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RecommendationSune Goldsteen from Tipple & Ramble recommends visiting Porch Gallery Ojai for contemporary art in Ojai, California as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Ojai.

Ojai, California

Porch Gallery

"In some ways, it's a traditional gallery model and in some ways, it's not. We just try to make it fun."

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Recommended by:
Sune Goldsteen
  
Founder of Tipple & Ramble
Recommended in:
Ojai, California

Sune's Take

"If it's Sunday, I love going to the farmers market and then right next door to a gallery called Porch Gallery Ojai, which is in one of the oldest houses in Ojai. It has a big sort of wrap around front porch and on Sundays, they open to the public and they do coffee on the porch and people can bring food if they want and just lounge around. They sort of have this open gallery hour on Sunday, and they have really good contemporary art shows throughout the week. That's kind of a favorite place of mine."

 Heather Stobo and Lisa Casoni, Owners of Porch Gallery

Our Story

"It's really fun to be stewards of the history of this old building. It has such a connection to the arts - writers, musicians, visual artists, graphic artists - and so we've worked to build a space to create opportunities for conversation and cross-pollinating.

In Ojai, everyone sits around and actually talks about the art. They care and are invested. It's not just a go to the gallery to see and be seen and take a selfie situation. People are engaged and want to have a dialogue about it. We opened this 3 to 4 years ago, and it's become a place the whole community has embraced, which is what makes the space so special.

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What We Love Most About Ojai

"We lived in LA for a really long time and I was so burnt out from everything about that city. It started getting to me. We both grew up in small towns but weren't small town minded, and we started looking at different communities. Ojai kept coming up, especially with the intersections of our passions and skill-sets.

We moved here and started meeting so many interesting people just at coffee shops, who immediately started introducing us to other people. In big cities, that's very hard to come by, and also you're so spread out that you sort of stay with your pack. I found it so interesting to get to know people so quickly here and to get invited over to their house, there was so little barrier, and the environment here gives you that. 

That's why people move here, to have spiritual retreats and to have quiet and a peaceful community."

Our Ojai Musts

"I think the Turtle Conservancy is an astounding part of Ojai

Here, there are these fantastic, small moments.

 A lot of times things happen here in people's homes, you can sit around and have a great meal. The places and the people here, they're such a trip. They're so talented."

Porch Gallery

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