Santa Barbara Artists #LightItBlue in
Support of Healthcare and Essential Workers

On Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 PM, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, Arlington Theater Tower, Lobero Theater, Cottage Hospital sites, and the Mission Tower will light up in blue to show gratitude to healthcare and essential workers as part of the international Light It Blue campaign. Lighting will remain up through the month of May, with the exception of the Sea Center, with other buildings planned.

The public is encouraged to admire the illuminated buildings from afar and avoid gathering at the sites, continuing the practice of maintaining social distancing to protect public safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Let's join in!
We encourage you to join this campaign collaboratively by lighting your storefronts blue. Not only does it show our support of healthcare and essential workers, but it brings people downtown (maintaining a distance, of course).
If you don't own any blue light bulbs, you can find them at Ace Hardware or order them online at Amazon .

The #LightItBlue campaign started on March 26 when landmark and historic buildings in the United Kingdom were lit blue as a salute to healthcare providers responding to the COVOD-19 public health crisis. Since then, hundreds of buildings, bridges, entertainment halls, and landmarks across the globe have joined in. For more information on the #LightItBlue campaign, visit