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

Colette Cosentino celebrates 5 years at 11 West Anapamu Street!  The paintings on display have been held in secret and they come to light to commemorate the artist's work over the last 20 years. The series of paintings are part of a larger work entitled, "Otherland", an imaginary place where many adventures happen, despite their serene appearance.

Crush Bar & Tap
1129 State Street, Suite A, 805-770-8077

At Crush Bar we strive to provide a safe, inclusive, loving, and respectful space for all to gather and enjoy. Join us for our monthly 1st Thursday, come try our locally sourced bites, participate in our rainbow social, sing karaoke, and enjoy our all-day happy hour. We hope you will come by, relax, have a drink, and be a part of the fun!

1221 State Street, Suite 7, 805-324-4971

domecíl showcases the artwork of local contemporary multimedia artist Nancy Heffron. Heffron creates bold and optimistic works using collage containing a variety of color and patterned paper. Also, don’t miss an author’s talk by local author Clara Oropeza, Ph.D. who will discuss her book Anais Nin: A Myth of Her Own beginning at 5:30. 

Ensemble Theatre Company
33 West Victoria Street, 805-965-5400

Ensemble Theatre Company invites you to tour The New Vic.  We will be hosting tours of out theater at 5pm, 5:15pm, 5:30pm and 5:45pm.  Learn about the history of the building, the project that turned it into a state-of the--art 296 seat theater in downtown Santa Barbara and some interesting facts about theaters and how they work.

Flight 805
800 Block of State Street, in the Promenade Market, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Flight 805 is a journey through classic music that defines high-energy, danceable rock, including greats such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and Aerosmith. Your flight crew for this high-flying experience includes Tom Banigan (bass & vocals), Todd Gamble (lead guitar & vocals), Geoffrey Gray (drums), and Mike Morse (guitar & vocals).

Frequency Wine Company
804 Anacapa Street, 805-770-3069

Join us on our Historic Presidio Patio to experience energized wines, relax with live music, and enjoy tasty bites while supporting the community. In honor of Women’s History Month featured art, music, and food will be provided by female-owned businesses. 10% of sales will be donated to Domestic Violence Solutions. 

JAMS The Brasscals
1300 Block of State Street, in front of the Arlington, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

We are Brasscals, Santa Barbara’s street brass band. We are a group of roughly 13 musicians ages 18 to over 80, and we play a wide variety of upbeat pieces ranging from New Orleans jazz and jazz standards to klezmer, songs in Spanish, new brass renditions of modern pop songs and more. Our set is lively, and unbridled joyful dancing is a typical response to it.

Peter Horjus Studio
11 West Figueroa Street, in the Walter Claudio Building, 805-962-8885

Peter is looking forward to summer, with paintings of watermelons, swimmers diving and good ol' cannonball splash fun.

Santa Barbara Fine Art
1321 State Street, 805-845-4270

Santa Barbara‘s premier landscape artists and marine sculptures by Bud Bottoms.Live painting demos by pastillist, Linda Mutti and oil painter, Rololfo Ridademar Fun! Wine and champagne served. Frank Serrano, Coast Cowboy 11x14, Oil on Linen.

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

Memories of Mountain Drive: Santa Barbara's Bohemian Community
In the late 1940s a unique community began to form in the South Coast foothills. Through works of art, photographs, written and recorded personal reminiscences, the Historical Museum presents the story of the flowering of this enclave of free spirits which took its name from the road which wound through its heart: Mountain Drive.

Clarence Mattei: Portrait of a Community
Portraitist Clarence Mattei (1883-1945) captured notable figures on the local, national and international stages. He had deep roots in the county; his father, Felix, founded the famed Mattei's Tavern in Los Olivos. After time spent in Paris and New York City, Mattei returned to Santa Barbara where he became an important member of the arts scene.

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

This month we are featuring Gareth Kelly’s LOCALS ONLY. Facing demolition, a tiny British cocktail pub's local regulars in Santa Barbara unite in their efforts to save it.

Showtimes every 30 minutes 5:30pm through 7:00pm. Runtime: 13 mins

State Street Promenade Market
800 Block of State Street, 3:00 - 8:00 PM

Celebrate the return of the State Street Promenade Market! Every 1st Thursday come & check out great local artists and vendors, plus food from surrounding restaurants, live performances, and interactive activities (3:00 - 8:00 pm).

Summer Solstice Poster and T-Shirt Contest

Every year Summer Solstice has a poster and t-shirt contest The Artists in the community submit their finished works to illustrate the theme "ROOTS". The winner’s image appears on posters, t-shirts/ COME VOTE (for your favorites will be at the ARTIST’S RECEPTION Thursday March 2 at LoDo Studios 216 E. Gutierrez during First Thursday. Face Painting, live music and art! For more info: This is your last chance to vote before the Board of Directors decides the winner who will receive a $500 honorarium.

Sunkissed Pantry
31 East Canon Perdido Street

Join Sunkissed Pantry for an artistic evening featuring local artist Cat Craig from Sunrise Via Lola and local potters from Jolly Tree mixing sustainability and the arts, along with wines and small bites. 

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. 

The Blue Owl
5 West Canon Perdido Street

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 Crafter's Library
9 East Figueroa Street, (805) 770-3566

The Crafter's Library is thrilled to be partnering with Images by Valerie to provide professional portraits during the First Thursday Artwork!  You will be able to have your portrait taken in front of three different backdrops, including our gorgeous book wall! The session includes one portrait with the option to purchase more. This is a first come first serve event, so make sure you register and show up early! There will also be tasty treats and drinks for purchase.

Voice Gallery/Magazine
121 South Hope Avenue, H124

Spring Magic: Silo118’s premier satellite show at Voice Gallery. A curatorial collaboration with Om Bleicher, of bG Gallery Santa Monica, showing artists that explore a magical realism for the changing season. Featuring Allois’old master style painting with contemporary mythology from her floating world universe, Ryan Schude's large scale works with Americana flare with a touch of the absurd and Gregory Horndeski's applied mathematical musings on the state of reality. 

Waterhouse Gallery
1114 State Street, La Arcada Court #9, 805-962-8885

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.