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
or order them online at