating paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, jewelry, weaving, fabric arts and more. Admission is free and there is ample free parking.

    The shopping continues noon to 4 p.m., Dec. 5, throughout Studio Channel Islands’ 40 artist studios offering unique gifts and one-of-a-kind artwork.

    This year’s festivities include a campus-wide outdoor exhibition of chrysalis lanterns, each measuring at least 4 feet, created by 12 member artists and representing our community coming back to life as it begins to emerge from Covid-19. Visitors are invited to create their own chrysalis under the guidance of volunteers using supplies provided free of charge.

    “SCIART’s annual Holiday Art Market provides visitors the opportunity to purchase unique works of art from the artists who created them, and celebrates Ventura County’s vibrant arts scene in a creative venue where artists and community can come together to share the many benefits of a thriving arts collaboration,” said Peter Tyas, SCIART executive director.

    Visit or call 805-383-1368 for full details.

    Studio Channel Islands is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the arts in our community, providing unique and diverse artistic encounters for all ages and extraordinary opportunities for artists. Ongoing programs include open studios and arts education classes, diverse Blackboard Gallery exhibitions and performances, cultural festivals and Old Town Camarillo events. 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. For more information, visit, or call 805-383-1368.


    Peter Tyas
    Executive Director

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    Mary DiCesare

    Studio Channel Islands Marketing

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