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Arts Council Launches Grants and Forum for Artists Affected by the Thomas Fire

Arts Council Launches Grants and Forum for Artists Affected by the Thomas Fire

VENTURA, Calif.—The Ventura County Arts Council in partnership with CreativityWorks has launched the Creative Community Thomas Fire Recovery Grant program to provide financial help to artists who endured losses due to the Thomas Fire and debris flow. Applications are online at http://vcartscouncil.org/creative-community-thomas-fire-recovery-grants/, and will be accepted through August 1st.  Awards will range from $250 to […]

County Govt Center Displays Controversial Political Art Exhibition in Election Season

County Govt Center Displays Controversial Political Art Exhibition in Election Season

By George Miller We received four complaints (in a section later in this article) in a 24 hour period about a new Ventura County Arts Council  exhibit at the Ventura County Government Center, at 800 South Victoria Avenue in Ventura. The material in contention was displayed on the ground and third floor atrium in the […]

The Ventura County Arts Council is seeking applications for the inaugural Ventura County Youth Poet Laureate.

The Ventura County Arts Council is seeking applications for the inaugural Ventura County Youth Poet Laureate.

VENTURA, Calif.–The Ventura County Arts Council is seeking applications for the position of Ventura County Youth Poet Laureate. The person selected will strive to advance awareness of and appreciation for literary arts and humanities within Ventura County. As both a Ventura County resident and emerging poet, the Youth Poet Laureate shall represent and celebrate the […]

Ventura County High School Students Compete for Spot in National Poetry Out Loud Contest

Ventura County High School Students Compete for Spot in National  Poetry Out Loud Contest

The Ventura County Arts Council, which recently received the highest ranking by the California Arts Council, will host this year’s Poetry Out Loud Contest at the EP Foster Library, Ventura. The community is invited to watch nine first-place high school students recite poems demonstrating their grasp of the writer’s interpretation at the Poetry Out Loud […]

Ventura County Arts Council offers free Dia de Los Muertos activities

Ventura County Arts Council offers free Dia de Los Muertos activities

The Ventura County Arts Council is offering a variety of classes and activities that use art in various forms to help area residents understand, appreciate and celebrate the upcoming holiday Dia de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Activities include free Dia de Los Muertos art classes that will focus on both traditional […]