855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Building a Home for the Arts

A Message from Rebecca Stebbins, Executive Director

Dear Friends of the Carpinteria Arts Center,

We recently closed our final exhibition at 855 Linden Avenue to embark upon a major renovation. Later this year we will re-open the doors at 865 Linden Avenue to a brand new gallery and additional spaces for workshops and arts-related activities, as well as a catering kitchen to support our own events and occasional weddings and private events.

In the coming months, our workshops and activities will continue. We are pleased to be working with the Alcazar Theatre, the Carpinteria Woman's Club, the United Boys & Girls Club Carpinteria Unit, Soul Nest Studio, and Carpinteria Middle School, who have all offered us the use of their space. Check the website for updates on available workshops.

We are fortunate to live in a community that embraces the arts for all its residents. It is not too late to make a contribution to the capital campaign, and there are still a few naming opportunities for those who would like to recognize their family or commemorate a loved one. Please contact me at 805-684-7789, or [email protected], if you would like more information.

On behalf of our board of directors, thank you for all your support, as artists, art lovers, instructors, musicians, funders, and volunteers. It is an exciting time for the Carpinteria community.

We Are Nearing our Fundraising Goal!

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The Carpinteria Arts Center kicked off its campaign to Build a Home for the Arts in December 2015 with a vision of purchasing and renovating the building next door to its gallery and courtyard at 865 Linden Avenue in downtown Carpinteria.

The goal: $3.1 million. As of February 16, 2018, the Leadership Team has received gifts and pledges of $2,961,000. Community support has been overwhelming, with 93% of the dollars coming from local individuals and the remainder from foundations and businesses.


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The time to give is now! Your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, by a generous pledge from local philanthropist and Arts Center board member Lynda Fairly (click here to learn more about Lynda’s gift)

When the purchase and renovation of the 2,600 square foot building at 865 Linden Avenue is complete, the Carpinteria Arts Center will take its place among the best small town arts centers in the country, with

  • - a professional gallery exhibiting local, regional, and nationally known artists
  • - workshops and classes for all ages in a variety of mediums, including 2D and 3D visual art, music, and poetry, among other special courses
  • - live performances and special events open to the community
  • - a film series, studio and museum tours, artisans marketplace, and more
  • - a beautiful rental space for weddings, private parties, or corporate events

Please join us in building a home for the arts! You can click on the Paypal button below to make a secure donation; mail in a check; or visit the gallery at 855 Linden Avenue to make your contribution. Pledges can be paid over two or three years.

You can also make a gift of appreciated securities and receive additional tax benefits, or make a contribution directly from your IRA account. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Questions? Contact Executive Director Rebecca Stebbins at 805-684-7789, or [email protected].

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