Santa Barbara Arts & Culture

Santa Barbara Arts & Culture

Arts and culture lovers take note: plan ahead! In fact, treat a visit to Santa Barbara the way you might a trip to Chicago or New York (with a lot more sunshine and fresh air) - you don't want the stand-out memory of your trip to be what you didn't get to see. To help you hit it all, visit Culture 101—your go-to guide to over 101 art and cultural attractions in Santa Barbara, all just off Highway 101!

Pick your passion and explore it further here. Or follow a tried and true route to cultural bliss with one of these itineraries:

Besides annual arts events and festivals, Santa Barbara offers time-tested standbys: monthly 1st Thursdays, when galleries extend their hours and downtown streets become outdoor stages, and Sundays all year, when Cabrillo Boulevard transforms into a stretching seaside celebration of local arts and crafts.

To learn more about upcoming events, festivals, live performances, gallery hops and more, sign up for our Arts & Culture enewsletter

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A Santa Barbara Trolley Company
  • Tour Pick-up: State St. & Cabrillo Blvd.
  • Mailing: 23 East Cabrillo Blvd.
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 965-0353

TROLLEY TOURS Welcome aboard Santa Barbara Trolley Tours, formerly known as Santa Barbara Old Town Trolley! We offer fully-narrated tours packed with anecdotes and well-researched historical ...MORE

Architectural Foundation of SB
  • 229 E. Victoria Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 965-6307

Founded in 1983, the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is a public non-profit charitable corporation. With the goal of enhancing our community's awareness and appreciation of architecture and ...MORE

Arts & Letters Cafe
  • 7 East Anapamu Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 730-1463

The Arts & Letters Café serves classic California cuisine with an emphasis on local seafood, all set in our beautiful courtyard in the heart of Historic Arts District in downtown Santa Barbara. We ...MORE

California Wine Festival
  • P.O. Box 90358
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93190
  • Information: 805-886-5103
Carriage and Western Arts Museum of Santa Barbara
  • 129 Castillo Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 962-2353

The Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara was founded in 1972 and is located in Pershing Park near the waterfront in Santa Barbara, CA.The collection consists of over 50 saddles once ...MORE

Casa Del Herrero
  • 1387 East Valley Road
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • Information: 805.565.5653

Noted  as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in America, the 1925 Casa del Herrero is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and, in January 2009, was ...MORE

Center Stage Theater
  • 751 Paseo Nuevo
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 963-8198

An intimate black box theater with weekly performances by a variety of artists and companies, located in Paseo Nuevo in the heart of the downtown Santa Barbara cultural district.

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • Ocean Science Education Bldg 514, MC-6155
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6155
  • Information: (805) 966-7107

Close to Santa Barbara, yet worlds apart, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary encompasses the ocean environment surrounding five of the eight California Channel Islands - Anacapa, Santa Cruz, ...MORE

DeeTours of Santa Barbara
  • Call for more information
  • P.O. Box 90251
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93190
  • Information: (805) 448-8425

DeeTours offers personalized tours in our stretch Jeep Limo or mini-Jeep Limo! Jeep top can be on or off, you decide! WINE COUNTRY adventure (6hrs, but can be customized for a shorter tour) --mini ...MORE

Eat This, Shoot That! Food & Photo Tour
  • PO Box 24007
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93121
  • Information: (800) 979-3370

The 2 hour food tasting & photo walking tour by Santa Barbara's magical waterfront Wednesday-Sunday, 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00pm Santa Barbara's Funk Zone Learn how to take awesome travel photos and taste ...MORE

El Presidio de Santa Barbara
  • 123 E. Canon Perdido St.
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-966-9719

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) at the New Vic
  • 33 West Victoria Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-965-5400

Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara (ETC) presents METAMORPHOSES. Mythological tales of Ovid are brought to stunning life through dreamlike imagery, haunting beauty, lyricism, and music. Set in ...MORE

Firestone Vineyards
  • 5000 Zaca Station Road
  • Los Olivos, CA 93441
  • Information: (805) 688-3940

Welcome to Firestone Vineyard! With a focus on optimal physiological balance in the vines yielding wines that are brightly flavored, crisp and delicious. Wines produced at Firestone include Cabernet ...MORE

Food Tours - Savor Santa Barbara
  • Meets near State and Montecito Streets. (Exact meeting location provided when ticket purchased.)
  • Contact or visit us online for more information,
  • Information: (800) 979-3370

Savor Santa Barbara Food Tours are guided 3 1/2 hour walking tasting tours which emphasize local foods, flavors and fun. Eat and drink like a local! Combining some of the oldest and newest eateries ...MORE

Allan Hancock Art Gallery
  • 800 South College Drive
  • Santa Maria, CA 93441
  • Information: (805) 922-6966
American Harp Society, Santa Barbara Chapter
  • Santa Barbara Chapter
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (205) 795-7130
Antioch University Gallery
  • 801 Garden Street Suite 101
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 962-8179
Apple Lane Orchards, Solvang
  • 1200 Alamo Pintado Rd
  • Solvang, CA 93463
  • Information: 805-688-5481
Aquarius Productions
  • P.O. Box 30155
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93013
  • Information: 805.882.0070
Arlington Center for the Performing Arts
  • 1317 State St.
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 963-9589

One of the finest theatres around!

Art Without Limits
  • 816 Chelham Way
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • Information: 805.565.1332
Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB
  • UCSB
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Information: (805) 893-2951
Arte Divino Studio & Gallery
  • 904-B W. Victoria Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 965-7863
Arts For Humanity!
  • 819 W. Pedregosa St.
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-687-6615
Autumn Arts Grapes & Grains Festival
  • McClelland Street
  • Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Information: (805) 925-2403
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