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This weekend, Carpinteria’s eclectic community of outstanding performers will once again bring delight and enchantment to the city by the sea in the Rotary Club of Carpinteria’s Annual Talent Showcase, this year held virtually and presented to the public for free. 

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Starting on April 20, the Carpinteria Branch Library will offer Día maker kits. The library is challenging kids to create their own stories with the supplies provided. Kids can draw and write in any language they’d like to bring their story to life. This project is best for kids ages 6-12 an…

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Sierra Mayoral of Carpinteria High School was selected to represent Santa Barbara County at the statewide Poetry Out Loud competition after she was crowned the champion at the Santa Barbara County competition, presented by Corazón del Pueblo.

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Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is holding a Yoga and Gardening Workshop in partnership with instructor Kylie Wagner, and welcomes girls from the community to join in on the six-session workshop. Sessions take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and the workshop will run from April 13…

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The Rotary Club of Carpinteria is preparing to hold its annual Talent Showcase, only this year it will be virtual. The April 17 talent show will be fully virtual this spring, with headliners including local students, folk artists, comedians, singer-songwriters, bagpipers and more. Acts will …

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Every spring since 1982, the U.S. House of Representatives has sponsored a nationwide high school arts contest designed to encourage and recognize the talents of young artists nationwide, and this year’s installment of the Congressional Art Competition is now underway.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is hosting a virtual Flower and Herb Shortbread Cookie Workshop on Saturday, April 3 at 11 a.m. Participants will learn how to take homemade shortbread cookies to the next level by utilizing fresh or dried edible flowers and herbs.

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Local artist Juanita Leman is currently showing her art at Zookers Restaurant. Leman creates watercolor and acrylic paintings of local scenery, and her work most often draws on the simple beauty of the landscapes, nature and wildlife of California’s coast, from Carpinteria to Morro Bay.

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Members of the community are invited to participate in painting an above-and-below-water scene on the Ash Avenue Boathouse walls on Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Santa Barbara Summer Solstice has announced that the theme of its 2021 celebration is “Bloom!” Local artists are invited to participate in a bloom-inspired poster and T-shirt design competition. A $250 honorarium will be awarded to the artist whose work is selected to be featured on 2021 Sol…

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The Carpinteria Rotary Club has announced that the 12th installment of its annual talent show will be held virtually. The show is being directed by Dream Cast Media Group and will be filmed at several iconic Carpinteria locations. It is set to premiere in mid-April and will be available for …

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will begin holding Feature Artist Fridays events to celebrate their new photography exhibit, “Through the Lens,” which opened virtually in the Charles Lo Bue Gallery on Feb. 26. Visitors are encouraged to come meet artists every Friday for the next fi…

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Carpinteria artist Ben Watts’ sculptural rendition of Casitas Plaza is currently on display at SlingShot art studio and gallery in Santa Barbara. Looking to take on a new artistic medium and delve into the world of sculpture, Watts decided to recreate Casitas Plaza, a cityscape that has grow…

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The Carpinteria Children’s Project invites friends and supporters to a virtual event benefitting children and families of the Carpinteria Valley. Community leaders and keynote speaker Senator Monique Limón will highlight local critical issues, efforts to support children and families and how…

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The Women’s Woven Voices project came to the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 19, as project founder and artist Brecia Kralovic-Logan handed out almost 100 free weaving kits to Carpinteria residents.

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Artist Katherine Murray smiles alongside Carpinteria Arts Center volunteer Liz Rosedale and intern Emma Payne. Murray entered two pieces in the “Through the Lens” show, which opens virtually on Feb. 26. The show is set to open in-person once the county enters the red tier.

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center continues to give away free art supplies every Friday in February. On Friday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be free weaving kits available. Artist and founder of Women’s Woven Voices Brecia Kralovic-Logan will be present to share about the…

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Participants in Bellas Artes, a free family program providing art materials and supplies to budding artists of all ages, received Valentine’s Day-themed supplies last week. Zoe Atkins, director and principal instructor for the program, designed and printed information cards to go along with …

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From Feb. 20 to April 27, artist John Wullbrandt will be a featured artist at Santa Barbara Fine Art. Wullbrandt is a Carpinteria native and has participated extensively in the community throughout his prolific career, particularly in volunteering with local youth. His recent works showcase …

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The monthly Community Voices Salon, hosted by the Carpinteria Arts Center will be held virtually on Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. Including music and spoken word by local writers, poets, singers and songwriters, this month’s meeting will feature writer Kimbrough Ernest and poet and musician Suda…

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Santa Barbara Public Library is inviting families to participate in a Maker Challenge using Lego kits available for pickup at the Carpinteria Library. The kits will include surprise Lego bricks with challenge prompts to build real and imaginary models, and the project is best for kids age 5-9.

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Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announced this week that it is planning an elaborate build-out of two beachside drive-in theatres for the 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival taking place from March 31 to April 10. The drive-in theaters located at Santa Barbara Ci…

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Art in Film, offered by the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, normally offers six art documentary films at the Alcazar Theater. Due to the pandemic, this year we are going to start our season by offering suggestions for some old and new favorites to enjoy at home.

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The Wilding Museum of Art and Nature in Solvang is inviting the public to participate in an environmental poetry contest with the theme “Why Earth Day Matters.” The competition seeks to celebrate Earth Day and highlight the importance of protecting the planet’s natural resources and working …

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The Charles Lo Bue Gallery at the Carpinteria Arts Center has put out a call to photographers for the upcoming juried exhibition, “Through the Lens.” The exhibit runs from Feb. 26 to April 11 and looks to feature a wide range of perspectives from local photographers. The exhibit will be juri…

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The Charles Lo Bue Gallery at the Carpinteria Arts Center has put out a call to all photographers for an upcoming exhibit. The exhibit, “Through the Lens,” will run from Feb. 26 to April 11 and will feature a wide range of perspectives from local photographers. The exhibit will be juried by …

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Larry Nimmer rang in the new year with his annual Dance for Peace, and following Inauguration Day he has released the video on YouTube for the public to watch.

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Where has ART in FILM been? I’m guessing you never expected that the popular ART in FILM documentary series would be on hiatus for so long. Well luckily, the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Art Center is jumpstarting a new season, and they’ll be offering suggestions for some old and new favorites t…

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The Carpinteria Arts Center announced that it will be hosting its first free virtual event of the year, “Community Voices Salon,” on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. This month’s featured guests will be songwriter and musician Kyra Joseph and author Gaby Edwards, and they will be celebrating the art of mus…

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This week, thee Carpinteria Arts Center rolled out “Signs of Hope,” a new community art project. “Signs of Hope” aims to give Carpinterians an outlet to share positive messages and their own artwork on personalized yard signs. There are two versions of the yard signs. One is a blank canvas w…

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The Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) in Santa Barbara is now accepting applications for its fourth Annual Young Playwrights’ Festival for writers ages 13 to 19. The program provides young writers with an environment to learn the craft of playwriting over a four-month period. 

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Cate School junior Asen Kim Ou has received the National YoungArts Foundation merit award in Design Arts. Ou was one of 14 students that received this award. The merit level is the organization’s third highest honor, which recognizes artwork that is technically strong with a clear artistic p…

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The Carpinteria Arts Center will host free virtual art classes throughout the month of January. Classes range from watercolor painting on Jan. 16 and acrylic painting on Jan. 23 to a prerecorded wire wrapping jewelry making class that includes a free supply bag. The art center will also offe…

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After 10 months without any new exhibitions, the Palm Loft Gallery, at 410 Palm Ave., will open “Expressions of Love, Selected New Paintings by Bert Collins.” The exhibition showcasing the works of Ojai-based artist Bert Collins will be on view from Dec. 12 to Feb. 7.

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This month, Island Brewing Company released a new IPA, along with a new program to engage local artists and heighten the shelf appeal of their beer cans. The new IBC hazy IPA is the first IBC beer to be released with original art on its label. The Oh, Behaze! Hazy IPA features Emily Morrill’…

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The Carpinteria Library invites the public to share a children’s picture book story with the communitywhile taking a walk. Look for the library’s signs in shop windows along Linden Avenue and in the Shepard Place Shops on Casitas Pass Road. More information will be posted at the Carpinteria …

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