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

Noisy Silence: Metagraphic photography, metal sculpture created from helicopter blades, playful ceramic sculpture, ceramic tea bowls and vases, plus an array of contemporary paintings including abstracts, figurative, urban cityscapes of NYC, and more. A ten artist group show on display through November 28. Closed Tuesdays. Image: Metagraph by Sol Hill.

Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara
229 East Victoria Street, 805-965-6307

“Double Vision: A Casual Conversation with the Artists” Santa Barbara has a rich history of “Plein Air” painting and a lively community of artists who continue this tradition of painting outdoors. Meet Libby Smith and Nina Warner in the Gallery to talk informally about their exhibit, featuring 40 landscape paintings.

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

Come by August Ridge for Trivia Night (6:00-7:30 pm) this 1st Thursday! We’ll enjoy happy hour glasses of wine ($7), prizes, and more during this fun event. 

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

Demi Boelsterli works are fueled by compassion & emotion, attempting to force the viewer to accept her views of an out of control world. Discover the magic Bella Rosa has brought to State St. for 11 years. Wine tasting benefits Breast Cancer Resource Center of SB.

Channing Peake Gallery
105 East Anapamu Street, 1st Floor

Please join the Abstract Art Collective and the Office of Arts and Culture for the opening reception of Abstract Open IV. Sponsored by the Abstract Art Collective, the exhibition was juried by local artist and curator Nancy Gifford and features abstract works produced by many Santa Barbara County artists.

Christ Presbyterian Church
36 East Victoria Street, 805-957-4200

Come enjoy an exhibit by Southern California artist Hyatt Moore. Savor Enjoy Cupcakes, wine, and hors d’oeuvres while listening to music by the Justin Claveria Quartet.

Dustie Wagens
115 West De la Guerra Street, 805-722-4079

Exhausted from the grind of corporate life we quit our jobs to create Dustie with the goal of bringing people together through art, fashion, and travel.  Our flagship gallery in Santa Barbara brings in fresh art and photography with corresponding fashion trends to keep you and your walls looking great.  

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

World Renowned, Local Legend, Voorhees Handmade Glass Art will be on display 11/10 opening at 7PM. This feature show will feature signature styles old and new and is sure to impress. For 1st Thursday we will offer a sneak peek at some work from the show!

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

SBAA members exhibit here. Artist of the Month, Britt Friedman, strives to communicate the joy she experiences in nature by drawing out the essence of a scene. Featured artists include Craig Richter, Linda Nelson, Suemae Willhite, Virginia Pierce, Natasha Lohmus, Nancy Horwick, and Kristy Vantrease.

Glenn Dallas Gallery
927 State Street

Please join us in celebrating the opening of Glenn Dallas Gallery. The gallery features a curated mix of international contemporary arts, along with selected local works. Featured November artists are Tom Pazderka and Dana Zurzolo. Enjoy live music, wines from Carr Winery, and beer from Santa Barbara Brewing Company. 

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

Join us for 1st Thursday Wine Trivia Night! Test your knowledge of winemaking, varietals, and everything in between. Enjoy special pricing on select glasses of wine. We will feature a curated selection of works by local artist Natalia Montoya. Come meet the artist and purchase an original of your own!

Hoffman Brat Haus
2 West De la Guerra Street, Paseo Nuevo Upstairs, Unit B, 805-845-5265

Watercolors by Heisoon Haan, and Francine Mc Owen, Photography by Dorian Belmont, Acrylics by Lizbeth Kyle-Savage and more. SBHOP is a new gallery upstairs behind Hoffmann Brat Haus. Enjoy large varieties of Beer at Hoffman Bratt Haus as you view the art. Nov. 1, 11 - 8 pm, or by appointment.

Impact Hub Santa Barbara
1117 State Street, 805-284-0078

Mary Spacapan practices out of her home studio in sunny Santa Barbara, California, spending her days in pursuit of all that is beautiful. Her work is strongly gestural, anchoring to worship before exploring spirit-led creativity through the use of color, texture, and composition.

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 by local artist, Danielle Methmann.  Danielle proudly presents her newest art collection painted with local red wines.  Enjoy $10 wines by the glass and come meet Danielle.

Jewish Federation's Art at the JCC
524 Chapala Street, 805-957-1115

Art at the JCC + Portraits of Survival Present: Love, Hope & Memory Exhibition. Featuring Shula Singer Arbel, Lev Moross and Local Survivor’s Artwork. November 1 – 1st Thursday, Art Opening Reception 5:00-8:00 PM. Live Music w/Adam Phillips. Special Guest Speakers & Refreshments.

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

Come visit the Keefrider Woodworking Studio! This time of year is always one of our favorites as we start dreaming about the new toys and gifts we'll be designing and building in the coming weeks. Custom hardwood jewelry boxes, rocking horses, even handcrafted bespoke furniture…Come get inspired with us!

Montecito Bank & Trust
1000 State Street, 805-963-7511

Join us for an evening with Youth Interactive’s art team, The Creative Studio, who will present an exhibition considering Contrast. Wine provided by Mathiasen Family Wine Company and Firestone Vineyard. Live performance by Music with Colin. Canned food donations being accepted for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. 

1131 State Street

SIMA & Impact Hub Santa Barbara banded together to create MOSAIC, a locale group of independent makers working toward the development of a collaborative economy under one roof. FEATURING: Draughtsmen Aleworks, Buena Onda Hook & Press Donuts.

Perdido Arts Project
1 West Canon Perdido

Perdido Arts Project: New Venue in Historic Howard-Canfield Building (Canon Perdido and State) to Support Downtown Revitalization. Presenting works of regional artists on a rotating basis. This 1st Thursday enjoy visual and performance art!

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

“California Vineyards" An Art Exhibition. From Northern California to Southern California, we celebrate Fall, Harvest and California Wine Country. Featuring Artists - Arturo Tello, Richard Schloss, Marcia Burt, John Wullbrandt, Jeremy Harper and more.

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

Join the Museum for their latest exhibition, “The West-Dressed Woman” which features highlights from their extensive costume collection.  Be intrigued by clothing and art from some of the most illustrious women in Santa Barbara history, including Huguette Clark and Pearl Chase, to name a few. Wine, music and more.

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

Opera Santa Barbara returns to present another crowd-pleasing Pop-Up Opera performance in the Museum galleries at 5:30 pm. Then, enjoy art-making activities in the Family Resource Center until 7:30 pm and the galleries until 8:00 pm. FREE!

Santa Barbara Visual Artists Gallery Pop Up
1019 State Street

New artwork has arrived at SBVA's Pop Up Art Gallery! Our art gallery features mosaics, sculptures, paintings, photography and mix media art work. Stop by and enjoy the art, music, wine and nibbles!

SB Home Design
10 East Figueroa Street, 805-450-0282

Enjoy the lovely venue at SB Home Design with inspiration for home furnishing and remodeling while viewing paintings by featured artist, Lynni Nelson, who is celebrating her return to Santa Barbara with a special exhibition for 1st Thursday.

513 Garden Street, 805-450-3799

Sunny Samuel in Studio D -- Rising to Life. Zachary Rosen in Studio E -- Biergnette: A Multi-Sensory Story of Beer. MAT/UCSB in F. Music and Food with the cast of SBCAST.

State Gallery at Youth Interactive
1219 State Street, 805-617-6421

Youth Interactive's State Gallery in November has works of Charles Grogg, Monica Wyatt and Squire Foundation Artist in Residence Toni Scott are on the walls. The YI Shop presents the Creative Studio team in partnership with Santa Barbara High School’s VADA program an exhibition focused on identity.

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

Sullivan Goss celebrates two new shows: Chris Peters "The Eye Begins to See," and a combined exhibition by Susan McDonnell and Rebekah Bogard. Also on view, "The River's Journey - A Wider View."

The Book Den / Smithy Kitchen+Bar
15 East Anapamu Street, 805-962-3321

The Book Den and Smithy Kitchen+Bar (7 E Anapamu St) are celebrating the publication of a new book - A Drinkable Feast: A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris. The book is available at the Book Den, and Smithy will be serving five special cocktails based on recipes in the book.

The Yes Store
101 Paseo Nuevo, next to Nordstrom, 805-966-9777

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


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