Music and Dance Classes at Arts for Action

Arts for Action

535 South C Street
Oxnard, CA

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Arts for Action holds fun and affordable dance and music classes for all ages including:–BAILE FOLKLORICO

Beginners Family Class, wear comfortable cloth and shoes.
Age group: 7-13 yrs old, parent (s) must stay with child for class.

(Adult) Beginners folklorico class

Instructor Carlos Mendez covers diverse styles of dance ranging from Veracruzano to the bailes of Michoacan.

ALL AGES, Jaranas (Instruments Provided)

Come to learn the oldest Mestizo tradition in Mexico which blends Native, African, and Spanish roots into the beautiful rhythms, melodies, dances, and ways……taught by Maestro Jorge Mijango from Chiapas!


Come and learn this fun and dynamic dance mixed with martial art. Rooted in an Afrp-Brazilian legacy, this art has become the fastest growing martial art in the world, and is Brazil’s second most popular sport behind Soccer because of the great energy! A class includes stretching, and learning new movements, and will improve flexibility, balance, power, and self-esteem. All ages and levels are welcome.

MONDAYS and WEDNESDAY, 6:00-7:30
ALL AGES, Drums Provided (ALL LEVELS)

This music program incorporates music from various regions throughout the world including the North and South America, Africa, and more. In this class people learn and practice various intstraments ranging from hand drums to drumset. All ages and levels are welcome.


“Concrete 2 Canvas” Graffiti Art Show

Pistol Productions Presents: 3rd Annual “Concrete 2 Canvas”

Saturday, March 12 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Arts 4 Action

535 C. St
Oxnard, CA

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This is the 3rd Annual “CONCRETE TO CANVAS” art show.

This is a Graffiti/ Fine Art show where artists can show their fine art skills and prove they can use a brush just as well as a can. The event will be an art show with artists from around the county as well from other major cities. There will be Live painting, Live Graff and Music (TBA)

Vendors from The Lab, Djs and more!


If you are interested in participating just respond to this so i can add you to the list.

Artists listed:

Andrea Vargas
Andrew Rodriguez
Aaron Rivas
Cracka Oneist
Cynthia Montiel
Danel Perez
Defa Art
Jennifer Korsen
Jimmy Bell
Jose Zuniga
Leo Jurado
Melody Llewellyn
Mike Die
Frankie Guzman
Victor Aguilar
Paint Addict
Kapital K
The Lab
Ruthless Reaper
Sal Rodriguez
Irving Saravia

Raw Love Art Show

Saturday, February 12 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Location Arts for Action 

535 South C Street
Oxnard, CA

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More Info Come and Show Some Love. Celebrate the Valentines day holiday in a good way! 

–Live DJs
–Sushi so come nice and early!

for all interested artists pieces must be in by February 8th at 4 PM.

Any question contact Arts for Action in Downtown Oxnard:
(805)486-ARTS or

Paz y Amor

Click here to give a donation in support of Arts for Action Art Gallery and ongoing Arts Shows!!

Center for Third World Organizing Community Action Training at ARTS FOR ACTION IN OXNARD! This February!

Friday, February 18 at 6:00pm – February 20 at 6:00pm

Location Arts for Action 

535 South C Street
Oxnard, CA

Created By Arts for Action in Oxnard, CTWO in Oakland

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Please Spread the word and invite all people interested in social justice, community organizing, and social change. This will be a hands on training coming to Southern California in February. 

You must pre-register. Scholarships are available. Free or low-price lodging is available. There is a limited amount of participants so please register as soon as possible.

…Confirmation of attendance through this page will not guarantee you a space. Please register through CTWO’s page:

About the Community Action Training

Learn from experienced organizers, share skills and knowledge with activists, and have fun meeting others dedicated to building a movement!

Community Action Trainings (CAT) provides entry-level organizer training to individuals, staff, and members of community-based organizations through field work, role plays, and discussions. During this high-intensity three day training, CAT participants learn how to door-knock as a tool for recruiting and mobilizing constituents, participate in campaign development and actions, and learn to appreciate the legacy of organizing in communities of color and its relevance in today’s fight for social justice. CTWO conducts CAT sessions in the spring and fall in different regions across the country, including the SF Bay Area, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles. Each year CTWO trains close to 300 participants, and partners with some of the most amazing community organizations in the country to host these sessions.

In 2011 CTWO will be taking its organizing toolkit on a roadtrip across the United States. This means that we are expanding our CATs to go where CAT’s seldom go- YOUR REGION!!! We are also incorporating new trainings and dialogs to each reagion. If you are an organization in the Midwest, the South, Southwest, and or any place where CATs have yet to be held, this is your opportunity to host one near you! If interested or have questions please contact Araceli via email at

Click here to give a donation in support of Arts for Action’s community Partnerships!

Grand Opening PARTY & Skate Deck Art Show! ARTS FOR ACTION!

Saturday, December 18 · 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Location Arts for Action (535 S C Street) Oxnard, CA

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More Info Join Us in Celebrating ARTS 4 ACTION’S New Space in Downtown Oxnard!! 

This is the Grand Opening Festival and Party for everyone who has worked hard and contributed in making this Arts Center happen!!

6:30-10:30 PM….Get ready to party!

Featuring SKATE DECK ART Created at SK805! Skate Decks by Professional and Up and Coming Artists for SALE and AUCTION!

Featuring: Chuy Leon, Leo Jurardo, Gloria Centurion, Lindsay Carron, Juan Martinez, Christian Alfaro, Tomas Hernandez, Doug Green, Beto Mauricio, Angel Romero, Alma, Victor Aguilar, Frankie Guzman, Brian Kiesow, Sally Kiesow, Candice Lin, Kaia Perez, Johnny Reyes, Tyler Kiesow, and Will Klockenblink!

SPECIAL THANKS TO: McCune Foundation, Social Justice Fund, Weingart Foundation, Paint not Prison Mural Program Graduates, One-Way Skate Shop, The Lab, Pepperdine Arts School, Chipotle, and everyone else who has made this dream a reality.


Click here to donate in Support of Arts for Action’s Community Center, and Artist Workspace!

SK805: Skate Competion…and Skate Deck Design (Art) Competition


Click just below to REGISTER ONLINE for the event or DONATE to support the event:

Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Address: Oxnard Skate Park,

3250 South Rose Ave. In Oxnard

Fees: The registration donation suports Arts for Action, a youth organization in Ventura County. For more info go to

Online Registration Closing Date: Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:59 PM

NOTE: You can register at the day of the event.  For all people under 18 they must be accompanied by a parent to sign all waivers before participating in the event.

Brief Description: Skate Competition and Skate Deck Design Competition Don’t miss this dynamic competition! Come show off your Skate and/or Arts Skills or just enjoy a festive atmosphere at the Oxnard Skate Park. All monies raised support Arts for Action. Arts for Action proactively engages youth in the creation of new artistic work(s).This is through a full prism of studio and street arts, dance, and music. We do not wish to create “arts for arts sake, but rather continue legacy of community based arts.

Additional Information: Skate Competition Format Contestants will ride in the Oxnard Skate Park which has ramps, rails, a grind box, a bowl and stairs for two minutes. Judges will give contestants a rating based on various categories. There will also be a popular vote, where people will put a dollar a vote for their favorite skater. There are age categories in this event. Skate-Deck Design (Arts) Competition Contestants will be given a black skate deck upon registering for the contest. Contestants can design the board before or on the day of the event. On the day of the event aerosol and acrylic paints will be provide, or you can bring your own. Judges will decide winners, and so will the popular vote by a dollar a vote. ALL CONTESTANTS MUST BE THERE BY 9 AM Prizes include: Cash Prize for Skate and Art Winners in Certain Categories A Yacht Trip for team or individual who raises the most money for Arts for Action in entering the contest ($25 minimum to register) Other skate, and arts supplies from local skate companies and shops.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: One-Way Board Shop, Momentum, Five Points Skate Shop Skate, Skate One, PAL Center, Apathy Clothing, Chipotle, and all others making this event possible….

Click here to support Arts for Action’s yearly SK805 Skate, and Skate Deck Design Competition!

SON JAROCHO CLASS AT ARTS FOR ACTION (535 South C Street in Downtown Oxnard) 


Come to learn the oldest Mestizo tradition in Mexico which blends Native, African, and Spanish roots into the beautiful rhythms, melodies, dances, and ways……taught by Maestro Jorge Mijango from Chiapas!


Paint not Prison Mural Program 2010…Live from the Wall in Oxnard

Paint Not Prison is a community organizing and beautification project which engages local youth, mentors and artists including some youth on probation for graffiti offenses. The culmination of the project is a mural production or public art piece, in which community input drives the imagery and message of the mural.

One-Hundred and Sixty-Two (162) complete hours of community service for youth on probation.

Community Service Hours completed for youth not on Probation: three hundred and twenty (320) hours overall, including eighty (80) hours for youth on academic probation.

Four-Hundred (482) total hours of community service for all youth.

For a full gallery of Pictures click on our Facebook Link…If you are having any trouble with the link just copy and paste the URL/ webpage to your browser….and thank you for the support.

Arts for Action is Honored to win the Earth Charter Award from the Citizens for a Peaceful Resolution

Earth Charter awards given

By Anne Kallas
Published Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ventura activist and physician Bob Dodge said that giving out awards annually to people in Ventura County in recognition of various humanitarian efforts is a way to build and strengthen the community.

Seven awards were given Saturday afternoon at Ventura College at the Earth Charter Summit Celebration and Annual Awards Presentation, which was coordinated by Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions.

“This fits in with our mission to build a sustainable community to deal with the issues of our time,” said Dodge, who is CPR co-chairman. “This is what it’s about. It’s the fabric that creates the quilt.”

The awards have been given out annually in Ventura since 2004 as part of the annual celebration of the Earth Charter, U.N.-commissioned declaration of principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society for the 21st century.

The awards were given to various local activists who have been selected as embodying the principles of the charter.

The following awards were given:

Social and Economic Justice (Richard Weinstock Memorial Award), Barbara Macri-Ortiz, social justice and civil rights attorney; Ecological Integrity Community Supported Agriculture, seven CSAs of Ventura County; Democracy, Nonviolence and Peace, Cindy Piester, peace activist; Respect and Care for the Community of Life, Juana Tapia, activist for immigration rights and the “Dream Act”; Earth Charter and the Arts, Victor Aguilar, Tomás Hernández and Michael Schuman, artists and community organizers of Arts for Action; Youth Education and Outreach, Lisa Hildebrand, director of education, and Mary Galvin, director of operations, at the Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education; Youth Activism, Aaron Bergh, student organizer for Spartans for Peace at Rio Mesa High School.

The awards program was sponsored in part by the Ventura College International Studies Program, which is headed by Farzeen Nasri, professor of political science and economics at Ventura College and UC Santa Barbara.

He exhorted the crowd of more than 120 to take responsibility for the world around them. “Ignorance of existing problems will not lead to their elimination,” Nasri said. “A largely informed citizenry is necessary.”

Among the award recipients was a lawyer who worked out of her bedroom to get justice for her low-income clients when her legal aid job was terminated because of lack of funding. “Listening to Dr. Nasri, you can get a little nauseous about the horrendous things happening in the world,” Macri-Ortiz said. “You can only do something every day to represent people who are invisible and disrespected.”

Six Ventura farms that offer community supported agriculture programs were also honored: Mano Farms of Ojai, Underwood Family Farms of Somis, Join the Farm of Oxnard, McGrath Family Farms of Camarillo, Farmer & the Cook of Ojai and Avogadro’s Farm of Ojai.

“The whole organization of farming is changing. It really is,” said Phil McGrath of McGrath Family Farms, “and I love being part of the change.”

For more information about Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions or the Earth Charter go online to

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