Now at the CAW


Bella, Aaliyah, and Cecilia Rubio Present:

2nd Youth Makers Market

Sunday, October 17th, 11am-2pm
For and about our youth.

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Youth Makers Market is a Santa Barbara based nonprofit. Our mission is to bring SB County youth artists and makers together. The markets support young entrepreneurs in cultivating their problem solving, evaluative, and reasoning skills.

Questions? Contact 805-896-3856


YMM is a local makers market for youth to bring their art and creativities to be purchased by our community members and more.

The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative

City Council and Mayoral Candidates Forum

Recording available here

If you missed the forum it is available to all at
A Facebook account/login is not required to view the videos. 


This forum for current City Council and Mayoral Candidates focuses on the arts and the City's role in promoting arts and culture. The forum provides an opportunity to hear from all candidates their position on supporting and sustaining the arts in Santa Barbara, and for voters to ask them questions on their positions. 


The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative (SBAC) is a nonprofit committed to sustaining and growing all forms of the arts in Santa Barbara. Through long-term programs like the Community Arts Workshop, the Funk Zone Maps, Pianos on State, and in many smaller projects and collaborations, the SBAC works to sustain and grow the unique cultural ecology of our community. For many years, the SBAC has had a tradition of hosting a Candidate's Forum on the Arts during election years. 

The SBAC does not issue endorsements of candidates. 

Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE) & The Climate Reality Project:

Invite all to a special event to benefit the Community Environmental Council (CEC) & Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter
Sat. & Sun. October 23 & 24, 2021 — 1-8pm Sat,10-5pm Sun.
Reception Saturday 5-8pm
Free and open to the public

Climate + Art = Change

Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE) along with the Climate Reality Project (CRP) are presenting this two-day special Art Exhibit & Sale, plus Educational Events to benefit the award-winning CEC (Community Environmental Council) and the dynamic Los Padres Chapter of Sierra Club. All participating organizations are focused on climate actions and solutions.

Featured in the Assembly Room at the CAW will be over 130 artworks that reflect on the changing climate, with artists on site throughout the show. Jurist and established local artist Holli Harmon will be hosting her art, along with 75 known SCAPE artists. 40% of proceeds from art sales will benefit the CEC and Sierra Club.

Throughout the event, the Climate Reality Project, CEC and the Sierra Club will host informational tables, screen short films, and provide actions that everyone can take to address the climate crisis. EXPLORE ECOLOGY will host a children’s activities tent on Saturday, October 23rd. Kids of all ages (with parental supervisor) are welcome.

The Santa Barbara Printmakers Present:

Pop-up Print Sale

Original Art from Local Artists
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 12  5-7:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Sat, Nov. 13, Noon - 5 p.m.  & Sun,  Nov. 14, Noon - 4 p.m.

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Purchase framed and unframed prints for yourself or as gifts. Get an early start on your holiday shopping!


The Santa Barbara Printmakers is a group of artists dedicated to creating and presenting prints that are made using hand and press printing techniques: etching, drypoint, monotype, mono print, woodblock, collagraph, linocut, clay, lithography, serigraphy, transfer, and digital programming.

More at

Kathy Leader Presents:

Mixed Media Art for the Soul Retreat

Saturday & Sunday November 13 &14. 10:00am-4:00pm

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This 2 day mixed media “Art for the Soul” retreat is an immersive experience in the art process. Through guided mixed media techniques and practices, journaling and self reflection you will be making art that flows.


The retreat is geared towards anyone who is curious about the creative path whether you are just exploring your creativity for the first time or are a practicing artist who feels stuck and wants to deepen your practice.


$385 for the weekend includes basic materials and lunch on Day 1. 

More information and signup and the link below.
Contact:, (805) 669-6517


The Art Process Studio works with individuals, groups and organizations to design inspiring art workshops for anyone interested in exploring their personal and professional life through creativity. Our mixed media art classes, workshops and retreats help to develop creative self confidence by combining mindful, process oriented art making with the understanding of techniques and practices. 


A pop-up community-wide art show at the CAW

It’s back. Ready to Hang community-wide art show and artist celebration, at the CAW the weekend before Thanksgiving. 12x12 art only, both art and artist must be ready to hang. Entry form and lots more info at

With questions contact project organizer Michael Long, 805-729-3425.

We look forward to hanging with you.

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!