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Santa Barbara Studio Artists (SBSA) is a California not-for-profit Corporation, governed by a small Board of professional artists. The organization is dedicated to providing recognition and opportunities for participating professional level Santa Barbara area studio artists working in the visual arts. Crafts and performing arts are not included.
In 2002, a group of founding member artists banded together for the then novel idea of an OPEN STUDIOS TOUR. They sought to revive the tradition of patrons visiting artists in their studios, plus promoting Santa Barbara as an arts destination.
THIS YEAR'S OPEN STUDIO TOUR DATES ARE AUGUST 23rd and 24th, 2014.
Since that time, the Santa Barbara Open Studio Artists Tour has doubled in size and open studio tours have gained popularity across the country as a way for artists to showcase their work, for communities to attract visitors, and to give art collectors the opportunity to purchase directly from artists.
Santa Barbara Studio Artists are distinguished from other open studio tours in that their membership is juried and the participating artists are top professionals in the visual arts. Many of their works have been showcased on the walls of prestigious galleries, museums and private and corporate collections from New York and Los Angeles to Paris and elsewhere.
Today, regional, national and international collectors, interior designers and gallery owners plan trips to Santa Barbara during the Open Studios Tour weekend to view and purchase premier one-of-a-kind art works.
The Tour features a treasure trove of world-class original art and a view inside Santa Barbara’s leading artists’ private studios. The two-day self-guided driving tour steers visitors to artists’ studios through the stunning back roads, charming neighborhoods and estates of one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. Tour guests may discover an award-winning wonderland of landscape, contemporary, and figurative painting, as well as sculpture and assemblage.
In addition to the Yearly Tour, visitors can meet the artists and discuss their work as part of a YEAR ROUND STUDIO VISITS program. Individual studio visits by participating artists are free and by appointment and encouraged for either individuals or groups. Click here for Year Round Studio Visits locations and contact information.
Each artist acts on their own behalf as an individual business and not as a member of SBSA -- which receives no proceeds from sales at studio visits, nor is SBSA an agent for any artist. The interested visitor is advised to deal directly with each individual artist since SBSA does not represent or warrant to any artist's work or studio.
For full details of the Tour, and member artists and their artwork, visit our website: http://www.santabarbarastudioartists.com
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