The PODS containers, which are used by many artists at events like Downtown LA’s Little Tokyo Design Week and the Woodlands Waterway Art Festival, have reimagined the way ArtWalk Ventura has engaged the public’s appreciation for art.
“A PODS container is the perfect pop up gallery space for artists to display their masterpieces and educate the public on the importance of art,” explained Steve Yapp, owner of local PODS moving and storage. “We have always been passionate about supporting our local community and supporting the arts, so we enjoy helping this event grow every year.”
A signature event run by an all-volunteer group, ArtWalk Ventura is a virtually free, self-guided tour of dozens of galleries, studios, pop-up venues and transformed PODS containers that has brought in a variety of cultural tourists from all over the world.
ARTWALK VENTURA 2018 ARTIST OF DISTINCTION:
John M. White of Ventura is a painter, sculptor and performance artist. He has been exhibiting publicly for more than 40 years. Culturally, politically and aesthetically influenced by the late '60s, White’s work exemplifies this period of redefinition and experimentation.
Event-goers can also tour a unique collection of PODS container galleries, displaying various mediums of art by exhibiting artists from around the county.
For a full schedule of Ventura College performances as well as other PODS galleries visit http://artwalkventura.org//.
What: ArtWalk Ventura: PODS Galleries
When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 7 noon – 5 p.m.
Where: Ventura’s Historic Downtown and Westside Cultural District, 432 N. Ventura Avenue
Ventura, Calif. 93001
Who: Design professionals, Ventura businesses, nonprofit communities, film and television communities, entrepreneurs, students, the design savvy public, tourists and more.
Steve Yapp is the owner of three Tri-Counties PODS franchises that serve residents and businesses in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Dedicated to the local community, Yapp’s franchises have donated hundreds of PODS containers to nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Diego and Los Angeles counties since opening their doors in 2005.
A partial list of recipients include: Boys & Girls Clubs, FOOD Share of Ventura County, Casa Pacifica, Toys 4 Tots, California Strawberry Festival, Ojai Music Festival, Relay for Life, C.H.P. Holiday Toy Drive, Salvation Army, Santa Maria Good Samaritan, Oxnard Downtown Management District, Boy Scouts of Ventura County, California Visitors Center, Simi Valley Days, the Oxnard Salsa Festival, and Catholic Charities. PODS is a leader in the moving and storage industry providing both residential and commercial services in 46 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK.
Founded in 1998, PODS pioneered the portable moving and storage industry now preferred by many customers’ increasingly active and mobile lifestyles. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 700,000 long-distance moves, exceeded 3 million deliveries and has more than 170,000 PODS containers in service.
For more information, go to: www.mylocalpods.com.
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