1st Thursday Art Walks in Santa Barbara

Zack Garhart
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Experiencing the Art Walks in Santa Barbara

On the 1st Thursday of every month, Santa Barbara holds an art walk. This is a special celebration of local artists and vendors alike. Held in downtown Santa Barbara, this event is accessible and easy to find! It’s perfect for a date night or something to do on your own as you explore Santa Barbara.

What to Expect

On hand will be an assortment of different artistic styles, creations, and expressions. From music to craft vendors, this art walk has it all! You’ll also find wine tastings, lectures, and opportunities for you to be interactive with art. This is a perfect event for families, solo travelers, and friends to explore the wonderful art and culture that Santa Barbara has to offer!

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1st Thursday Passport

As a way to curate the experience, there is a printed guide and map to all the things offered at the 1st Thursday Art Walks. It’s called the 1st Thursday Passport. This is where you’ll find information about events and activities like jam sessions with local jazz groups, featured wine tastings, gallery showcases, and other libations that are offered throughout town. The artists on hand often include contemporary artists who illustrate a range of subjects, using everything from oil paintings to sculptures.

If you’re into film, there are often events and showcases featuring local filmmakers, as well. Most of all, this is a chance for visitors and locals alike to bask in the amazing art scene that Santa Barbara has to offer. Don’t forget to check out their website for up-to-date information on the times, locations, and specifics of what will be offered.

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More Information

For more information, you can head over to the website, which has plenty of information and resources for you to plan your next night on the town. If you’re in Santa Barbara on a Thursday, don’t miss out on the 1st Thursday Art Walks!

Want a quick inside look at what the 1st Thursday Art Walks are like? Watch this video!

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