santa paula art museum
admission fee required
$4 adults / $3 seniors
Art creates community. That’s our mantra here at the Santa Paula Art Museum. We believe that art strengthens our community by providing opportunities for self-expression, connection, learning, and joy. Occupying two beautifully renovated, historic buildings in the heart of downtown Santa Paula, California, the Santa Paula Art Museum features rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, art classes for children and adults, free Family Days, creative community events, a well-curated gift shop, and more.
Art About Agriculture, the popular pastoral art show presented annually by the Ag Art Alliance, marks its twelfth anniversary this year with a fresh crop of 67 artworks that will be on view at the Santa Paula Art Museum from November 9, 2019 through March 8, 2020.
The twelfth annual Art About Agriculture features artworks by 58 different artists that portray the beauty and bounty of agriculture in scenes ranging from fields, farmworkers and food to animals, barns and backroad vistas. All of the works on display are for sale.
Art About Agriculture is presented annually by the Ag Art Alliance, a collective formed in 2007 by photographer John Nichols and painter Gail Pidduck. The purpose of the exhibit is to promote awareness of agriculture by exploring its many facets through art - from workers to water, from machinery to fields, to the food that goes on our plates. When John and Gail hung their first exhibit of art about agriculture twelve years ago, they knew that Ventura County would be fertile ground for it and future exhibits centered on the diverse aspects of agriculture. They sensed that the general public would appreciate having a better understanding of the complex topics and issues that affect our local landscape. Art is valuable in getting people to stop and look, to think more deeply, and eventually to grow and change. Art About Agriculture is about artists and museums working together to improve the planet.
117 N. 10th Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060