Funky Town

Everything Cool, Interesting (and sometimes Wierd)
that makes Ventura the fun Funky Town that it is...

South Seaward Gardens

Within steps of a sandy beach, mom & pop shops and eateries lies a charming, funky neighborhood garden. A couple of years ago, Chris Schertzer was tired of walking past an ugly weed farm of a vacant lot in is neighborhood called South Seaward Village. He decided to do something about it, and came up with the idea to turn it into a community garden...Read more

Mayfair Theater Marquis

The sight of this movie marquee from a bygone era sitting alone in this empty lot is an odd spectacle, making it one of our Funky Town picks. The marquee once proudly invited movie goers into Mayfair Theater on the corner of Ash and Santa Clara...Read more

Mysterious Abondoned Shell Plant

The amazing graffiti art at this abandoned plant, some with social and cryptic messages, decorate the decaying metal like hieroglyphics from a past civilization. The clank of dangling metal against the huge empty tanks plays an eerie, haunting sound...Take a tour

Bus Stop at Pacific View Mall
Since 2002 the Ventura bus stop at Telegraph Rd next to the Pacific View Mall remains as Ventura's most controversial piece of public art. Created by renowned sculptor, Dennis Oppenheim, "Bus Home " is a looping cork screw of steel, concrete, acrylic, paint, and electric light...Read more

Murals Behind Yolie's
The trash enclosure in the parking lot behind Yolie's restaurant at Main and Olive is the last place you'd expect to find stunning murals like these...Read more

Lots more to come!...

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