On Ojai Day, October 18, the Ojai Valley Museum hosted the opening reception for its first juried art exhibit, "Ojai Celebrates Art." The event drew a crowd of over 750 people, setting a record for attendance at the museum.
Ojai is a name given to the area by the Chumash, which translates to ‘nest’ and ‘moon.’
The Chumash believe Ojai is an anomaly, a ‘protected’ area of land on the planet. Perhaps many of the people who are drawn to Ojai, come, "because on some conscious or unconscious level we felt and feel a sense of safe sanctuary here: of being held in the nest."