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Create and Curate: Teen Art Show
Public Library, 40 E Anapamu St.

Step into a world of color and creativity at our Squee-Gee Art exhibit! Join us for an art show where talented teen artists have experimented with vibrant hues to craft their own mesmerizing abstract paintings. Experience the beauty and depth of their creations, showcasing their unique perspectives through the power of color.

1221 State St STE 7

Stop by domecíl to celebrate their 2 year anniversary with delicious sips, snacks and live flamenco rock music by musical artist Gonzalo Gimeno Torres! Shop modern sterling silver and high karat gold jewelry by Santa Barbara jewelry designer Erin Atamian Zuck. Meet the maker of our beautiful nest chandeliers and don’t miss the chance to purchase smaller versions of these beautiful hanging art installations.

Elizabeth Gordon Gallery
15 W Gutierrez St.

Join us at Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in downtown Santa Barbara on Thursday, September 7th from 5 - 8 PM to enjoy wine, cheese, and beautiful artwork by America Martin, Greg Miller, Rafael Gaete, Stanley Boydston, David Matthew King, Dan Lencioni, Richard Mann, Lesley Grainger, Karen Simon and more of our locally loved artists.

Engel & Voelkers
1323 State St.

You are invited to meet world renowned colorist, James Paul Brown, in our Santa Barbara Engel & Voelkers Luxury Real Estate office . Enjoy refreshments and tasty hors d'oeuvres while viewing his paintings infused with his unique blend of romance and imagination. An inexhaustible love of artistic expression guided by intuition and spontaneity.

Ensemble Theatre Company
33 W Victoria St.

Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara will host a Season Preview Party at The New Vic Thursday 9/7. Join us at 6pm for a reception in our courtyard, followed by a 7pm presentation in the Theater of our upcoming 45th Anniversary Season. The presentation, hosted by Executive Director Scott DeVine, will feature surprise guests and offer a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes making of the new 23/24 season. This event is free and will also offer information about subscriptions, classes, and how to become involved in our exciting ETC theater community. Reserve seats at

Finch & Fork
31 W Carrillo St.

Join Finch & Fork for Raw Bar Thursday. Enjoy $1 Oysters, $3 cocktail shrimps, Ceviche and Chips plus $5 Oyster shooters whilst browsing and shopping handmade ceramic jewelry by @Jeanne Ceramics. Good vibes guaranteed.

Gallery 113
1114 State St

Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit here. The Artist of the Month is Sally J. Berry presenting her photographs of local seaside wildlife, structures, and daily changing environment. The featured artists are Mardilan Georgio, Darlene Roker, Helena Hill, Skip Lau, Terry Wimmer, and Sue Slater.

La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts
La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S Hope Ave.

Join us at La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts for a delightful evening of art, music, and fun. Our artists will be present to engage with you and showcase their craft, as well as possibly paint live during the Art Walk. We hope to see you soon!

Museum of Nothing
811-H State St.

The Museum of Nothing (Soup Annex), at the NewGrit pop-up art space, 811 State, is an extension of William Davies King’s lifelong habit of collecting things of so little value that they are virtually nothing—but nothing MUCH. A wall of Campbell’s soup, gobs of candy tins, Wheaties galore. More.

Paint at Paseo
651 Paseo Nuevo

Follow along as Katelyn leads you through a 90 min. painting session inspired by the central coast. You will have the opportunity to learn new techniques with acrylic paint and take this moment to relax. This event is all ages so bring the whole family to enjoy this special occasion of art and music. All materials are provided including canvases, paint, aprons, and brushes. You’ll take home a beautiful painting you can’t wait to hang up at home!

Peter Horjus Studio & Gallery
11 W Figueroa St.

Peter Horjus will be exhibiting a wall of twenty-four elegant 14" x 11" Ink Wash Vintage Portrait Paintings. Style and technique influenced by his favorites — Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse and Picasso. All for sale. Pretty good wine served.

Riviera Beach House
121 State St.

We invite you to discover our new art gallery as part of Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday Art Walk. Our debut exhibit, “A Riviera Summer,” celebrates the season with artwork inspired by the vibrant mood of summer as part of a rotating series curated by the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation.

Santa Barbara Fine Art
1321 State St.

Capturing the Spirit of Santa Barbara, combining history with natural beauty, highlighting the little things that make our city so unique. Santa Barbara Fine Art celebrates its special town through the eyes of local artists.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum
136 E De La Guerra St.

Enjoy access after-hours with wine and music while you explore our galleries, including Clarence Mattei: Portrait of a Community, and our newest exhibit Project Fiesta! 99 Years! Free entry. No RSVP needed. Bring a friend!

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State St

Join SBMA for Family 1st Thursday in the Family Resource Center for a Teaching Artist-led activity from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Create a two-dimensional version of Woody De Othello’s “Twice Over” in organic shapes of brightly-colored construction paper. Afterward, enjoy the galleries until 8 pm. All free!

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

We are featuring Paul Lynch’s BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT. Santa Barbara has played a unique role in environmental activism since a blowout at an oil rig in 1969. Showtimes 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm & 7:00pm. Runtime: 15 mins

Slice of Light Gallery
9 W Figueroa St.

Join us for an enchanting evening at our photography gallery during Santa Barbara's First Thursday Art Walk. View breathtaking landscape and astronomy photography showcased on exquisite ChromaLuxe aluminum. Savor fine wine as you browse limited edition metal and giclée prints for sale. Don't miss this celestial experience!

Sullivan Goss An American Gallery
11 E Anapamu St

Join Sullivan Goss in celebrating the opening reception for our new exhibition SPACE, focusing on ways in which artists visualize, utilize, manipulate, and reimagine the third dimension. This show features the work of renowned architect, Robin Donaldson. Also on view, Holli Harmon and Nicole Strasburg.

The Blue Owl
5 W Canon Perdido St.

The Blue Owl will present a jam on the first Thursday of each month. Hosted by guitarist Tony Ybarra, this Jam session will feature local jazz instrumentalists and vocalists. Backed by Santino Tafarella and Matt Perko, it will be a fantastic night of Jazz!

The Eddy
137 E. De La Guerra St.

Join us for 1st Thursday! Enjoy a DJ set by Dante Elephante while sipping on Alamati wine and Tilden's signature Non-Alcoholic cocktails. Petite Hosting will also provide light bites.

The Office of Arts and Culture, city of SB
1137 State St.

The Office of Arts & Culture and City of Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Melinda Palacio invite you to join us in front of Old Navy for interactive typewriter fun with local poets Emma Trelles, Diana Raab, Steve Beisner, and Simon Kiefer. Participants can create word art on vintage typewriters.

The Yes Store
1100 State St

Join us for 1st Thursday, enjoy snacks, beverages and the work of our featured artist - Lindsey Cossman Her handmade glass jewelry is inspired by love and the beauty of nature. Looking for locally hand-made gifts or something for yourself? Look no further than The Yes Store, Local Arts Gallery

Voice Gallery
La Cumbre Plaza, 121 South Hope Avenue

Drawn to the sweet sounds of autumn, over 40 local artists, the SB Sculptors Guild, and a vocalist from Opera Santa Barbara lend their creativity as VOICE Gallery presents Autumn Arias. 15% of sales will support Opera Santa Barbara. A great evening at La Cumbre Plaza! Detail of image by Bruce Birkland

Waterhouse Gallery
1114 State St #9

The Gallery features figurative works, interiors, and cityscapes, by some of today’s finest nationally known local and Oak Group artists. Enjoy works by Ray Hunter, Derek Harrison. Wyllis Heaton, Camille Dellar, Ann Sanders, Thomas Van Stein, Nancy Davidson, Rick Garcia, Ellie Freudenstein, and Ralph Waterhouse.