315 E. Main St.
To kick off our ArtWalk festivities we invite the public to get their hands dirty with our 3rd Friday Painting Party "Sunrise Ventura Pier" Friday, June 20th 6-8:30pm $39 each or 2 for $68
Learn to capture the beginning of the day with its golden colors and still water along Surfer's Point with a small hint of the pier in the background and a palm tree focal point. This fun class will teach you to capture our coastal beauty.
During ArtWalk Saturday and Sunday Red Brick Gallery's featured artists will be demonstrating through out both days. 10 artists in different mediums will be having live demonstrations in painting, ceramics, jewelry and more on both days of art walk.
Additionally there will be 3 other Paiting Workshops over the weekend. Our featured Artist Marco Aguilar will be hosting an acrylic ocean workshop on July 19th 10am-1pm - "Almost There" you too can learn to paint Marco's signature turtle in this fun 3 hour class of color and splash. Phyllis Gubins wil be hosting a Puppy Painting Workshop on Saturday where you can learn to paint a furry friend in watercolors. On Sunday Jen Livia will be a textured acrylic class where you can learn to add dimension to your abstracts and florals with mixed media applications. Help celebrate Jen's birthday, she will be giving away a mini painting to anyone who purchases a piece of her work during ArtWalk weekend.
Red Brick Gallery's Sun Drenched exhibit features a wide variety of artists exploring Rhythm, movement and light travel through the artists mediums to create a kinetic visual experience. Each of the artist's representation of motion is unique, but they all relate back to how the elements of nature impact the world around them. Artist Reception on July 19th and 20th stop in to meet the artists and watch them create. Free to the public all are welcome.
About the Venue:
Red Brick Gallery's vision is to expose the local community to unique art by California artists working in all 2 and 3 dimensional mediums.
Red Brick Gallery is a Family Owned Gallery, opened in December 2006 by Jen and Phyllis. Over the years we have represented over 200 artists, featuring emerging and mid-career artists who have not yet acquired mainstream exposure. We strive to create an enjoyable art experience that is stimulating and unique; where the public can appreciate and purchase artworks from a variety of unique artists.
Beyond showcasing artists Red Brick also features a variety of creative classes for all levels of artists and ages. Each week you can experience a new creative teacher and style with our classes in a variety of painting techniques, mosaics, pastels, photography and Photoshop. We offer a variety of classes from Private Individual Instruction to traditional classes of 3-8 people and even Painting Parties of 15-35 people. We invite creative people of any level to join us in a fun new creative art class.
Each year we partner with several local non-profit creating awareness for the organization, as well as raise money to help them flourish. Some of the organizations we are most excited about partnering with are the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue, Independent Lab Rescue, SPAN, FoodShare, Ventura Education Partnership among others.
In 2011 we also launched Paint Ventura a downtown Ventura Plein Air Event featuring a weekend filled with artists creating, selling and teaching along the sidewalks and in the parks. Over 100 artists and several thousand spectators participated in Spring Paint Ventura, we hope you can join us the last weekend of April for our next festival www.PaintVentura.com.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams
A portion of all dog and cat work sold at Red Brick Gallery is donated to SPARK and Grey Foot Rescue both local charities helping the animals in Ventura County find their forever homes.