“Hotel Californian” by Leigh Sparks.

“Hotel Californian” by Leigh Sparks.

Paint the Town

Artists Compete in Open-Air Painting “Quick Draw” This 1st Thursday at Casa de la Guerra

At this week’s Plein Air Santa Barbara, artists will have 90 minutes to paint outdoor scenes depicting downtown S.B. during a “quick draw” competition. Beginning at 4 p.m. next Thursday, July 7, the painters will converge at Casa de la Guerra (15 E. De la Guerra St.), then set up their easels nearby so all can watch as they paint their versions of our city’s most scenic hotspots. Completed paintings will be posted on the walls at Casa de la Guerra for judging, public viewing, and sale at a 6 p.m. reception the same day; winning artists get the King/Queen of the Street title, as well as the People’s Choice award. Call 252-7052 for more info.

Casa de la Guerra

15 E. De la Guerra St., Santa Barbara, CA
. More Info

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:

Lavagnino’s Sudden Victory

5th District supervisor a shoo-in as filing window closes; Gregg Hart also unopposed for 2nd District.

One Half of Old Town Streets to Get Sidewalks

Walkways planned for one side of Goleta neighborhood streets; parking, lighting talks at community meeting March 22.

After Disaster in Montecito, Where Is All the Money Going?

Santa Barbara nonprofits account for millions spent on relief efforts.

Santa Barbara Experiences a Rainy March, but a Dry Year

Water year only 34 percent of normal for precipitation.

City Says Franceschi House Has Got to Go

The estimate to rehabilitate the historical building was nearly $7 million.