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Ventura City Hall Centennial
updated: Jun 20, 2013, 6:53 PM

Public invited to join in Ventura City Hall Centennial celebration

In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the beautiful and historic San Buenaventura City Hall building at 501 Poli Street (originally built as the Ventura County Courthouse), the public is invited to take part in the centennial's many commemorative festivities.

Ventura's 4th of July Street Fair continues its proud 38-year-old tradition on Thursday, July 4, from 10 am to 5 pm in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. The Independence Day event regularly draws 30,000 residents and visitors in a showcase of handmade arts and crafts by more than 300 artisans along 9 blocks of Main Street from Fir Street to Mission Park, plus environmental displays, children's activities, savory foods from booths sponsored by local organizations and businesses and many stages of live entertainment. Information online at www.cityofventura.net/streetfairs

July 4 & 25 Ventura City Hall Tours, 11am-4pm: Enjoy historic exhibits, plus free art, architecture and ghost tours about the building and its Municipal Art Collection (MAC). Receive a special commemorative gift magnet while supplies last (free).

July 15-19 Summer Art Camp, 9am-12pm: Students age 9-14 years create artworks inspired by City Hall's architecture and art with Focus on the Masters, meet MAC artists and study various art forms in the Atrium. Register: $150 at 658.4726 or www.cityofventura.net/recreation.

July 18 Dinner at the City, 5pm: Purchase tickets ($135 per person) for an elegant feast hosted by Totally Local VC as a benefit for Future Farmers of America on City Hall's expansive front lawn at www.totallylocalvc.com

July 25 Open House, 11am-4pm: Experience Ventura City Hall at work and attend:

2pm: Historic Preservation Workshop: The Architectural Terra Cotta of City Hall sponsored by City of Ventura Community Development, presented by Gary Kurutz.

4pm: City Hall Centennial Sculpture unveiled & Time Capsule sealed followed by birthday cake and refreshments sponsored by the City of Ventura Public Art Program

More info about these events can be found at www.cityofventura.net/cityhallcentennial

 

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