CAW Uses and Space Information

The CAW is for:

Teachers for Art Classes

Artists for Gallery Shows
Parades for Float-Building

Non-Profits for Fundraisers

Photographers and film-makers for Studio Space

Musicians for Concert Space

Theatre Companies for Rehearsal Space

Dance Companies for Performance Space

Companies for Meeting Rooms

Comedians as a Venue

And much More

If You'd Like to Use It:

A Blank Canvas...

The Community Arts Workshop is two buildings and four separate spaces functional, open, affordable space for workshops, art shows, performances, classes, rehearsals, webinars, filming, photography, and more. While renovations are not complete, the possibilities for use of the space are endless.

Here is a site plan of the four separate spaces. See below for photos.

Current Dimensions:

Shed: 47’x31’ (ceiling height 12’ 6”)

Assembly Room: 45’ x 34’ (12’ 10” to bottom beam)

The Ortega Room: 38’ x 17’

The Gallery and Community Room: 34’ x 13’

Full site approx. 115’ x 130’, approx. 15,000 sq. ft.



THE SHED, our second-largest space, is well-suited to rehearsals, classes, workshops, gallery shows, talks, photo-shoots, and many other uses. Current approximate dimensions: 47’x31’ (ceiling height 12’ 6”). The walls are drywall over plywood. The floor is painted concrete. 



THE ASSEMBLY ROOM, the CAW's largest space, is beautifully suited to performances, concerts, lectures, gatherings, parties, workshops, and many other uses. Current approximate dimensions: 45’ x 34’ (12’ 10” to bottom beam). The walls are painted brick. The floor is concrete. 




THE COMMUNITY ROOM is a warm, elegant space wonderful for small gallery shows, classes, meetings, workshops, rehearsals, and more. Current approximate dimensions: 34’ x 13’. The walls are painted brick. The floor is concrete. It contains a moveable table.



THE ORTEGA ROOM is a workshop space well-suited to classes, rehearsals, meetings, workshops, and more. Current approximate dimensions: 38’ x 17’. The walls are painted brick and plywood. The floor is concrete.

If you'd like to use the CAW

Contact Us

Physical Address:

631 Garden Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1414

Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1414




(Casey Caldwell, Managing Director)

The CAW is a project of the

Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative

Non-profit Tax ID: 27-3262168

The Community Arts Workshop is funded in part by the Organizational Development Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture.