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

Now! Featuring 19 artists represented by 10 West Gallery, with special guest Rebecca Russell, who will debut a new collection of contemporary and traditional Mata Ortiz pottery from Northern Mexico. Nov 30 through Dec. 26. Shown: Mata Ortiz pottery. (Hours: Weds. - Mon. 11 am - 5:30 pm. Sun. noon to 5 pm.)

11 West Anapamu Street, 805-568-1400

The last 1st Thursday: After 13 years ARTAMO GALLERY will close its doors. Proud to have enriched the Santa Barbara art scene with contemporary abstract art from different areas, countries and cultures, ARTAMO GALLERY presents works from selected artists for radically reduced prices until its last day.

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

Latest works by renowned painter Lizabeth Madal depicting the beauty of our beloved Central Coast through her composition and design, coupled with a sensitive handling of paint. Also on view: Ed Borein, Ronald Stevens Gemstone Carvings. Visit with Lizabeth, enjoy wine tasting to benefit the SB Breast Cancer Resource Center.

City Hall Gallery
735 Anacapa Street, 805-568-3990

Modes of Materiality: Works by the Fiber Arts Guild and Sculptors Guild. Join us for an opening reception celebrating an exhibition featuring the Santa Barbara Fiber Arts Guild and Santa Barbara Sculptors Guild at City Hall Gallery from 5:00-7:00pm. Reception includes a loom demonstration by the Fiber Arts Guild.

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

Simply Santa Barbara - A montage of Santa Barbara's most iconic views by plein-air painter Chris Potter. Many new small scale paintings perfect for Holiday gifts. Custom frames for 6x8s available that evening.

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

Join Ensemble Theatre Company at the New Vic to share in holiday festivities and carolers. Everyone is welcome!

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

Original art in diverse media and subjects by some of SBAA's 548 members is offered for $300 or less in the main gallery. SBAA presents an exhibition by its new members in the side gallery.

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

Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit in this gallery. Artists of the Month are Patty Van Dyke, Karen Vantrease, and Nancy Howick. Featured artists include Elizabeth Flanagan, Carrie Givens, Lynn Humphrey, Suemae Willhite, Michael Marzolla, Wendy Brewer, and Jenny Zur.

Giannetti Home
1309 State Street, 805-469-8338

We collaborated with George Esquivel to create a beautifully handcrafted shoe made in California. We selected antiqued velvet with depth that gives our mules a sense of the past, while the design infuses them with a modern feel. Join us and our guest, George Esquivel, in showcasing this artistic collaboration.

Hotel Santa Barbara
533 State Street, 805-957-9300

Explore the senses with scent, sound and taste. Taste wine by Sanford Winery and listen to the Santa Barbara Chamber Singers in the lobby. Then visit next door to experience the Scent Studio extension of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now exhibition.

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

Come see what the elves have been up to in the Keefrider Workshop! Grab a glass of wine and tour behind the scenes in our woodshop to see how the magic is made. We'll have beautifully handcrafted gifts available, from children’s rocking chairs to unique hardwood crafts for every adult! 

Lady McClintock Studios
1221 State Street #6, 805-845-0030

Lady McClintock Studios presents a solo show by Yuliya Lennon, PhD. Yuliya's past commissions include portraits for the British Army, Amazon Prime and fashion collaborations. This collection presented this month is inspired by dance and music and features some of her most recent works. Live music, wine & bites.

623.5 State Street

Jason “WeeMan” Acuna will be at the new MERGE4 flagship store in Santa Barbara on Thursday, December 7 signing autographs and throwing high 5’s! We KNOW you’ve seen him, from playing a convincing antagonist in the popular movie and episodes we can’t mention, to insane stunts, gags, film-bits and video-bits.

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

Kick off the holidays with MCASB! Enjoy music from DJ Ash, apps from Eureka!, signature cocktails from bartender Mary Valdez, wine from August Ridge, and beer from Telegraph Brewing Company. Make an ornament inspired by the current exhibition, Guatemala from 33,000 km, to take home at our art activity station.

Raoul Textiles
136 State Street, 805-899-4947

On Thursday December 7th, RAOUL will host acclaimed photographer Robert Stivers for a new exhibition of work and signing of his monograph, Staging Pictures: Early Polaroids by Robert Stivers. Framed & unframed photographs for viewing and purchase. Mr. Stivers will discuss his work. Drinks and refreshments served, 5-9pm.

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

Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: bringing together objects dating from the first decades following the Chumash’s first contact with the Spanish. Together, these materials offer a fuller picture of the relationship between art and spirituality in both Chumash and Spanish traditions. Presented as part of the collaborative exhibition, Pacific Standard Time.

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

The Santa Barbara Quire of Voyces performs short programs of choral music in the Mary Craig Auditorium, 6:30 – 7 pm. Visitors are also invited to design a floor-based installation with air-dry clay letters inspired by “Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now,” 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the Family Resource Center.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Scent Studio
527 State Street

Join us in a sensory experience with Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now’s extension in collaboration with Hotel Santa Barbara. 

513 Garden Street, 805-450-3799

A winter blast at SBCAST: WINTER WHITES opens in both Studio C and E with renown artists Nancy Gifford, Marilyn Hochhauser and Joan Rosenberg-Dent. UCSB MAT in F, Masha Keating in C, actives, food and drinks outside to celebrate the season.

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

Enjoy the deeper meaning of gift giving - shop at SlingShot! Your purchase keeps on giving throughout the year. Come find unique cards, jewelry and other one of a kind items. Leonard Wilson's Beautiful Woman is a fine example of his fascination with the human form.

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

Sullivan Goss celebrates the opening of our wildly popular annual 100 Grand exhibition, featuring 100 works of art for $1,000 or less. Also on view, John Nava: Painting and Tapestry.

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

Te Amo presents “Spanish Notes” by Olga Hotujac, a collection of impressionist landscapes. These works feature distinctive presentations of iconic city landmarks painted en plein air while traveling through Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao and San Sebastian. Live painting demonstration by the artist during the reception. (Image - Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain.)

The Barber Shop
1233 State Street, 805-335-3573

Join us for music, drinks, and appetizers at The Barber Shop! Stop by to view our unique space and the newly opened Victorian Salon this 1st Thursday.

The Yes Store
627 State Street, 805-966-9777

The Yes Store is a seasonal pop-up of artists who have come together each year for 50 years to offer handmade one-of-a-kind gifts for holiday shoppers. Please join us 1st Thursday and throughout the Holiday Season as we present our finest local artisans--A Santa Barbara Holiday tradition since 1968.


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