State of the art gallery 2018

Ribbon Cutting Opening Reception with Mayor Cathy Murillo at the LoveLocks Sculpture on State Street

(in front of "Only in Santa Barbara")

633 State St. Thursday, April 5 at 5 p.m. 

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The City of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture are pleased to announce the renewal of the State of the Art Gallery, featuring sculptures made exclusively by talented local artists. The works will be mounted on 8 designated sites in the State Street corridor. Each of the pieces offers a unique or interactive element and many are centered on celebrating Santa Barbara’s culture, spirit and resilience. 

The Opening Reception will take place at the California Love Locks installation site, located at 635 State Street, on First Thursday, April 5. Remarks and a ribbon cutting by Mayor Cathy Murillo and project sponsor Santa Barbara Beautiful will begin at 5 p.m. For the opening, artists will be onsite with their sculptures to answer questions and offer insights about the work from 5-8 p.m. Learn more about the artists and programming of the 2018 state of the art gallery exhibition here.

The project presents a unique collaboration between local artists and the City of Santa Barbara, the Office of Arts & Culture, the Downtown Organization, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art-Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Public Library, UC Santa Barbara and the Arts Collaborative, the Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC), the City Arts Advisory Committee and the County Arts Commission, . It is made possible with generous support from Santa Barbara Beautiful.

Download the brochure here.









Learn more about the sculptures for the 2018 State of the Art Gallery Exhibition here.