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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

  • Call to Artists! Dia De Los Muertos themed Artwork
    Sep 20, 1:00 PM – Oct 20, 3:00 PM
    Open Door Studio, 329 W 5th St, Oxnard, CA 93030, USA
    Add your work to our Art Walk & Gallery exhibits around Downtown Oxnard for OPAC’s Oxnard De Los Muertos Celebration
  • Call to Volunteer Artists - Mural Project at FoodShare VC
    Wed, Sep 22
    Food Share Inc-Regnl Food Bank
    Sep 22, 10:00 AM – Sep 24, 3:00 PM
    Food Share Inc-Regnl Food Bank, 4156 Southbank Rd, Oxnard, CA 93036, USA
    Work along-side Team Open Door on a Mural project for Food Share VC
  • “YouTime” Friday Night Paint Nite - September Sun
    Sep 24, 7:00 PM – 11:00 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.
  • “YouTime” Friday Night Craft Nite - UpCycled Sweater Pumpkin Decorations
    Oct 01, 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.
  • Heroes vs. Villians Cosplay Contest & Artist Reception
    Oct 14, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Open Door Studio, 329 W 5th St, Oxnard, CA 93030, USA
    Dress up as your favorite comic book, anime, or any animated character and meet & greet with local artists showcasing their animation-inspired artwork. Prize for best Cosplay!
  • “YouTime” Friday Night Craft Nite - Boo Bark Candy
    Oct 15, 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.
  • 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!!
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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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