Paul Wellman (file)

Summer Arts Preview 2014

Solstice Kicks Off Three Months of Stellar Events

We may place Summer Solstice under the greater heading of “dance,” but in reality it’s so much more. It’s music and performance art, theater and visual spectacle, and it encompasses so many of the things all artists strive for. It’s communal and collaborative, and it’s shared with the masses in a big, community-first kind of way. As such, Solstice makes for the ideal kickoff to a season that seems to be bursting at the seams with art. In the following pages, we’ll give you our picks for this summer’s must-see theater, visual art, dance, and live music events, because there’s still plenty to look forward to after this weekend comes to a close — we promise.

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

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Newly Restored Wetlands Opens Public Trails

North Campus Open Space near UCSB is seeing wildlife returning already.

Mental Health Experts Consider More Psychiatric Beds

Hospital leaders are in talks with county Behavioral Wellness and Sheriff's Office.

Report on Disasters Praised, Criticized

A representative with Montecito's volunteer responders found the report lacking.

Bellosguardo Fundraiser Draws Big Donors and Heavy Criticism

The nonprofit foundation, set up to fulfill Huguette Clark's legacy, also faces a legal challenge.

Arts and Honors Scholarship Deadlines Approach

High school seniors can now apply to S.B. Scholarship Foundation for financial awards.