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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will host a holiday Jazz and tamales party on Saturday, Dec. 14, after the Holiday Spirit Parade concludes at 3:30 p.m. The Cate Jazz band will play holiday tunes, and tamales, cookies and a variety of beverages will be available until the Hospice Tre…

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La Conchita artist Dr. Bonnie Kelm’s line of jewelry—Bella Kaye Designs—will be featured in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Store on State Street in Santa Barbara. A retired art history professor and museum director, Kelm began her “second act” in 2007 writing, making art and creating jewelr…

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Girls aged three to seven at Girls Inc. learned how to polka, cha-cha and disco with guidance from California Gold Ballroom champion instructor Mariia Usanina and owner Diane Meehan. After practice sessions, the girls performed a showcase for their parents. Continuing dance classes for girls…

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Carpinteria Magazine and Friends of the Carpinteria Library have teamed up with three local artists to introduce Art for a Cause, a fundraiser to benefit Carpinteria Library. Artists Brian Tepper, Lety Garcia and Ted Rhodes have donated artworks depicting the Wardholme Torrey Pine in their d…

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Rebekah Miles will lead a watercolor class at Heritage Goods and Supply, 5100 Carpinteria Ave., on Sunday, Dec.15, from 2 to 4 p.m., and again on Saturday, Feb. 1. The cost is $30 per person and includes all materials and light refreshments.

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The biggest art showing to date in the Charles Lo Bue Gallery of the Carpinteria Arts Center, the Small Works Holiday Show, featured 152 pieces of artwork in various mediums by 59 artists. Jeanne Carr’s “Joy #2” won first place, second place was earned by Karen Ring Mealiffe’s “Hat Hatter’s …

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Local silversmith Margaret Landreau of SeaRockArt will be showing her art jewelry at Linden Studio, 963 Linden Ave., on Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (and at Carpinteria’s Artwalk on the Boardwalk on Saturday, Nov.16). Landreau’s pieces draw on local ocean themes and incorporate gemstones …

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Santa Barbara artist Virginia McCracken will have an exhibit of mixed-media assemblages titled “This Chapter” at Porch, 3823 Santa Claus Lane, from Nov. 2 through Dec. 31, with an artist’s reception on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. McCracken creates small-scale assemblages inhabited by…

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Palm Loft Gallery will host a Donald Archer exhibition titled “Visual Music” from Nov. 9 to Dec. 15, representing 15 years of the artist’s work in 36 paintings. A public opening reception will be held Nov. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. One of the original members of the Oak Group, Archer became friends…

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On Nov. 6, Carpinteria artist Sharon Schock will begin a weekly residence at Linden Studios, painting there each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and continuing into the holiday season. An artist’s reception will be held on Dec. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. with refreshments at the studio. Schock will…

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will host poet Glenna Luschei for two-consecutive Sunday workshops on Oct. 27 (for youth) and Nov. 3 (for adults). Luschei has travelled widely in her long writing career, founded the literary magazine Café Solo in San Luis Obispo in 1969 and taught a…

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Inspired by Day of the Dead and all of the wonderful things that come from south of the border, the shops, Porch, Folly and Bonita Beach, are collaborating in celebration of Día de los Muertos with two workshops on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Porch, 3823 Santa Claus Lane.

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For three weeks, beginning on Oct. 18, Patricia Houghton-Clarke’s “Facing Ourselves: Carpinteria,” will be exhibited at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center. Houghton-Clarke’s large-format portrait photographs explore migration and integration from an intimate perspective.

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From 18th century to mid-century modern, the Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, will host over 80 dealers from across the Western region, Nov. 8-10, to benefit the non-profit CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation)…

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center honored their many volunteers at an island-themed party last weekend, Sept. 21. New board chair Casey Summar thanked volunteers, “for helping us become one of the best small-town arts centers in the nation.” To become a volunteer contact Kristina Calk…

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The winning artists of the “Farm to Table” exhibit were announced at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center during the event reception on Sunday, Sept. 15. From left are, second-place finisher Ginny Speirs, honorable mentions Emily Calkins, Gary Campopiano and Maggie Powell, third-place fi…

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The Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County’s “Victory Vegetable Gardening for True Beginners” four-class series will run at the Carpinteria Community Garden, 4855 5th St., on Saturdays, Sept. 21 and 28, and Oct. 12 and 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a materials fee of $35, and p…

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In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Artesania para la Familia (Family Arts & Crafts) will present Mariachi Angeles de Pepe Martinez, Jr. at the Alcazar Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 12:45 p.m. The event is a collaboration of Artesania with Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara a…

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Ojai artist Liberty Hanson-Wild will have mixed-media on exhibit at Porch from Sept. 6 through Oct. 30. The artist will donate 10 percent of sales to Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, and Porch will match this amount.

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will present its next exhibition, “Farm to Table,” in the Charles LoBue Gallery on Thursday, Sept. 5. Running until Oct 14, the show is a juried art exhibition open to local and regional artists in two- and three-dimensional media, featuring artistic …

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Joss Jaffe, a Carpinteria born and raised musician and music producer, will present a double-album release concert for the albums titled “Gaia” and “Meditation Music,” on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, 32 E. Micheltorena St., Santa Barbara.

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Even if the Dead Heads have largely given up their school buses for mini vans, the psychedelic noodlings of their patron saint Jerry Garcia will be heard once again when the Grateful Dead tribute band No Simple Highway performs at the Alcazar Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m.

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The Carpinteria State Beach Boardwalk—the winding, elevated walkway over the beach dunes between the end of Linden Avenue and the campground to the east—will be the site of “Artwalk on the Boardwalk” on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 35 artists have claimed places along the b…

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A Bellas Artes exhibition with the theme “Images of Teotihuacan” will open at the Charles Lobue Gallery, Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, on Thursday, Aug. 22. The exhibit will feature original artwork created in the Bellas Artes program. Bellas Artes is an educational outreach program …

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Rock and funk band Avocado Sundae will be performing a concert at the Alcazar Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. Comprised of Neil Gegna, Pete Delaney, Bill Burke and Rich Mahan, these California natives are a self-proclaimed group of “Psychedelic Funkateers readying cosmonauts in the k…

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Patricia Clarke Studio, 410 Palm Ave., will host artist Sharon Gonce on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for “What’s Your Story?” a workshop on Arpilleras—the South American craft of creating personal story cloths. The workshop will help raise funds to support of Patricia Clarke’s a…

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“The Biggest Little Farm” documentary will screen at the Alcazar Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 3p.m. Tickets cost $7. The film follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction from…

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center “Arts by the Sea” camp runs for seven weeks each summer, exposing children to various art techniques and mediums in morning classes and music or drama sessions each afternoon. Children 6- to 12-years-old learn about Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubis…

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Santa Barbara Museum of Art will host a recruiting event for prospective docent volunteers on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 3 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium at 1130 State Street. President of the SBMA Docent Council Mary Joyce Winder said, “We are looking for people that are passionate about art a…

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The California Gold Ballroom, 4647 Carpinteria Ave., is offering adult beginners group classes in Latin stylings and technique. Classes will run through Dec. 31 and are offered on Tuesday/Thursday or on Saturdays. Professional instructors will teach the basic steps, body movements and stylin…

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Carpinteria-based painter Benjamin Anderson will present recent works in the show “Summer Fix” at the Person Ryan Gallery, 2346 Lillie Ave., Summerland, from July 27 through Sept. 4, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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In May and June, the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History held a display and sale of historic quilts from the Bega Lighting Collection. Twelve of the 16 quilts displayed were sold, and the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, who had received the quilts as a donation from Bega, has given it…

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Artist Janey Cohen’s watercolor paintings will be on exhibit at Zookers Restaurant, 5404 Carpinteria Ave., from July 1 to Aug. 17. In this show, she has attempted to capture the light and warmth of summer days.  “You’ll see Carpinteria landscapes, local birds, beloved frolicking animals and …

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Artists are invited to submit works for Palm Loft Gallery’s juried summer show, “Make Hay While the Sun Shines.” The show’s theme can be interpreted as “do what you love while you can,” according to the jurors. Artists are encouraged to submit two-dimensional art works, though a limited numb…

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The Alcazar Theatre begins its 12-day summer Drama Camp on Monday, July 1, when aspiring actors will learn drama techniques as well as set building and costume, light and sound design under the direction of Asa Olsson. Intended for young actors in the third- through 12th grade, Drama Camp ru…

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will again host monthly first-Saturday Artists Marketplace events at 855 Linden Ave., starting on Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., coinciding with the Rods and Roses show along Linden Avenue. Arts Center member artists display, demonstrate a…

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will host seven, week-long art camps for students ages 6 to 12 years. Camps begin on Monday, June 24, and will take place Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each of the seven camp sessions focuses on visual arts in the morning, with the afte…

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Carpinteria State Park hosted a successful “Artwalk on the Boardwalk” event for local artists last May, and State Park Interpretive Specialist Leanne Roth is bringing the event back on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jewelers, woodworkers, ceramicists, fiber artists and photographe…

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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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