Join us for the New and Improved Art Crawl

June 4, 2013 Category :Events

The Art Crawl: The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, in partnership with the Downtown Organization, has organized an Art Crawl through the 1st Thursday festivities. The curator for the Art Crawl this month is Sophie Leddick from the Contemporary Arts Forum.

The Art Crawl will start at 5:30 in de la Guerra Plaza on the back steps of City Hall (735 Anacapa Street, then head around to the back to the de la Guerra Plaza end of the building).

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Selections for Art in the Mayor’s Office

May 29, 2013 Category :Events


Mayor 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 congradulate the artists who were selected for this exhibition.

They are:

Bonnie Beedles

Jami Joelle Nielsen

Rodger Dawson

Christa Lyons

Ursula Szeles

Kathi Scarminach

Sol Hill

Ireno Rodriguez

Please join us all at the show’s opening and meet the Mayor this 1st Thursday June 6th 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.



Art in the Mayor’s Office Applications are Now Closed

May 24, 2013 Category :Events

Thank you for your interest in this project. However the deadline to apply has pasted.

If you’d like to be informed of this project or the many other ones please visit our facebook page or visit us at our website


Art in the Mayor’s Office

May 8, 2013 Category :Events

SantaBarbaraCityCalling all artists!

It’s time for our second Call For Entries of 2013 for Art in the Mayor’s Office. For this round we are asking artists to interpret the theme “Alternative Viewpoints”. The call is open to each and every media.

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 Friday, May 24th, 2013. The selections will be reviewed by a small panel and announced by Monday, May 27th. The opening will coincide with 1st Thursday, June 6th. If you have any difficulties with the registration or application process, our webmaster is available for questions at .

Whether you are an emerging artist or an established artist we encourage you to apply.


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!