Namba Open House


January 30 from 4 – 7 PM



This January 30th meet and greet our new executive Director, Lorenzo Destefano!

Meet Lorenzo, NAMBA board members and staff, and learn more about our work! Join us for networking, light refreshments and great conversation!

DeStefano, a Ventura-based writer/director/producer for Film, Theater, and the Performing Arts, founded the highly regarded and still-thriving Ventura Film Society in 2008 ( He was the recipient of the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Award for Arts Leader in recognition of his contributions to the cultural life of Ventura. He is mindful of the challenges and rewards of providing quality programming in the Performing Arts, Theater, Music & Entertainment.

“I’m really pleased to be joining this arts organization founded by Ben Namba & Julia Campbell Namba and applaud the work they and their dedicated Board and Volunteers have done during the past five years to add to the cultural landscape here in Ventura. I appreciate this show of confidence and look forward to continuing NAMBA’S relationships with current users of the facility. My focus will also be to encourage, strategize and implement positive collaborative efforts that will deepen and enrich the organization’s profile as a key resource for this community.”