Barranca Vista Center


Barranca Vista Center (BVC)
The Imagination Center for the Arts
7050 East Ralston Street (click here for a map)


Download the current My Ventura for a complete listing of classes in theater, dance, music, art, wellness and family events
for all ages.

Or see the individual class description and to register online using the class numbers listed below, or call 805-658-4726.


Children's Celebration of the Arts (CCA)

This distinctive City of Ventura program offers a wide variety of unique opportunities for the elementary classroom teacher to enhance the curriculum. Each workshop is one hour to one hour 15 minutes and costs an affordable $45 per workshop.

Workshops for purchase include music, dance, and visual arts workshops celebrating world cultures such as Mexican Tin Art, Totem Masks, French Impressionism, Sumi Painting and Persian Dance.

We hope you will join us in this 24-year Celebration of the Arts in the Ventura Elementary Schools.

Give the Gift of Art!
To purchase a Children's Celebration of the Arts 2015 gift certificate for a Ventura Elementary classroom please contact Kathryn Dippong-Lawson at 805/654-7552 or email

Start planning your Spring full of Arts now! Take a look at the proposed workshops for 2015.

Last year during this educational outreach program, now in its 24th year, professional artists visited 300 elementary school classrooms during the day to conduct workshops that inspire students to experience other world cultures as they create, paint and perform. Register by February 12, 2015 for this year's workshops April 13 to May 29. New booklet and registration coming soon - view last year's offerings:

2014 CCA Booklet (pdf)

2014 CCA Registration Form (pdf)

Registration, first-come, first-served, is by mail-in only (FAX, phone & walk-in registrations not accepted).

Please call Kathryn Dippong-Lawson at 805/654-7552 or email for more information. Watch for the workshop brochure to arrive at your school in January, and online at


Kids Swap Meet returns May 16

Kids Swap Meet By Kids - For Kids
Saturday, May 16, 2015 • 9 am - 1 pm
Barranca Vista Park, 7050 E. Ralston Street, Ventura

Kids – clean out your garage and closets of old toys, bikes, games, stuffed animals, books, clothes and more to swap, sell or fundraise!
• Download & fill out the application in ENGLISH or SPANISH for your 10' x 10' space. Deadline: Friday, May 8
• Include $15 NON-REFUNDABLE fee, make check payable to “City of Ventura” or pay by credit card
• Gently used CHILDREN’S items only – nothing stained, broken or dirty
• No items may be brand new or part of a business – your booth will be shut down – no exceptionsEach seller gets an 10' x 10' space.
• Sellers must provide their own canopies, tables, chairs, materials needed for display, NONE will be provided. Sellers are responsible for working and watching their space.
• Contact 654-7552 for more information

2015 Fairy Tales in the Park

Watch for the first performance of 2015 coming in May!

Gypsies in a Trunk present their 20th season of Fairy Tales in the Park at Barranca Vista Park, 7050 Ralston Street in Ventura, on the second Saturdays of summer at 4 pm. Bring a blanket, picnic and low lawn chairs for these free permances for families.