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The Arts and Craft Faire is returning this summer to the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, beginning June 12 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and again on July 3 and Aug. 7. 

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Artesania para la Familia and Casitas Village held a joint StoryWalk and the Little Free Library celebration this past weekend at the Casitas Village playground, celebrating the installation of the Little Free Library.

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Carpinteria High School graduate Joe Lovett, along with 36 members of the Carpinteria High School class of 1967, is releasing a biography highlighting both the unique history of Carpinteria and their own histories – aptly named “Chapters of Our Lives.” 

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The Carpinteria’s Arts Center is now offering in-person arts classes again. From left: Randall Moon, Susan Moon, Andy Lisiecki, Glenn Dubock, Betsy Ford, David Powdrell and Robin Karlsson participate in a photography workshop led by Dubock.

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The annual Luschei Family Poetry awards celebration at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center was held virtually this year on May 16. In the child poetry category, Orly Espinoza was honored; Noah Manzarek was the winner of the teen poetry division; and Christina Gessler won the adult poetr…

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The Lushei Family Poetry awards will be held this Saturday, May 16 at 5 p.m. on Zoom. The event will feature poems and poetry read by the three judges: Giti White, Gaby Edwards and Anna Fortner. 

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will hold a free, virtual art class on Saturday, May 15 between 2–4 p.m. The class will feature “Blot Printing in Abstract Paintings” with local artist Laura Denny, and will be held over Zoom. Attendees will focus on Andy Warhol’s blot printing technique.  

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Artists Jayne Burton and Cathy Winton, members of the Carpinteria Arts Center Scholarship Program, will hold an exhibition at Zooker’s Restaurant. The restaurant, located at 5405 Carpinteria Ave., will feature plein air paintings of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh, the bluffs and other famed Carp…

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Beginning Friday, May 7, the Carpinteria Arts Center will hold a five-week group show for this year’s Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio Tour. The show features 14 artists, including Jayne Burton, Lety Garcia, Allison Gobbell, Kerri Hedden, Birgite Ibsen, Ted Rhodes, Sharon Schock, Ki…

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The Carpinteria Arts Center’s “Together Again” silent auction raised nearly $10,000 to support their community arts programs. During the final hours of the exhibition on Sunday, the board, advisory board, honorary board, “Angels of the Arts” and artists that donated work came together for a …

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In honor of the tradition of having the Artist Studio Tour on Mother’s Day weekend, the Carpinteria Arts Center will be giving away free beaded jewelry kits with supplies to make two different knotted bracelets. Included with registration are free written instructions along with a recorded v…

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Lotusland of Santa Barbara has launched an online art sale and gallery exhibition titled “Sanctuary” in celebration of this year’s Earth Day, for which 36 local artists were tasked with creating new, original work inspired by Lotusland. Participating artists were given three days to visit th…

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Continuing their tradition of preserving open spaces, the Oak Group will hold its 35th anniversary show, “Circle of Compassion,” benefiting the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. The work of several Carpinteria artists will be featured in the show, including Meredith Brooks Abbott, Whitney…

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Local author and historian Vince Burns is looking for old photographs of Rincon Point – from the earliest days to the 1980s – that might be used in “Rincon Point,” a pictorial history to be published by Arcadia Publishing in its series, “Images of America.” The same series recently published…

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After being closed for over a year, the Alcazar Theatre – now in its 93rd year – is ready to open its doors once again this Friday, April 23. 

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The Carpinteria Friends of the Library Bookstore officially reopened its doors on Tuesday, April 20. Moving forward, the bookstore will be open on Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center has launched “Together Again,” a silent auction to support the organization. Twenty-seven local artists donated pieces and all proceeds will benefit the center to continue to provide the community with arts programming and “connection through creativi…

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In an effort to bring more belly laughs to community members, the Alcazar Theatre is launching their first-ever Carpinteria’s Funniest Video contest. The competition is a modern twist on the television series America’s Funniest Home Videos. In Carpinteria’s homespun version, video finalists …

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Community members are invited to join the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center virtually on April 26 at 7 p.m. for the monthly Community Voices Salon. This month’s event will feature local talent Maya Shaw Gale, a local poet and writer, as well as Nicola Gordon, a musician and songwriter. Sh…

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Local author Hal Price, as a volunteer of the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, is virtually visiting local elementary school classrooms to share his poems and inspire children to write poetry in honor of National Poetry Month.

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The Artesania para la Familia (Family Arts & Literacy) program will celebrate their annual Children’s Day event with a StoryWalk on Saturday, April 24. Children and parents are invited to participate in the bilingual event, which will feature the book “Por Qué Soy” (“Why Am I”), written …

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The Carpinteria Friends of the Library Bookstore officially reopened its doors on Tuesday, April 20. Moving forward, the bookstore will be open on Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Retired life is far from dull for Carol and Alan Koch. Since 2017, the two have focused their energy on volunteering at the Carpinteria Arts Center. Moving to Carpinteria after 30 years in the Bay Area, the couple quickly acclimated to their new community of volunteers. 

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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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