Building for the Future

Santa Paula Art Museum to Expand with Art Education Center

The Santa Paula Art Museum has announced some very big news. The Museum will be expanding its footprint to include an existing building adjacent to the current museum site. Once renovated, the new 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. “With the Cole family’s gift of a new building, the staff and board of the Santa Paula Art Museum are excited to create an inspirational space that will allow us to serve the community in an even bigger way,” says Museum Executive Director Jennifer Heighton.