Looking for a unique way to participate in the local arts scene? The Arts Fund offers a series of informal participatory events featuring the art, gardens, studios, music and homes of local artists and patrons. What a fun way to gain insight into the creative process from the perspectives of some of our most noted visual artists, performers, designers and creative professionals while also helping to support this worthy local nonprofit.
In addition to the conversation and art, seasonally inspired hors d’oeurves will be paired with our wines generously donated by Brander Wines.
SOLD OUT! Salon # 1/ Saturday July 23, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The Education of a Young Singer at hosts Geoff and Polly Bloomingdale’s Hope Ranch home.
Salon #2/Sunday, August 14, 4– 6 p.m. Aesthetic Agendas for a Changing Landscape at artist Phoebe Brunner’s studio/home. Brunner and landscape architect and collector, Robert F. Adams will engage in a spirited dialogue on depicting the geography of the west. After a tour of Brunner’s contemporary Mesa-area home, Adams and Brunner will gather in Brunner’s studio to share their influences and approaches to creating art about our unique region. A third generation Santa Barbaran, Brunner spent much of her childhood on a 15,000 acre coastal cattle ranch above Gaviota, an experience which informs her vision and art. Adams will also display his landscape drawings to reflect his ideas on the California environment as subject and medium.
Salon # 3/Saturday, August 27, 3– 5 p.m. Santa Barbara Guitar Heroes at the gorgeous mid-century home of Jill Martin and Robert Carbonaro. A behind-the-scenes salon with luthier Robert Carbonaro and Chris Kamen, owner of Classic Guitars International. They will discuss the art of guitar making and how these beautiful instruments are crafted to suit the unique style and needs of the musician. Included is a tour of Carbonaro’s studio and performances by Santa Fe jazz guitarist Pat Malone and classical and flamenco guitarist Scott Wolf of Los Angeles. Salon # 3 EXTRA: After the salon, continue on to Soho (1221 State St.) for dinner and “The Art of the Guitar,” a concert developed by Carbonaro and featuring Malone, Wolf and many other noted guitarists from 6– 8 p.m. For more details and special pricing for Salon guests, call The Arts Fund at 805/965-7321 or visit www.artsfundsb.org.
Individual tickets purchased 10 days before the events are $85. After that they are $100 each. Proceeds directly benefit The Arts Fund. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.artsfundsb.org/salons or call 805/965-7321