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

Contemplation: Conceptual artwork takes a lot of thought on the front end. Abstraction is often spontaneous, with the artist allowing the process to inform the finished piece. Beth Schmohr, Charlie Patton, Laurie MacMillan, Mary Dee Thompson, Stephen Robeck, Nicki Sucec, Lorraine Lawson, and Toni Scott.

Bella Rosa Galleries
1103 State Street, Suite A, 805-966-1707

Local artist Dan LeVin's Lonely Hearts (hand-cut playing cards) show continues! New decks and other playing card art will be on display. Bring your own deck and he'll cut it for you.

Café Ana
1201 Anacapa Street, 805-888-0262

Local artist Caro Clarke will be showing a collection of both pen and ink drawings and giclee prints she created over the past year. Her work explores themes of self-reflection and women within their own spaces. We will be offering a selection of bites from Chef Ryan Whyte-Buck alongside wine and beer specials to enjoy while perusing the art!

Celadon House
1224 State Street, 805-899-4676

Showcasing photography by Audrey Wilson 'Wild Luxuries.' Wilson’s passion for photography seamlessly intertwines with her love for the outdoors. From cityscapes, snow-capped mountains, to golden sunset waves, her photographs capture moments that celebrate the essence of life. This pop-up exhibit fully embraces the California lifestyle that Celadon House celebrates in its design. 

Channing Peake Gallery
105 East Anapamu Street, 1st Floor

Join us for the opening reception for Wit and Whimsy: Selections from the Collection of Michael and Nancy Gifford, a new exhibition showcasing a variety of iconic contemporary works in mixed media by local artists.

Christ Presbyterian Church
36 East Victoria Street, 805-957-4200

Come enjoy Orange County artist, Anne Moore’s installation, “Art Under Pressure, finding beauty, and mystery through printmaking”. Also featuring The Riverside, a local band offering a unique combination of vocal harmonies and folk-rooted stringed instruments. Wine, Enjoy Cupcakes, and hors d’oeuvres provided.

Colette Cosentino Atelier + Gallery
11 West Anapamu Street, 805-570-9863

Join us for a SAMPLE SALE and SMALL PAINTING and PRINT SALE!!! $100 cash sale, $20 cash for the open edition paper prints! An array of new and older work will be on view and available for purchase! Doors open at 5:00 pm sharp so be sure to get there early for the best selection!!!  

Community Reception at City Hall - Councilmember Kristen Sneddon
City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, 6:00-7:00 pm

Councilmember Kristen Sneddon will host a reception in her office (City Hall, 2nd Floor) celebrating a new exhibition by artists from Santa Barbara Art Works.

Community Reception at City Hall - Mayor Cathy Murillo
City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, 6:00-7:00 pm

Mayor Cathy Murillo will host a reception in her office (City Hall, 2nd Floor) with artwork from the Santa Barbara Abstract Art Collective.

Distinctive Framing N' Art
1333 State Street, 805-882-2108

San Francisco, Yosemite, The Cascades and Santa Barbara. New plein air travel paintings and some local views by Chris Potter. 

Early California Antiques
1331 State Street, 805-837-8735

Over 20 works never seen before by Conrad Buff. Born in Speicher, Switzerland, Buff moved to Los Angeles in 1906. Buff did a number of large scale murals for banks, schools, and libraries, and with well-known California artist, Edgar Payne, painted a 1000-foot mural for a Chicago hotel. Conrad Buff from the vaults, 1886-1975.

folio press & paperie
301 Motor Way, near State & Gutierrez, facing City Parking Lot 12

An exhibition of large canvas oil paintings by local artist Kimberly Edman. Edman rejoices in the celebration of life and includes tables and objects set up on a canvas that evoke a timeless space filled with familiar shapes and unexpected placements. folio features an extensive line of letterpress cards and art pieces designed and printed in-house, as well as providing custom graphic design and printing. Complimentary wine, sparkling water, and appetizers.

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

Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit here. The Artist of the Month is Vandana Khare. Featured artists are Wilbert Lick, Elizabeth Flanagan, Michael Marzolla, Elizabeth Weems, Seraphine, and Sue Slater. Many other members of the SBAA are exhibiting here this month including jewelry makers and sculptors.

Grassini Family Vineyards
24 El Paseo, 805-897-3366

Pop-up art show featuring pieces by the talented artists of the SlingShot Gallery, a local studio that offers the space and tools for artists with intellectual disabilities to create and sell art. Enjoy discounted glasses of Grassini wine while admiring a fantastic assortment of original artwork!

Jamie Slone Wines
23 East De la Guerra Street, 805-560-6555

Taking a year between City College and UCSB, local photographer Kiel Rucker backpacked through Western Europe, bringing along his camera. He discovered photography to be a powerful vehicle for conveying us back into singular, silent and unqualified moments; within these fleeting, curious and beautiful moments with people and in nature, he finds a fascination with life and a love for photography.

Jewish Federation's Art at the JCC
524 Chapala Street, 805-957-1115

EXPOSED III: a Mixed Photographic, Artistic Journey. Curated by Lynn M. Holley, and featuring guest juror Christopher Broughton. Enjoy exquisite photography, live music, and refreshments. (Image by Erick Madrid)

Misa & Martin Gallery
619 State Street

Misa & Martin Gallery presents a carefully curated selection of contemporary art featuring emerging through mid-career artists. Gallery artists include: A.L.E.S. Misa Art, Barbara Bouman Jay, Christopher Jeffries, Kaleo, Jim Martin, Jeff Overlie, and Gary Traczyk.

OPPI'z Bistro & Natural Pizza
1026 State Street, 805-770-7390

Botanical illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species, frequently in watercolor paintings. Stop by OPPI’Z and explore THE BOTANICAL PRINTS FROM THE OPPI’Z COLLECTION, original prints from the XVIII–XIX c. Enjoy the magnificent botanical prints alongside a delicious Aperol spritz* and tasty bites (*exclusively available for 1st Thursday)!! 

Pamela Benham at Faulkner Gallery East
40 East Anapamu Street, in the SB Public Library

The Other Side of Looking - a solo exhibition of paintings by Pamela Benham described as “Visual Energy” by Rita Ferri. The artist adds, “At their best, they impose, provoke, excite, and transform.” Come experience these paintings with wine and treats. Meet and interact with the artist!

PathPoint
902 Laguna Street, 805-961-9200

Come see the amazing artwork created by artists with developmental disabilities. Visit our gallery, meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and music, and learn how PathPoint supports the community!

Santa Barbara Art Works
28 East Victoria Street

Come view art by over 20 resident artists in a variety of styles and subject matter. Last chance to see the Open Studios Show! All art 15-20% off tonight only!

Santa Barbara Artisans
619A State Street

Join us for an evening of mingling with many of our local artisans! Enjoy our carefully curated selection of jewelry, ceramics, clothing, home decor, candles, accessories, and all types of functional and fine art. Our vision is to provide a venue for local artisans to share their gifts with Santa Barbara and the world.

Santa Barbara Fine Art
1324 State Street, Suite J, 805-845-4270

FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA: New Exhibition featuring landscape paintings from local artists (oceans, mountains, vineyards and city scenes) featuring Arturo Tello, Richard Schloss, Marsha Burtt, John Wullbrandt, Carrie Givens and many others.

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

Visit our latest exhibitions “Capturing the West: The Artistry of Josef Muench” and “Great Photographers in Santa Barbara History.”  At 7:00 pm enjoy a free screening of “Better Together” (45-minute film by Isaac Hernandez) which chronicles a history of oil spills, fires and other challenges that have brought people together in Santa Barbara over half a century to protect their environment and community. 

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

Opera Santa Barbara returns to present another crowd-pleasing Pop-Up Opera performance in the Museum galleries at 5:30 pm. Then, enjoy art-making activities in the Family Resource Center until 7:30 pm and the galleries until 8:00 pm. FREE!

Santa Barbara Visual Artists Gallery Pop Up at Glenn Dallas Gallery
927 State Street

Enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles as you experience our professionally curated art gallery. We have a wide variety of art displayed from paintings and mixed media to sculptures and ceramics. We look forward to seeing you there!

SBCAST
513 Garden Street, 805-450-3799

SBCAST continues its four-month-long exhibition series featuring a different Santa Barbara-based modern architecture studio each month. Next in line for November is AB design studio with a site-specific exploration of the creative process within the studio (6:00 - 10:00 pm). Gallery Hours: Open 12:00 - 4:00 pm, 2nd & 3rd weekend of November.

SBIFF’S Santa Barbara Filmmaker Screening Series
SBIFF Education Center, 1330 State Street

This month we will be showing Karen Kasaba's THE GARDEN IS SINGING: GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND. The film portrays an intricate, never-before-seen portrait of the garden and its creators demonstrating Lotusland’s significance as a world-class public botanic garden. Showtimes are 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 pm.

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

SlingShot Gallery provides a powerful link to the contemporary art community. Please join us in celebrating Michael Considine’s new abstract drawings focused on circles, shapes and color! Our exhibition includes whimsical fiber sculptures and unique ceramic pieces. Meet the artists and appreciate a glass of Willson Wine.

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

Sullivan Goss highlights recent acquisitions and exciting new contemporary works in our Fall Salon Exhibition. Also on view: California Bauhaus, and Mixology.

The Art Crawl
927 State Street, 5:30 pm

One of Art Crawl’s original founders, Andi Garcia is a passionate warrior for Santa Barbara arts. She is the perfect person to track down hidden gems, and off-the-beaten-track locations for this curated Art Crawl. Meet Andi in front of Glenn Dallas Gallery (927 State Street) at 5:30 pm, and wear comfy shoes so you can crawl in comfort. **For November ONLY, the Art Crawl will kick off at Glenn Dallas Gallery**

The Yes Store
101 Paseo Nuevo, next to Nordstrom, 805-966-9777

The Yes Store is a seasonal pop-up of artists who come together each holiday season to offer handmade one-of-a-kind gifts for holiday shoppers.  Please join us on 1st Thursday and throughout the Holiday Season as we present the finest of local artisans--A Santa Barbara Holiday tradition since 1968.

TravelStore
1324 State Street, Suite C, 805-963-6521

TravelStore will be exhibiting the 8 finalists from their last photo contest of the year. November’s theme is “Autumn.” Come out & vote on your favorite photo, talk travel & enjoy some light bites and wine!

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

The Gallery is going on its 35th year and 28 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. Live art demonstration by Ralph Waterhouse (5:45 pm).

Youth Interactive
1219 State Street, 805-617-6421

Metrov: Celebration of Stars A fine arts exhibition featuring celebrity and VIP portraits by Metrov. Known for his compelling juxtapositions of opposites reflecting an underlying thematic preoccupation with ecocentrism and its inherent correlation to advanced human potential, Metrov’s paintings, sculptures, and films reside in collections worldwide.

Yuliya Lennon Art Studio
1213 State Street, Suite H, 805-886-2655

An exhibition inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, centered on transience, imperfection, modesty and the appreciation of nature. Pottery by Angela Beguhl, sculpture by Daniel Elmer Landman, paintings by Marlene Struss and Yuliya Lennon.

 

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