Collectively, the County of Santa Barbara and City of Santa Barbara own four art collections, sponsor three galleries, host two sculpture installation series and maintain many, many works of public art. Learn more about the governmental art spaces and projects below.

Galleries 

Public Art

  Collections

 why curate?

In addition to the City and County-owned art, there is a tremendous amount of public art-making throughout the county, much of which connects back to the County Arts Commission or City Arts Advisory Committee. Community favorites include mural programs in Guadalupe, Lompoc and Santa Barbara's Funk Zone.