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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will present “Peak Summer,” a juried show in the new Charles Lo Bue Gallery at 865 Linden Ave., through Aug. 19. Celebrating the theme of summer, the exhibition is open to all artists working in any medium, including two-dimensional and three-dimensio…

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Leslie Person Ryan of Letter Perfect has opened a gallery/retail space called the Summerland Center for the Arts at 2346 Lillie Ave. The site was formerly the Just Folk gallery, and the new arts center has been in formation since that time. With a ground-floor retail space, and an upstairs a…

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The Alcazar Theatre will hold a volunteer appreciation open house on Sunday, June 30. Doors open at 5 p.m. with food and refreshments and a screening of the movie “American Graffiti.” Organizers hope the event serves as a “thank you” to those who have volunteered in the past. It is also an i…

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The Alcazar Theatre will present Cricket Daniel’s “The Lost Virginity Tour,” a play about four women on a road trip down memory lane, on Friday, June 14, and on Wednesday-Saturday, June 19-22, at 7:30 p.m., and again on Sunday, June 16, and Sunday, June 23, at 3 p.m. The comedy bucks the ste…

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Carpinterian Ana Stork is curating the exhibit “Water” at Studio D, SBCAST, 513 Garden St. in Santa Barbara, opening on Thursday, June 6, and running through June 9. Exploring interpretations of water through the creative process in mixed-media, sculpture, video, photography, digital art and…

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Linden Studio co-owner and landscape artist Leigh Sparks will host a one day estate view and sale of her late father Don Longmire’s art collection, which includes work by landscape luminaries such as Ray Strong, Whitney Abbott, Carrie Givens, Rodolfo Rivademar, Richard Schloss, Nadia Penoff …

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The freshly remodeled Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, 855 Linden Ave., will again host a free summer teen arts mural project led by John Wullbrandt for students ages 11 and older on Wednesday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The one-day project will produce an agamograph—a mural done i…

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will present its first juried show in the new Charles Lo Bue Gallery, titled “Stitch/Sew/Knit/Knot: A Fiber Arts Show,” with a reception on June 30 from 5 to 7 p.m., to kick off to the Central Coast Quilt Shops Tour. The ingathering for the show was o…

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Santa Barbara artist Ginny Speirs will have a show of oil paintings titled “Survey of Succulents” on display at Porch, 3823 Santa Claus Lane, through June 30, with an artist reception on Saturday, May 11, from 3 to 5 p.m., coinciding with the Carpinteria & Summerland Artists Studio Tour.…

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The Carpinteria Writer’s Group will host local authors for a free public reading at the Carpinteria Library multi-purpose room on Tuesday, June 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. Writers will have five minutes to read their published or unpublished open-genre work, and there will also be question and answe…

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On Mother’s Day weekend across Carpinteria and Summerland, artists will share a rare glimpse into the spaces where they design and create their work. The 13th annual Artists Studio Tour boasts 30 artists, both established and emerging talents, who will show diverse works-in-progress and offe…

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The Friends of the Carpinteria Library will host Beatles expert, music journalist and author Mark Brickley, who will present his book “Postcards from Liverpool—Beatles moments and memories” at the group’s annual meeting on Wednesday, May 22, at 6 p.m. at Carpinteria Community Church, 1111 Va…

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Gillian Summers is a storyteller who grew up in Liverpool, UK, and has lived in Carpinteria since August 2018. Summers has told her autobiographical stories in theaters, bars and festivals from California to Chicago, and believes storytelling to be the ultimate connecter and healing antidote…

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Island Brewing Company, 5049 6th St., will have a showing of plein air paintings by Ojai’s Jeff Sojka through June 9. Having traveled widely and studied in Europe, Sojka’s work evokes the spirit of the places he paints—whether ocean, mountain or city settings. The artist writes that he “like…

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Talented wordsmiths of all ages submitted their original poems to this year’s Luschei Family Poetry Contest put on by the Linda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center. In blind review, the judges selected only a handful of poems in three categories, children, teen and adult. In a ceremony on April 2…

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The Friends of the Carpinteria Library will host Beatles expert, music journalist and author Mark Brickley, who will present his book “Postcards from Liverpool—Beatles moments and memories” at the group’s annual meeting on Wednesday, May 22, at 6 p.m. at Carpinteria Community Church, 1111 Va…

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Island Brewing Company, 5049 6th St., will have a showing of plein air paintings by Ojai’s Jeff Sojka through June 9. Having traveled widely and studied in Europe, Sojka’s work evokes the spirit of the places he paints—whether ocean, mountain or city settings. The artist writes that he “like…

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Gillian Summers is a storyteller who grew up in Liverpool, UK, and has lived in Carpinteria since August 2018. Summers has told her autobiographical stories in theaters, bars and festivals from California to Chicago, and believes storytelling to be the ultimate connecter and healing antidote…

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Ojai chef, author and Coastal View News columnist Randy Graham has a new book, “Ojai Valley Grill It Cookbook” available on Amazon for $14.95. Chef Randy writes: “This is the sixth vegetarian recipe book in my Ojai Valley cookbook series. The 77 recipes in this book are grouped into five cat…

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, 855 Linden Ave., will host “Palate to Palette,” on Saturday, May 5—the center’s first major event after an extensive remodel. Showcasing the new gallery space and re-done courtyard, “Palate to Palette” will offer participants an experience of fine ar…

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Linden Studio, 963 Linden Ave., will hold its monthly trunk show on Wednesday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring Margaret Landreau’s “Sea Rock Art,” handcrafted jewelry designs integrating silver and gemstones. The show will have art by Landreau and Linden Studio partners Lety Garcia, Kim S…

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The Carpinteria Valley Historical Society will visit the South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The lush 87-acre garden was established nearly 60 years ago, and its mature vegetation includes 2,500 species with over …

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The Pro Deo Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Carpinteria and focused on helping children and youth, will host a free #CARPlife Scavenger Hunt on May 18, open to middle and high school students. Unlike traditional scavenger hunts, this one is a photo scavenger hunt, where teams o…

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Palm Loft Gallery, 410 Palm Ave., is extending the Ray Strong exhibit “Unforgettable Legacy through April 21. On Saturday, April 27, a one-woman show begins of paintings by Kasandra Martell (aka Margarita Yllescas), titled “I Am Passionate About Painting.”  Martell died at home at 93 years o…

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The 13th annual Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio and Gallery Tour will be held on   Mother’s Day weekend, May 11-12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free, with 30 artists and their studio/gallery spaces open for the public to tour in Carpinteria and Summerland. Works will be ava…

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The group Carpinteria Sharing Cultures will hold a “Show and Tell Program” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for First Friday, May 3, at the home of Larry Nimmer, with an open invitation for the public to participate or watch. Featuring up to a dozen participants who will show and tell about a personal…

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Carpinteria painter Meredith Brooks Abbott joins artists Susan Petty and Gail Pidduck in an exhibit titled “Common Ground” at the Santa Paula Art Museum through July 7.

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Carpinteria artist Matthew Stork’s exhibition “In Flight,” will be part of Downtown Santa Barbara’s First Thursday art events at SBCAST, 513 Garden St., Santa Barbara, on Thursday April 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. Stork explores the metaphor of flying through mixed media and augmented reality. “Conc…

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In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Carpinteria Arts Center is holding the Luschei Family Poetry Awards, established by former poet laureate of San Luis Obispo County Glenna Luschei Berry-Horton. Poets must either reside in Carpinteria or submit poems inspired by Carpinteria. Entrie…

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The Wine ‘n Waves benefit for Summerland School will be held at the Summerland Winery, 2330 Lillie Ave., Summerland, on Sunday, April 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $50 or $90 for two, and include a commemorative glass, one glass of wine, a raffle ticket, appetizers and live music by the …

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The 10 West Gallery, 10 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, will present the group show “People and Places,” running through April 28, with a reception Thursday, April 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. Carpinteria-based abstract impressionist Beth Schmohr, who will soon be moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico, has f…

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The Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., will present “Black Comedy,” a unique one act comedy written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Jordana Lawrence, from April 5 through April 14. The play takes place in London in 1965, where a lovesick and desperate sculptor, Brindsley Miller, has em…

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The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County will host Andreina Diaz of EyeSee Santa Barbara for a sunset photography workshop titled “Nature Photography Made Easy,” and a tour of the Rincon Bluffs Preserve on Sunday, March 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Diaz will share techniques for taking successf…

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In the story “The Old Man and the Beach,” from his new collection of self-published stories titled “Clean Shorts,” local author Gary Delanoeye draws a clear-eyed portrait of sunrise on the beach at the end of Linden Avenue: “Facing out to sea at 6:30 a.m. I am looking due south. The sun rise…

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Opening night for the Carpinteria Rotary Charitable Foundation’s 10th annual Talent Showcase will be Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at the Alcazar Theatre, with a red-carpet reception at 6 p.m. The event promises a show bursting with musical and dance performances from classical pianists, uku…

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Completing a new painting each day (“alla prima”), local artist Sharon Schock focuses on bold, colorful urban landscapes. A graduate of Westmont College (B.A. Fine Art, 2006) Schock works in oil paints, switching between city and landscape scenes. “It’s really the light involved that draws m…

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Whether shaping a surfboard or painting the Topa Topa mountains, Matt Moore brings out the curves that reflect the natural world. Now in his 60s, Moore first learned to draw perspectives and paint en plein air as a boy from his grandfather Ila Mathew Moore, who would come up from Los Angeles…

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At this year’s 74th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, Westerlay Orchids presents an opportunity to meet Cinderella and have photographs taken with the princess. Bringing to life the show’s theme of “Orchid Magic,” the Westerlay team have created a scene worthy of a princess, in…

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“Camp Carp” will be held at Carpinteria State Beach over the CUSD spring break, Monday, March 24 to Friday, March 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. A maximum of 15 students, ages 7 through 12, will explore nature outside with microscopes and binoculars, press plants and sea weed and learn the c…

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Earlier this month, creative entrepreneurs and painters Lety Garcia, Kim Snyder and Leigh Sparks opened the downtown “T”’s newest art space, Linden Studio, at 963 Linden Ave. The collective locale is both a storefront gallery and a studio artist space. On any given day you’ll find one of the…

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New work by Santa Barbara artist Lloyd Dallett will be on exhibit from March 5 through April 28 at Porch, 3823 Santa Claus Lane. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. to meet the Lloyd and enjoy refreshments.  

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In March, six historical women will come alive to celebrate women’s history month with the Santa Barbara and Carpinteria libraries in a theatrical presentation by DramaDogs of monologues written by Terre Ouwehand of Carpinteria. The women dramatized in monologue are Rachel Carson, Marian And…

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Local musician and singer-songwriter Will Breman will celebrate the release of his new recording, “Santa Barbara Soul Music EP,” on March 3 with a performance at Island Brewing Company from 3 to 6 p.m. Bremen’s show will incorporate live-looping, where he records multiple instruments at once…

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center is once again organizing an artists’ studio tour to promote the local arts community. Last year, over 30 artists opened their doors to visitors who savored a glimpse behind the scenes where the creative process unfolds. This year, tour organizers anti…

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Whether you’re into the Hand Jive, Jitterbug or Twist, the Fabulous ’50s Sock Hop, hosted by Carpinteria Family School, is sure to be a hit on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Canalino School Cafeteria. The dance floor will be decked in the throwback fashion of the 1950s, when the Sock…

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John McEuen will perform at the Alcazar Theatre on Feb. 13 along with his son Jonathan and special guest Nicola Winokur. McEuen will perform with his band String Wizards in a multi-media show featuring iconic hits, old favorites and new wonders from his Americana Award-winning album “Made in…

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The Carpinteria Immigrant Project is a new initiative started by Carpinteria locals to recognize the rich cultural diversity of all immigrants here in Carpinteria and throughout the world. The public is invited to the kick-off meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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The Carpinteria Rotary Club will hold auditions for its annual Talent Showcase—a fundraiser for the Carpinteria Unified School District music programs—at the Alcazar Theatre. The auditions will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This ye…

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