Bringing the boys home

Location: Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1st Floor
Through October 27, 2018

Part of the Names Project Foundation, the AIDS Memorial Quilt was hand-sewn locally by the Names Project Ventura County in the mid-1990s and is made up of four 12x12-foot blocks which include 24 individual panels. Bringing the Boys Home serves as an exhibition of the panels to remember the lives of the local men who died of AIDS complications in the 1980s and 1990s. The exhibition has been put together by Quilt Project Gold Coast, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping combat the recent rise in HIV infections. Recently, it has started to create new panels this year for locals who have died from AIDS to be displayed in 2019. 

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the river's journey: one year, six artists, ninety-two miles

Location: City Hall Gallery
Through March 2019

The River’s Journey Project was developed by the Rose Compass, a small collective of Santa Barbara artists including which include Nicole Strasburg, Holli Harmon, Connie Connally, Pamela Zwehl-Burke, Libby Smith, and Nina Warner, and serves to connect our community to their limited and valuable water resource. They are using art to inform the public about our local Santa Ynez River watershed, how it functions and our individual responsibility to protect its viability through art and education. 

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American institute of architects, santa barbara design awards 2017

Location: Betteravia Gallery
Through November 2, 2018

The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) conducts an annual juried Design Awards Program to honor the work of its membership. The entries in this year’s Design Awards program reflect the diverse range of current thought about architectural design in our community


re[visit] 1925

Location: Jardin de las Granada / Ongoing

Re[visit] 1925, created by Kym Cochran and Jonathan Smith, is a new four-piece sculptural public art installation for the Jardin de las Granadas, representing 1925 earthquake that destroyed much of downtown Santa Barbara. The artists will illuminate the sculpture periodically with light projects through the coming months. Re[visit] 1925 represents an innovative collaboration between several organization including Santa Barbara Beautiful, the City of Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Public Library as well as local artists and schools across the county.