Cole Creativity Center


The Santa Paula Art Museum is excited to be expanding its footprint to include an existing building located next door to the current museum site. Once renovated, this second building will provide much needed space for the Museum’s growing collections and educational programs. The addition of the new building is the most recent in a long list of kindnesses shown to the Santa Paula Art Museum by the Lee Cole Family. In 2012, Lee Cole and his children made a significant contribution to the Museum in honor of his late wife and their mother, Jeanette Cole. Jeanette was a beloved docent and supporter of the Museum. Since then, the Santa Paula Art Museum has proudly held the additional title of the Jeanette Cole Art Center. The new education building will bear the name of the Cole Creativity Center.

After a thorough planning and bidding process, we are delighted to announce that construction has begun on the Cole Creativity Center. Work will proceed under the direction of Colborn & Associates, headed by contractors Jake Colborn and Chris Wilson. They will be tasked with a variety of projects, including demolition, electrical updates, restroom improvements, and removal of a dropped ceiling to expose existing windows and natural light. In effect, the team will be transforming the former Santa Paula Savings and Loan building built in 1954 into a safe and accessible space where every adult and child in our community will be welcome to learn, share and create.

Naming Opportunities

The following naming opportunities are available to support the construction of the Cole Creativity Center. The donor's name will be displayed prominently in the room chosen in perpetuity.

Meeting Room (South Wall 1) - $5,000 SOLD

Meeting Room (South Wall 2)
- $5,000 SOLD

Meeting Room (East Wall)
- $10,000

Creativity Space (North Wall 2) - $10,000 SOLD

Creativity Space (North Wall 1) - $15,000 SOLD

Meeting Room (North Wall
) - $15,000

Vault - $15,000 SOLD

Creativity Space (West Wall) - $20,000 SOLD

Registrar's Office
- $25,000

Lounge - $25,000

Education Supply Room - $25,000

Educator's Office - $35,000

Garden - $35,000

Foyer - $35,000

Creativity Space (East Wall) - $50,000

Creativity Space (South Wall) - $100,000



Click to enlarge to see the floor plan of the Cole Creativity Center and available naming opportunities. 

Check out our progress by scrolling through the photos below: