Photograph by Patricia Houghton Clarke
Art lovers, culture mavens and fun seekers take to the streets of downtown Santa Barbara on the first Thursday of each month, when happenings such as art openings, live musical and theatrical performances, artists’ receptions, lectures, wine tastings and other hands-on activities are free for the taking (downtownsb.org/events/1st-thursday).
Apparently, humans aren’t the only species who like to get in on the fun! “The dog was sitting in a window on De la Guerra in the adobe near the corner of Anacapa Street,” says photographer Patricia Houghton Clarke. “I loved the quirkiness of the scene…and the dog looked like he was integral to the display, which was advertising his own exhibition,” she laughs.
“Ironically, as you can see, it is also something of a self-portrait.”