Who Can Use the CAW?
Teachers for Art Classes
Artists for Gallery Shows
Parades for Float-Building
Non-Profits for Fundraisers
Painters for Studio Space
Musicians for Concert Space
Opera Companies for Rehearsal Space
Sculptors for Large Works
Dance Companies for Performance Space
Companies for Board Meetings
Theater Companies for Set Building
Comedians as a Venue
If You'd Like to Use It:
The Possibilities are Endless
The Community Arts Workshop provides Santa Barbara with an affordable community space for artists and arts organization from all disciplines to do their work; a place to innovate, to teach, to mentor, to perform, to exhibit, to rehearse, to create, and in all ways entertain, engage, and inspire.
Users can build sets for theatrical productions, or backdrops for dance performances, or find low cost rehearsal space for the many performing arts organizations in Santa Barbara. Children can experience a variety of arts workshops and classes not available in public schools. Sculptors can create pieces too large for their studios. Musicians can rehearse and perform in a space that naturally attracts arts lovers.
Beyond all the terrific and practical uses the imagination can conjure for a community space like this, the CAW can also unleash the power of collaboration and innovation among artists of all types as they share space, share ideas, and share resources.
Many artistic endeavors require large empty spaces – theatrical set design and construction, large visual art creations, sculpture, festivals, parades, etc. The CAW meets the needs of the many artists and arts organizations that require access to low-cost space to see their creative visions become reality.
Many performing arts organizations lack adequate rehearsal space and the expense of private space can be prohibitive. Yet a place to rehearse is critical to a successful performance. The CAW provides these organizations an affordable place to rehearse and build artistic excellence.
Many visual artists know the challenge of getting their work displayed in local galleries. The CAW is a ready resource for local artists to gain exposure.
The CAW is an important arts classroom resource for the young people of Santa Barbara. With the close proximity of La Cuesta High School, Art from Scrap, and other programs that serve our community’s youth, the CAW can be a vital component of the area’s arts education curricula.