Jardin de las Granadas

The Jardin de las Granadas is located at 21 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA.

In the initial planning of the Jardin de las Granadas project, the Santa Barbara City Redevelopment Agency met with a group that included local merchants, gallery owners, and representatives from the Downtown Organization, the Granada Center for the Performing Arts, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and staff from the Granada Garage, Arts Commission, and City Arts Advisory to get input on the design. The group recommended among other things, an open green space enhanced by the inclusion of areas (foundations) for the temporary display of 3-4 public sculptures to further enhance the Cultural Arts District.

The Jardin de las Granadas is now complete. The open space includes 4 sculpture pads designed much like the sculpture pads along State Street for State of the Art Gallery. They are designed to provide anchoring points for the temporary display of sculpture. Additional lighting and electrical outlets were also included in support of sculpture exhibitions.

Current Show

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce 1925, a new public art installation for the Jardin de las Granadas created by artists Kym Cochran and Jonathan Smith. 1925 is a four-piece sculptural installation representing the 1925 earthquake that destroyed much of downtown Santa Barbara.

The artists will illuminate the sculpture with light projections periodically throughout 2017.

Primarily funded by Santa Barbara Beautiful, 1925 represents an innovative collaboration between the City of Santa Barbara, the Downtown Organization, Santa Barbara County, the Aware & Prepare disaster preparedness campaign, the Santa Barbara Public Library, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, Explore Ecology,  EqoGo, New Grit, Fishbon, local artists, and schools throughout the county.