A weekend without the Funk Zone is a weekend scarcely worth having, what with its abundance of art galleries, tasting rooms, quirky shops and awesome eateries. However, one weekend of the year is especially big in the Funk Zone, where the eclectic neighborhood brims with culture, art, food, wine and local fervor. This Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m.–10 p.m., the Funk Zone Arts Festival takes over, with a day chock-full of music and arts events throughout the turns, nooks and crannies of these beachside streets.
A certain finesse for planning will help you structure your day so that you won’t miss this artist talk or that musical act. Check below for an extensive list of everything going on.
All-Day/Daytime Art Exhibits and Live Demonstrations (subject to closing times)
Consensual: painting, film, drawing and video by Adam Berg at Cabana Home (111 Santa Barbara St.)
Nonrepresentational: fine art photography at wall space gallery (116 E. Yanonali)
Lindsey Ross: tin-type portraits at La Chambre Photographique (214 Helena Ave.)
A Formal Affaire: Art Making in Black and White at The Arts Fund Gallery (205 C Santa Barbara St.)
Live art by Santa Barbara artists at Youth Interactive (209 Anacapa St.)
Thatcher: live mural painting at Santa Barbara Art Foundry (120 Santa Barbara St., also offering guided foundry tours)
David Diamant: live Funk Zone map mural painting across from The Lark (131 Anacapa St.)
Erica Ohm, Shelly Robertson, Tal Avitzur and DJ William Pasley at Earl Arnold Table Salt Screen Printing (224 Anacapa St.)
Beware of the Humans: artist invitational at GONE Gallery (219 Gray Ave.)
Gregory Beeman, DJ Mac and friends, and SB PYROGORIA dancers at Funk Zone Studios (Santa Barbara Bottoms)
Philip Koplin and Dan Levin: assemblage and paintings at Koplin/Levin Studio (206 Gray Ave.)
Pianos on State: piano outside Avelina Wine Co. (131 Anacapa St.)
Doors at Anacapa Project: showcasing new panels hung on the large industrial doors of the Anacapa Project by Erika Carter, Mike Irwin, Virginia McCracken, Dan Levin and Lindsey Ross (along the corner of Yanonali and Anacapa streets)
Afternoon and Evening Art Receptions, Events and Artist Talks
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Victoria Mara Heilweil and Kim Kauffman at wall space gallery (116 E. Yanonali)
5–6 p.m.: Ted Mills-moderated artist talk for A Formal Affaire at The Arts Fund Gallery, featuring Rick Aber, Tony Askew, Austin Danson, Joan Rosenberg-Dent and Peggy Ferris (205C Santa Barbara St.)
5–8 p.m.: new work by Donna Ayscough, Erika Carter, Ashley Dart and Virginia McCracken at Green House Studios (136 E. Yanonali St.)
6:30–7:30 p.m.: Charles Donolan-moderated artist talk at MichaelKate Interiors, featuring Wallace Piatt, Christina Tonges Korn, Barbara Romain and Christopher Ulrich (132 Santa Barbara St.)
7–10 p.m.: Plantae: Chalcidis Lucidus by Joy Brenneman at La Chambre Photographique (214 Helena Ave.)
7:30 p.m.–midnight: Fashion in the Funk Zone projections by Lindsey Mickelson of CMND-Z (22 Anacapa St. Ste. 6)
12–8 p.m. New Noise Block Party on Mason St. featuring music by Haim, Cayucas, FMLYBND, King City, Grizfolk, Dante Elephante , Erland, Bad Jack & SKICK, as well as wine, beer, food trucks and more (find out more information here)
12–5 p.m.: Singer-songwriter showcase at MichaelKate Interiors, featuring Jesse Rhodes (132 Santa Barbara St.)
4–7 p.m.: Tina Schlieske and the Graceland Exiles at Reds Bar and Tapas (211 Helena Ave.)
5–8 p.m.: Guest DJs at MichaelKate Interiors (132 Santa Barbara St.)
9 p.m.–midnight: Morganfield Burnett and Da Blues at Reds Bar and Tapas (211 Helena Ave.)
…and much more!
Don’t end your day without a stop (or two) at one of the tasting rooms along the Urban Wine Trail, or a bite at The Lark, Lucky Penny, McConnell’s Ice Cream Truck, Metropulos Fine Foods and many other pop-up food ventures.
The Funk Zone Arts Festival could not be possible without the hard-working organizations that put it on, Funk Zone Neighborhood Association and Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative. Thanks to these organizations for preserving the cultural significance of this neighborhood, and for bringing us a day of art, music and all things Funk Zone. Click here for more information.
—Taylor Micaela Davis