Tag Archives | artists

artists studio tour

12th Annual Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio and Gallery Tour Set for Mother’s Day Weekend – May 12th and 13th 2018.

(CARPINTERIA, CA) The annual Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio and Gallery Tour takes place for the twelfth consecutive year on Mother’s Day weekend, May 12th and 13th from 10am – 5pm. This event is FREE to the community with 32 artists and their studio/gallery spaces open for the public to tour throughout beautiful Carpinteria and Summerland.

The Artists Studio and Gallery Tour is a unique opportunity to see and buy work of established artists as well as emerging talent who live in the Summerland and Carpinteria Valley.   These participating artists will display and offer for sale their art in a huge variety of media and styles in their homes and studios.  Many of the artists have live demos and works in progress, offering the opportunity to see the art being created and get a feel for the process from concept to completion.

A map and listing of this year’s Studio Tour artists is available online at carpinteriaartscenter.org  and Facebook to direct people to the studios of all the diverse fine artists in Carpinteria & Summerland participating in this year’s tour.

This weekend long opportunity to  visit local artists studios is FREE and open to the public.  A percentage of art sales will benefit the Carpinteria Arts Center mission to promote and support our local artists in their studios and galleries, the Bellas Artes program, Art by the Sea kids camp, Art in Public Places, Art in Film series and more.
In the belief that the arts are vital to a healthy community, the Carpinteria Arts Center is committed to providing challenging exhibitions, innovative learning opportunities, and cultural enrichment for people of all ages, interests, and abilities from all segments of the community.


In conjunction with the weekend’s activities there will also be an Artists Studio Tour group show that will run for ten days. Due to the current renovation efforts  by the Carpinteria Arts Center to build a new, larger gallery space to open later this year, this year’s group show will be at the Palm Loft Gallery ,410 Palm Ave # A-1, Carpinteria. The public is invited to an artist meet-and-greet reception at the Palm Loft Gallery on Friday, May 4th 2018 from 5pm to 7pm.

For more information please visit carpinteriaartscenter.org or contact Rebecca Stebbins at rls7jsm@msn.com or  (805) 684-7789.



Filed under: Art, Local

weekend shenanigans

popsicles and chalk 065

popsicles and chalk 060

Last weekend we had the I Madonnari going on in Santa Barbara.  This is an Italian street painting festival, where local artists do different chalk drawings.  The festival is sponsored by local businesses.  It was held at the Santa Barbara Mission.  The Mission alone is a gorgeous site, and then, add all of these amazing artists’ drawings, and it was beautiful.  I got to go with my husband, which was a bonus, because as I’ve mentioned before, I never get to see him, due to his work.  I love when we get to spend days and nights together.  He’s my best friend.  Love you, husband.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!  Oh…I snapped a picture of the view we had from the Mission.  Santa Barbara, we sure love your beauty.

popsicles and chalk 050

popsicles and chalk 020

popsicles and chalk 030^^^The gnome was my favorite.  Isn’t he cute.^^^

popsicles and chalk 036

popsicles and chalk 059

popsicles and chalk 016^^^This was my second favorite. 3-D^^^

popsicles and chalk 057

popsicles and chalk 031

popsicles and chalk 046^^^The beautiful Mission^^^

popsicles and chalk 032

popsicles and chalk 054

popsicles and chalk 015

popsicles and chalk 025

popsicles and chalk 037




Filed under: Family, Local