Santa Barbara Studio Artists (SBSA) celebrated their 12th Annual Open Studios Tour with an opening reception at the Santa Barbara Frame Shop & Gallery. The Santa Barbara Studio Artists, a local nonprofit dedicated to raising the profile of Santa Barbara as a destination for the arts, presents this unique annual ‘self-guided driving tour’ including locations in Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta and north through Santa Barbara’s wine country to Lompoc.
Santa Barbara Studio Artists Open Studios Tour features a treasure trove of world-class original visual art and access to Santa Barbara’s leading artists’ private studios. The two-day event steers visitors to artists’ studios through the stunning back roads, charming neighborhoods and estates of one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. Tour guests discovered an award-winning wonderland of landscape, contemporary, and figurative painting, as well as sculpture and assemblage.
In 2013 the organization also launched a Year-Round Visits program. Subject to the availability of the artist, some artist members are opening their studios, at very short notice, to individuals and groups who may wish for a private visit. For more information, visit www.santabarbarastudioartists.com.