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Black Classicism in the United States

January 14 - April 30
Art Design and Architecture Museum, 552 University Rd., UCSB,
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States

Michele Valerie Ronnick's exhibit, "14 Black Classicists" on display at the ADA Museum and the UCSB Library highlights 14 African-American men and women who became classics scholars in the 19th century.

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The 2017 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

April 22 - April 23
Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, CA United States
2016's Earth Day Festival, courtesy of Santa Barbara Earth Day Community Environmental Council. Photo by Branden Aroyan.

2017's Annual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival will take place in Alameda Park on Saturday Aprill 22 and Sunday April 23. The Santa Barbara Car Free Project announced that people arriving without a car to the Santa Barbra Earth Day Festival on April 22 and 23 at Alameda Park can register to win prizes. One

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Rural Life

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
Marcia Burtt, "Cows in Winter Pasture," acrylic, 40x36 in. Photo Courtesy of Marcia Burtt Gallery.

Artists: Jeff Yeomans, Anne Ward, Marilyn Turtz, Randall David Tipton, Erling Sjovold, Ray Roberts, Ian Roberts, Susan Petty, Ann Lofquist, Marilee Krause, Dana Hooper, Michael Ferguson, Patricia Doyle, Marcia Burtt and Robert Abbott.

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$350

From Flying Frogs to Talking Clouds: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration

April 4 @ 3:30 pm - June 6 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 6, 2017

David Wiesner, Art & Max, Jacket, 2010. Watercolor and acrylic on paper. Courtesy of the Artist.

Sketch, shade, and storyboard your way into illustration and the whimsical world of three-time Caldecott Medal winner David Wiesner.

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Spring Adult Ceramics Class

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - June 8 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

This 10-week series of adult ceramics classes is inspired by work of Claude Monet and Marc Chagall, whose paintings are currently on view in Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Chagall’s dreamlike subject matter with favorite motifs, provide inspiration for functional vessels and ceramic sculptures. Monet’s Impressionist landscapes inspire projects focusing on surface decoration and glazing

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$350

From Flying Frogs to Talking Clouds: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration

April 11 @ 3:30 pm - June 13 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 6, 2017

David Wiesner, Art & Max, Jacket, 2010. Watercolor and acrylic on paper. Courtesy of the Artist.

Sketch, shade, and storyboard your way into illustration and the whimsical world of three-time Caldecott Medal winner David Wiesner.

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$12

Jane Gottlieb’s Fantasy Gardens Exhibition at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden!

April 13 @ 9:00 am - July 5 @ 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
Jane Gottlieb Fantasy Gardens, on view at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

From April 13 to July 4, the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens (1212 Mission Canyon Rd.) will display Jane Gottlieb's unique combination of paint, colors, and photography in a four-month-long exhibit, the "Fantasy Gardens."

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Spring Adult Ceramics Class

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - June 15 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

This 10-week series of adult ceramics classes is inspired by work of Claude Monet and Marc Chagall, whose paintings are currently on view in Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Chagall’s dreamlike subject matter with favorite motifs, provide inspiration for functional vessels and ceramic sculptures. Monet’s Impressionist landscapes inspire projects focusing on surface decoration and glazing

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$350

From Flying Frogs to Talking Clouds: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration

April 18 @ 3:30 pm - June 20 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 6, 2017

David Wiesner, Art & Max, Jacket, 2010. Watercolor and acrylic on paper. Courtesy of the Artist.

Sketch, shade, and storyboard your way into illustration and the whimsical world of three-time Caldecott Medal winner David Wiesner.

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Spring Adult Ceramics Class

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - June 22 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

This 10-week series of adult ceramics classes is inspired by work of Claude Monet and Marc Chagall, whose paintings are currently on view in Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Chagall’s dreamlike subject matter with favorite motifs, provide inspiration for functional vessels and ceramic sculptures. Monet’s Impressionist landscapes inspire projects focusing on surface decoration and glazing

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8:00 am
Free

Lifeforms: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7130 Select a Country:

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures.

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9:00 am

Spring Native Plant Sale

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 30, 2017

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's native plant sale, photo by Tricia Wardlaw.

Spring is here and green is the new black! Flex your green thumb at this year's Spring Native Plant Sale at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. The sale showcases the largest inventory of native plants on the Central Coast with 5,000 plants and 400 varieties available for purchase.

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10:00 am
Free

Art Without Limits & Wildling Museum Present an Exhibition of AWoL Emerging Artists’ Work

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Array, repeating until May 8, 2017

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until May 8, 2017

Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, 1511 Mission Dr., Ste. B
Solvang, CA 93463 United States

Come to the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature in Solvang to celebrate the AWoL exhibiting artists!

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11:00 am

David Wiesner & the Art of Wordless Storytelling

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA United States
Illustration by David Wiesner, courtesy SBMA.

David Wiesner (b. 1955) is one of the most highly acclaimed picture book artists in the world. The winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal—for Tuesday in 1992, The Three Pigs in 2002, and Flotsam in 2007— and only the second person in the history of the award to have received it three times, Wiesner has a special exhibition on view at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

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Free

Earth Day Festival

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Select a Country:

Spend a weekend in Alameda Park celebrating our amazing planet and humanity's advancements in environmental stewardship during the Community Environmental Council's Earth Day Festival.

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Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tuesday - Sunday 11 am - 5 pm, Free Thursday Evenings 5 - 8 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
Image: Cherry Blossoms on Dark and Light Streams, Japanese, late 19th–early 20th century. Mulberry paper with persimmon tannin and silk webbing. SBMA, Gift of Virginia Tobin.

Japanese paper stencils, or katagami, are the pattern-bearing tools used in a resist-dyeing textile process known as katazome. Despite their utilitarian role, katagami, with their striking patterns, have long captivated Western collectors and artists.

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$45

Drag Yourself to Brunch – Spring Fling

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Goodland Hotel, 5650 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
The Goodland Hotel, Courtesy Image

The Goodland Hotel will be hosting a special spring-themed "Drag Yourself to Brunch-Spring Fling Edition" this Sunday, April 23, at 11 a.m.

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11:30 am
$45

I Am Her. She Is Me

April 23 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Impact Hub Santa Barbara, 1117 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Select a Country:

The Arts Mentorship Program (AMP) presents an innovative workshop I Am Her. She Is Me from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at the Impact Hub (1117 State St.) in downtown Santa Barbara. The event is designed to foster strong relationships between mothers and daughters.

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12:00 pm
Free

Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti & Yvonne Rainer In CA and NY, 1955-1972

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until April 30, 2017

AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara
Goleta , CA 93106 United States

Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955 – 1972 consists of photographs, videos and original scores and drawings by Halprin, Forti and Rainer, as well as work inspired by them by such artists as Imogen Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, George Brecht, Robert Morris, Jennifer Bornstein and Janine Antoni.

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Free

Rimini Protokoll: City as Stage

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until April 30, 2017

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Array, repeating until April 30, 2017

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2017

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Rimini Protokoll is a Berlin-based artist collective who are internationally renowned for their vibrant theater productions.

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In the Saddle

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Array, repeating until September 13, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 10, 2017

Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

In the Saddle: Horses, Santa Barbara, and the Way of the West will present the history of our region’s equestrian culture: its origins, craft, practitioners, and most importantly, its beauty.

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Vanishing Point

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Array, repeating until May 21, 2017

Arts Fund Gallery, 205C Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
Photograph by Demi Boelsterli.

Curated by Kai Tepper and Adam Jahnke, Vanishing Point's opening reception is on Friday, March 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. during the Funk Zone Art Walk. It features photographic work by local emerging artists, Demi Boelsterli, Adam Jahnke and Cody Lynch. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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2:00 pm

Curator’s Choice Lecture: Katherine Roeder

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States

Moving Images and Wordless Books: Mapping David Wiesner’s Network of Influences Drawing upon everything from epic westerns and 1950’s sci-fi, to the precise compositions of Kubrick and Hitchcock, David Wiesner’s books commingle the visual language of cinema with the narrative dynamism of wordless novelists like Frans Masereel and comic book artists such as Jim Steranko

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$18 - $28

Voices of Tomorrow

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 24, 2017 at 7:30pm

Center Stage Theater, 651 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Speaking of Stories presents

Stories from some of today’s best young and emerging authors. (all stories and readers subject to change.)

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7:00 pm
$15 - $40

Che Malambo

April 23 @ 7:00 pm
Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Celebrate the thrilling South American cowboy traditions of the gaucho with Argentina’s Che Malambo, a powerhouse company of 14 performers

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8:00 pm

High Fidelity-a Rock Musical

April 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Center Stage Theater, 651 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Out of the Box Theatre Company presents High Fidelity- a Rock Musical, the story of Rob Gordon, a 30-something, indie record store owner who knows everything there is to know about music but nothing about how to have a mature, functional relationship.

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