Santa Barbara Studio Artists
2002, a group of founding member artists banding together for, the then
novel idea, of an Open Studios Tour. They sought
to revive the tradition of patrons visiting artists in their studios,
plus promoting Santa Barbara as an arts destinaton..
Tour features a treasure trove of world-class
original art and a view inside Santa Barbara's leading artists' private
studios. The two-day self-guided driving tour steers visitors to artists'
studios through the stunning back roads, charming neighborhoods and
estates of one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. Tour
guests may discover an award-winning wonderland of landscape, contemporary,
and figurative painting, as well as sculpture and assemblage.
In 2013 a Year Round Visits program was added. Subject to the availability of the artist, some artist members are opening their studios, at very short notice, to individuals and groups who may wish for a private visit.