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

Light & Starkness: Scott Trimble shows interpretations of poignant human moments. Rachelle Mendez shows quiet, stark urban photos. Brooke Borcherding shows rural and urban abstract expressionist works. With seven 10 West artists. Runs through Monday, August 27.

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

FACES ...David Mark Lane uses various techniques to create his digital portraits. Featuring a colorful sampling of this unique art. Also: Edward Borein Etchings & Gemstone Sculptures. Wine tasting to benefit Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara.

Channing Peake Gallery
105 East Anapamu Street, 1st Floor

Please come out and join the Santa Barbara Printmakers and the Office of Arts & Culture for a night of free finger painting, Poems & Prints, and more as we celebrate the Santa Barbara Printmakers Summer Juried Exhibition at Channing Peake Gallery. Art lovers of all ages are welcome!

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

FLORA + FAUNA : Join us for refreshing summer works in oil on canvas to soothe and delight. A collaboration of artists Peter Horjus & Colette Cosentino. Sparkling beverages and romantic acoustic guitar by Salvatore.

Early California Antiques
1331 State Street, 805-837-8735

Early California-Antiques will be showcasing special exhibits this 1st Thursday in August with original paintings, photos and illustrations from the glory days of the Spanish style of Santa Barbara. Let the fiesta begin! 

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

The Channel City Camera Club presents a show of diverse original photographs by its members in the main gallery. The large exhibit features contemporary and cutting edge photographic art. The CCCC was founded in 1939 and is the oldest and largest photography group in Santa Barbara. Refreshments will be served.

Fuzion Gallery & Boutique
1115 State Street, 805-687-6401

We will be hosting a full showing for the recent LIT Show at our gallery. Comprised of six different unique artists work it is a truly impressive body of work!

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 Nancy Hull with featured artists Judith Villa, Julianne Martin, Siyooj Maroly, Brendan Briggs, Carol Talley, and Suemae Willhite.

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 “Natural Resistance”, showing on three screens! Cheese, chocolate and light snacks for sale.  Bring your taste buds and friends too!

Keefrider Custom Furniture
434 East Haley Street Unit C, Entrance on Olive Street, 805-617-3342

Unique new concepts have been in season at the Keefrider Workshop this summer! Please come by for another fabulous evening of wine and design in our woodshop. We’ll be giving shop tours, showing some recent work, and ready to talk about that custom piece you’ve been dreaming of. Join us!

Kimpton Canary Hotel
31 West Carrillo Street, 805-884-0300

Join us on the first Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:00 pm for Yoga Flow taught by Alex Giovannini. Open to Gold’s Gym members, guests, and all of our community. Brought to you by Gold’s Gym Santa Barbara. Please bring your own mat.

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

Savor warm summer nights with art, cocktails, and live music from KCRW DJ Marion Hodges at MCASB on the beautiful Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace. Curated Cocktails: Summer Nights with KCRW features themes inspired by the current exhibition Barry McGee: SB Mid Summer Intensive, signature cocktails, and interactive art experiences.

902 Laguna Street, 805-966-3310

Please join us for participant artwork, live music, and refreshments. Come meet our staff and learn more about what we do!

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

In the Spirit of Fiesta, Santa Barbara Fine art will feature paintings of the City of Santa Barbara and surrounding areas.  Artists include Santa Barbara Fine Art's Artist in Residence, Richard Schloss and Friends, Arturo Tello, Larry Irwerks, John Wulbrandt, Carrie Givens, Abstract painter, Heather Gordon and guest artist, Nikol.

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

Celebrate 1st Thursday in SBMA’s Family Resource Center! Museum Teaching Artists are available to help you capture the impression of a floral still life on copy paper with tempera paint, inspired by Gerd Koch’s “High Spring #3.” Free! Afterwards, enjoy the galleries until 8 pm.

513 Garden Street, 805-450-3799

“Return From Berlin” multimedia by Ulrike Kerber, outside walls and C & E. “The Nature of Walls” in D, reading of “Mending Wall” by Steve Braff, a piece of the Berlin Wall, Pink Floyd-The Wall, Wall-art, makeshift-wall for comments. Who pushed Humpty Dumpty? UCSB MATin F. Music. Food. Drinks.

SlingShot Gallery
220 West Canon Perdido Street, 805-770-3878

Join the fun, unleash the artist within and make your own scratch film art. ROYGBIV, SlingShot’s August exhibition is a fiesta of color. Rye Bread, by Michelle Oliner, is a hand colored print that is part of a series she has been exploring for 3 years.

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

Sullivan Goss celebrates the opening of two exciting shows: Bear Area Artists, featuring works by Adonna Khare, Susan McDonnell, Pamela Kendall Schiffer, Nicole Strasburg, and Beth Van Hoesen; and Phoenix Rising, featuring contemporary ceramics by Jim and Linda Haggerty, and historic prints by Nell Brooker Mayhew.


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