Sunday, January 31, 2010

First Thursday

 First Thursday, February 4th, from 5 to 8 pm is a free evening of art, music and theatre in downtown Santa Barbara.  Among the always intriguing exhibits this month are the Museum of Art show, Butterflies and Other People by Diana Thater; the Public Library's exhibit of the Oak Group's work on saved spaces; Emily McBride's oil paintings of the ocean at Eden at 7 W. Ortega St.  Lovers of Greece won't want to miss the paintings and photographs of It's All Greek at Gallery Ten-Twenty-Nine (1029 State St.) For architecture buffs, the juried 2009 AIA Santa Barbara Design Awards are displayed at the County Administration Building, 1st floor, 105 E.Anapamu St. And for a little romance and nostalgia, go to the Bella Rosa Does Hollywood installation of Frank Worth photographs of the film legends of the 40s and 50s (1103 State St.) For Santa Barbara Solstice lovers, the Sojourner Cafe will showcase the poster contest entries for 2010 Summer Solstice. Artist receptions, demonstrations, studio tours, wine tastings and live music at over 20 locations add to the fun.  All are listed on the February Passport, free in print at the Bath Street Inn and other locations, or, you may download at www.santabarbaradowntown.com


Deborah Gentry, Innkeeper
Bath Street Inn