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Ace Rivington
1106 State Street, La Arcada, Suite A

Stop by Ace Rivington to view SB artist Kelly Clause's work, inspired by her fascination with our local environment.Her vibrant watercolors, from fish to whales to bison, will be printed on Ace Rivington's finest quality tees. Drinks and fun to be had by all.

Channing Peake Gallery
105 East Anapamu Street, 1st Floor, 805-568-3990

The Santa Barbara Art Association’s exhibition, “Stepping Out,” is on view now in Channing Peake Gallery. This diverse and exuberant exhibition highlights sixty works by local artists. “Stepping Out” invites the viewer to reflect outside of the pandemic’s shadow.

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!

Engel & Völkers
1323 State Street, 805-342-0227

Engel & Volkers Luxury Real Estate invites you to our Santa Barbara office. Enjoy watercolor paintings from the exhibit “In Pursuit of Beauty” by Marianna Victoria Mashek, wine and tasty hors d’oeuvres. See you there!

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

Celebrate the season nourishing your soul on our Historic Presidio Patio. Make the holidays brighter by donating a new gift for Toys for Tots and receive a specially priced glass of wine. Relax with live holiday jazz music and tasty bites by Eating with Jo.

Idyll Mercantile
703 Chapala Street

This month we will be celebrating Bela Sandoval Lafferty whose art practice focuses on printmaking and sculpture and she has been creating holiday offerings of jewelry, framed artwork, knitwear, and ceramics. Join us 5-8p for libations, music and art!

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

Holiday Show celebrating the season with 20 artists! Local, Oak Group members and special guest artists! Live painting demo done by Matthew Ross. Complimentary Christmas cookies, candy canes & snacks. Wine and champagne served with a $5 donation. Artist: John Comer  Leadbetter  Beach 24 x 36 oil on canvas.

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

Visit SBMA for a Pop-Up Opera performance with Opera Santa Barbara, 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm, and later see Quire of Voyces perform in Ludington Court at 6:30 pm. Join Family 1st Thursday with a paper sculpture activity, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Afterward, explore the galleries until 8 pm. All free!

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

This month we are featuring Nick Zachar’s HOMECOMING: JOURNEY TO LIMUW. Keeping their traditions alive, the Chumash people make an annual journey to their historical village site on Limuw, now Santa Cruz Island. Showtimes: 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, & 7:00pm. Runtime: 14 mins


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

Join us every 1st Thursday at the State Street Promenade Market (3:00 - 8:00 pm) to check out great local artists and vendors, plus enjoy food from surrounding restaurants, live performances, and interactive activities.

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 Yes Store
1100 State Street, in La Arcada

55th Annual Yes Store - Opening Night Celebration 
Please join us for our opening night celebration and meet the artists of the 55th annual Yes Store. Come see our offering of hand-made arts, crafts, custom fine jewelry, fused & blown glass, graphics & photography, ceramics & woodworking, clothing, leather & so much more.

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.


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