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Diego Melgoza Presents:

Progress Through Knowledge

A One-night Solo Art Exhibition
April 7, 2022 6:00pm - 10:00 pm

"Progress Through Knowledge," is a one-night solo art exhibition by artist Diego Melgoza aka Melgo (@melgo___).

The show will feature past & present artwork in multiple mediums that focus on social and environmental issues.

In addition, there will be all-vinyl music by Val-Mar Records from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase during the exhibition.

First Thursday Opening, April 7, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Elaine Wilson Presents:

Acrylic and Mixed Media Workshop Level 1

You will never stare at a blank canvas again and wonder where to begin!
Thursdays April 7, 14, and 21 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced painter, this exclusive process of using timed audio commands and canvas rotation to begin a painting will increase your spontaneity and creativity.

This class includes the demonstration of thirty different acrylic and mixed media painting techniques, instruction in the use of high flow and fluid acrylics, and the creation and enlargement of your own black and white photos for use as collage. Two projects will be started, with individual hands on help and critique from Elaine to bring them to completion.

Thursdays April 7, 14, and 21 9:00AM to 12:00PM​
$150 for Nine Hours of Instruction - Three Three-Hour Workshops

See the video on the process and more at
Contact Elaine at


Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival Presents:

Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival 2022

The Festival returns in 2022!
March 18 - 19, 2022

We are back on March 18th and 19th for the second annual Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival after a 2-year hiatus due to Covid.

The 2022 festival will be a different experience that celebrates Santa Barbara’s rich surf history at a new venue showcasing captivating surf cinema, live music, art in multiple mediums, local charities & vendors, and food & artisan drinks. Our Covid friendly event at the Community Arts Workshop space features indoor and outdoor activities that allow plenty of room to roam around, have fun, and feel comfortable.

We’re very proud to announce our feature films for Friday and Saturday nights: “Waterman” and “Morning of the Earth”. The art hall, open both days, will be a large format exhibition of works by Albert Falzon. While listening to live music that will be played before and after films, enjoy the fresh air when strolling by local vendors, sponsor activations, and non-profit booths. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase. 

With questions contact:

Tickets and More Information

The Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Presents:

14th Annual Seed Swap

A celebration to bring people and seeds together
Sunday March 20, 11am-4pm - Free
The art of gardening

14th Annual - 2022 Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap
Organized by the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network.
A celebration to bring seeds & people together.
A fun day to share & exchange seeds, plants, cuttings & knowledge.

​Sees to sow, seeds to grow, seeds to harvest, seeds to shave and share next year. Activities for all ages, kids welcome. Special speakers throughout the day. A gathering of garden friends old and new. 

​Sunday March 20, 11am-4pm. Free. Rain or shine.

More About the CAW
The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative and Community Arts Workshop are funded in part by the Organizational Development Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture. 
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