As November begins to fade away, holiday dreams come true when you visit Downtown Santa Barbara for 1st Thursday, on December 1. With more than 40 cultural art venues eager to show off, it is a guaranteed good time filled with holiday music.
Start your holiday off at Fast Frame Santa Barbara where local artist Chris Potter, will feature his plein air landscape painting that makes the perfect holiday gift. Quire of Voyces will be performing choral music of the modern age and renaissance at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in Ludington Court. At Sullivan Goss you can view the annual exhibit, 100 Grand.
33 Jewels will be featuring artwork of Dream Foundation recipient, Michael Orchowski, where all proceeds will be donated to the Dream Foundation. A historical carousel will be available for small children as well as live holiday music by The Holiday Horns for all to enjoy at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Short theater skits performed by The Santa Barbara Drama Club are sure to keep your cheer going as they stroll up and down State Street.
Be sure to see the Holiday Tree Decorating station on the Marshall’s Patio where you can help deck the halls with handmade ornaments. And don’t forget to visit Casa de la Guerra you can view a wall-sized photography show by Ciro Coelho titled Travelbooks: Sao Paulo, a marvelous photographer and SEASONS Magazine contributor.
Head over to Wall Space Gallery on West Ortega to participate in a Art Crawl and to CASA to view art from ARTWALK for Kids and Adults. For more information and a complete listing of the specific programming offered at each gallery as well as public performances and exhibits, visit http://www.santabarbaradowntown.com