Norah Jones

Frank W. Ockenfels

Norah Jones

2012 Summer Arts Preview

Independent Editors Choose This Season’s Art, Dance, Music, and Theater Highlights

The Summer Solstice Festival may be Santa Barbara’s ultimate city-wide artistic expression, but after the floats come to a halt and the balloons deflate there’s still plenty of summer art to go around. This season, art appreciators across the disciplines will be delighted to find a multitude of performances, concerts, and exhibits popping up throughout the county. Below, the Independent‘s arts editors hand select just a few of the many must-see events the coming months have to offer. For a full list of arts events, visit

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