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Santa Barbara Studio Artists 10th Anniversary Open Studios Tour
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Santa Barbara
Studio Artists announces the 10th anniversary of their annual Open Studios Tour taking place throughout Santa Barbara from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2011. Enjoy a self-guided driving tour through Santa Barbara’s stunning back roads and charming neighborhoods to visit artists’ private studios and discover an award-winning collection of landscape, contemporary and figurative painting, as well as sculpture and assemblage. A month-long preview exhibition and two opening parties are also scheduled as part of the 10th Anniversary festivities.

Month-long Preview Exhibition
The month-long Preview Exhibition features works from the Santa Barbara Studio Artists and gives attendees the opportunity to plan which of the more than 40 studios to visit during the two-day tour.

  • Date: Thursday, August 4 through 28
  • Time: 10 am – 6 pm Mon-Sat, 10 am – 2 pm Sun  (Gallery closed Saturday Aug. 5 and Sunday, Aug. 6)
  • Location: Santa Barbara Frame Shop and Gallery, 1324 State Street Ste J, opposite the Arlington Theater


Preview Exhibition Opening – Viva la Fiesta!
In conjunction with the Downtown Organization’s ‘First Thursday’, art collectors and tour participants are invited to attend the Preview Exhibition opening and meet the artists while enjoying food and wine, and strategizing which studios to visit.   No ticket purchase necessary to attend.

  • Date: Thursday, August 4
  • Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Location: Santa Barbara Frame Shop and Gallery, 1324 State Street Ste J, opposite the Arlington Theater


Opening Artists’ Reception
The artists will be in attendance during this festive soiree with one piece of each artist’s work on display. Collectors and tour participants are invited to meet the artists and enjoy food and wine.

  • Date: Friday, August 26
  • Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Location: Santa Barbara Frame Shop and Gallery, 1324 State Street Ste J


Open Studios Tour (Main Event
)
Santa Barbara Studio Artists (SBSA) Open Studios Tour features a treasure trove of world-class original art and a view inside Santa Barbara’s leading artists’ private studios. Maps provided for self-guided driving tour through stunning back roads and estates.

  • Date:  Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28
  • Time: 11 am – 5 pm
  • Locations: Various locations around the Greater Santa Barbara Area


Tickets are $25 and available for purchase until Sunday, August 28 at 2 p.m. Ticket price includes the Opening Artists’ Reception and the tour itself.
For tickets, maps and more information call (805) 280-9178, or visit https://www.santabarbarastudioartists.com/tour.htm.

Santa Barbara Studio Artists is a nonprofit, juried organization of professional fine artists dedicated to raising the profile of Santa Barbara as a destination for the arts.

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