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

Earthly Delights: Exploring the intricacies of existence, these abstract and conceptual artists show us “snapshots” of life on planet Earth through their eyes. Many genres and media are included. (Image: “Pacific Shimmer” by Carol Paquet)

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

LUMINANCE Award-winning artist & UCSB instructor Yumiko Glover whose works are in the Honolulu Museum of Art, many galleries & private collections, will showcase her newest pieces. Also featuring works by Borein & gemstone sculptures. Wine tasting benefits the Breast Cancer Resource Center.

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
121 State Street

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation’s 2nd exhibition, "XANADU" featuring Cassandria Blackmore, Matthew Brannon, Paul Demuro, Cameron Gainer, Gary Lang, Ruth Pastine, Enoc Perez, Aaron Spangler, Wolfgang Tillmans, Russell Young, and Beatrice Wood. Curator-led tours by Frederick Janka and John Connelly (5:00 - 7:00 pm).

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

OPEN STUDIO: Colette welcomes you to visit her workshop-style art studio and gallery. She has worked primarily as a decorative painter in Santa Barbara for 20+ years, creating decorative panels, murals, backdrops, decorative ceilings, tiles, hand-painted wall coverings, and painting commissions. She continues to take on decorative commissions and is always excited for guests to visit.

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

Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit here. Artist of the Month is Pausha Foley with a show called "Many Faces," an attempt to capture all aspects of the human experience. The Featured Artists are Christine Beirne, Nancy Horwick, Mimi Lyons, Brendan Briggs, Chris Provenzano, and Kristy Vantrease.

Glenn Dallas Gallery
927 State Street

Join us for our 5th exhibition, "Stardust & Satisfaction: Art & Music." The show will feature art about music, musicians and festival culture. Music, wine, creative fellowship and interactive surprises are in store.

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

Join us for a night of wine and fine art by local artist Derek Harrison. Inspired by many 19th century artists, Harrison's work is a culmination of classical techniques that portray contemporary subject matter in a timeless manner. Enjoy discounted glasses of wine while admiring a variety of original pieces.

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

Stop by for sipping and painting with wine! Danielle Renee Art will be showcasing new wine paintings along with a pop-up wine painting class for $15 each (21+). Includes a template, brush and aged wine to paint with. 

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

Curated Cocktails: Summer Nights with KCRW, an unforgettable evening of art and music inspired by the current exhibition “Bloom Projects: Brian Rochefort, Absorption by the Sun.” After-hours museum access, signature cocktails, interactive art-making, and an exclusive live set by KCRW DJ José Galván make for a memorable summer night party on the beautiful Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace (7:00 - 10:00 pm).

OMNI Collection
651 Paseo Nuevo, Suite 705

Join us for 1st Thursday and feel instantly at ease in our warm and welcoming space. View stunning work by local artist Mo E. Willis as well as wearable art on display by Free Feather, The Omni Collection, Feather & Bell, Jessi Rose Creations, and The Montecito Candle Company (5:00 - 9:00 pm). See you at Paseo Nuevo (between Sephora and American Eagle).

Raymond James
1216 State Street, 5th Floor in the Granada Building

We are pleased to present local artists Susan Tibbles, Veronica Wamsley Lambert & newcomer, Rita Barton on display through November. Please explore our art-filled offices with fabulous views of Santa Barbara at this reception. We’ll see you on the 5th floor of the Granada Building.

Santa Barbara Art Works
28 East Victoria Street

Come see new works of Art in the open studios. Also get one more chance to see "The Whimsical World of Kyle Allan Designs," a 40-year retrospective of work! Many works still available for purchase! Get 15-25% off tonight only.

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

FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA Exhibition featuring landscape paintings from local artists (oceans, mountains, vineyards and city scenes). Artists include Tello, Schloss, Drury, Gleason, Burtt, Delanty, Green, Givens, Harper and more. To complement this exhibit, Santa Barbara Winery and Lafond Winery will provide tastings. (Image: “Leadbetter Point, Santa Barbara” by Larry Iwerks) 

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

Explore our exhibits “Project Fiesta! History of Old Spanish Days”, “Great Photographs in Santa Barbara History: Gledhill Library Collection 1860-1960” and extraordinary western art in the Edward Borein Gallery. In celebration of school starting, be treated to wine, music and candy! Always family friendly.

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

It’s 1st Thursday at SBMA! Starting at 6:00 pm, enjoy a performance by artists Chris Kallmyer and Andrew Tholl in the “Ensemble” exhibition. Also enjoy art-making activities in the Family Resource Center (5:30 - 7:30 pm).

Santa Barbara Visual Artists & Sculptors Guild at Faulkner Gallery
40 East Anapamu Street, in the SB Public Library

Join the Santa Barbara Visual Artists & Sculptors Guild to celebrate art with their original works in diverse media at the Faulkner Gallery. Please stop by to meet the artists. Enjoy appetizers and a glass of wine. (Image: “Paradise” by Linda Smythe)

SBCAST
513 Garden Street, 805-450-3799

Starting with September 1st Thursday, SBCAST will host a four-month long exhibition series featuring a different Santa Barbara-based modern architecture studio each month. Robin Donaldson of ShubinDonaldson Architects kicks off the series with current works and explorations focused on representation and fabrication.

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

This month at SBIFF’s Santa Barbara Filmmaker screenings series we will be showing Justin Gunn's CRUISIN' SANTA BARBARA. The film shows us how Santa Barbara plays host to a large community of beach cruiser enthusiasts with a rich history and a bespoke style unique to this seaside community. Showtimes are 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 pm.

Shelley's Vintage Collection
28 East Canon Perdido Street, 323-528-8377

GRAND OPENING in THE HISTORIC EL PASEO Please Join us for our First GROUP ART SHOW Featuring THE JAPANESE SERIES Photographs on Metal by CHRIS STONE, Paintings by I.NIEMAND AMALGAMATED, Works by DUG UYESAKA and Handmade Jewelry by Shelley.

State Street Public Art Pads
Corner of State and Victoria Streets

Celebrate Tiny Libraries on State! These brightly-colored sculptures commissioned by artist Douglas Lochner double as free lending libraries for the community. On 1st Thursday, Poet Laureate Laure-Anne Bosselaar will read, the Print Power collective will offer a demo, and artist Simon Kiefer will have pop-up vintage typewriters. You can also sign up for a library card!

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

Sullivan Goss celebrates the opening of "Mixology," pairing exciting contemporary work with their sometimes unexpected historical precedents. Also on view, Nathan Huff: The Stories We Tell Ourselves, and the Summer Salon.

The Art Crawl
1130 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 at the steps to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art at 5:30 pm, and wear comfy shoes so you can crawl in comfort.

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

TravelStore will be exhibiting the 8 finalists from our “Tropical” themed photo contest. In addition, we will have some of our preferred partners from Paul Gauguin Cruises, Barcelo Hotels and Uncruise. Come by and support our photographers and talk travel!

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 (6:00 pm).

Youth Interactive
1219 State Street, 805-617-6421

BIRDS AND THE MECHANICAL AGE. Featuring artists James Hodgson and Max Neufeldt, two of Santa Barbara's most interesting artists show pieces that both contrast and coexist. Also, Santa Barbara Student Art Grant Exhibition - Lucidity Community.

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

The pieces in this exhibition showcase an appreciation of nature and human connection reflected in painting and sculpture. Paintings by Yuliya Lennon and sculptures by Daniel Elmer Landman. Both local artists’ work is grounded in reality and transformed through the eyes of the artist. Meet the artists tonight!

 

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