Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer solstice Parade Saturday June 25th.

From Cota to Micheltorena on State Street

The Summer Solstice Festival kicks off today at Alameda Park!
Parade starts at noon tomorrow!

The festivities begin Friday evening from 4 to 9pm with the Solstice Festival kick off at Alameda Park. The fun will continue on Saturday with the parade at noon and at Alameda Park until 8pm, and then on Sunday from 12 to 6pm. With something for everyone, the Festival will include a full schedule of live entertainment, a drum circle, a special Children’s Festival, as well as food and beautifully crafted goods from participating vendors...

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Photo by Fritz Olenberger

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Casa del Herrero's Plein Air Event Sunday June 5th 4-7pm

Casa del Herrero is Proud to Announce Its Next Signature Event:
Join us June 5th as Casa del Herrero hosts the following artists in our gardens for a spectacular art show and sale from 4 to 7 pm.
Meredith Brooks Abbott
Peter Adams
Nancy Davidson
Camille Dellar
Dennis Doheny
Pamela Enticknap
Priscilla Fossek
Rick Garcia
Wyllis Heaton
Ray Hunter
Ann Sanders
Richard Schloss
Frank Serrano
Garrett Speirs
Thomas Van Stein
Ralph Waterhouse

Tickets are on sale and are limited so call us soon at (805) 565-5653!

Casa del Herrero
Few of Montecito’s legendary estates remain essentially unchanged. The Casa del Herrero, designed by architect George Washington Smith and completed in 1925, is noted as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in America, is included on the National Register of Historic Places, and in January 2009, was designated a National Historic Landmark by then Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne.
George Fox Steedman, an industrialist, engineer, and amateur architect, had a vision for the house and grounds that went beyond fashion, and he assembled an extraordinary team of architects, landscape architects, antiquarians, and horticulturists to produce the Casa del Herrero estate (House of the Blacksmith)—recognized today as a masterpiece of the Country Place era. His participation in every detail of the property’s buildings, furnishings, and gardens is the reason the estate makes a single artistic statement that is greater than the sum of its parts. Today the entire 11-acre site is owned and operated as a historic house museum and garden by the Casa del Herrero, a 501(c)3 public non-profit organization, with the goal of preserving the house and grounds, as well as the family’s collection of antiques, books, sketchbooks, drawings, and horticultural records.
Tours of the Casa del Herrero house, gardens and workshop are available by reservation only. Call our office at 805-565-5653.

We invite you to come experience this graceful Montecito estate ... 

Friday, June 3, 2016