Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
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.
self-guided art gallery tour!
Take a self-guided tour of our current Pop Up art exhibits around
the Simi Valley community from now until July 31st, 2023! Bring your friends and family to see three different shows in three locations: Boundless Encounters at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, Nature at Your Doorstep at the Simi Valley Town Center and Finding Our Voices at the Simi Valley Public Library Experience artwork from our local/regional artists!
See below for more information about all three exhibits:
FINDING OUR VOICES
A Pop Up Art Exhibit:
June 3 - July 31, 2023
At the Simi Valley Public Library featuring artwork by Moorpark Community College Photography students!
Opening Reception & Artist Talk:
June 29, 2023 - From 5 pm to 7 pm
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 Pop Up Exhibit is presented by the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center and the City of Simi Valley in partnership with the Simi Valley Public Library and the Moorpark Community College Photography Department.
We're better together!
NATURE AT YOUR DOORSTEP
Kindling Studios at the Simi Valley Town Center
Pop up Gallery Exhibit & Artist Residency
Exhibit Dates have been extended!:
May 2 - August 31, 2023
Opening Reception: May 12 from 5 - 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 - 4 pm
Location: 1555 Simi Town Ctr Way,
Simi Valley, CA 93065, Space# 240
FREE Admission to Gallery and Reception
The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is proud to partner with the Simi Valley Town Center and the City of Simi Valley to sponsor a Pop Up Artist Residency and Gallery Exhibit featuring Kindling Studios, a working art studio for adults with disabilities. This very special exhibit titled Nature at Your Doorstep will be open and on display in space #240 at the Simi Valley Town Center from May 2 through August 31, 2023.
Kindling Studios is a working art studio for adult artists with disabilities in Camarillo, California. All artists work in an inclusive community setting among local art mentors at Studio Channel Islands Art Center where they learn and practice art and entrepreneurial skills and sell their work. With the support of a small team of paid staff and rotating volunteers, Kindling Studios artists engage in curated art shows, art sales, conferences, educational opportunities, and outreach events. As a program sponsored by IGNITE Collective, Inc., Kindling Studio’s believes everyone has the right to meaningful livelihood as part of a high quality of life. They strive to grow and support autonomy, fulfillment, and community engagement for all.
Kindling Studios is teaching art lessons on location at the Simi Valley Town Center Space #240. Click the link below to find out more about Kindling Studios and see the class schedule!
The Kindling Studios - Ignite Inc. Artist Residency & Art Exhibit is sponsored by The City of Simi Valley, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center and the Simi Valley Town Center
We're better together!
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
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.
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center | UPPER GALLERY
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12- 5 pm by appointment only: 805-583-7900
Past Exhibits & Gallery Events
LIFELINES: Handwoven Rhythms of Form & Function
NOT OF THE HANDS, BUT OF THE HEART
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.”