The Carpinteria Arts Center is offering a wide variety of virtual experiences during this period of social distancing. The center’s newly launched “Virtual Activities” can be found at carpinteriaartscenter.org and feature over 200 art activities, streaming concerts, and thousands of virtual tours of museum and private collections.
The site will also feature a collaborative art room for community artists to virtually share recent work—visual art, music and poetry—and to take mini art lessons led by arts center instructors.
Additionally, many artists from the annual Artists Studio Tour are streaming virtual tours of their studios and local art collectors are hosting home tours of the art that brings them joy. For a social component, on Monday evenings, the arts center invites the public to a virtual happy hour at 5 p.m.
“Even the virtual arts can bring us together as a community, which is more important than ever right now,” said Paige Van Tuyl, executive director of the Carpinteria Arts Center. “We still need each other.”