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Current Exhibits

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is dedicated to the belief that the arts

are an indispensable element of a thriving and meaningful community, and

art events &  education should be available to all.

Our exhibition programming is inspired by our energetic community, the geography

in which our organization is situated, and the unique history of our region. When we are

willing to consider ideas & art together, we are learning to acknowledge and respect

the histories that bind us together, and the changing world that surrounds us.

CURRENT EXHIBITS:

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Past Exhibits & Gallery Events

Bridges: Art & Community
A group exhibit featuring artwork by the members of the Simi Valley Art Association
Exhibit Dates: April 6 - June 2, 2024
Opening Reception:
April 18, 2024
from 5 PM to 7 PM

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center | UPPER GALLERY Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12- 5 pm by appointment only: 805-583-7900

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Bridges: Art & Community Exhibit showcases the stunning artwork of local artists and celebrates the Simi Valley Art Association (SVAA), which has been serving Simi Valley for nearly 60 years. The SVAA is a non-profit arts organization consisting of individuals 18 years of age or older who share a passion in exploring and promoting the visual arts in the Simi Valley community. The SVAA operates with a mission to encourage young artists in the Simi Valley Community. Grants are awarded by the SVAA to the Art Departments of local Simi Valley high schools each year. These grants are funded by donations from the community and fundraising events hosted by the SVAA throughout the year.

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Admission to the Exhibit, Artist Talk and Poetry Reading is free of charge and open to the public! Light refreshments will be served.

A Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Upper Gallery & Mainstage Event

3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue Simi Valley, CA 93065

 

This event is sponsored the generosity of the following community partners: 

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FINDING OUR VOICES
A NIGHT OF THE ARTS: A CELBRATION OF VENTURA COUNTY'S 150th ANNIVERSARY!

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Please join us on November 1st from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center for FINDING OUR VOICES. This special evening will feature an opening reception and art exhibit by students of the Moorpark College Photography Department, an artist panel discussion, live music from Simi Valley’s own classic rock and jazz band, Liquid Indigo, and poetry readings from three of Ventura County Arts Council’s Youth Poet Laureate and Ambassadors program.

 

Finding Our Voices features students and artists from Ventura County using the mediums of photography and poetry to find their voice as they navigate private and public life in this exploration of self, time and place.

About the Poetry

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is proud partner with the Ventura County Arts Council to feature live poetry readings featuring three local youth poets including Anya Shah,  the 2023-24 Ventura County Poet Laureate ; Lili Lang, a Youth Poet Ambassador;   and Sofia Noriega, a recent county Poetry Out Loud champion and a Youth Poet Laureate ambassador. The Ventura County Youth Poet Laureate program aims to identify young writers and leaders who are committed to civic and community engagement, poetry and performance, and human relations, diversity and social justice across Ventura County. The laureateship is an honorary position held by an emerging poet between the ages of 13 and 19 who is a Ventura County resident with an established presence and history of involvement in the Ventura county literary arts community, in volunteer and community service, and in clubs, sports, or other co-curricular activities.

About the Exhibit and Artist Panel Discussion: 

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is proud to partner with Moorpark College to bring to our community Finding Our Voices: A Group Exhibit. Finding Our Voices Art Exhibit showcases photographic artworks by current and recently graduated students of the Moorpark Community College’s Photography Department. Students are using the medium of photography to find their voice as they navigate private and public life in this exploration of self, time, and place. This exhibit features the thoughtful artwork of 23 artists including Brooke Andraus, Felipe Araneda, Gabrielle Biasi, Kat DeGuzman, Gerardo Delgado, Blake Fagan, Richard Gonzalez, Karissa Haff, Cameron Han, Ryan Interrrante, Jesus Isabeles, Mary Maki, Victoria McLaughlin, Joseph Mercado, Joseph Moche, Rolla Parks, Chistopher Pineda, Olivia Ricketts, Ruth Salazar, Madeleine Salvay, Becky Savell, Cristina Serrano, and Kaela Watso. The artist panel discussion will feature several of the artists in this exhibit. The artist panel discussion will take place at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center’s Mainstage at 6:45 pm.

FINDING OUR VOICES
 

A Pop Up Art Exhibit:
September 2 - October 1, 2023

In Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's Upper Gallery
featuring artwork by
Moorpark Community College Photography students!

 

Finding Our Voices is a group exhibit which features artworks made by current and recently graduated students of the Moorpark Community College Photography Department. Students use the medium of photography to find their voice as they navigate private and public life in this exploration of self, time and place. 

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center  and the City of Simi Valley have partnered with the Moorpark Community College Photography Department and the Simi Valley Public Library to bring the exhibit titled Finding Our Voices to the Simi Valley community.  This exhibit has been moved to Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's Upper Gallery! 

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center | UPPER GALLERY Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12- 5 pm by appointment only: 805-583-7900

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Of My Blood / De Mi Sangre

Exhibit Dates: July 6 -  September 3, 2023
Opening Reception and Artist Talk:
July 6, 2023 from 5 pm to 7 pm


Where: At Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's Upper Gallery
 

The paintings in the Of My Blood\De Mi Sangre exhibit are an invitation for the viewer to reflect upon the struggles and the triumphs of the human experience. Galan’s artwork dives into the subconscious, pulling at the many layers of what makes us human. In his ongoing series, Galan portrays memories through cultural traditions rooted in indigenous healing practices. The pieces illustrate the body’s connection to mental health and its ability to heal through natural remedies passed down by the artist’s ancestors.

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center | UPPER GALLERY Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12- 5 pm by appointment only: 805-583-7900

NATURE AT YOUR DOORSTEP

Kindling Studios at the Simi Valley Town Center
Pop up Gallery Exhibit & Artist Residency
Exhibit Dates:

May 2 - August 31, 2023

Location:

1555 Simi Town Ctr Way,

Simi Valley, CA 93065, Space# 240 

FREE Admission to Gallery and Reception

BOUNDLESS ENCOUNTERS

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center proudly celebrates and showcases artwork by the Simi Valley Art Association (SVAA) in our UPPER GALLERY!

EXHIBIT DATES: May 11 - June 25, 2023

OPENING RECEPTION: May 18, 2023 from 5 - 7 pm

FREE ADMISSION to Gallery and Reception

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Image credit: Silk, Photograph by Ian Lewis

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center proudly partners with the Simi Valley Art Association for this Exhibit.

Admission to the Gallery & Opening is open to the public and free of charge!
 

About Simi Valley Art Association (SVAA):
A non-profit organization, the Simi Valley Art Association (SVAA) consists of individuals 18 years of age or older, who share a passion in exploring and promoting the visual arts in the Simi Valley community.

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Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center | UPPER GALLERY
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12- 5 pm by appointment only: 805-583-7900

LIFELINES: Handwoven Rhythms of Form & Function

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NOT OF THE HANDS, BUT OF THE HEART

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The Not of the Hands, but of the Heart exhibit opens on Friday, September 30, 2022 with a special Gallery Opening Reception held in the Galleries at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center from 5 PM to 7 PM. The public is invited to come and meet many of the featured artists who will be in attendance at this reception with a Master Class with John Gray held on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 3pm. Admission to the Gallery Opening Reception and Masterclass is free and is open to the public

“John M. Grzywacz-Gray has been a tremendous force in the development of Photography and Visual Communication in Ventura County and beyond. His passion and dedication for inspiring ideas, curiosity, and thoughtful discourse have encouraged many, including myself, to pursue their dreams. This exhibit is a tribute to the person we know as our Mentor and our Friend.”

–Becky Savell

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Artist Talk and Master Class
with John Gray

Photos of Cultural Arts Center by Jon Neftali Photography

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