855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

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February 2019

January 2019

  • Jan 20 Sun

    ART FILM - City of Gold

    CITY OF GOLD - Pulitzer Prize winning food critic, Jonathan Gold, plays the dual roles of high-low priest and culinary geographer of his beloved Los Angeles.

  • Jan 09 Wed

    ART TOUR - Salt Caves Santa Barbara

    Over 60 tons of pink crystalline Himalayan salt were imported to Santa Barbara to construct the largest salt caves on the continent. Relax. Scrub. Move. Laugh. Indulge.

December 2018

November 2018

  • Nov 28 Wed

    Singing Circles with Glen Phillips

    Join this acclaimed musician and songwriter for a guided group singing experience in Carpinteria.  
    Don't miss out!

  • Nov 14 Wed

    Singing Circles with Glen Phillips

    Join this acclaimed musician and songwriter for a guided group singing experience in Carpinteria.  
    Don't miss out!

  • Nov 12 Mon

    Student Cultural Arts Fair

    Join us to enjoy music, art, culture, and food samples from Italy, China, Mexico, and Holland as presented by our students from the class "Art and Culture for Home School".

  • Nov 08 Thu

    Carpinteria Bike Projects Open House

    Curious about the Rincon and Santa Claus Lane bike path connections, or the creek path connection under 101?
    Come to the forum!

  • Nov 07 Wed

    Singing Circles with Glen Phillips

    Join this acclaimed musician and songwriter for a guided group singing experience in Carpinteria.  
    Don't miss out!

  • Nov 07 Wed

    Steven Sher Workshop & Reading

    We are honored to have this internationally recognized author of 15 books and teacher of poetry and prose. Carpinteria is being included in his coast-to-coast literary tour...

  • Nov 07 Wed

    ART TOUR - Sara Woodburn Printmaking Studio

    Sara Woodburn is a visual artist and printmaker who concentrates specifically on the technique of woodcut block printing.
    She will host us on a journey through her studio!

October 2018

September 2018

  • Sep 21 Fri

    FREE SUMMER CONCERT - SOUTH ON LINDEN

    FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES!
    Every 3rd Friday, June-September.
    Doors open at 6PM.
    Beer/Wine sales!
    Welcome to all ages!
    Dog friendly!

  • Sep 05 Wed

    ART TOUR - Raoul Textiles

    Raoul Textiles store is part workshop, part showroom presenting hand printed Belgium linen textiles and a thoughtfully curated selection of accessories for the garden and home.

  • Sep 01 Sat

    2nd Time Capsule Party - for Members of the Carpinteria Arts Center

    Members are invited to leave their mark within the wood 2x4s framing our new walls.
    Sign your name, paint a picture, hide something small.
    The walls will be sealed around it for posterity!

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

  • May 18 Fri

    TEEN ARTS COUNCIL 2018

    Free pizza and fun evening brainstorming for the June 12th Teen Mural Project!

  • May 12 Sat

    The Artists Studio Tour 2018

    For two days each year, dozens of local professional artists open their doors to visitors who want a glimpse behind the scenes where the creative experience unfolds.

  • May 11 Fri

    POETRY AWARDS CELEBRATION & ORIGINAL POETRY READING

    For the "Glenna Luschei Poetry Award".
    Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018.

  • May 11 Fri

    KZSB AM 1290 RADIO SHOW

    Our spot on the KZSB AM 1290 RADIO SHOW! Friday May 11th at 10:00 AM featuring Kristina Caulkins and Ted Rhodes!

  • May 04 Fri

    Group Show - Artists Studio Tour 2018

    Come see the exhibit previewing the local artists participating in this year's studio tour! The Group Show will run for 8 days, and will be hosted at the Palm Loft Gallery.

  • May 02 Wed

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

    The exhibition Real Worlds: Brassäi, Arbus, Goldin explores the ways in which three of the most influential photographers of modern life used the camera to reflect and transform the world around th...

April 2018

March 2018

  • Mar 07 Wed

    Elizabeth Gordon Gallery

    Since 1984 Elizabeth Gordon Gallery has specialized in established contemporary artists from around the country.
    Cost: Member: $10.00 Non-Members: $11.00

January 2018

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

  • Aug 27 Sat

    Going Abstract

    Exhibition

  • Aug 21 Sun

    Bellas Artes Reception

    Established in 2004, Bellas Artes offers in depth arts and cultural education to residents of Dahlia Court, Chapel Court and Casas de los Flores.

  • Aug 08 Mon

    Bellas Artes

    Established in 2004, Bellas Artes offers in depth arts and cultural education to residents of Dahlia Court, Chapel Court and Casas de los Flores.

  • Aug 06 Sat
  • Aug 05 Fri

    Art-niture

    Art-niture is not just a chair affair, small tables, lamps benches...accent furniture too!

  • Aug 05 Fri

    Art-niture Reception and Auction

    Art-niture is not just a chair affair, small tables, lamps benches...accent furniture too!

  • Aug 05 Fri

    An Evening of Fine Jazz

    Summer Concerts at The Arts Center

  • Aug 05 Fri

    Calling All Artists - 2016 Avocado Festival Bazaar

    The Carpinteria Arts Center presents the 9th annual Fine Arts and Handcrafted Bazaar during the Avocado Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th, on the grounds of the Arts Center.

  • Aug 03 Wed

    Tour of The Loft

    Wednesday August 3 - 1:30PM
    Self-proclaimed junk artist, Bill Atkin transformed what was The Hardwood Mill into his unique vision of the world or The Loft.

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

  • Apr 10 Sun

    Dip and Sip Workshop

    Enjoy a glass of wine, camaraderie, and art as you paint your own masterpiece on canvas an original painting of a succulent arrangement - to celebrate the annual garden tour in Carpinteria.

  • Apr 01 Fri

    Fused Glass Workshop

    FOUR SATURDAYS BEGINNING APRIL 2, 9:30 TRU 11:30 AM

    Beginner to intermediate welcomed, ages 12 to adult. Students will learn the age-old art of fusing. Projects will include creating a dish, pen...

March 2016

  • Mar 26 Sat

    Botanical Illustration Workshop

    Learn to capture the beauty of flowers, leaves, and other natural elements in pencil, colored pencil, ink, and watercolor.

  • Mar 21 Mon

    "Our Town" Plein Air Painting Workshop

    MARCH 21 THRU 24

    Four-day workshop painting the charm of Carpinteria with an emphasis on architecture, including 1- and 2-point perspective. We will focus on composition, value/design, drawing/r...

  • Mar 19 Sat

    Juror's Talk

    Michael Drury will be guest speaker

  • Mar 19 Sat

    Ikebana Dreaming Workshop

    Ikebana is traditional Japanese flower-arranging, perfected over centuries and elevated to an art form.

  • Mar 16 Wed

    Drawing and Coloring Flowers Workshop

    Enjoy the organic nature of flowers while studying them. In this class, you will be introduced to drawing with pen and ink and finishing with off with color.

  • Mar 11 Fri
  • Mar 10 Thu

    Art in Bloom Opens

    The Carpinteria Arts Center has invited 7 floral companies and their designers to each choose a piece of art from its upcoming exhibit, Pathways, and then arrange a bouquet inspired by that work of...

  • Mar 05 Sat

    Succulent Wreaths Workshop

    The Carpinteria Arts Center presents a Succulent Wreaths Workshop with Christie Boyd, owner of Porch on Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria, CA. Part of our Winter/Spring 2016 Workshops, Christie will ...

  • Mar 04 Fri
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February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

  • Aug 17 Sun

    Caminos 2 Reception

    Caminos 2 Reception

  • Aug 06 Wed

    Caminos 2 Exhibit

    An Annual Exhibition Highlighting Latino Art And Culture On The Central Coast

  • Aug 01 Fri

    Art~niture

    Auction & Reception
    Art~niture is a collaborative fundraiser between the Carpinteria Arts Center and Trap, The Rhythmic Arts Project.

July 2014

June 2014

  • Jun 24 Tue

    Flicks Clique Movie

    Romare Bearden was a skilled American artist whose work encompassed his many interests: music, performing arts, literature, history and much more.

  • Jun 24 Tue

    Teen Art Fest

    *Ceramics with Shanon Sedivy
    *Fundamental Small Mural Painting with John Wullbrandt
    *Photography with Ted Rhodes

  • Jun 14 Sat

    Driven To Abstraction Reception

    Driven To Abstraction Reception is on Saturday, June 14 5pm-7pm

  • Jun 05 Thu

    Driven To Abstraction Show June 5-July 21

    Jurors Talk with Rick Stich June 29th 2pm-5pm. Special Thanks to Larry Nimmer for video production.
    Stich finds his inspiration in the color, reflection and movement of water and in its interplay...