Welcome to the Westside

On scene during the annual ArtWalk extravaganza, photographer T Christian Gapen captured some of the faces and images that colored West Ventura in 2015.

Photo by T Christian Gapen

Cuban artist Pedro Pulido with a trio of portraits in the Tool Room Gallery at Bell Arts Factory.

Walk the walk

A self-guided tour of galleries, studios, and pop-up venues in the Westside Cultural District and historic Downtown of Ventura, ArtWalk is run annually by an all-volunteer group. To get involved, log on to

Downtown Ventura, moments before an unseasonal rainstorm sent art lovers ducking for cover.

At Stoneworks Studio, JuliA mowery photographs Joe T and batik artist Leslie Broude.

Acylic painter Jen Livia against a backdrop of her work at Red Brick Gallery.

Using fire, flammable liquids, and dyes on glass, painter Deniz Nicole has pioneered a technique she calls “pyropainting.”

Artist and healing practitioner Grace Garneau explores the ways color and light shift one’s state of being.

In the Buenaventura Gallery, artist Pete Ippel examines the work of Inés Monguió, a Spanish-born painter and neuropsychologist who lives in Ventura.

Art takes all forms. In this case, a psychedelic bus rolling through the streets of Downtown Ventura.


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