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Open Door Studio Welcomes You

Opening doors for artists of all abilities 

Opening its doors in 2021, we are proud to serve the Ventura County community by providing a gallery and studio space for local arts operated by a team of artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing quality life and work experience. We promote art, diversity, and inclusion.
All group classes, commissions, and sales directly benefit the artists and support the studio.

You are the Key.

About

As the only creative studio such as this in Ventura County, we attribute our reputation to the lasting relationships we’ve developed and successful projects we have collaborated on with our team of artists of all dis/abilities. We believe that every artist should have the opportunity to share their talents - and we have created a safe space to make that happen.

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Our Services

We offer a creative, safe space for artists to make, showcase, and sell their artwork.

Artist Residency Program for artists of all abilities

Open Door Studio is a mentorship program for artists with all abilities. Local mentors serving the autism (and other intellectual and developmental) and arts communities teamed together to create Open Door Studio & Gallery in Oxnard, CA. Our team of resident artists operate the gallery featuring local artists’ works - including theirs, of course! We actively promote inclusion, diversity, and the arts in Ventura County.

Many people with autism and other Intellectual and developmental disabilities communicate & connect through art. Whether your goals are to turn your hobby into a business, experience new things, explore new art mediums, or grow your resume and work experience, there is a place for you at Open Door. If you or someone you know is an artist or entrepreneur looking to join a team of peers and mentors, we are here to empower, create opportunities, develop talent, and provide real work experience as an artist - all while building friendships and having fun. Open weekdays from 10am-4pm, both online & in-person. 

Gallery Shows & Boutique featuring local artists 

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Helping to uplift our local arts community, Open Door offers themed art exhibits and is open each Thursday to shop our gallery and boutique. A portion of each sale is donated to Open Door Studio's mentorship program. Support local arts by shopping our boutique online & in person.

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Upcoming Events

  • New Moon Art Journal Club
    Sun, Jan 30
    329 W 5th St
    Jan 30, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    329 W 5th St, 329 W 5th St, Oxnard, CA 93030, USA
    Join us near every new moon in 2022 to reflect, set intentions, & free create in your own Art journal (all included in ticket price). Coffee, tea, and cookies will be provided. Take some time out for yourself once every new moon.
  • Painting With the Masters Mid-day Class (Online & in Studio)
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Feb 02
    Open Door Studio
    Feb 02, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Open Door Studio, 329 W 5th St, Oxnard, CA 93030, USA
    Learn about the artist & recreate a masterpiece alongside resident artists at Open Door Studio - or online from home!
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Gallery Hours

Come View our current exhibit & shop our boutique

Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm

Sat & Sun: By Appointment Only

 

"Open House" Every Thursday 10am - 1pm

(During the Oxnard Farmers Market)
 

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Roxanne Trujillo

Art Director

Tess Zufolo

Director of Operations

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