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How to Find Us

The Carpinteria Arts Center is located at 865 Linden Avenue in Carpinteria, CA. From the 101 coming from the north, take the Linden Avenue exit and turn right towards the ocean. From the 101 coming from the south, take the Casitas Pass Rd. exit and turn left. Next, turn right on Carpinteria Avenue, and then left on Linden Avenue. The Gallery is on the right side of Linden in the second block from the Carpinteria and Linden Avenue's intersection, right across from Smart & Final.

If you are coming to the Arts Center, the Board members of the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center strongly urge you to walk, ride a bike, carpool or use public transportation. Santa Barbara MTD bus #20 and bus #21 service Carpinteria. Here is a link to their schedules: Bus Schedule.



Friday: Noon - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 4 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.

Our History

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 by:

● Fostering diverse community involvement
● Nurturing the creative process and its appreciation
● Providing a variety of educational experiences
● Serving as the vibrant heartbeat of the Carpinteria community

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 2006.

We have now had over 10 years of exhibits at the Carpinteria Arts Center on Linden Avenue in Carpinteria.