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

Annual Showcase Exhibition: Featuring all 18 artists in the 10 West Gallery cooperative, plus a new display of exquisite hand-built pottery brought to Santa Barbara from the village of Mata Ortiz, Mexico, just in time for holiday shopping!

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

Dan Levin's "Lonely Hearts" (hand-cut playing cards) was inspired by an encounter with a well-worn deck. "I was working on a sculpture and tried to incorporate a deck into the piece. For some reason, I abandoned the sculpture and cut the deck, literally. 500+ decks later, I’m still obsessed.”

Celadon House
1224 State Street, 805-899-4676

Come visit our new showroom for a night of wine and art! View stunning original works and meet artist, Jennifer LaPierre. Thirty years of painting has empowered her with a body of techniques that she will demonstrate as she paints live during the event.

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

OPEN STUDIO: Come experience the art studio and gallery of artist Colette Cosentino, a decorative painter who creates hand-painted wall coverings and backdrops, murals and fine art paintings.  

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

"Batgirlz" a series of watercolor paintings by Travis Hacking turned into digital renderings for apparel. We will unveil the collection as well as the originals and prints (5:00 - 8:00 pm). A private party will follow the art walk (8:00 - 11:00 pm). RSVP only for the second part of the evening - contact the Gallery to join us!

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

Santa Barbara Art Association artists exhibit here. The Artist of the Month is J. Emil "Aim" Morhardt with a show of his lifelike acrylic paintings called "Bird Portraits." Featured artists are Pausha Foley, Sohia Beccue, Julius Atkinson, Karen Haub, Judith Villa, and Suemae Willhite.

Grassini Family Vineyards
24 El Paseo, 805-897-3366

We will be exhibiting works by photographer George Rose, whose new book "Wine Country: Santa Barbara County” features stunning images of the California coastal wine landscape. Books will be available for purchase, and Rose will be in attendance to sign copies. Enjoy discounted glasses of wine while “exploring” wine country!

Jamie Slone Wines
23 East De la Guerra Street, 805-560-6555

Taking a year between City College and UCSB, local photographer Kiel Rucker backpacked through Western Europe, bringing along his camera. He discovered photography to be a powerful vehicle for conveying us back into singular, silent and unqualified moments; within these fleeting, curious and beautiful moments with people and in nature, he finds a fascination with life and a love for photography.

Misa & Martin Gallery
619 State Street

Misa & Martin Gallery presents a carefully curated selection of contemporary art featuring emerging through mid-career artists. Gallery artists include: A.L.E.S. Misa Art, Barbara Bouman Jay, Christopher Jeffries, Kaleo, Jim Martin, Jeff Overlie, and Gary Traczyk.

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

Curated Cocktails: An unforgettable evening of art and music inspired by Ari Benjamin Meyers: Kunsthalle for Music. Delicious drinks, art activities, and a vinyl set by Val-Mar Records make for a memorable evening. Come early to enjoy Kunsthalle for Music until 7:00 pm. At 7:30 pm join us in the galleries for a performative reading by Los Angeles artist/writer/critic Jacki Apple, of her new book Jacki Apple, Performance | Media | Art | Culture: Selected Essays 1983 - 2018. (7:00 - 9:00 pm)

Santa Barbara Art Works
28 East Victoria Street

OPEN STUDIO: Featuring still-life drawings, landscape paintings, abstracts, illustrations, and character design by 20 resident artists. Also featuring new works from two art instructors, Brian MacLaren and Chris Miles. Live music by Beau Wilding and local wine (5:00 - 8:00 pm).

Santa Barbara Artisans
619A State Street

GRAND OPENING! Help us celebrate the grand opening of our gallery composed of locally crafted artisan goods! Enjoy our carefully curated selection of jewelry, ceramics, clothing, home decor, candles, accessories, and all types of functional and fine art. Our vision is to provide a venue for local artisans to share their gifts with Santa Barbara and the world.

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

FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA: New Exhibition featuring landscape paintings from local artists (oceans, mountains, vineyards and city scenes) featuring Arturo Tello, Richard Schloss, Marsha Burtt, John Wullbrandt, Carrie Givens and many others.

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

Exhibition opening of “Capturing the West: The Artistry of Josef Muench.” A native of Germany, this self-taught photographer settled in Santa Barbara in 1930.  Primarily known for his evocative landscapes of the American Southwest and his photographs of Native American cultures, his images graced countless books, posters, and periodicals, most notably the magazine, Arizona Highways. Wine, music and always family-friendly.

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

Opera Santa Barbara presents a Pop-Up Opera performance in the Museum galleries with selections from “Madama Butterfly” and Japanese Art songs (5:30 - 6:00 pm). Enjoy art-making activities in the Family Resource Center (5:30 - 7:30 pm). Afterward, enjoy the galleries until 8:00 pm. FREE!

Santa Barbara Visual Artists Pop-Up at Glenn Dallas Gallery
927 State Street

We’re back! The Santa Barbara Visual Artists Pop-up Art Gallery has returned to State Street! Pop-in for a glass of wine and experience our professionally curated art work from paintings and mixed media to sculptures and ceramics. We look forward to seeing you there! 

SBCAST
513 Garden Street, 805-450-3799

SBCAST continues its four-month long exhibition series featuring a different Santa Barbara-based modern architecture studio each month. Next in line for October is Anacapa Architects, with a site-specific exploration of the creative process within the studio (6:00 - 10:00 pm). Gallery Hours: Open 12:00 - 4:00 pm, 1st & 2nd weekends of each month.

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

This month at SBIFF’s Santa Barbara Filmmaker screenings series we will be showing Dani Rodriguez’s TRAIL HEADS. The film shows us how after the Thomas Fire and subsequent mudslides, two opposing mountain biking and hiking communities came together to rebuild common ground. Showtimes are 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 pm.

State Street Public Art Pads - Tiny Libraries on State
Corner of State and Victoria Streets

Eighteen poets will read “Short Poems for Tiny Libraries.” Reading begins at 5:30 pm at the Question Mark and will stop at each tiny library for tiny, 10-minute readings. Artist Simon Kiefer with his pop-up vintage typewriters will team up with Library Staff to make “haiku buttons.” These brightly-colored sculptures double as free lending libraries for the community.

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

Sullivan Goss celebrates the opening of "California Bauhaus," exploring the influence of the Bauhaus movement on California art and design. Also on view: "Mixology" - Classic and Contemporary Combinations.

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

Te Amo presents “Art by Lori Sanders” an American film and television actress best known for her role as “Bobbie Jo Bradley” in the television series “Petticoat Junction.” Live Music by “El Camino” and enjoy complimentary wine tasting.

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.

TravelStore
1324 State Street, Suite C, 805-963-6521

TravelStore will be exhibiting the 8 finalists from our “Mediterranean” themed photo contest. Come by and support our photographers and talk travel!

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

The Gallery is going on its 35th year and 28 years in La Arcada Courtyard. It features artwork from some of today’s finest nationally-known painters. Southwest Art Magazine recognized Diane & Ralph Waterhouse among “10 Prominent People” in the Fine Art Business. Live art demonstration by Ralph Waterhouse (5:45 pm).

Youth Interactive
1219 State Street, 805-617-6421

FASCINATIONS: An exhibition by The Abstract Art Collective, a group of artists passionate about abstraction and the challenge of creating art that does not represent reality. As artists, we seek another way of looking at the world and are attracted to shapes, forms, colors, and textures…powerful fascinations to translate into art that challenges our imagination. 

Yuliya Lennon Art Studio
1213 State Street, Suite H, 805-886-2655

An exhibition inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi centered on transience, imperfection, modesty and the appreciation of nature. Pottery by Angela Beguhl, sculpture by Daniel Elmer Landman, paintings by Marlene Struss and Yuliya Lennon. A tea ceremony will also take place (6:00 - 7:00 pm).

 

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