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Art Events and Openings in Santa Barbara


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Santa Barbara Art Events


1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and other art-related venues offer free access to art in a fun and social environment from 5-8 p.m. 1st Thursday venues also provide additional attractions, such as art openings, live music, artists' receptions, lectures, wine tastings, and hands-on activities. In addition to gallery receptions, State Street comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive exhibits.

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For a complete listing of all local art events
we recommend the Santa Barbara Art Blog






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