For over a year, Knitting in Recovery has partnered with the Ventura County Arts Council (VCAC), a non-profit that serves the whole of Ventura County with arts education and advocacy. VCAC runs a space in the Pacific View Mall called the VC Arts Collective. The space acts as part gallery, part retail space, and part art studio and classroom.
Knitting in Recovery is very excited to be featured in this space. Currently, we have a permanent display case full of work made by our clients. We also have some pieces hanging along the display wall including a fantastic granny-square blanket and small pom-pom wall-hanging. Our teachers and clients engage in workforce training and help to staff the space.
In the near future, we hope to establish knitting and crochet classes in the space and have an Arts in Recovery exhibition (including reception) including work from our knitting and crochet classes, visual art classes, and poetry classes taught at recovery centers.
We are excited about the opportunities the Arts Collective provides for our program and our clients. Many thanks to the Ventura County Arts Council for their collaboration.
The VC Arts Collective is located at:
The Pacific View Mall
3301 E Main St, Suite 2167
Ventura, CA 93003