For a local, small town type of museum, this is a lovely building and grounds and does a wonderful job of the exhibits it gets. It would be nice to get some of the more famous items that its northern neighbor in Santa Barbara gets, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits I've attended here and also appreciate the space given to local artists and events to help them along. Also, special events on the museum grounds like El Dia De Los Muertos celebrations and others set this location apart and keeps its heart beating within our community vs. it feeling like an operation for the elite. Art is for all and this museum definitely does its all to touch all Venturans' sense of art appreciation. The staff is also very friendly.