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

"Actively Searching" describes the journey that an artist takes during the process of creating a piece of art. Beginning with color, light, and form, they search for a poignant visual description of their concept, memory, and/or visceral experience. To do abstraction is to dig deep and pull out the essence. (Image: “Say it with Flowers” by Penny Arntz)

August Ridge Vineyards
5 East Figueroa Street, 805-770-8442

Join us for trivia night (6:00-7:30 pm) at August Ridge's Tasting Room! Win prizes and enjoy happy hour glasses of wine!

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

Spring Show: Kim Reneé excels at exploring the emotion and fluidity of color. Her unique style of mixed media layering on paper brings a vibrant expression to her portrayals of nature. Also selected works by Chagall, Borein, and Marilyn Monroe photography. Wine tasting benefits SB Breast Cancer Resource Center.

Channing Peake Gallery
105 East Anapamu Street, 1st Floor

Please visit the Channing Peake Gallery to view the Channing Peake at Casa del Herrero and Highlights from the Santa Barbara County Collection exhibition. This show commemorates the 30th anniversary of the dedication of Channing Peake Gallery and was produced in collaboration with Casa del Herrero.

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

OPEN STUDIO: Join us for an artful evening and be inspired to create!

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

Over 25 Original Works by Mabel Sumerlin, a painter of California landscapes including historical buildings, still lifes, and portraits, from 1925-1940. Mabel studied locally and has exhibited with the San Diego Art Guild, the San Diego Fine Art Gallery and the California State Fair.

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

The Abstract Art Collective & Santa Barbara Sculptors Guild have teamed up for “Working Titles,” a members-only exhibition featuring 2D and 3D. The exhibition offers an almost salon feel, as varied medias work to enhance each other. Susan Bush, of Sullivan Goss was juror. (Painting by Nancy Freeman)

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

Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association show here. Artist of the Month is Ivanie Finsvik. Featured artists are Lena Savage and Michael Heffner. Mesa Artists Nancy Hull, Bill Hull, Owen Yeomans, Sara Woodburn, Meg Ricks, Sally Hamilton, Wendy Brewer, Karin Aggeler, Lynn Humplrey, and Myla are on the mezzanine.

Garden Court
1116 De la Vina Street, 805-884-0095

Join us for "A Voyage Under the Sea!" Art from residents, staff, caregivers, family members, and organizations we collaborate with. Enjoy local jazz and classical piano music, plus create your own Flower Empower bouquets with Dream Foundation! Enjoy local wine, beer, lemonade, and appetizers. 

Glenn Dallas Gallery
927 State Street

God is a Woman is an exhibition celebrating motherhood, sisterhood, and empowerment through the works of local, national and international women artists. Join us for an evening of music, drinks and fantastic art from those who identify as women artists.

Indigo Interiors
1321 State Street, 805-962-6909

Join us for the opening reception of “3xEigHt”: three hand-selected pieces by eight artists. This show featuring Anthony Askew, Pamela Benham, Tom Cummings, Mary Ince, Dan Levin, Leon Olson, Seyburn Zorthian and Pamela Zwehl-Burke, is a lively conversation between 24 works with very personal perspectives. (Image by Mary Ince)

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

Come sip on delicious, local wine at The Best Santa Barbara Wine Experience and enjoy an art exhibit featuring photographer Kiel Rucker. Kiel is a local artist who uses love, life and photography to create beautiful things. Enjoy $9 white wines by the glass and $11 red wines by the glass!

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

Inlays in May! This month’s custom project is a guitar-themed desk: an intricately detailed instrument is inlaid into the top, complete with pearl fret markers and abalone purfling, along with pressure-bent Indian Rosewood sides and more. Grab a glass and come see this beauty before she’s gone!

Raymond James
1216 State Street, 5th Floor in the Granada Building

Please venture into the Granada Building and find us on the 5th floor. Raymond James is excited to feature local artists Priscilla Fossek & Michael Drury. Please enjoy wine & appetizers, meet the artists, explore our art-filled offices & check out our special views of Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Art Works
28 East Victoria Street

Join us for Juxtapose, a collection of original abstract artwork by fifteen local artists. Art exhibit opening reception includes local music, wine, and light hors d'oeuvres. Santa Barbara Art Works is an artist studio-gallery with a primary goal of encouraging creativity and professional growth for aspiring artists with disabilities.

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

PAINT THE TOWN Kevin Gleason, Arturo Tello, Richard Schloss, Rick Delanty, Larry Iwerks, Carrie Givens, Morgan Green and more... Along with live painting demonstrations, wine, and music. Stop by and enjoy the festivities!

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

Join us for the opening of Great Photographers in Santa Barbara History: Gledhill Library Collection 1860-1960, highlighting the Museum's collection which includes over 80,000 photos. For more than 100 years, talented photographers have been drawn to Santa Barbara to capture the area's natural beauty, changing urban landscape, and to record images of the renowned who visited or settled here. The result has been an incredibly rich photographic record of our community. Wine, music, and always family friendly. 


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

The Santa Barbara Quire of Voyces returns to perform short programs of choral music at 6:30 pm after Pop-Up Opera at 5:00 pm. Also, enjoy free art-making activities in the Family Resource Center until 7:30 pm and the galleries until 8:00 pm.

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street

A special exhibition on loan from UCSB Library titled The Anna S. C. Blake Manual Training School: The Remarkable Antecedent of UC Santa Barbara. Learn about the intersection of education, the manual arts, and social mobility in the 1890s, and the implications of those beliefs on higher education today. Musical performance in the Casa by Dos Pueblos Concert Band (5:30-7:30 pm).

513 Garden Street, 805-450-3799

Interpretations of TIME at Studio D is a National Group Show. Multi-media, sculpture, photography, digital art and video. Intimate Constellations. MAT in F. Special projects in the human io lab. Nimita's cuisine.

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

Join Sullivan Goss to celebrate the opening of our 2nd biennial Masterworks exhibition, highlighting one recent major work by each of our represented artists. Also on view Robin Gowen, and our Spring Salon.

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

TravelStore is featuring the finalists from our photo contest. This month’s theme is Food & Wine. Stop by and vote for your favorite photo!

Youth Interactive
1219 State Street, 805-617-6421

Youth Interactive celebrates its end of semester with student creativity and festivities highlighting the importance of our program. Students have been working all semester to arrive at this moment. All five teams learn about driving a business, and now they have the product showcase they have been crafting all semester.

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

SPRING FORWARD - sculptures by Daniel Elmer Landman and paintings by Yuliya Lennon celebrating spring.


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