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 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.

After June 10, many of the works will be available for sale or lease. Click on the images below to contact the corresponding artists about future opportunities.

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  PAPER AIRPLANE   Luis Velazquez

PAPER AIRPLANE

Luis Velazquez

  CALIFORNIA LOVE LOCKS   Patrick Melroy

CALIFORNIA LOVE LOCKS

Patrick Melroy

  HAMMERHEAD   Michael Irwin

HAMMERHEAD

Michael Irwin

  STORY CATCHER MAILBOX   Danielle Siano

STORY CATCHER MAILBOX

Danielle Siano

  LEAVES OF GRASS   Pattie Porter Firestone

LEAVES OF GRASS

Pattie Porter Firestone

  PERMISSION TO HEAL   brooke smiley

PERMISSION TO HEAL

brooke smiley

  TESSERACT   Nathan Snyder

TESSERACT

Nathan Snyder

  PUBLIC FLAG POLE   Patrick Melroy

PUBLIC FLAG POLE

Patrick Melroy