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

Abstract + Urban Ten artists: Chad Avery, Sophie Cooper, Laurie MacMillan, Albert McCurdy, Patrick McGinnis, Mary Neville, Patricia Post, Beth Schmohr, Marlene Struss, Karen Zazon. May 2 through May 28. (Hours: Wednesday - Monday 11 am - 5:30 pm. Sunday noon to 5pm. Closed Tuesdays.)

2018 State of the Art Gallery Exhibition
635 State Street and Various Locations

The City of Santa Barbara’s 2018 State of the Art Gallery features sculpture by local artists on State Street. Each piece offers unique elements celebrating Santa Barbara’s culture, spirit and resilience. The Squire Foundation will host a free workshop to paint locks for California Love Locks at 635 State Street.

Arlunviji Transformative Movement Studio
35 West Haley Street, 805-682-2491

Join Arlunviji Transformative Movement studio for World Posture Month with Pain-Free Posture Handbook co-author Nikki Alstedter. Enjoy this dynamic workshop to explore healthy posture and learn simple life changing tools to Move Better, Feel Better and Live Better! Workshops: 5:30-6pm and 6:30-7pm. FREE 20-minute GYROTONIC and Pilates Privates. 

Channing Peake Gallery
105 East Anapamu Street, 1st Floor

American Institute of Architects, Santa Barbara Design Awards 2017 Exhibition. The entries featured in the exhibition reflect the diverse range of current thought about architectural design in our community. Twelve illustrations from the coloring book Coloring Santa Barbara, enlarged and colored by the original artists, will also be on display.

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

Come to Colette Cosentino Atelier + Gallery to see Works in Progress, along with finished paintings, by highly versatile decorative artist Colette Cosentino.

CorePower Yoga State Street Studio
1129 State Street, 805-884-9642

Join Cara G and the CorePower Yoga resident DJ Dan Dubinsky for a FREE courtyard vinyasa flow. Learn more about our community, take some yoga, enjoy some deep house music and partake in some post-class small bites and beverages from our corporate partners.

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

The Places we Love. Chris Potter brings his landscape paintings of beautiful Santa Barbara along with new works created left handed.

Early California Antiques
1331 State Street, 323-953-8330

We live the sea! Sale and exhibit of vintage classic California Seascapes. 

Faulkner Gallery West
40 East Anapamu Street, in the SB Public Library, 805-962-7635

Reflections. Santa Barbara Artist Andrew Roy presents a solo show of stunning abstract contemporary art. Collected across the nation, Andrew’s color-intense art is moving, dynamic, muscular, surprising, and intimate. Using vibrant oil pastels and acrylics, Andrew brings to each painting his passion for reflection, imagination, and discovery. Come experience! www.andrewroyart.com. 

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

Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit here. Yuliya Lennon is the artist of the month with a show called Recent Memories inspired by the local landscape and wildlife . Featured artists include Lee Ann Dollison, Carrie Givens, Michael Marzolla, Julianne Martin, Seraphine, and Michael Heffner.

Garden Court
1116 De la Vina Street, 805-884-0095

Join us for The Secret Garden. Art from residents, staff, caregivers, family members, and organizations we collaborate with. Local jazz and classical piano music, plus create your own Flower Empower bouquets with Dream Foundation! Enjoy local wine, beer, lemonade, and appetizers. 

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

Test your wine knowledge and join us for an exciting game of trivia at our tasting room from 5:00pm - 7:30pm! We will be offering special by the glass pricing and complimentary popcorn pairings.

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

1ST THURSDAY’S BEST WINE CELEBRATION PARTY. Stop by anytime between 5-8pm and enjoy $9 wines by the glass, hang out and experience the sights and sounds of “Sideways", showing on three screens! Cheese, chocolate and light snacks for sale. Bring your taste buds and friends too!

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

Enjoy an evening at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara with delicious signature cocktails, interactive art activities, vintage Latin tunes by the duo Transatlantic Phenomenon, and after-hours admission to the exhibitions Cecily Brown: Rehearsal and Bloom Projects Exchange Series: Midori Hirose, Of the Unicorn (and the Sundowner Kids).

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

Join the Museum to experience current exhibitions: Art For 805, Displaced: The Detention & Internment of Santa Barbarans During WWII, and Missions In Watercolor by Edwin Deakin.   Plus permanent exhibitions. The Story of Santa Barbara, and the Edward Borein Gallery.  Always family friendly.

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

The Santa Barbara Quire of Voyces returns to perform a short program 6:30 – 7 pm. Visitors are also invited to participate in Family 1st Thursday in the Family Resource Center 5:30 – 7:30 pm, or create custom Mother’s Day cards in the Museum Store at 6 pm. Afterwards, enjoy the galleries until 8 pm.

513 Garden Street, 805-252-1065

70.70.70. is a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the State of Israel. Sally Krystal Kramberg is our Israeli artist in residence, solo art exhibit. 17 Israeli video artists' works will be looped in Studio E. MAT/UCSB will be open in F. Food. Wine. Music.

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

Suffering from disaster fatigue? Art helps. Join Sullivan Goss to celebrate everything bright, light, fun, and playful in our exhibition, Spring Break. This exhibition brings together selections from some of California's best artists for some much deserved revelry. Also on view UCSB: Distinguished Alumni.

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

Ward is a abstract painter, photographer, and graphic designer located in Montecito, California. Originally from Iowa he graduated with a BFA in graphic design from Colorado State University.

The Barber Shop & Victorian Salon
1233 State Street, 805-335-3573

Our one year is here! The Barber Shop & Victorian Salon welcomes you. Come celebrate with us this 1st Thursday and see our amazing space, meet and great our artist. 

The Book Den
15 East Anapamu Street, 805-962-3321

Meet the authors of local press Weeping Willow Books, The authors attending include mystery writer Rabbi Arthur Gross Schaefer, memoirist Dick Jorgensen, and Vietnam War flight surgeon Guy S. Clark. Author/publisher Marcia Meier will discuss her new book Unmasked, Women Write About Sex and Intimacy After Fifty.

Tiny Houses
De la Guerra Place at Paseo Nuevo

Preview one of the Tiny Houses, built by students at Dos Pueblos High School, part of a district-wide program supporting learning craftsmanship & provide a Career Technical Education pathway. Three tiny houses will be auctioned at “The Big Show” at Earl Warren Showgrounds (May 23, 5-7pm.) More information at tradartfoundation.org.


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