Supporting our community through the arts
A Message from our Executive Director

Dear Arts Lovers,
🎨 In all of the lessons I have learned over these past few weeks, the most visceral one is how important people are to each other. As a community center that celebrates the arts, it pains us to not be able to gather. But we are here for you.
🎨 Stay tuned for virtual art classes and day camp opportunities coming this summer. Please visit our website to see all the distance learning and creative content we have already developed for the community. We want to keep the creativity flowing! If you want to share any creative ideas or content, please email Kristina Calkins, Operations Manager at
🎨 Please know that all memberships have all been extended to when we reopen our doors, but if you would like to support the Arts Center now while we continue to serve the creative needs of the community, you can join or rejoin by clicking here.
Until we see each other again, call or e-mail me anytime to get an update on our activities, share an idea, or just to catch up, or 805-452-1658.
🎨 I hope you are staying healthy, creative, and connected!   I miss you all.
Paige Van Tuyl
Executive Director
93013 Auction
The next 93013 auction will be supporting Girls Inc. Carpinteria and the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center. Thank you Annette Fisher for spearheading the efforts that highlight a new business or non-profit each week. Annette is r eaching out for auction item donations. If you are able to donate, please email us at and we will put you in contact with Annette who shares, "every little bit counts, and helps so many"❤️ The 93013 auction will be open on Monday, May 4th

*Exciting news - the will be matching whatever the auction brings in, so your donations will be doubled!
Please support the efforts and share with your friends!
Poetry Competition Deadline Extended

April has not been a normal National Poetry Month, so we are extending our poetry competition deadline to May 17 to give you more time to create! Prizes include $300 for adults, $100 for teens & $50 for children 12 & under.
NEW Virtual Offerings
Gary Delanoeye

Sharon McCormick
Sue Perry
Join us on Monday, May 4th at 5pm for our 2nd Story Time for Grown-Ups where 3 featured authors will be sharing some of their stories!
To attend the Zoom meeting, click on the following link: Meeting ID: 801 282 353
NEW Community Videos
Cutting Edge exhibition tour of the art on a newly featured wall with Emily Calkins
Gary Campopiano shares his art from the past 50 years creating
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