Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community


865 LINDEN AVECARPINTERIA, CA 93013 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the arts. Our mission is to be a premier small-town community arts center.


Culture and the arts are instinctive in the human race and integral to our Carpinteria Community. We can trace artistic expression in our area as far back as the Chumash. The Carpinteria Art League, the Community Church Craft Center, and Step One: A Gallery, were created to sponsor the arts in Carpinteria. The City of Carpinteria’s "A Community Vision" for 2020 workshop included an Arts and Culture Committee. This committee highlighted the area’s need for a Performing Arts and Community Center.

The Carpinteria Valley Arts Council (CVAC) was established in 2001 and became the lead organization in the campaign for a Community Arts Center. Our first step was to purchase appropriate property for a center and we accomplished that through an extensive fundraising campaign in 2005.

We have held exhibits at the Carpinteria Arts Center on Linden Avenue in Carpinteria since 2005. In 2019, we completed a remodel of our center that includes studios, galleries and multi-purpose space for the entire community where children, adults and retirees can develop their creative skills.


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