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Santa Barbara's guide to what's new and undiscovered for home and garden, entertaining, and fashion. Browse the resource guide below that lists local happenings, boutique finds and design professionals.
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Angels and Things with Wings at SBTC

"The Angel Show” was a long-running favorite competition for Santa Barbara artists and collectors, founded over twenty years ago, by emeritus professor Tony Askew at Westmont College. This year, the annual show theme at 2nd Fridays Santa Barbara Tennis Club has been revised to "Angels and Things with Wings,” granting additional artistic license to participating [...]

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Will Pierce Photography Exhibit at Porch

This month at the Porch gallery in Carpinteria...Will Pierce’s style of photography recalls watercolor painting, blurring the line between the lens and the brush. The large scale of his seascapes serves to further communicate his passion for the grandeur of creation, drawing the viewer into an ethereal world of sense and contemplation. The show runs [...]

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Tour Lotusland Before Winter Closing

The last day to explore the garden this year on a public tour is November 15th. The County of Santa Barbara's strict Conditional Use Permit requires Ganna Walska Lotusland to close for three months every winter. Public tours will resume in mid-February.     There is still space available for a docent-led tour! To reserve a 10:00 AM or [...]

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Under the Umbrella: Lutah Maria Riggs

Explore the life and work of architect and draftswoman Lutah Maria Riggs and her contribution to what has become “Santa Barbara Style.” The special exhibition at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum celebrates the iconic architectural elements that define America’s Riviera; white walls with arched openings, red-tile, wrought iron, classical Mediterranean mixed with Art Moderne, with [...]

Lotusland Membership Benefits

Immerse yourself in botanical Nirvana while supporting an estate that has both historical and real horticultural significance. Become a member of Ganna Walska's Lotusland in Santa Barbara and enjoy a variety of special events and self-guided tours.     Help to preserve this oasis of beauty and tranquility for generations to come by becoming a member. Membership Benefits (for all [...]

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AD&A Museum Barton Myers Exhibit

The Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB provides an intimate access to art through rotating installations of its permanent collections along with special exhibitions and programs. The AD&A Museum is both a teaching museum and a resource for the Santa Barbara community. The current exhibit, Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism is on [...]

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P Space in Ojai, CA

Primitive, simple and contemporary, P. Lyn Middleton's pottery is available at her showroom in downtown Ojai, CA. Hand-built, natural shapes, one-of-a-kind plates, bowls and vessels are high-fired, non-toxic and functional for food as well as display. Her glazes are usually neutral; sometimes shiny, sometimes matte.      Her hand-rolled, one-of-a-kind plates, platters and bowls can be used as [...]

Daniel Grant at Wall Space

Wall Space Gallery in Santa Barbara presents Sand People, a beautiful series by Daniel Grant that exemplifies the surf culture, the pacific coast and a way of life many dream of.     No matter where you are in the world you will find those who chase the place where the sand touches the sea. It is in [...]

Joseph Donovan at Wall Space

Wall space Gallery is pleased to represent artist Joseph Donovan. His quiet, contemplative landscapes stem from his deep connection with poetry and literature, focusing on the shared connection between man and his surroundings.   Reflections on the Merced   Joseph Donovan follows in the footsteps of the great landscape artists of our time. Inspired by their connection to the [...]

SlingShot Art Studio & Gallery

SlingShot is an art studio and gallery for artists with developmental disabilities who want to create and sell art. The open studio environment is designed to encourage creative expression. Each artists is recognized for their talent and artistic vision. The  gallery offers an exhibition space that fosters a supportive link to the Santa Barbara art [...]

Ryuijie Color Ice Forms at Wall Space Gallery

It's spring and Wall Space Gallery is pleased to have back in the gallery artist Ryuijie, showcasing his stunning Color Ice Forms to celebrate the vibrant and colorful season.  The subject matter is botanicals frozen in blocks of ice. The delicate nature of the flora is captured in stasis, locked in time and space.     The ice [...]

Waterhouse Gallery in Downtown Santa Barbara

Waterhouse Gallery, located in Santa Barbara's downtown La Arcada courtyard, specializes in Plein-air landscape, figurative and still life paintings by leading California artists. The gallery offers work by artists who reflect the highest standards of quality and integrity within their chosen fields of painting. The gallery has a quality selection of original oil and watercolor [...]

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Casa del Herrero Tours

Visit Casa del Herrero, a National Historic Landmark in Montecito. Tours of the house, gardens and workshop are available by reservation. Experience this gracious Montecito estate during a 90 minute tour, led by a Casa docent.   Casa del Herrero (House of the Blacksmith) is filled with art, antiques and furniture collected by the original owners, and [...]

Lotusland Tours in Santa Barbara

Visit Lotusland, a unique 37-acre estate and botanic garden created by Madame Ganna Walska and situated in the foothills of Montecito, near Santa Barbara. Tours of Lotusland are offered at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM, Wednesday through Saturday between mid-February and mid-November.     Before her death, Madame Walska established the nonprofit Ganna Walska Lotusland Foundation, which [...]