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

ReMARKable. A nine person group show featuring abstract paintings, stone sculpture and photography with figurative commentary on the human condition as well as photography of the natural world. (Wednesday - Monday 11 am - 5:30 pm. Sunday noon to 5. Nov. 2 - Nov. 28.)

11 West Anapamu Street, 805-568-1400

Under the title “FANTASIA” ARTAMO GALLERY brings together works by three established gallery artists — András Györfi from Hungary, Ana Marini from Argentina, and Julia Pinkham from California — who explore in their paintings surrealistic fantasy and storytelling in a wide range from realistic to totally abstract style and manner.

August Ridge Vineyards
5 East Figueroa Street, 805-770-8442

Transport yourself to Italy with August Ridge Vineyards! Taste our delicious Nebbiolo while learning the history of this wonderful grape in Italy and California. Enjoy past vintages as well as a barrel tasting of our recent harvest. $5 from every tasting goes to our local animal shelters! Times: 5:30pm, 7pm.

Bar 29
1134 Chapala Street, 805-884-4701

Bar 29 presents original photography by Ben Pecorari. Pecorari was born and raised in Santa Barbara, where his passion for photography began. After attending Savannah College of Art and Design, Ben toured the country with his band, capturing the candid and poignant moments of life and music on the road. 

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

"Bearing Witness: The Photography of Nell Campbell." Please join us for the final 1st Thursday featuring the exhibition "Bearing Witness: The Photography of Nell Campbell" in Channing Peake Gallery. Artist Nell Campbell’s forty years of documentary photography includes projects concerned with issues of cultural representation and social justice.

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

Come enjoy local wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live jazz music performed by Tom Etchart & Friends. On exhibit will “Sacred Streets,” a collection of portraits of people living on L.A.’s Skid Row by artist Jason Leith.

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

Holiday shopping starts with a colorful landscape scene or iconic landmark painted by local plein-air artist Chris Potter and then finish it off beautifully with a custom made frame by craftsman Dave Lombardi. Sizes ranging from 6x8 - 36x72.

Early California Antiques
1331 State Street, 805-708-9280

We have brought the best of our collection to Santa Barbara, just steps away from the historic Arlington Theater. We feature vintage pottery, Catalina, Bauer, wrought iron, tile murals, Monterey and a fine selection of paintings. On exhibit: Andres Aldrin paintings and woodcuts. 1929-1950.

Elizabeth Gordon Gallery
15 West Gutierrez Street, 805-963-1157

Elizabeth Gordon Gallery is pleased to present Day to Night, an unusual and unique installation by American artist John Hillis Sanders. The new work within this exhibition is a continuation of Sanders’ on-going exploration since the late 1980’s into surface and light.

Fuzion Gallery & Boutique
1115 State Street, 805-687-6401

Reefer Madness!! We are pleased to bring you this event in conjunction with SBIFF celebrating the end of prohibition! We will be showcasing some early films that blazed the way, libations and snacks included.

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

Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit in this gallery. Artist of the Month is Suemae Lin Willhite. Featured Artists include Linda Nelson, Kimberly Smith, Lena Savage, and Carol Roullard on the mezzanine and Jo Anne Sharpe and Rebecca Stebbins downstairs.

Giannetti Home
1309 State Street, 805-469-8338

Giannetti Home is now open in Santa Barbara! Steve & Brooke Giannetti and the entire Giannetti team will be in our store! We will showcase original paintings from Steve's private collection and are excited to host our neighbor, Jane Restaurant, on our patio - wine to purchase and free appetizers!

Indigo Interiors
1321 State Street, 805-962-6909

“Pulp Fiction: Paper Stories Reconstructed.” These inspired works feature paper and paper by-products in 3-dimensional forms; cut, sculpted, assembled, constructed, folded. This unusual show is challenging to assemble as well as the artists to conceptualize, but the result is always highly creative. (Dia de los Muertos Dress by Margaret Matsen)

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

Art at the JCC Presents Portraits of Survival, Journeys to Light & Peace Exhibition - an extended and enriched art exhibition, as well as a Kristallnacht commemoration. Sponsored by the Squire Foundation. Free and open to the public. This exhibition will run through December, 2017. (Photograph by Barbara Fabian).

Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center
625 Chapala Street, 805-563-2882

Join us in celebrating the artistic talents of Jodi House members, past and present. Enjoy an assortment of original 2D and 3D pieces. Handmade ceramic ornaments will be on sale, with all proceeds going to Jodi House. Stay for a glass of wine and live music by The Traveling Hurtados!

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

Lady McClintock's presents their first solo exhibition for Yuliya Lennon. Lennon is a member of the oldest art institution in Great Britain, The Painter Stainers' Guild of London founded in 1581. Her collection of oil paintings in the style of the masters, will have a focus on dance and music.

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

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with MCASB, Guatemala style! The soundtrack for the evening will be provided by KCSB DJ TioChuy while participants will be encouraged to make a giant kite in the style of the Guatemalan Barriletes Gigantes and check out our current exhibition, Guatemala from 33,000 km.

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

Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: bringing together objects dating from the first decades following the Chumash’s first contact with the Spanish. Together, these materials offer a fuller picture of the relationship between art and spirituality in both Chumash and Spanish traditions. Presented as part of the collaborative exhibition, Pacific Standard Time.

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

On November 2, 5:30 – 6 pm, Opera Santa Barbara returns for another crowd-pleasing pop-up performance featuring a French Repertoire in the Museum’s Ridley Tree Gallery. Visitors are also invited to make a family-friendly art project, inspired by “Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now”, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, in the Family Resource Center.

Santa Barbara Wine Therapy
732 State Street, 805-637-7492

Santa Barbara Wine Therapy is the place for local wine, local beer, local art, and local music. You may have noticed the key word is local! We're here to provide a place for you to spend time with your friends and check out the best Santa Barbara has to offer! 

513 Garden Street, 805-450-3799

Extraordinary sound and fury: Folk artist and musician Alan Strubing will exhibit and perform one of his wildly inventive instruments in Studio D. Media, Art and Technology student exhibitions continue in Studio F. More of the creative team gathers for music, food and fun.

Silo118 Art Gallery
927 State Street, 301-379-4669

You are invited to see and mingle with artists as they complete large-scale canvasses in one day! This event will give audiences an appreciation for what artists need to calculate as they navigate the intricacies of creating mural sized paintings. (Pictured: Matt Sesow. In collaboration with the Squire Foundation.)

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

SlingShot gallery presents “Creative Spirit,” an exhibition featuring “The Coming Of The Holy Spirit” by Jeff Working. Enjoy a glass of Ojai Vineyard wine and sneak a peek of the fabulous items on hand for our November 11th Wine & Art auction. Worth the walk a few blocks off State.

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

Sullivan Goss celebrates the latest work by nationally renowned artist, John Nava. This exhibition will mark the unveiling of one of Nava's most monumental tapestry works "The Big Platter," based on the iconic painting by Seurat. Also on view: Angela Perko, and Fall Salon.

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

Te Amo presents “The Gaviota Coast” by Olga Hotujac, a collection of impressionist landscapes of the Gaviota Coast created in a heavy impasto technique while working en plein air. Live painting demonstration by the artist during the reception.

The Barber Shop
1233 State Street, 805-335-3573

Join us for music, drinks, and appetizers at The Barber Shop! Stop by to view our unique space and the newly opened Victorian Salon this 1st Thursday.

The Yes Store
627 State Street, 805-966-9777

The Yes Store is a seasonal pop-up of artists who have come together each year for 50 years to offer handmade one-of-a-kind gifts for holiday shoppers. Please join us 1st Thursday and throughout the Holiday Season as we present our finest local artisans--A Santa Barbara Holiday tradition since 1968.

Yes Dance
705 Paseo Nuevo, 805-669-7098

Presenting Return to Spacks Street 108. Please join us to honor Santa Barbara's Artist and First Poet Laureate, Barry Spacks. This 1st Thursday we will be hosting an art sale and exhibit of over 50 of his original paintings for the benefit of Yes Dance and our community!


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