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Ventura has a rich and vital artistic community ranging from the performing arts to the visual arts.  Many of the organizations listed below offer venues for their artists' success, outreach for children and community education services. 
Buenaventura Arts Gallery -    This dynamic non-profit organization of visual artists and friends of the arts state their goals as being to improve their work, to heighten awareness for the visual arts in the community, support all beneficial art activities and create a nucleus of support and to sponsor competitions, offer encouragement and incentive to talented art students through scholarships or other means.
Focus on the Masters - The goal of Focus On The Masters is to demonstrate the full significance of the arts to society by bringing highly accomplished artists to the forefront of the community.  They also provide a youth program, Learning to See, which is designed to make fine art come alive for adolescents.
The Rubicon Theater Company - This non-profit organization has their stated mission to present high-quality professional theater for the entertainment, enrichment and education of the community. Founded in November of 1998 by Karyl Lynn Burns and James O’Neil, this theatre is well-known for its high caliber productions.
The Ventura Chamber Music Festival - This critically acclaimed organization says that their goal is to "present music programs of international caliber in historic, architecturally unique settings in the City of San Buenaventura."  You will find their performances at such beautiful places as the Religious Science Church and the Mission.
The Ventura County Potters Guild - The Ventura County Potters Guild was founded in 1957. They are a non-profit organization formed to provide a forum for local potters to share their experiences and knowledge of clay. The Ventura County Potters Guild gets together once or twice a year for a show and sale.
Ventura Foundation for the Arts - This organizations stated goal is to build a Village for the Arts in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District for Theatre, Music, Dance, and Visual Art.  In the meantime they provide an excellent website that provides a central database for arts related events in the area.  Their vision of the downtown district, by the way, is wonderful.