Call for Storefront Art Submissions

The Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara invites local artists and non-profits organizations to submit artwork and ideas to be displayed in vacant downtown storefronts.

A community panel will select from the submissions and installation will begin in August. 

The goal of the project is to highlight the contributions of our vibrant local arts community and enhance the experience of visiting downtown with visually enticing pop-up window art installations. We also hope to draw attention to the available spaces and attract new businesses to our downtown corridor.

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Fill out the application form below and submit a rendering of the work for consideration to

*** This application is currently closed, but may be opened up again soon, please email if you have any questions***

A limited number of stipends are available due to the generous support of Santa Barbara Beautiful and the Santa Barbara Kiwanis Organization. The artists or organizations selected will also be promoted via DSB’s website, social media and will be shared with local media.

If you are interested in also becoming a sponsor of this project or would like to have your space considered for an installation, email Robin Elander, Downtown SB Executive Director at

Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara (DSB) promotes and supports 1300 businesses in Downtown corridor through events, networking, business resources, advocacy and more.

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