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Artists confront displacement with sale of Art City property in Ventura

Artwork Town, which has showcased its vibrant sculptures and progressive artists for 37 yrs in Ventura, could before long develop into an empty canvas.

Positioned outdoors at 197 Dubbers St., the residence functions various stone, wooden and other huge artwork. Artists can be listened to banging away on stone or other resources to generate their masterpieces on an unconventional 1-acre ton in the vicinity of Highway 33 and off Ventura Avenue.

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Assets operator John Berriman, 72, said because of to his age it was time to offer the residence. That usually means about 15 artists will no for a longer time be equipped to use the area.

“I determined it was likely for the greatest though I still experienced my well being,” he claimed.

Greg Kailian, a stone sculptor at Art City in Ventura, works on a stone and glass water fountain on Friday, June 17, 2022. The Art City property was recently sold.

Berriman explained escrow on the assets will shut Sept. 10 and the very last day for Art Metropolis is Aug. 31. Berriman explained the sale of the residence was agreed upon for $1.75 million with a loved ones owned development company he declined to name.

Art City founder Paul Lindhard, 75, who is leasing the property and showcasing his artwork, desires to put up a counter-offer for the web page.