Here's What's Happening in  
Downtown Santa Barbara

A New Way to Experience Downtown SB 
Come downtown to check out a series of demonstration projects to re-energize the street. Experiments include: expansive outdoor dining areas, interactive art installations, and featured pop-ups from local start-up companies.  
Experiment Weekend Activities
Friday, April 19, 7 PM - Midnight at the State St. Underpass : FLOW   
Presented by The Arts Fund, local artists will illuminate the State St. Underpass with a light art exhibit. Don't miss this exciting debut of a new art experience downtown. Bring friends and family to enjoy dinner at a downtown restaurant and then ride the MTD electric shuttle for free to the Underpass for light installations and music. DJ music by Party Proper Productions.
             Saturday, April 20, 12 PM - 10 PM;  400-500 Blocks: B(Eats) on the Street    
Enjoy music, art activities and great food from downtown restaurants under the canopy of trees on State Street, where a pedestrian promenade will be created for the day. Families will enjoy painting large coloring book walls and chalk drawing on State Street. Lighting installations featured on the 400 and 500 blocks in the evening hours. Enjoy the Paint and Sip wine garden.  
Pop-Up Showcase                                  
Local entrepreneurs will fill vacant spaces on State Street. Shop for handcrafted items and learn about local startup companies. Stores open: April 19-May 19. 
  • Roots Footwear Huarache Sandals, handmade on-site
  • Lil' Stompers Children's Shoes
  • Catherine Gee Women's Clothing & Fashion
  • Colibri Handmade Bags & Accessories from Latin America
  • Qashi Handmade Chumash Abalone & Pearl Jewelry
  • Pedego Electric Bikes
  • Luna Sandals for hiking and running
  • Luche Leash Co., a modern leash for a modern dog
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures:
Art & Architecture on Film

Dates: Saturday, May 4th & Sunday, May 5th
Times: Varies
Location: Paseo Nuevo Cinemas, Theater #3
More Info: From Shepard Fairey's street art to Rem Koolhaas' skyscrapers, from contemplative Japanese  architecture  to Yayoi Kusama's hallucinatory polka dots, from the Bauhaus' utopian philosophy to Chris Burden's bodily assaults, and much more, this festival of nine films on art and  architecture  spans distances both physical and ideological as it explores some of the people and projects at the forefront of human creativity, redefining boundaries and expanding the limits of what is possible.
To purchase tickets or more info: click here 

1st Thursday - May 2, 2019 

1 st Thursday provides an opportunity to indulge in local culture, mingle with neighbors and participate in the arts community. Look for previews of forthcoming plays, symphony performances, concerts and dance productions, as well as local up-and-coming artists and performers. 
The program also offers visitors the chance to experience, in one evening
"Juxtapose" at Santa Barbara Art Works

, the diversity of Downtown Santa Barbara's visual and performing arts scene, and is aimed at developing a lively atmosphere downtown as well as showcasing the cultural variety that Santa Barbara has to offer.
The 1st Thursday Passport  is a printed guide to all of the 1st Thursday attractions, available at participating galleries and venues, MTD shuttles, the Visitors' Center and hotel concierge desks.   
Mezcal Martini brings Latin Flavored Jazz to the SBMA Corner (State & Anapamu),  
kicking off Cinco de Mayo weekend! 
Date: Thursday, May 2nd  
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Various, click here for May venues   
Downtown LIVE Art & Wine Tour!
Presented by The Towbes Group

Date: Thursday, May 23rd
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Check in and Final Party Location: Arlington Theatre (1317 State)
Dance Music by: DJ Darla Bea
Gallery Locations: Various, north of Carrillo
For More Info and Updates: click here

Now seeking Silent Auction donation items. Contact April (805-962-2098) for pickup. 
Save the Date:
State Street Nationals Car Show
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Locations: State Street between Haley & Micheltorena
Fee: FREE to the public!
Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival  
Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28

Join us at Alameda Park to tackle climate change together!
Event: SB Earth Day Evening in the Park
Date: Friday, April 26th
Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Alameda Park 
More Info: Main Stage music, Beer & Wine Garden
Event: Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival
Dates: Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th
Time: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (Sat); 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (Sun)
Location: Alameda Park
More Info: Full festival with music, food, vendor booths 
For more info, click here. 
For information on more upcoming Downtown Santa Barbara events, click here.

 Be sure to visit Downtown Santa Barbara's unique shops and galleries, fabulous restaurants, live music venues and delightful tasting rooms!
For more info, click here
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