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

Humanistic: of or relating to human affairs, nature, welfare, or values. The artistic exploration of human relationships, as well as to one’s own internal thoughts, memories and dreams is a powerful creative force. (Image: "Sexy Senior Sensible Stilettos" by Larry Le Brane)

Art in the Mayor's Office
735 Anacapa street, Entrance on De la Guerra Plaza, Second Floor, 5:00-6:00 pm

Mayor Cathy Murillo invites you to an art reception in her office (5:00 – 6:00 pm). View works from the SB Abstract Art Collective while enjoying live music by Cameron Nichoson. Meet the artists, say hello to the Mayor, and enjoy light refreshments. (Image: "New Generation One" by J.T. Turner)

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!

Channing Peake Gallery
105 East Anapamu Street, 1st Floor

Did you know that 2019 is the 30th anniversary of the dedication of Channing Peake Gallery? Please stop by to view the Channing Peake at Casa del Herrero and Highlights from the Santa Barbara County Collection exhibition which was produced in collaboration with Casa del Herrero.

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

Come join local artist, Sophia Beccue, as she shares in a watercolor series her journey of discovering grace in the good, the bad, and the ugly. Also featuring The Tom Collins Jazz Trio performing classic jazz and bossa nova music.  Wine, Enjoy Cupcakes, and hors d’oeuvres provided.

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

OPEN STUDIO: Come experience this lovely Downtown Santa Barbara studio.

Distinctive Framing N' Art
1333 State Street, 805-882-2108

From Santa Barbara to Kauai - plein air paintings created within the year of two of the most beautiful places in the world by Chris Potter.

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 both the main gallery and side galleries. 

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

Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit here. The Artist of the Month is Judith Villa with a show of her abstract paintings. Featured artists are Julianne Martin and Elizabeth Flanagan on the main level and Karen Duncum, Juan Trejo, Darlene Roker, and Brendan Briggs on the mezzanine.

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, as well as a complimentary tasting of our Estate Olive Oil!

Guaranteed Rate
809 De La Vina Street, 805-335-8753

DISCONNECT TO CONNECT!  Rediscover what you and your children have been missing in our overly saturated digital world and uncover a myriad of ways to reconnect- with nature, others, and ourselves. We will showcase artwork from Crane Country Day School and Santa Barbara Middle School and provide interactive art experiences for the whole family. Wine & light snacks.

Hotel Santa Barbara
533 State Street, 805-957-9300

Join Hotel Santa Barbara for a special summer kick-off for 1st Thursday! This lively celebration will feature pop-up hula performances by Hula Anyone and live music beginning at 5 pm. Wine tasting provided by Sanford Winery and delicious bites by The Middle Child. Get ready because summer is here! 

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 the very talented Robert Maja. His artwork conveys a bold and expressive Caribbean heritage. Enjoy white wine for $9 by the glass and red wine for $11 by the glass. 

Museum of Contemporary Art
653 Paseo Nuevo

Iconic American drinks, art activities, and a contemporary spin on Americana sounds by DJ Free Range make for a memorable early summer night experience for you and your friends at MCASB and the Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace.

Santa Barbara Art Works
28 East Victoria Street

If you missed the Juxtapose show you have another chance to come see abstract art by featured artists Scott Ryker, Chuck Jefferson, Joe Colunga and Erin Ziegler, and more. Each artist has a unique challenge they have had to overcome. 15-25% off featured and back stock art tonight only!

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

OCEANS & COASTLINES Exhibit featuring only local artists. Live painting demonstrations by Richard Schloss, Carrie Givens, Rick Delanty, and more. Wine tasting and music. Stop by and enjoy the festivities! (Image: "Clouds and Light" by Richard Schloss)

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

Project Fiesta! History of Old Spanish Days. The pageantry of our community’s most cherished festival will come to life again with art, film, vintage posters, restored costumes, and historical photographs in the Museum’s annual exhibition dedicated to Santa Barbara’s biggest party.  Visitors will also be treated to pop-up dance performances, wine, and music.

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

Bring the whole family to 1st Thursday! Starting at 6:00 pm, enjoy an hour of collectively created music on the handmade carillon featured in “Chris Kallmyer: Ensemble.” Also enjoy art-making activities in the Family Resource Center (5:30-7:30 pm). Afterward, enjoy the galleries until 8:00 pm. Free!

513 Garden Street, 805-450-3799

Interpretations of WATER at Studio D is a National Group Show. Multi-media + installation + "I'm A Tree" 8-minute movie by award-winning documentary filmmaker Gregory Grano. UCSB MAT-selections from year-end. Nimita's Cuisine, and libations.

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

SBIFF’s inaugural monthly Santa Barbara Filmmaker screenings series will celebrate our dear friend Russ Spencer who championed Santa Barbara Filmmakers. We will be showing his film A MAN’S PLACE every 30 minutes starting at 5:00 pm. This heart-warming short doc is set in Willie’s Barbershop on Figueroa Street, but is really about complicated father-son relationships.

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

Celebrate the beginning of summer with SlingShot’s opening reception for Just One Crazy Thought featuring work by John McGrath. John’s blending of botanical and architectural elements create playful and unpredictable compositions of psychedelic shapes and colors that pull the viewer into imaginary landscapes perfect for celebrating Summer Solstice.

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

Presenting Laura Denny’s solo show, “Gaia’s Children,” a mixed media sculpture series on the global and collective loss of species and environment. Help paint our ongoing mural project designed by our Creative Studio Team in collaboration with Creative Animal’s Tim Davison! Bring your favorite album, (yes vinyl!) - for our in-house DJ to play in our first ever “Then and Now,” highlighting albums.

State Street Archive Drawing Exhibition
Alhecama Theatre, 215-A East Canon Perdido Street

UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum will feature a selection of rarely seen architectural elevations and compositional studies for downtown Santa Barbara envisioned by Southern California architects from the early to the mid-1920s.



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

Sullivan Goss is excited to celebrate the opening of #RebelWomen by Inga Guzyte. Her work has recently been featured in SB Magazine, 805Living, VOICE, and the Sentinel. It is a show that people will be talking about for years. Also on view, Masterworks by the Artists of Sullivan Goss.

Summer Solstice Celebration
631 Garden Street, 805-965-3396

Join Summer Solstice Celebration for an Open House at the workshop, where the parade comes to life. Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Solstice parade! Art demos, music, food and more! This year's parade and festival theme is Wonder! Learn more at www.solsticeparade.com

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

Te Amo Presents “Deco Woman, The Golden Age Of Style” a Collection of Acrylics by International Artist Igor Rostovsky.

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 Hall Team at Compass Real Estate
801 Chapala Street, 805-451-9998

Check out our new Compass office at Chapala and De La Guerra, across from Paseo Nuevo. We’ll be providing tastes of Grassini wines to compliment artist Danielle Renee, who will be creating a painting live at the event using wine! Come enjoy some wine, listen to music, and vote for your favorite piece of wine art for a chance to win!

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

TravelStore is featuring the 8 finalists from all submissions for our ongoing, monthly photo contest. June’s theme is Asia! Stop in, vote for your favorite photo, talk some travel, and have some 1st Thursday fun!

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

Join us for a night of live painting demonstration and be surrounded by paintings, drawings and sculptures exploring human conditions and relationships.


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