Monday, January 3, 2011

First Thursday, January 6th

First Thursdays in Downtown Santa Barbara

1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara.

On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment from 5-8 p.m. 1st Thursday venues feature attractions, such as art openings, live music, artists' receptions, lectures, wine tastings and hands-on activities. In addition, State Street comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive exhibits. Look for previews of forthcoming plays, symphony performances, concerts and dance productions, as well as local up-and-coming performers. The Downtown Organization also partners with Santa Barbara cultural groups for one-time 1st Thursday attractions.
1st Thursday is for locals and visitors alike. It provides an opportunity for residents to indulge in local culture, mingle with neighbors and participate in the arts community. The program also offers visitors the chance to experience, in one evening, the diversity of downtown Santa Barbara’s visual and performing arts scene. 1st Thursday is aimed at developing a lively atmosphere downtown as well as showcasing the cultural variety that Santa Barbara has to offer.

The 1st Thursday Passport is a printed guide and map to all of the 1st Thursday attractions and is available at participating galleries and venues, MTD shuttles, The Visitors’ Center, and hotel concierge desks. OR you can download a printable version from the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization's website (link below).

Expect something special in art and culture on the first Thursday of every month!

In the meantime, be sure to check out all of the other great Featured Events happening in Downtown Santa Barbara:

Information on the International Film Festival, Film Feast, Film Sips and Film Sleeps (Jan 27-Feb  6) also available on the SBDO website. Details will also be listed on this blog in the near future

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