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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.


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 


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.


Upcoming Events

  • Friends of Open Door Halloween Party for resident artists & our family and friends
    Oct 28, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Open Door Studio, 329 W 5th St, Oxnard, CA 93030, USA
    Fall treats, pumpkin painting, & cookie decorating - costumes encouraged!!
  • “YouTime” Friday Night Craft Nite - Shower Steamers
    Oct 29, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Open Door Studio, 329 W 5th St, Oxnard, CA 93030, USA
    Take some time out for yourself - to create, laugh, & relax on a Friday evening.
  • Heart of the City’s Halloween Ball at Crown Plaza, Ventura Pier
    Fri, Oct 29
    Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, an IHG Hotel
    Oct 29, 8:00 PM – Oct 30, 11:00 PM
    Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, an IHG Hotel, 450 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
    Charity Ball supporting local small businesses & non-profit organizations including Open Door Studio! Dance the night away in the ballroom on Crown Plaza overlooking the ocean - All for a great cause.
  • Painting With the Masters Mid-day Class
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Nov 03
    Open Door Studio
    Nov 03, 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!
  • Dia De Los Muertos Artist Reception
    Nov 04, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    329 W 5th St, 329 W 5th St, Oxnard, CA 93030, USA
    Gallery Show & Reception celebrating the local artists contributing to Oxnard’s First Dia de Los Muertos Art Walk

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)


Roxanne Trujillo

Art Director

Tess Zufolo

Director of Operations

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