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Fun in the funk zone!

Hi friends!

Dave and I have been having a great time switching back and forth, sharing posts.  Hope you are enjoying them.

If you follow me on Instagram, here or here, then you know that I’ve been trying to trade in work for a little more play with Eleanor. Never trying to achieve balance (that word puts too much pressure on me), just trying to create as many memories with her as possible.

One of our favorite places to hang in Santa Barbara is the Funk Zone. You can find great food, yummy treats, fun shops and amazing art. Some of our favorites are:  Helena Avenue Bakery, they have amazing coffee and croissants, that melt in your mouth. We also love checking out Blue Door, they have amazing vintage and mid century furniture along with home decor.  Another favorite foodie spot is Lucky Penny, this is a great lunch spot. Casual, easy, yummy, and if you have little ones it’s perfect.

We are all always looking for the perfect instagrammable spots, right?! Well, there are plenty of them in the Funk Zone.

One of Eleanor’s favorite places to stop are the faces painted on the walls along Yanonali Street. They are fun, vibrant colors. All of them are painted by artist, David Flores.

If you walk a little out of the Funk Zone perimeter you will see the Moxi Museum, which is the children’s museum.  It’s a fun, science-based, great for all ages place for the family.

If you happen to find yourself in Santa Barbara be sure to check out these fun places. The whole zone is a fun experience. You can rent bikes and cruise around. There are also great hotels to stay at in the Funk Zone.  Hotel Californian, is a new modern luxury hotel, that’s amazing! We love going to the Goat Tree for breakfast.  It’s all fresh, healthy food.

We hope you enjoyed following along in one of our favorite parts of our city. Above is a small map outlining the Funk Zone. You can also click here to see a larger version. I’d love to hear if you have any favorite parts of Santa Barbara that you have enjoyed while visiting.  I love hearing an outsiders view of our city.

Wishing you all a great weekend!

 

 

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funk zone arts festival

 

funkzoneThis weekend in Santa Barbara there is a fun event going on!  It’s the second annual funk zone arts festival, which will be a neighborhood-wide day of events. This is a great time to come explore this newer area of Santa Barbara, and get to know some of the locally-owned businesses, galleries, and restaurants.  The “funk zone” is becoming what Noozhawk predicts as “the most exciting draw on the South Coast.”

Grab your friends and family, come out, and enjoy a little bit of Santa Barbara!

Below you will find the events going on for the day..

Funk Zone Arts Festival

SATURDAY

OCTOBER 19, 2013

10:00am to 10:00pm

Maps available at local businesses across the Funk Zone

Full event listings at

http://funkzone.net/funk-zone-arts-festival/

Daytime

10am-6pm Consensual: Painting, flm, drawing and video by Adam Berg at Cabana Home

10am-8:30pm Nonrepresentational: Fine art photography at wall space gallery

10am-10pm Tintype portraits with Lindsey Ross at La Chambre Photographique

11am-5pm A Formal Afaire: Art-Making in Black and White at The Arts Fund Gallery

11am-7pm “Art cart” selling Funk Zone graphic t-shirts and other surprises at CMND-Z

12-5pm Singer/songwriter showcase including Jesse Rhodes at MichaelKate Interiors

12-6pm Live art by homegrown Santa Barbara talented artists at Youth Interactive

12-8pm Assemblage and paintings by Philip Koplin and Dan Levin at Koplin / Levin Studio

1-7pm Erica Ohm handmade photography, Shelly Robertson “petite fea,” Tal Avitzur

Assemblage Robot Sculpture Night Lights, DJ William Pasley at Earl Arnold Table Salt Screen Printing

1-10pm “Beware of the Humans” Artist Invitational at GONE Gallery

3-11pm Gregory Beeman art, DJ Mac and Friends, and SB PYROGORIA at Funk Zone Studios

4-7pm Tina Schlieske and the Graceland Exiles perform at Reds Bar and Tapas Art Zone SB in the Funk Zone

3:30-4:30pm Artist talk with Victoria Mara Heilweil at wall space gallery Nonrepresentational: Kim Kaufman and Victoria Mara Heilweil

5-6pm Artist talk moderated by Ted Mills at The Arts Fund Gallery

A Formal Afaire: Rick Aber, Tony Askew, Austin Danson, Joan Rosenberg-Dent and Peggy Ferris

6:30-7:30pm Artist talk moderated by Charles Donolan at MichaelKate Interiors

Featuring work by Christina Tonges Korn, Barbara Romain, Christopher Ulrich

Evening

5-8pm Live music and wine at Green House Studios

Featuring new work by Donna Ayscough, Erika Carter, Ashley Dart, Virginia McCracken

5-8pm Guest Djs and art reception at MichaelKate Interiors

7-10pm Plantae: Chalcidis Lucidus by Joy Brenneman at La Chambre Photographique

7:30-midnight “Fashion in the Funk Zone” projections by Lindsey Michelson of CMND-Z

9-midnight Morganfeld Burnett and Da Blues perform at Reds Bar and Tapas

Contact

Crista Dix | Nathan Vonk

805.637.3898 | info@sbartscollaborative.org

Funk Zone Arts Fest EVENTS

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