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The Funk Zone Arts Fest 2013


September 30, 2013

CONTACT – Crista Dix, 805.637.3898

       Nathan Vonk


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

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