Ask Me Anything: Sherry Villanueva
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The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative and CAW Present:


A free-form online Q&A with Santa Barbara’s art & culture figures with stories to tell

This Week's Guest: Sherry Villanueva

Tune in this Thursday, October 8, 4pm.

Season Sponsor: Sullivan Goss Gallery
Episode Sponsor: Santa Barbara Commercial Fund

Ask Me Anything continues this Thursday with Sherry Villanueva.

Sherry and her company Acme Hospitality have founded an award-winning restaurant group in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone, including The Lark, Lucky Penny, Helena Avenue Bakery, Loquita, the Santa Barbara Wine Collective, and Tyger Tyger.

Acme restaurants have a highly-crafted esthetic, food style, and sense of place, and they have built a remarkable team of creative people. 

We look forward to talking to Sherry about the art of food, entrepreneurship, creating an effective team, the Funk Zone, responding to the trials of COVID-19, and the creative journey of founding a restaurant. 

Tune in this coming Thursday, October 8 at 4pm, for our happy hour free-flowing interview with Sherry at!  We hope you’ll join us and ask questions both during the live Q&A and ahead of time as well via our Facebook and Instagram feeds, or by e-mailing We will pass your questions on to Sherry!

We are deeply grateful for the support of
Season Sponsor: Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery
Episode Sponsor: Santa Barbara Commercial Fund


The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative has developed an Ask Me Anything video interview program during this coronavirus-restricted period, a free-form online Q&A with Santa Barbara art & culture figures who’ve got stories to tell.

Interviews take place live on Facebook Live— anyone can ask questions and participate in real time via the comments. (A Facebook account is not necessary to watch the video.) Questions can also be submitted beforehand via our Facebook and Instagram feeds, or by e-mailing

And follow along via our mailing listInstagram, and Facebook feeds for the next Ask Me Anything!

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Upcoming Interviews:

  • Thursday, October 22nd, 4pmSharyn Main - environmental reform, philanthropy, and dance.

Don't Miss the Launch of
Cor Art Classes: Workshops for the Human Spirit

A program of art classes designed with working adults in mind.
Some classes still beginning this week.

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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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