The Wildling Museum Celebrates Their Vibrant New Space in Solvang

Open House Celebration

Saturday, August 24, 2013

1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463

10 AM to 5 PM

Free Admission

in downtown Solvang (the corner of Mission and 5th)

Explore multiple exhibitions on view

Enjoy the Wildling’s new Gift Shop

Come and see the Wildling’s new “rentable spaces”

Enter to win Raffle prizes

Become a proud sponsor of the Wildling

Between 11AM – 3PM participate in:

Family art activities

Children’s story time


Wilderness in Art: A Retrospective

On view August 24 through September 29, 2013

On view will be a stunning sampling of wilderness in art. Looking back at the Wildling’s exhibition history and the beautiful works of art that have graced the museum’s walls: Ansel Adams, Ray Strong, Dick Smith, Diane Orr, Clyde Butcher, James Swinnerton, Conrad Buff, Marion Wachtel, Carl Oscar Borg, and museum founder Patti Jacquemain.

The Nature of Water

On view August 24-September 29, 2013.

An exhibit of the winners of the Wildling Museum’s annual nature photography competition.

Patrick O’Hara’s Art of California Natives: Selections from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

On view August 24-October 14

An exhibition of botanic watercolors and porcelain sculptures by Irish artist Patrick O’Hara on loan from the Blaksley Library Special Collections at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

Sculptures by Bud Bottoms

On view August 24-November 30

Several works of this internationally-celebrated sculptor and environmental activist will be on exhibit.

Starstruck: Visions of the Night Sky by Third Grade Students in the Santa Ynez Valley

On view August 24 – October 14

An exhibit cosponsored by the Wildling Museum and the Save Our Stars Committee of W.E. Watch of artwork created by third grade students from Santa Ynez Valley schools during their astronomy units in the 2012-2013 school year.


The Wildling Museum, where art and nature meet, offers visitors a unique perspective on the importance of preserving our natural heritage. Through the eyes of artists, education and field experiences, guests can renew their relationship with the wilderness and understand its fragile nature – hopefully leaving more committed toward ensuring those spaces remain for future generations. For more information, to volunteer and/or join as a member to support this important local arts and nature institution please visit, call 805-688-1082, or email The Museum is located at 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, California. Starting August 24, the Museum is open from 11:00am to 5:00pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Saturday and Sunday the Museum is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The Museum is closed Tuesday.


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