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Rachel Kenney and her handmade jewelry will be among the many offerings at the Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival “Holiday Pop-Up” in Carpinteria on Nov. 20. 

Handcrafted ocean-inspired arts will be in abundance attheSanta Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival holiday pop-up on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carpinteria Arts Center. The pop-up festival will showcase 20 talented vendors, offering holiday gift opportunities in an open-air market setting featuring best-in-class treasures, crafts and jewelry inspired by the sea. 

Festival organizers are thrilled that this year’s pop-up will move this year’s edition back to the festival’s origins in Carpinteria. 

“The Carpinteria Arts Center has a beautiful courtyard a few short blocks from the World’s Safest Beach in Carpinteria, a perfect setting to exhibit ocean arts,” said Louise Sciutto, festival board president. “We think the pop-up will allow us to be hyper-focused on the artists and art that inspired us to launch this festival here in the first place.”

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival took place at Earl Warren Showgrounds each fall and included arts, education and vendors in an expanded multi-day setting. Followers of the festival will find the signature arts, jewelry and remarkable found objects that have become synonymous with the festival at this year’s holiday pop-up. There will also be live music and holiday spirit. 

“Like so many events, our festival was put on hold indefinitely due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Karen Clark, festival artistic director. “For this pop-up, we chose an intimate setting where we could create a safe outdoor experience for in-person holiday shopping and merriment. We are all so excited to get back to safely celebrating our artists and their unique wares.”

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