The Ojai Art Center (formerly Ojai Center for the Arts) is the oldest multi-purpose, non-profit art center in California. Its mission since 1939 has been to support and advance the interest of the arts within the Ojai community.
The center offers seven branches: art, theater, music, literary, photography, film and dance. Monthly art and photography shows feature local juried exhibits as well as artists from around the country. The theater branch puts on eight yearly productions, including a popular children's show and musical. Chamber music concerts are offered through the music branch, monthly literary events and a variety of classes and workshops in the visual and performing arts.