The Funk Zone Art Walk returns on Friday, February 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. in The Funk Zone. The Art Walk is a relatively recent addition to the Santa Barbara art scene. It’s a bi-monthly event intended to showcase The Funk Zone’s vibrant artistic community, featuring a dozen art studios, galleries and art-centric venues opening their doors to the public. This is a great opportunity for those who are unfamiliar with The Funk Zone to become acquainted with the area and culture through an entertaining medium. Visitors can expect to find exhibition openings, artist receptions, open studios, art lectures, demonstrations, pop-up artist booths and beer and wine tastings among other activities.
The Funk Zone Art Walk on February 3 features a wide array of events. The Arts Fund hosts an exhibition from a diverse group of Santa Barbara artists called “The American Dream” curated by Beware of the Humans.
MichaelKate Interiors & Gallery features “Stasis and Momentum,” an abstract art exhibition by Jack N. Mohr, Mary Neville and Kurt A. Waldo. Guilded Table is an Artisan Collective that features custom goods from various vendors alongside demonstrations. Studio 121 features work from Jeanne Dentzel, Michael Irwin, Dug Uyesaka and guest artist Mary Dee Thompson.
At Mcubed.STUDIO, Marlyn Daggett features abstract figurative expressionist oil paintings. Mason Street Studios features work from Galzerano, Koplin, Pedersen and Sattler. SiloGallerie displays an innovative new piece of work from Neil Crosbie entitled “Come back as a Mountain.” GraySpace Gallery introduces work from Susan Bass entitled “Embodied Alchemy: Rotating Creation.”
The Youth Interactive FunkZone Shop exhibits local artworks and handcrafted artisanal products–the proceeds will go back to supporting young creatives and their mentors. SeaHorse Gallery features an exhibit called “Nudes” with photos from celebrity photographer Greg Gorman, Gorman also signs his new book “Private Works.” Alongside Gorman, Santa Barbara photographers Joyce Wilson, Chris Buckpitt and Oliver Tollison have their work featured.
Brass Bear Brewing & Bistro hosts local artist Alana Clumeck and her bold, contemporary piece entitled “Where the Wild Things Are.” Finally, Sol Hill Studio features Hill’s first take on metagraphs called “Sublime Noise.”
For more information, visit funkzone.net.