We are awfully proud of our local artists and try to allow them the opportunity to show their wares as often as possible. You can visit the many shops and galleries located in our downtown area, participate in the Santa Barbara Art Walk the first Thursday of every month, or stroll the aisles of the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show held every Sunday throughout the year, and the occasional Saturday as well (Holiday weekends, we extend the show to Saturdays and Sundays!). Opening at 10 and ending at dusk, this show has been in existence since 1965. Created by artists and sponsored by the City Parks & Recreation Department, lazy Sunday afternoons spent here are amongst some of our favorite memories!
What Can We Find at the Show?
Artwork of all mediums, genres, and sizes are shown here, with approximately 200 of Santa Barbara’s artists on hand to discuss their masterpieces—some will even create new pieces right before your eyes! Each artist lives in Santa Barbara County and each piece displayed is created here as well. You’re not going to find cheap knock-offs and imported trinkets in our arts and crafts show, but you will find quality handmade pieces that will make perfect gifts for family members (assuming you will be able to part with your purchases!).
At the Santa Barbara art show, you’ll find much more than paintings, sculptures, and photographs. Rather, you will find a unique selection of hand crafted items you never knew you needed! From wind chimes to hand made scarves, jewelry and bongos, the ingenuity and creativity of our local artisans never ceases to amaze! Of course, there will still be traditional paintings, sculptures, and photographs as well.
Santa Barbara Artists
Some of these Santa Barbara artists have been exhibiting their works since the early days, while some are brand new and shakily preparing right now to have their first show. It’s never easy to put yourself out there for others to judge, and we have the greatest admiration for these brave souls. Still, they smile, laugh, and enjoy the opportunity to chat and meet with potential buyers, making the job of selling their work look easy! The atmosphere at the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show is casual and laid back, much like the artisans themselves.
Come See the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show For Yourself!
Book your luxurious Paradise Retreats vacation home today and spend a lazy Sunday at Cabrillo Boulevard (from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez) exploring and enjoying the creative and breathtaking wares of our these amazing Santa Barbara artists!