Gifts from around the world

Gifts from Around the World highlights Santa Barbara’s robust Sister Cities Program and follows the Sister Cities International Young Artists and Authors Showcase at City Hall Gallery in February 2018. The City of Santa Barbara has an active Sister Cities Board that meets bimonthly to administer and coordinate the activities of Santa Barbara's Sister City Program.

Gifts from Around the World presents artifacts that have been contributed to the City of Santa Barbara by seven Sister Cities across the globe. Santa Barbara’s Sister Cities are:

Dingle, Ireland

Kotor, Montenegro

Patras, Greece

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

San Juan Metro Manila, Philippines

Toba City, Japan

Weihai, People's Republic of China

This exhibition runs concurrently with the application period for the 2018 Young Artists and Authors competition, “The Art of Diplomacy.” Interested students residing within Santa Barbara are encouraged to submit original artwork and entries to Sister Cities International by May 1, 2018.

February 26 - June 28, 2018

Location: City Hall Gallery

Opening Reception:

Thursday, March 1, 2018

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.