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10 West Gallery
10 West Anapamu Street, 805-770-7711

PERCEIVE: A predominantly abstract exhibit featuring nine 10 West artists: Karen Zazon, Iben G Vestergaard, Mary Dee Thompson, Beth Schmohr, Stephen Robeck, Lisa Marie Pedersen, Stuart Ochiltree, Patrick McGinnis, Rick Doehring. June 29 - July 24. Open Weds - Mon, noon - 5:00 pm. Closed Tuesdays. Image: Karen Zazon

19 Blue
19 West Ortega Street, 805-450-2577

19 Blue Salon will be hosting three local artists: Doug Dafoe, Ryan Dafoe, and Orian Lathrop who have individual styles but share a love of nature and color. Doug’s wood mosaics, Orian’s paintings and Ryan’s wood carvings create a beautiful and interactive display. Come enjoy music, beverages and light appetizers.

1123 State Street, 805-962-8572

Join us to celebrate local painter Hannah Stevens Allen, showing her series “Highlights of Summer.” Hannah’s work illuminates the influence her childhood has on her emotional and creative existence. She draws inspiration from her summers in the Adirondack Mountains, as well as her time growing up here in Santa Barbara.

Art in the Mayor's Office
735 Anacapa street, Entrance on De la Guerra Plaza, Second Floor, 5:00-6:00 pm

Mayor Helene Schneider, with support from the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, opens the latest in a series of rotating exhibitions in her office. This round features the work of 8 artists from Fibervision: a group to support, share, and promote artistic creation and exploration in fiber art. 

11 West Anapamu Street, 805-568-1400

Together with this year’s summer exhibition, ARTAMO GALLERY presents the works of Susana Casillas, a young emerging artist from Mexico who also works as a photographer. In her captivating painted portraits she deals with the duality in life, the yin and yang of her soul and life experiences.

Becker Studios' Millworks
412 East Haley Street, Studio 3, 805-965-9555

Millworks will be featuring local artist Erick Madrid's photography. Erick will be showcasing a collection capturing Santa Barbara lifestyle and wildlife. 

CASA Gallery @ VOICE Magazine
23 East Canon Perdido Street, 805-965-6448

Break bread with the VOICE Team during the opening reception for “Soul Food” an exhibition of work by local artists. Artwork will be paired for the evening with a sampling of local breads…SB’s inaugural Bread Festival! Live music, libations. Fresh baked bread. SB Sculpture Guild stone carving demo.

Channing Peake Gallery
105 East Anapamu Street, 805-568-3990

Bearing Witness: The Photography of Nell Campbell. Campbell’s forty years of documentary photography includes projects concerned with issues of cultural representation and social justice, including a six year documentation of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, southwestern Louisiana, Havana, Cuba, and Duck Blinds: Louisiana, a fifteen year documentation of handmade hunting blinds.

CorePower Yoga
1129 State Street, 805-884-9642

Join us at 5:30 in the courtyard for a FREE vinyasa/power style flow class taught by Kristina Striegel. Ride your bike, receive a mat on us! This is true of any class you take at CorePower. Try us out! First week is free!

Distinctive Art Gallery
1331 State Street, 805-882-2108

Water Water Everywhere - Creeks, Rivers, Sloughs and Coastline. Santa Barbara looks even better after a decent rainy season. Enjoy Plein air paintings by Chris Potter all created this past winter and spring. Stop by to see the lush beauty of Santa Barbara captured at its very best.

Divine Inspiration Gallery
1528 State Street, 805-962-6444

A WALK ON THE BEACH. Karen Fedderson’s oil paintings demonstrate her contemplative reflection of the gentle nature of California. They show a rare balance of realism and artistic expression. Her expert brushwork and rich coloration, combine with deep atmospheric perspective to bring out the emotional qualities of her coastal experience.

Gallery 113
1114 State Street, La Arcada Court #8, 805-965-6611

Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association: Kris Buck, Artist of the Month, paints on the beaches and open spaces from Carpinteria to Refugio. Featured artists: Vedanta Du Mas, Janice Daily, Elizabeth Flanagan, Michael Mead, Sue Slater, and Carol Dixon.

Impact Hub
1117 State Street, 805-284-0078

Join us for an evening of LOVE LETTERS - a collaboration of improv typewriter love poetry, antique book sculptures, and photography. Let the summer evening whisk you into the textual story of your own life. Book signing of "Love Letters Home" by Jennifer Strube, sculptings (Gretel Huglin), and photographs (Leigh Aschoff.) 

Keefrider Custom Furniture
434 East Haley Street Unit C, 805-617-3342

Design in the Keefrider Studio! This month we are featuring Lichtenberg Figures: lightening-like fractals burned into wood using high voltages. Come see these fascinating effects incorporated into stunning new pieces. Grab a glass and join Sirie and Jay Keefrider for an electrifying evening!

Kimpton Canary Hotel
31 West Carrillo Street, 805-879-9100

Kimpton Canary Hotel is joined by Gold's Gym Santa Barbara featuring Chloe Lenow leading complimentary, all levels, flow yoga (6-7 pm) on the fabulous rooftop. Lower deck open to the public until 8 pm with Finch & Fork hosting a patio bar featuring happy hour cocktail specials until 8 pm.

Lady McClintock Studios
1221 State Street #6, 805-845-0030

Welcoming back Ellen Montgomery, Rosemary McClintock and Cathy Quiel as we showcase part one of their fiesta inspired collection. Come view this vast collection and take a tour of our photography studio while enjoying a glass of wine and live music by Joey Almeida. Located under Soho music club.

Museum of Contemporary Art
653 Paseo Nuevo Terrace, 805-966-5373

Enjoy the beauty of warm summer nights, art, and music with a live set from KCRW DJ Karene Daniel. Located on the Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace, Curated Cocktails: Summer Nights with KCRW features signature cocktails, after-hours museum access, and interactive art-making based on MCASB's current exhibition, Free Play.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum
136 East De la Guerra Street, 805-966-1601

We’re counting down to FIESTA!  Visit our latest exhibitions, In The Saddle, Missions in Watercolor and the Edward Borein Gallery. 6:00: TOUR of In The Saddle by the curators, celebrating Fiesta and saddle making in Santa Barbara. 7:00: Enjoy a FLAMENCO show by dancers from the Linda Vega Dance Studio.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street, 805-963-4364

5:30 pm, Mary Craig Auditorium: MacArthur Fellow author and USC Professor Josh Kun complements the exhibition “You Are Going On A Trip” with a listening expedition that follows inter-California frequencies from Tijuana to Los Angeles. 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Family Resource Center: Create abstract textured block prints. All FREE!

513 Garden Street, 805-450-3799

3MinuteFilmFestival, screening at 5:30 and 7:45 with $3 Donation. Maiza for Mayor Campaign Headquarters! The Luck, American Band with Rockabilly storytelling at 7PM. Masha Keating, MAT/UCSB, food and drinks.

SlingShot Gallery
220 West Canon Perdido Street, 805-770-3878

SlingShot gallery is excited to feature artwork by Marc Sucher in our show "Night in the City." Make your way off State Street to see Marc's fun and colorful creations, including "A Small Town" alongside artwork by other SlingShot artists. Wine and refreshments provided!

Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery
11 East Anapamu Street, 805-730-1460

Sullivan Goss celebrates the beginning of summer with a salon of new acquisitions and historical works from our inventory. Also on view LA in SB, an exhibition of historic LA art, and Masterworks from our contemporary artists.

Te Amo Estate & Fine Jewelry
811 State Street, Suite G, 805-845-7558

Te Amo presents “Straightforward Beauty” by Olga Hotujac, a collection of contemporary still life paintings created in oil on canvas. Live painting demonstration by the artist during the reception.

The Shade Store
635 State Street, 805-319-7945

Join The Shade Store and photographer Kim Reierson for an evening of photos, wine and window treatments! Stop by to view Kim’s work, enjoy some light refreshments and check out our collection of 1,000+ materials to find your inspiration. 

Waterhouse Gallery
1114 State Street # 9, 805-962-8885

The Gallery is going on its 33rd year and 26 years in La Arcada Courtyard. It features artwork from some of today’s finest nationally-known painters. Southwest Art Magazine recognized Diane & Ralph Waterhouse among “10 Prominent People” in the Fine Art Business. Ralph Waterhouse will give a painting demonstration at 5:45 pm. Guitar by Lou Spaventa.


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