855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

City of Gold
Showing 1/20, 3PM

Pulitzer Prize winning food critic for the LA Times, Jonathan Gold, plays the dual roles of high-low priest and culinary geographer of his beloved city.

Hosted by the Alcazar Theater, brought to you by the Arts Center. Read more

City of Gold<br/>Showing 1/20, 3PM

January 19-21

3-day workshop with all materials provided!

We will make our paints from scratch and use egg yolk as our medium.

Our panels will be made with traditional gesso! Read more


Getty Museum
Sally Mann exhibition
Tour with us 02/06

Themes of family, mortality, and the Southern landscape.
This is her first major international exhibition.

Board our bus in Carp and enjoy the day in LA! Read more

Getty Museum<br/>Sally Mann exhibition<br/>Tour with us 02/06

The Arts Center first ever Holiday Tamale Festival!

It was a huge hit with the community!
See photos of the festival and parade by clicking below... Read more

The Arts Center first ever Holiday Tamale Festival!

Building a Home for the Arts

Our major renovation continues!

In the coming months, we will be finished!

Our workshops and events continue - check out our program and events pages for updates on happenings! Read more

Building a Home for the Arts

Fires and floods last winter...

All continue the healing process.
We are honored to help.

Be part of the "Story Catcher Mailbox Project"

Write letters of GRIEF and PRAISE to those who helped, who lost, who hurt, who rebuild...put them in the giant mailbox at our door. Read more

Fires and floods last winter...

We will be under construction through the winter...

We want to counter any perception there is nothing going on!


Check it out..... Read more

We will be under construction through the winter...








The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center

The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center is in the heart of downtown Carpinteria. We offer art and arts programming to benefit the whole community, from the mountains to the sea: young and old, locals and visitors alike. 

We believe the arts enrich our lives in countless ways, and we aim to share the benefits of art with you.

Come into the gallery to see the latest exhibition of local artwork.

Sign up for a one-day or ongoing workshop to develop new skills or learn a new way to express yourself.

Come hear live music one evening.

Join in a celebration at one of our artists’ receptions.

We have a film series, occasional poetry events, and community art installations as well, so take your pick of how you want to bring the arts into your life.

We are a center for the arts in Carpinteria, and we hope to see you here!

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