Now at the CAW


The Artists Present:


Eight Local Artists, eclectic art show, at CAW
September 2, 2021 through September 29, 2021
Opening Night 9/2 5-8pm


REMEDY is a collective and self-curated exhibition of eight Santa Barbara artists—Tony Askew, Angela Holland, Dan Levin, Michael Long, Perry Hoffman, Dug Uyesaka, Frank Whipple, and Sue Van Horsen. The show encompasses a wide variety of disciplines including: assemblage, collage, mosaic , photography, digital design, printmaking and contemporary folk art.


REMEDY is about the moment, the space, and our visitors stopping in to see the show. We all are part of the REMEDY.


Come, don your masks, and join us opening night 9/2 beginning at 5pm. (Masks are required and there may be a limit as to how many people can be in the Gallery room at one time. We will be encouraging social distancing.)

Opening Night: 9/2 5-8pm — Saturday at the CAW 9/4 11am-4pm — Artist Talk 9/22 5-8pm, Starts at 6pm.

Weekday viewings are available upon request. Please contact Casey Caldwell at 805-324-7443

Vanae Rivera Presents:


Sunday September 26,11am-5pm

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This art and crafts pop-up has become a bit of a tradition here, organized and masterminded by Vanae Rivera. It always promises to blow the doors off the CAW with art, crafts, incredible handmade goods, vintage objects, and much more. Plus DJing by DJ Darla Bea!

Sunday September 26, 11 to 5pm. Come take part!


Want to be a vendor? E-mail organizer Vanae Rivera at

Creativity Rx Presents:

Creativity Rx: Workshop Series for Creative Action

Why Creativity?  Because the world needs more you! 
Wednesdays, 9/29 - 11/3, 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the CAW

Do you need more time and space for creativity? Do you have great ideas that don’t get executed? Did you know: Creativity has positive effects on well-being, health, and resilience? Group support increases the likelihood of fulfilling goals?

This weekly group workshop is for those wishing to increase their creativity. Utilizing researched creativity tools and harnessing the power of a supportive group, you will: Ignite and connect to your creativity, execute goals through creative action, increase personal sense of well-being, and have fun.

Creativity Rx founder and workshop facilitator Kristin Frascella is an artist and a professor at Santa Barbara City College. She has led creativity groups for over 20 years. Her mission is to create spaces that connect people to their creativity and purpose while having fun.  

Kristin’s belief is that creativity is everywhere and accessible to everyone.

More information and signups: email and text/phone (805) 679-3254.

The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative Presents:

City Council and Mayoral Candidates Forum

Sunday October 10

This forum for current City Council and Mayoral Candidates will focus 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. 

Moderator: Helene Schneider, former mayor of Santa Barbara, current Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative Board member. 

Submit your questions for the candidates here!

This event will be fully outdoors, in the CAW courtyard, and follow current COVID-19 regulations. 


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. 


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.

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. 

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!