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

January’s exhibit at 10 West Gallery slows down a notch and allows contemplative breathing room to be felt in the gallery. A mixed media exhibition of paintings, photography and sculpture are represented in this nine-artist group show. (Image: “Koi Play” by Karen Zazon)

Armada Wine & Beer Merchant
1129 State Street, Suite A, 805-770-5912

Enter through the beautiful courtyard and visit us for a festive specialty drink, The Fantasia Frizzante! Curated by our Sommelier, Carlos Mascherin, this Prosecco and Jardesca Aperitiva will pair well with our chill house music for the evening. DJ Stauss will be mixing unique music that perfectly fits our beautiful wine bar vibe with a groovy twist. 

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

The Santa Barbara Art Association is exhibiting a show juried by Nancy Caponi in the main Faulkner Gallery with diverse original artwork by some of SBAA's 535 members.

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

Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit their artwork here. Artist of the Month is Rica Coulter presenting her creative collection of abstract collages. Featured Artists are Sue Slater, Marie Arnold, Karen Glancy, Katherine Murray-Morse, and Michael Marzolla.

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

Enjoy a cozy, relaxing evening with local wine and friendly faces. Join us for a discounted glass of our award-winning wine, sit by the fireplace, and appreciate the beginning of the new year with a cheers!

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 Michael Haber.

Salty Brothers Soap Company
208 West Canon Perdido Street

Join us for our inaugural 1st Thursday event. Enjoy live music, refreshments, and raffles at 7:00 and 8:00 pm. While here, view our high-quality soaps and reef-safe sunblock made with thoughtfully sources ingredients. We create products with sustainability in mind. Hope to see you there!

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

Group Show featuring artists: Morgan Green, Richard Schloss, Arturo Tello, Carrie Givens, Kevin Gleason and others.

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

Bring the whole family to enjoy 1st Thursday together in SBMA’s Family Resource Center located on the Lower Level where Museum Teaching Artists are available to assist families in creating a special exhibition-based art project! Afterwards, enjoy the galleries until 8:00 pm. Free!

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

This month we will be showing Trevor Lestak’s LOSING GROUND which follows Ranch owners on the Gaviota Coast fighting to protect their land and way of life. Showtimes are 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30. Runtime: 15 minutes

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

Sullivan Goss celebrates the opening of The Anchors: Historic Masterpieces from the Gallery's Estates. Also on View 100 Grand, and Winter Salon.

The Good Lion
1212 State Street, 805-845-8754

Kick off the new year in style at the first official 1st Thursday AFTER HOURS party of 2020! Join us for a roaring good time at The Good Lion. Enjoy a delicious craft cocktail, relax with friends and loved ones, and listen to some 20's tunes. Mention 1st Thursday and get access to a special discounted 20's cocktail list (5:00 - 11:00 pm).




The Wine Shepherd
30 East Ortega Street, 805-323-6386

Our inaugural 1st Thursday showcases the painted works of Beau Brown and the figurative studies of Jenna Grotelueschen. Beau explores the line and shape of the American Southwest and Jenna integrates the body in its surroundings across media. Enjoy their economy of line with a glass of wine!


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