Founded by Santa Barbara native and multi-disciplined artist, Ben Pecorari, WANTS / NEEDS is a curated concept space created to inspire the community by shedding light on unconventional, unique and renowned makers and artists. WANTS / NEEDS features an art gallery of rotating shows, as well as a retail shop offering curated vintage and wholesale products, limited edition prints, merchandise and novelties. The space also functions as a hub for pop-up events, entertainment, workshops, classes, and a place for spiritual practice. WANTS / NEEDS focuses on being an inclusive, welcoming, accessible and inspirational convergence of creativity, while expanding art application, ownership and appreciation.

Benjamin Pecorari, Founder

Finding my medium or my “craft” has always been challenging. Whether it was taking pictures, painting, bartending, or occasionally tattooing, I never felt fully secure or fulfilled with my constantly fluctuating style.

Heavily inspired from a young age by Harmony Korine and Aaron Rose (Beautiful Losers), I began to find my voice through curation. From curating the artwork in my home to the aesthetic and layout of my permanent artwork that I wear daily, this seemingly new voice I’ve found has given me the satisfaction I always sought.

Welcome to my passion project: WANTS / NEEDS.

With gratitude,

For more information about the inspiration behind this passion project, listen to the Love is the Author podcast episode titled “WANTS/NEEDS”.

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208 A East Main Street
Ventura, California 93001

Thursday - Sunday | 12pm – 6pm
Monday – Wednesday | Appointment Only

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