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Now at the CAW


Vanae Rivera Presents:

CAW Art Popup

Sunday July 18th, Noon to 7pm 
Vintage, Art, Handmade, Jewelry, and More
25+ Vendors


This art and crafts pop-up has become something of an annual tradition at the CAW, organized by Vanae Rivera. It always promises to fill the CAW with art, crafts, incredible handmade goods, vintage objects, and much more for sale.

Sunday July 18th, Noon to 7pm. 

Come take part!

For questions please contact Vanae Rivera at

The pop-up will abide by current COVID regulations.

Threaded Arts Presents:

Slow Fashion 101: The Georgia Top

A Class in Design and Sewing
July 13, 14, 15 10 am - 11:30 am

A class for beginning sewists interested in making their own clothes from earth-friendly fabrics. This is a small class with lots of individual attention. Fabric included; students bring their own machines and know how to thread them.

Class price: $125


Threaded Arts helps people make their own clothes using earth-friendly fabrics as an act of self love. We offer a series of project-based workshops for beginning sewists, teaching well-made wardrobe staples while building community for people interested in slow fashion.


FoundCreate Presents:

Children's Summer Art Class Series

Wednesdays 3:30-5pm, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28
Email: for information and to sign up


The Actors Lab Presents:

Acting Classes: Adult Scene Study and Cold Reading


Tuesdays 7pm

The Actor’s Lab classes foster a nurturing, encouraging environment for working actors. Both aspiring and seasoned actors regard the school as a vital means for fine-tuning both their craft and their career strategy.

Reach out to the Actors Lab for more information and to sign up. 

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The Artists Present:

Go Figure: Art Pop Up Show

Four Santa Barbara artists, figurative drawings and paintings
Sat. July 24, 12-8pm & Sun. July 25,12-6 pm
Reception at 4pm on Saturday.

Leon Olson, John Rothrock, Richard Six, and Rick Stich, local Santa Barbara artists who have been making work side by side for many years, present a pop-up show of figurative pieces: Go Figure.

Sat. July 24, 12-8pm & Sun. July 25,12-6 pm.

Reception at 4pm on Saturday. 

At the Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden Street, Santa Barbara. 

Use the CAW

The CAW collaborates to empower and provide affordable space for art projects of all kinds

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The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative works to maintain the CAW as a "blank canvas" for as wide a diversity of arts uses and users as possible, providing space and collaborating with project initiators to make their ideas a success for the benefit of the broader community, and supporting and cultivating collaborations between artists and arts organizations, community groups, the business community, non-profit organizations and the entire community.

During COVID, we have been used for many film and photography projects, and as well as small workshops. As COVID restrictions open up we look forward to a return to many performances, community discussions, classes, and many other uses.

Find out more about how you can use the CAW here: 

Ask Me Anything

A free-form online live arts & culture Q&A 

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The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative piloted an Ask Me Anything video interview program during this coronavirus-restricted period, a free-form online Q&A with smart people from Santa Barbara’s art & culture scene who’ve got stories to tell.

Interviews take place live on Facebook Live— anyone can ask questions and participate in real time via the comments.
(A Facebook account is not necessary to watch the video.) 


See below a link to an archive of Ask Me Anything episodes so far, or check out any time for recent and upcoming interviews. 


To hear about the next Ask Me Anything, join our mailing list, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

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