300 N. Ventura Ave.
Plus an array of visual artists, performers, musicians, writers and poets
For this year's ArtWalk, the artist collective The Alchemists will be exhibiting all of their many talents at Stoneworks Studios & Gallery. The Alchemists are a group of young creatives composed of musicians, dancers, visual artists, poets, writers and performers. This year The Alchemists have organized a weekend of events to share the many projects that these emerging artists have been working on.
In the gallery, an array of visual work will be on view, consisting of paintings, photographs, drawings, collage, mixed media, sculpture, projections, film and installation. Throughout the day there will be a variety of performances scheduled including dance, soundscapes, performance art, readings of stories and poetry. Outside there will be tables selling local works such as zines, books, stickers, patches, jewelry, and accessories.
During Artwalk, we will have a variety of musical genres, including rock, alternative, pop, acoustic, hip-hop, electronic, and jazz. We will also be including experimental genres, such as fusion and ambient soundscapes. On Saturday October 7, we will begin live performances at 1 p.m. and end at 10 p.m., followed by an after party at Saloon BBQ Company on Main Street. The after party is 21+ and will have two DJs playing a variety of dance music. On Sunday October 8, live performances will begin at 12 p.m. and end at 5 p.m.
About the Venue:
For 24 years, Michele Chapin has opened Stoneworks Studios for ArtWalk Ventura as a major destination in Ventura’s Westside Cultural District. Michele teaches stone carving year round and showcases the works of her students, often youth at risk. Michele and partner Guy Wilson have sponsored and created several community Artwalk projects with local artists of all ages. Stoneworks Studios sponsors First Fridays Ventura in their gallery, working with local and outside community partners hosting the talents of numerous musicians, and artists.
Stoneworks Studios is open daily by appointment 805-643-5431