A pop-up art show at the CAW

631 Garden Street, Santa Barbara

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Ready to Hang is a community-wide art show that brings together artists of all stripes for an art sale and party, building our creative community. 70% of sales go to the artist, 30% go to support the work of the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative. More about the SBAC at and

  • Intake: Tuesday and Wednesday November 16 & 17, 8am - 1pm*

  • Artists' Party: Friday November 19, 6-9pm.

    • ​All artists including work in the show can attend! Drinks and snacks will be provided. 

    • Each artist may bring up to two guests. (RSVP inside your entry form please.) ​

    • Work will be for sale for the first time.

  • Public Sale: Saturday November 20, 4-7pm. 

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

  • All artists participating must live/work locally.

  • Each artist may include up to two pieces in the show.

  • All pieces must be 12"x12" inches in size. The distance from the wall can be up to 5". All pieces must be ready to hang. 

  • $5 entry fee per piece, to cover juried prizes. 

  • Ready to Hang is honored to have John Hood as its juror this year, awarding prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

  • Artist pickup for any unsold works: Sunday Nov 21 8am-1pm 

*Please note: There was a typo in the original call to entries flyer. Art intake is Tuesday and Wednesday November 16 & 17 from 8am-1pm, not November 17 & 18.

If you would like to donate to support Ready to Hang's costs and the work of the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, you may do so below, and thank you!

Artist FAQS and Information

  • COVID-19:

    • Ready to Hang will abide by current COVID regulations.

    • The Community Arts Workshop is a space with abundant outdoor airflow from several large rolling garage doors and many windows, and the space also has a large outdoor patio.

    • If current COVID conditions continue, we intend to require masks inside the gallery space, recommend them outdoors, and have any eating and drinking only outdoors. If conditions adjust, we will adjust. See this page for any updates as the dates approach. 

  • Sizing of Pieces: 12”x12”x5”. The size of the piece includes any frame or hanging hardware. 5” deep is the maximum depth but not a required depth. The piece can be flat. The piece must be exactly 12"x12" in height and width, however. 

  • What hanging hardware is required? All pieces must be ready to hang. That can be a gallery wire or sawtooth hanger. "Ready to hang" means the piece should sit flush to the wall and not require adjustments by the show crew beyond placing the piece on a nail.

  • No glass please. Plexiglass or other nonbreakable materials are fine if work is framed. 

  • What does "local" mean? If you want to get specific, we are emphasizing artists in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties at this time. You must drop off and pick up your work yourself. And hopefully attend the party!

  • All pieces should be dry. :)