The natural beauty of the landscape of Santa Barbara lends itself to being a magnet for people with an artistic bent, and the people of Santa Barbara are some of the most creative around! Never is that more obvious than in the exhibits available on the monthly Santa Barbara Art Walk, held the first Thursday of each month. If you have the flexibility to schedule your vacation for that time, we strongly recommend that you do it—and that you pack lightly with a large suitcase. We think you will find plenty of wares to bring back home with you just from this event alone!
What Is the Santa Barbara Art Walk?
This is your chance to get a glimpse of the beautiful art pieces created by local artists as you meander along the streets of downtown, and in and out of Santa Barbara’s art galleries, sampling treats, tasting different wines, and experiencing some titillating performance art along the way. Starting at 5 and ending at 8, the variety of artistic genres on display will thrill even the most jaded critics.
Each night is themed. The November Art Walk in Santa Barbara will be dedicated to “Giving Back,” while the last one of the year, our December 1st art walk, celebrates the holidays with a “Holidays Under the Sea” theme. Every month is different, and each walk exemplifies the amazing amount of talent to be found right here in our beautiful coastal town.
What Types of Performances Are Held During the Art Walk?
Some nights they sing. David Segall’s voice should be declared a national treasure; he performs at Marshall’s Patio on State Street. Playing his own music and covering popular favorites as well, David is an Art Walk favorite.
The Capoeira Sul De Bahia is a lot easier on the eyes than it is to say. This Brazilian form of art can be witnessed at the corner of State and Anapamu Streets from 6 to 7:30.
What Type of Art Can You Expect to See?
It might be easier to tell you what you won’t see. We can promise a little bit of everything for your viewing pleasure, all of it beautiful and none of it dull. Paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures—if it’s art, it’s on display at the Santa Barbara Art Walk!
Book in Time For the Next Santa Barbara Art Walk!
Whether you fancy yourself an artist or just admire the heck out of those who can do what you have dreamed of doing your entire life, planning a Santa Barbara vacation to coincide with the Santa Barbara Art Walk is one of the smartest things you can do! Book your luxury Paradise Retreats vacation home today and celebrate the artistic side of our coastal town.