Downtown Business Spotlight is a virtual interview series, where we chat and get to know our Santa Barbara business owners. Join us for this interview series in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Independent, each Thursday at 3 PM.

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 3 PM

TOPIC: Steak & Seafood

Join Matt Kettmann in conversation with Clay Holdren (Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood) and Warren Butler (Chase Restaurant & Courthouse Tavern) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.
Did you miss the last Downtown Business Spotlight?
Watch it below!

TOPIC: Home & Garden

Join Christine Cowles in conversation with Julie Spalluto and Adele Spalluto (Italian Pottery Outlet), Jonathan Brandon (747 Designs), and Hannah Bangs (Idyll Mercantile) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.
The Magic of Katrina at OPPI'Z Bistro

May 26, 2021 · 6:00-7:20 PM & 7:30-8:50 pm
Join OPPI'Z on the evening of Wednesday, May 26th for the launch party of Santa Barbara Tours & Experiences as we present Magical Katrina. Experience a Now You See Me type of performance with amazing illusions, mentalism, comedy, and more! Actress and award-winning Los Angeles magician Katrina will dazzle and amaze you with a unique blend of elegant sleight-of-hand card magic, table magic, close up magic and a stage show. She has performed in Europe, India, Africa, Mexico, and across America - most notably at the Houdini Estate in Hollywood Hills and at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. This is an exclusive opportunity to watch Katrina perform here in Santa Barbara along with a live music performance. Don't miss out! This is a one night performance with two seatings available to choose from: - Early seating: 6:00pm-7:20pm - Late seating: 7:30pm-8:50pm
Village Properties Kids’ Chalk Box “Drive Through” for I Madonnari Street Art Festival

Families with children interested in creating their own street art for the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival are invited to pick up free boxes of chalk this Saturday at a “drive through” event sponsored by Village Properties Realtors. Village Properties staff members and members of the Children’s Creative Project arts education organization will hand out 1,000 boxes of children’s chalk between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 29. The event will take place at Village Properties’ Santa Barbara office parking lot (1436 State Street, off Micheltorena Street). Families are encouraged to use the chalk to create their own “Kids Square” art pieces on their driveway or neighborhood sidewalk for the I Madonnari festival, which runs throughout the May 29 to 31 Memorial Day weekend. Photos of the Kids Squares can be posted on the festival’s Facebook and Instagram pages. For information about the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival, including participation and sponsorship opportunities, visit https://ccp.sbceo.org/i-madonnari/welcome. To support the Children’s Creative Project go to https://ccp.sbceo.org/donate. For information about Village Properties visit https://www.villagesite.com/ or email info@villagesite.com.
SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION – GETS CREATIVE FOR JUNE FESTIVITIES

Have your Business Featured in the Solstice Blooming Art Guide in the Month of June

In lieu of this year’s annual Summer Solstice parade and festival a special “Blooming Art Gardens Guide” highlighting all the decorated homes, businesses, and the locations of the Solstice art installations is under development.
 
To have your business featured, get assistance with decorating from local volunteers and artists, email Jinny at media@solsticeparade.com
 
Deadline to be included in their Blooming Gardens Guide (for free, though sponsorship is welcome) is May 28.

Long time Solstice Artist Claudia Bratton has created a bright and beautiful display at her house on Bath Street, with the help of Solstice Artist Carlos Cuellar, as our first Blooming Garden art installation. Claudia’s home has bloomed early as a demonstration of what a Blooming Garden decorated house can look like! Walk by her home at 1128 Bath Street to see our first Solstice Bloom!
 
These Blooming Garden art installations will be popping up around town come June, so keep an eye out for all of our colorful blooms. Learn more at: https://www.solsticeparade.com/blooming-gardens-guide
 
Your business can also be featured in the Virtual State Street Parade June 4 & 5. Learn more and schedule your appointment to be filmed at the link below.
Commemorating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join SBTHP this month for a free, three-part virtual series celebrating Santa Barbara’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. As acts of violence and racism against Asian Americans have escalated across the country, we will come together as a community to explore the historical context for recent events; listen to and support our AAPI friends, neighbors, and business owners; and celebrate the diverse and rich AAPI cultural traditions that help define Santa Barbara.

NEXT WEBINAR:
A Cultural Celebration

May 26, 2021 · 6PM
Join SBTHP for a virtual celebration highlighting Santa Barbara’s diverse AAPI cultural traditions and heritage. Performances will include Taiko drumming, spoken word, dance, folk music and more.

State Street Promenade Market
May 27, 2021 · 3 PM - 7:30 PM
State Street between Figueroa & Carrillo Street
This week we are inviting you all back to the State Street Promenade Market! Due to high wind warnings, we had to call off our market last week so we are excited to invite you and all of our vendors back this week for another incredible local's night!
 
See you at the market! 
 
Make sure to follow our new Instagram page and email Amy@DowntownSB.org if you would like to become a vendor!
Roar & Pour - Thursdays @ 6pm (Weekly)
Outside the Good Lion/Granada Theatre

Join The GranadaOpera Santa Barbara and The Good Lion on Thursday nights for live music, food and drink. Experience the festivities of live music on State Street while enjoying festive State while sipping on a Pisco Resistance cocktail or sampling items from the Current Hits menu. Limited seating available for dining.