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

Ceramist Joan Rosenberg Dent shows selections from her Black and White series. Mary Thompson shows ceramic figures based on the indigenous Selk’nam tribe from Tierra del Fuego. Seven other 10 West artists round out the group show. Ends July 29. Closed on Tuesdays.

Antioch University Santa Barbara
602 Anacapa Street, 805-962-8179

Antioch University welcomes you to our 1st Thursday event! We will be featuring live music from two bands and some display pieces from local artists on our 3rd floor patio. Food will be offered by the Honey B Café.

Channing Peake Gallery
105 East Anapamu Street, 1st Floor

Come out and join us this 1st Thursday for the opening reception of the Santa Barbara Printmakers Summer Juried Exhibition at Channing Peake Gallery. Art lovers of all ages will be able to view and be inspired by the contemporary world of printmaking through original prints.

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

Magical imaginary landscapes, local landscapes, decorative panels, works in progress and fine art prints of Colette Cosentino’s work are on display. Enjoy live music and sparkling refreshments.

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

The Santa Barbara Art Association presents a show of diverse original artwork by some of its 545 members in the main gallery juried by Thomas Van Stein. SBAA was founded in 1952 and is the oldest and largest art group in Santa Barbara.

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

On July 5th, we will be hosting a soft opening for LIT show, which will premiere on Saturday July 7th at 7:10PM. We will be serving drinks and discussing the show, there will also be a sneak peek preview of some work from the show!

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

Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit here. Artist of the month is Carolyn Paterson with a show called Painted Inspirations. Featured artists are Michael Mead, Lena Savage, Elizabeth Flanagan, Ruth Petersen-Shorer, Jo Anne Sharpe, and Sue Slater.

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

Join us for Wine Trivia Night! Test your knowledge of winemaking, varietals, and everything in between. Enjoy $2 off glasses, as well as complimentary popcorn pairings. We will feature a curated selection of works by local artist Charlotte Bryant. Come meet the artist and purchase an original of your own!

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

1ST THURSDAY’S BEST WINE CELEBRATION PARTY.  Stop by anytime between 5-8pm and enjoy $9 wines by the glass, hang out and experience the sights and sounds of “The Barolo Boys”, showing on three screens! Cheese, chocolate and light snacks for sale.  Bring your taste buds and friends too!

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

Savor warm summer nights with art, cocktails, and live music from KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd at MCASB on the beautiful Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace. Curated Cocktails: Summer Nights with KCRW features themes inspired by the current exhibition from Barry McGee, after-hours museum access, signature cocktails, and interactive art experiences.

Santa Barbara Fine Art
1324 State Street, Suite J

New Charming art gallery!  Featuring mostly local and well known landscape artists, Richard Schloss, Arturo Tello, Larry Iwerks, John Wulbrandt and more. 

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

Project Fiesta! Join us in celebrating the opening of Project Fiesta! Building a History of Old Spanish Days. The pageantry of our community’s most cherished festival through art, film, vintage posters, restored costumes, historical photographs, and memories. Also discover the precursors of Fiesta, through earlier city celebrations and floral parades.

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

Celebrate 1st Thursday in SBMA’s Family Resource Center! Museum Teaching Artists are available to help you create a tar paper and silver collage, inspired by Richard Dunlap’s “Summer Nocturne.” Free! Afterwards, enjoy the galleries until 8 pm.

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

Celebrate at SlingShot. Erica Miller's "Doberman in Egypt"will delight your adventurous spirit. Her ironic sense of humor runs through her drawings, paintings and prints. When asked why, her common response is, why not? Then why not come by for a glass of wine and some delicious ice cream!

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

Sullivan Goss celebrates the opening of our 2nd annual exhibition, LA in SB, featuring some of the most well known artists from LA over the past 50 years. Also on view, Spring Break, and The Artists of UCSB.

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

Igor Bijan is a local plein air and still life artist. A native of Ukraine, Igor has resided in Santa Barbara for 18 years. Igor paints strictly in real life, not from photographs. Igor's style is lively, colorful and impressionistic. He paints in all mediums. Come meet Igor.

The Barber Shop & Victorian Salon
1233 State Street, 805-335-3573

The Barber Shop & Victorian Salon welcomes you to 1st Thursday and see our amazing space, meet and great our artists. 


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