September 2017

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From the Desk of Kate Schwab,  Marketing & Communications Director

 Dog Days of Summer 
Breaking news: Downtown Santa Barbara has an official Office Dog! Millie comes to the office with me every day, and that got me to thinking: where else are dogs welcome in Downtown Santa Barbara?  
Holly working the runway at Savoy Cafe & Deli. 
On a quest, I learned that many downtown restaurants, galleries, shops and tasting rooms allow dogs, with m any offering treats and water bowls to accommodate doggy customers. Kathy Shields at Savoy CafĂ© & Deli (24 W. Figueroa) sent a photo of their "dog parking" corner, as well as a photo of Holly, lounging on the popular dog hangout, the patio carpet runner. At The Grapeseed Co, Kristin Fraser says, "We make an entire doggy line called Dirty Dog Organics!"     
Chili Pepper at Indigo. 
Eureka! Burger's patio (601 Paseo Nuevo) is a great place for brunch with a pup - they even have treats. Viva Modern Mexican (1114 State) was so enthusiastic, we ate there twice in one week. Millie perched c omfortably on my lap while I got a pedicure at Nu-Image Nail Salon ( 617 State).    
Sophie and Bear, hanging out at Jamie Slone Wines.  
  Within a few blocks block of Millie's office, she has many dog-buddies:  
  • Bear at Kotuku Elixir Bar (25 E. De la Guerra)
  • Sophie at Jamie Slone Wines (23 E. De la Guerra)
  • Cooper at The Riviera Towel Company (727 E. De la Guerra Plaza). 
  • Henry at Santa Barbara Arts (1114 State #24)
  • Moose at Breakfast (711 Chapala)
  • Chili Pepper at Indigo Interiors (1321 State)
  • Daisy, Brand Ambassador at Game Seeker (537 State)
Leaving summer behind and zooming toward the Fall, we're noticing more and more pups parading along State Street, but some rules apply. Dogs must be leashed, please call ahead to check with restaurants before arriving with your pooch, and I think it's safe to say that everyone will appreciate you cleaning up after your dog.

Stay tuned - we're working on a new Dog Friendly Downtown Santa Barbara page for our website, including info about which Downtown SB locations accept dogs. I know I've just scratched the surface of Dog Friendly Downtown Santa Barbara - but I'm having a great time reimagining my view!
Millie, the DSB Office Dog, with her Little Green Ball. 
Upcoming Events

Heads up - here's a month's worth of upcoming events in Downtown Santa Barbara
and YOU can participate!  

September 2017

Thursday, September 7   
(5:00-8:00 pm
Sat, Sept 16-Sun, Sept 17: The World 
Sat, Sept 23: Celebrity Infinity 
Mon, Sept 25: Celebrity Infinity 
Wed, Sept 27: ms Zaandam
Sat, Sept 30: Emerald Princess

Thursday, September 21 
(4:00-7:00 pm) 
  Paseo Nuevo 
 October 2017 

Thursday, October 5    
(5:00-8:00 pm
Mon, Oct 2: Celebrity Infinity 
Fri, Oct 6: Ruby Princess 
Fri, Oct 13: Seaborn Sojourn 
Tue, Oct 17: Grand Princess 
Tue, Oct 24: Grand Princess 

Presents: 1st Thursday 

Downtown Santa Barbara comes alive once a month for  1st Thursday , Presented by Montecito Bank & Trust. This monthly art crawl brings art, music, dance, poetry, demos, lectures, book signings and more to Downtown Santa Barbara streets and historic paseos, and is free for everyone.  
September's theme is "Discover a New Passion."
  • FEATURED EVENT: Montecito Bank & Trust (1000 State) exhibits "Imagine a World Where Everyone Feels Included." Come celebrate the artwork of eleven students who participated in Anti-Defamation League's No Place for Hate art contest. We will also feature artist Adam Bertolet and the smooth sounds of mother & son duo, Colin and Michelle Richardson. Wines by Mathiasen Family Wine Company.
  • Discover your passion at the Bobcat Room (10 W. Ortega) with an evening of art, food, wine, and libations featuring local artists drawing live models in high fashion by B-Line Designs, Rashas Love Designs, and Jessi Rose Creations.  
  • The Santa Barbara Art Association presents a show of diverse artwork juried by Frank Goss, at Jewish Federation's Art at the JCC (524 Chapala).
  • "All About Carpinteria" by Olga Hotujac, a collection of impressionist urban landscapes of Carpinteria created in a heavy impasto technique while working en plein air, exhibiting at Te Amo Estate & Fine Jewelry (811 State St, in Paseo Nuevo Mall).
  • Check out the unique space that is The Barber Shop (1233 State) to enjoy live music, drinks, and appetizers.
  • Pacific Western Bank (30 E. Figueroa) proudy displays works of a local art collective, the Goleta Valley Art Association.
  • Visit Santa Barbara Historical Museum's (136 E. De la Guerra) latest exhibitions for Missions in Watercolor (Edwin Deakin) documented the missions as they fell into ruin, a reminder of the power of art for change.
  • View fun and whimsical art by the staff artists of The Painted Cabernet (1229 State), and watch the artists at work!
  • Celebrate Aging - A Photography Show exhibits at Faulkner Gallery (40 E. Anapamu, in the SB Public Library).
  • Kimpton Canary Hotel (31 W. Carrillo) is joined by Golds Gym Santa Barbara leading complimentary flow yoga (6-7 pm) on the fabulous rooftop.
  • Be transported into the ethereal tones and textures of Danielle Renee Methmann's photography and wine paintings at Jodi House (625 Chapala).
  • ASPECT at 10 West Gallery (10 W. Anapamu), A nine person group show, presenting figurative, abstracts and genres in-between.
Kalinka is a lively Santa Barbara quartet that offers a unique rendering of Old World tunes, mixing Jewish Klezmer, Balkan, vintage jazz and gypsy swing. Members include Fred Nadis (clarinet), Andrew Fedders (bass), Daniel Moltke (violin) and Eric Ederer (guitar).  Photo by Kate Connell.
(Marshalls Patio, 900 State)          
Lawrence Duff, singer, keyboardist, acoustic guitarist, is joined mandolinist/vocalist Pat Hackney, together performing  many acoustic based songs covering traditional and contemporary folk, early jazz, R&B, Latin, Brazilian, and originals.
(SBMA Corner, State & Anapamu) 

Non-Profits to Know:

All For Animals 

" Educating, entertaining, and inspiring both youth and adults
 and celebrating the human-animal bond."

 Karen Lee Stevens, Founder and Executive Director of All For Animals, started the organization in 1997 as a community resource for animal lovers in Santa Barbara. In 2002, AFA incorporated for the purpose of teaching young people to be kind and respectful to animals, people and the planet. Today, the organization's vision focuses on giving children the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of animal companions through humane education and literacy programs that nurture
 the human-animal b

 Compassion for Critters humane education program has reached thousands of children in Santa Barbara through reading, storytelling, and interaction with a variety of animals. The presentations build on the natural curiosity and affection that children have toward animals and helps them create safe and satisfying relationships with animals that will last a lifetime.

 ARF! (Animals + Reading = Fun!) is an innovative literacy program that gives children in grades K-6 an opportunity to improve their reading skills while inspiring them to become life-long readers by reading aloud to specially trained therapy dogs. ARF! is the only program of its kind in Santa Barbara that provides a results-based literacy program utilizing therapy dog teams in a classroom setting.     
In addition to their programs for children, All For Animals sponsors  therapy dog training classes, which teach dogs and their human companions the skills they will need in order to volunteer together in the community and bring joy and smiles to those in need. Since 2013, AFA has trained more than 400 dogs to become therapy dogs! 
Here's What's New Downtown: 
Willkommen to new dining experience Urkeb (413 State), serving the "doner kabap," the #1 culinary delight of German street food...Hey, Imagine X Functional Neurology - congrats on your new, gorgeous location at 804 Anacapa!...Welcome, new Associate Member IDI.US, an intuitive behavioral approach to invaluable team assessments...Converted to a hotel earlier this year, the Ablitt House (13 W. Haley) is now ready for guests...Santa Barbara Cabinet Company and Santa Barbara Window Coverings have merged under the umbrella company SB Home Design (10 W. Figueroa)...

Downtown Santa Barbara Board of Directors 
Executive Committee
Matt LaBrie 
LYNX Management

Vice President  
Traci Taitt  
The Towbes Group 
Michael Jordan  
HUB International  
Bob Stout
Wildcat Lounge   

Ginny Brush
Brush & Associates  

Kim Clark 

David de L'Arbe
Santa Barbara Travel Bureau

Joanne Funari
American Riviera Bank 

Tracy Pfautch
Pacific Western Bank

Mark Whitehurst
VOICE Magazine 

Lynn Adams
Santa Barbara Arts

David Beardon
Santa Barbara Frame Shop
 & Gallery
Scott Burruss
The Shade Store 
Amy Cooper
Plum Goods 
Genny Cummings
Indigo Interiors

Roger Durling
Santa Barbara International Film Festival

William Duval
Law Office of William Duval
Tamara Erickson 
Hotel Santa Barbara
Larry Feinberg
Santa Barbara Museum of Art


Allison Griffin
Sonos, Inc.
Ed Holdren
Holdren's Steaks & Seafood

Kathy Janega-Dykes
Visit Santa Barbara

Laura Knight

Dave Lombardi
Distinctive Framing 'n' Art  
Distinctive Art Gallery
Doug Margerum
Margerum Wine Co.

Alixe Mattingly 
MOXI, Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation 

Maryann Mendoza

Anne Petersen
Santa Barbara Trust for
Historic Preservation

Randy Rowse
Paradise Cafe

Jill Seltzer 
Ensemble Theatre Company 
Sarah Sinclair
Santa Barbara Independent

Craig Springer 
SB Center for the 
Performing Arts

Tammy Steuart
Metropolitan Theatres 

Tina Takaya
Opal Restaurant and Bar

Randy Weiss
Union Bank

Michal Wiesbrock
Arthritis Foundation

Kristen Weidemann
Paseo Nuevo Shops & Restaurants

Michael Zuckerman
Montecito Bank & Trust
Downtown Santa Barbara Staff 
Executive Director

Marketing & Communications Director
Jenna Raimist  
Marketing & Events Coordinator

Chloe Brooks
State Street Team  
Erik Krueger
Business Manager

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