|Santa Barbara Museum of Art|
http://sbartassoc.org/index.html which has been supporting approximately 500 artists for over 50 years. Many of these artists' works are shown at the artists coop Gallery 113 in the Arcada and the Faulkner Gallery located within the town's library. There is a visual and performing artwalk, First Thursday, held each month featuring art openings, wine tastings, symphony performances, and on street live music. You can find more about the downtown activities in Santa Barbara, including First Thursday, at http://www.santabarbaradowntown.com/
Similar to our findings in Palm Springs, there is evidence that Santa Barbara has been affected by the economic downturn of the past couple of years. Several major storefronts sit vacant. There remains, however, anchor stores and galleries that continue to thrive within the heart of Santa Barbara which are worthy of visiting if you are in the area. You can print a list of galleries under information on the downtown link for First Thursday.