The Funk Zone Arts Fest 2013

October 3, 2013 Category :Events


September 30, 2013


CONTACT – Crista Dix, 805.637.3898

       Nathan Vonk


Funk Zone Arts FestSATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 2013

10:00am to 10:00pm

Funk Zone Arts Festival


The Funk Zone Neighborhood Association and the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative will celebrate the richness and diversity of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone on October 19, 2013. The second annual Funk Zone Arts Festival will be a neighborhood-wide day of events across this unique arts, business, and industrial district.  Explore the locally-owned businesses, galleries, studios, and restaurants that inspired journalist Charles Donolan to deem this area“the new capital of hip.”

Santa Barbara locals may know of the burgeoning development of this oceanfront neighborhood, stretching from State to Garden Streets and tucked between the 101 and the beach. Packed into 11 square blocks are historic marine structures, industrial lots, and houses that have been transformed into some of the hottest destinations in the city. Explore the area that Noozhawk predicts is“quickly becoming the most exciting draw on the South Coast.”

New to the neighborhood? Let an experienced eye introduce you to the Funk Zone with ArchitecTours. Join an anticipated 10,000 people along the Urban Wine Trail, meet Santa Barbara’s renowned community of artists and gallerists, and learn what puts the funk in the Funk Zone.

Current participants include AMASS Gallery, the Art Crawl, the Arts Fund, Cabana Home, CMND-Z, the Santa Barbara Art Foundry, GONE Gallery, Green House Studios, Koplin/Levin Studio, Karl Kras Design Studio, Le Chambre Photographique, Lark, Lucky Penny, the Lights Project, Pianos on State, Metropulos Fine Food, MichaelKate Interiors, Reds, the Surf Museum, wall space gallery, and Youth Interactive. More participants are being added daily.


For more information and an updated schedule of events visit


Start your weekend off early at our partnering event, the New Noise Music Conference & Festival, from October 17–19. The festival, in its fifth year, is a project of the New Noise Music Foundation, whose mission is to create a participatory creative culture by producing, in addition to the annual Festival, concerts, workshops, lectures, and volunteer/mentoring programs for those of all ages, especially young people.

For more information about the Funk Zone Neighborhood Association, Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, or Funk Zone Arts Festival please contact Crista Dix or Nathan Vonk at 805.637.3898 or via email at


Selections for Art in the Mayor’s Office

August 25, 2013 Category :Events


SantaBarbaraCityMayor Helene Schneider and the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative would like the thank everyone who submitted work for Art in the Mayor’s Office. We’d also like to announce and congratulate the artists who were selected for this exhibition.


They are:


Susanne Meyer, Sarah Sinclair, Seyburn Zorthian, David J Diamant, James Hodgson, Rebecca Stebbins,Fritz Olenberger, Margaret Morrison, and Peter Worsley


Please join us all at the show’s opening and meet the Mayor this 1st Thursday September 5th from 5pm to 6pm on the 2nd floor of City Hall.


We’d like to thank the Mayor for her involvement in local art and the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative for facilitating this event.





Call for Artists

August 12, 2013 Category :Events

Calling all artists!

It’s time for another Call For Entries  for Art in the Mayor’s Office. This round is another open call, all 2D medias & subjects. This project in nearly 2yrs old and has been viewed by hundreds of visitors to Helene’s office. The art we select come from a broad range of art representing Santa Barbara’s artists, from professionals to emerging artists. Let’s show what Santa Barbara has to offer.
Space is limited so most selections will need to be hanging work no larger than 36 inches tall by 36 inches wide INCLUDING THE FRAME. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please fill out the simple application and submit up to three digital examples of your work.
The deadline to apply is noon on Monday, August 15, 2013. The selections will be reviewed by a small panel and announced by August 22nd. The opening will coincide with 1st Thursday, September 5th. If you have any difficulties with the registration or application process, our webmaster is available for questions at .
We chose to do an open call so we can showcase a wide range of the talent in Santa Barbara.
Let’s all support the local art of our sweet city of Santa Barbara.


On behalf of the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative and all artists and arts lovers in Santa Barbara, we thank the Mayor once again for this opportunity and we thank all the  the artists


August’s 1st Thursday Art Crawl

July 29, 2013 Category :Events


1st Thursday Art CrawlThursday August 1st.
5:30 de la Guerra Plaza on the back steps of City Hall (735 Anacapa Street, then head around to the back)


The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, in partnership with the Downtown Organization, will lead a curated Art Crawl through the 1st Thursday festivities. The curator for the Art Crawl is Crista Dix from Wall Space Gallery.