Category Archives: Ventura Weekend

Sand Art at the Pier with Andres Amador-Ventura

April 17-19  This is a rare moment where you can see an entire beach turned into a work of art.

This is an image from a previous work.
This is an image from a previous work.

Admission Free

Andres Amador is a San Francisco-based artist who has been working on the beach since 2004.  Using the beach as his canvas, his artwork can span over 100,000 feet, achievable only during low tide.  Andres‘s magic in the sand is created by the use of a single rake and inspired by his desire to bring a sense of wonder and immediacy to the viewer through his art.  His artworks do not last long – within minutes of finishing a piece, and often while still in progress, the returning tide begins resetting the canvas.  This provides an opportunity to reflect upon the nature of impermanence, serving as a reminder that the act of joyous creation is its own reward.

In partnership with the City of Ventura and Pier Into the Future, Amador will be bring his vision of art on the beach to Ventura, April 17-19, 2015.  Day one is a workshop where 25 guests will be guided through the process.  The second day is a “Playa Painting Community Art Experience” event where you can bring your entire family, all ages, out the the Pier to get involved and enjoy the creative process and the third day is a piece Amador creates on the beach expanding from the Ventura Pier to Figueroa Street.  All proceeds generated will benefit Pier into the Future, a non profit organization dedicated to maintaining the ioconic Ventura Pier.  For more information and to sign up for a workshop visit Amador’s website.

April 17Playa Painting Workshop– Learn about how he creates his art and then create something large together!

April 18: Playa Painting Community Art Experience-

April 19: Demonstration Artwork- Andres will create an artwork while you watch!

Link – Sand art at the pier with Andres Amador-Ventura.

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Weekend Outlook April 4-5. Fun, free, and almost fee things to do this weekend in Ventura

Fun, free, or almost free things to do in Ventura

Fun, free, or almost free things to do in Ventura

Here’s the Weekend Outlook. Fun, free, or almost free things to do in Ventura

Ventura First Fridays

Join us on the first Friday of every month to discover Ventura’s art scene. There are 13 Venues to visit and enjoy the vibrant art scene of Ventura.

The goal of First Fridays Ventura is to sustain a thriving art community in California. Each month, visual fine art spaces in downtown and midtown Ventura offer a variety of special entertainment to compliment the collectible artworks on display. Demonstrations, lectures, music, and performance provide an opportunity for everyone to share in this unique Ventura cultural experience.

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Vita Art Center presents a collection of Peter Liashkov’s work


Opening Reception Friday April 3rd, from  6-9pm
Admission Free

Vita Art Center at the Bell Arts Factory 432 N. Ventura Studio 30, Ventura, CA 93001 – 805-644-9214

Series – Homosapiens, the interior of the human bodies is imprinted with fragmented narratives. There will be an Opening Reception Friday April 3rd, from  6-9pm, and the exhibition will run from April 3rd – 26th.  These tales are part of a fictionalized past-work of the person who is actually depicted. The tattoo-like markings, enhanced with powdered pigments, earth and crushed glass, speak of the complexity of the inner workings of contemporary human beings. Simultaneously the figures are linked to antiquity through their hieratic stance.

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Ventura County Fairgrounds Spring Carnival

April 3rd-Sun April 5th
Fri 5PM to 10PM
Sat Noon -10
Sun Noon – 7

Admission Free

Carnival Rides (40 tickets) $40

Event hours will be Friday, April 3rd from 5 until 10 p.m.Saturday, April 4th from noon until 10 p.m. and Sunday, April 5th from noon until 7 p.m. Admission is free and Parking is $5.

This exciting newevent will feature a petting zoo, an Easter egg hunt,  15 carnival rides with something for everyone from the spectacular to the kiddie rides. Games of chance, traditional carnival foods, live entertainment and more family fun are all on tap for the Easterweekend!

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Americas Teaching Zoo Last Weekend to see Spring Spectacular at Moorpark College

Family, Animal Fun.
April 4th and 5th
10AM to 5PM

Every Spring Spectacular weekend includes special guest animals from the movie and television industry, kids’ activities and vendors with the best food Zoopolis has to offer!

Eye-2-Eye-Up close and personal look at other zoo animals

Behind the scenes VIP tours on the hour

Moorpark teaching Zoo Poster


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Ventura Harbor Village is Hopping – Easter Sunday at the Ventura Harbor.

12PM to 3

Bring family and friends to the Harbor Village for holiday celebration and dining. Enjoy live music at the Village Carousel Stage, Noon – 3 pm Sunday, April 5th. Plus, check out seaside shopping for unique Easter gifts! The Cottontail Bunny will make an appearance Noon to 3 PM for hugs and handshakes – be sure to bring your camera. After dining & shopping while overlooking the boats and listening to live tunes, stroll along the promenade, take a Harbor Cruise, or a Carousel ride for a memorable Easter Sunday.


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