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.
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.
- Sun, Jan 30329 W 5th StJan 30, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM329 W 5th St, 329 W 5th St, Oxnard, CA 93030, USAJoin 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.
- Multiple DatesWed, Feb 02Open Door Studio
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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