You’re invited to the grand opening of the Santa Paula Art Museum’s new Cole Creativity Center on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Guests of the event can take a tour of the Museum’s new building and experience a variety of creative activities for all ages including sidewalk art, maker stations, face painting, and more. Plus, learn more about upcoming art classes at the Cole Creativity Center, enjoy the Museum's current exhibitions, and grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks on-site. Admission is free for everyone.
The official unveiling of the Cole Creativity Center comes after an extensive ten-month renovation that transformed the 1954 former Santa Paula Savings and Loan building into a modern, accessible space where creativity is abundant, artists share and inspire, students discover and explore, imagination has no limit, all are welcome, and where art creates community. The Cole Creativity Center offers a much-needed space for the Museum’s growing educational programs, permanent art collection, and arts library. Art classes for children and adults began in early summer 2018 and will be offered year-round. An upcoming schedule of classes can be found online at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity.
Attendees of the grand opening can enter a raffle to win one of three paintings by historic Santa Paula artists Cornelis Botke, Jessie Arms Botke, and Douglas Shively. Raffle tickets can be purchased during the event until 2:30pm, or online now at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/grandopening. You do not have to be present at the event to win. The drawing will be held at 3:00pm during the grand opening celebration. You can also make a donation and have your name or the name of a loved one added to a permanent art installation inside the Cole Creativity Center. Donations can be made during the grand opening, or online now at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/grandopening.
IMAGE CREDIT: The facade of the Santa Paula Art Museum's new Cole Creativity Center.