Ojai is fortunate to have an active arts community. It is the City's
belief that an active arts community is an integral part of what
makes Ojai such a special place.
There are over 20 active art organizations in the Valley. Literary,
visual and performing art groups fill the year with opportunities
to not only observe, but also to take part in the arts.
The City Council took an active role in supporting the arts, and
our art community, when in the 1990s it created our seven-member
Arts Commission. Volunteer members are appointed by the council
to serve two-year terms and four are required to live within the
May 22, 2003 the Ojai City Council enacted ordinance No. 765, to
create funding for public art.
The Public Arts Program requires that construction projects greater
than $300,000 devote funding towards acquisition and installation
of public art. This ensures and preserves the continued richness
of the arts community and Ojai's tradition as an art oasis. Click
here for the complete Public Arts Code.
Arts Commission meetings are open to the public and are held the
third Thursday of the month at City Hall, 401 S. Ventura St., at
invite you to become an active participant whether you live here
or come to visit our beautiful valley. We remain committed to seeing
that the arts flourish in Ojai.
find out more about how the Arts Commission functions go to the