Santa Barbara Art Galleries

(Santa Barbara, California - CA, USA)

Santa Barbara is peppered with dozens of art galleries showcasing a wide array of art styles and mediums. At the heart of the city, State Street hosts a denizen of attractive art galleries in picturesque courtyards, all within walking distance of one another.

The main draw card on State Street is without question the exceptional Santa Barbara Museum of Art, which stands close to the Public Library and the Courthouse, and is considered to rank as one of America's top ten galleries. Visitors to the Museum of Art will find works by famous artists such as Monet, O'Keeffe and Picasso.

Whether visitors are looking for local contemporary galleries and modern art works, collections of international prestige or fine examples of the latest in home décor, Santa Barbara offers an assortment to satisfy every art lover's taste.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93101-2713, USA
Tel: +1 805 963 4364
Founded in 1941, this esteemed museum features a permanent collection of early 20th-century western American paintings, 19th- and 20th-century Asian arts, contemporary Latin American art and a gallery, designed specifically for children. Also on display are various rotating exhibits from prestigious national establishments. Complimentary tours are available at 13:00 and exhibition tours are offered daily at 12:00.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, free on Sunday

Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery

Address: 7 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93101, USA
Tel: +1 805 730 1460
Displaying an assortment of 19th, 20th and 21st century American art with a specific focus on California artists, Santa Barbara's Sullivan Goss Gallery has an impressive collection of influential works. The permanent collection holds over 6,000 works ranging from paintings to watercolors, drawings and sculptures. This gallery also features an extensive library selection and a café which hosts a lecture series.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:30
Admission: free

Arte Divino Studio

Address: 115 Kimberly Avenue, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93101, USA
Tel: +1 805 965 7863
This unique gallery showcases the work of emerging contemporary artist Mauricio Arcesio. Working with a range of media including pastels, acrylics, etchings, mono-prints and charcoal, the Colombian born artist has also been known to sculpt with Belgian chocolate blocks.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Gallery 113

Address: La Arcada Court, 1114 State Street, Studio 8, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93101, USA
Tel: +1 805 965 6611
Gallery 113 features member artists of the Santa Barbara Art Association and rotating exhibits of up and coming artists within the community. Showcasing works in various mediums including ceramics, drawings, etchings, paintings, sculpture and jewelry the gallery is the city's oldest featuring local artists' works in a beautiful location.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 11:00 to 16:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 16:00
Admission: free


Address: 132 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93101, USA
Tel: +1 805 963 1411
Neuvié is a showroom displaying unique fine furniture dedicated to pushing the boundaries of standard home décor. Representing some of the world's premium manufacturers, Neuvié's selection highlights quality and design.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF)

Address: 653 Paseo Nuevo Mall, Arts Terrace, Chapala Street, 2nd Floor, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93101, USA
Tel +1 805 966 5373
The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) is a non profit organization dedicated to presenting, documenting and supporting a wide array of visual, performance and multi media arts. Established in 1976 and located within the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center, the CAF displays local, regional and international art works in a variety of rotating exhibits aimed at evoking discussion regarding current aesthetic and social issues.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 11:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

University Art Museum (UCSB)

Address: University of California at Santa Barbara, 6950 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, California CA, 93106-7130, USA
Tel: +1 805 893 2951
Located in the neighboring city of Goleta, some 10 miles / 16 km to the west, the University Art Museum in Santa Barbara was established in 1959 and inspires students, staff and visitors through varied exhibitions and community programs. With over 8,500 art works and 750,000 historic photographs, architectural drawings, scrapbooks and three dimensional pieces, the fine art, architecture and design collections cover unique and diverse themes.
Open hours: Wednesday to Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Waterhouse Gallery

Address: 1114 State Street 9, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93101, USA
Tel: +1 805 962 8885
The Waterhouse Gallery, located inside La Arcada on State Street, represents west coast artists of international prestige, with rotating exhibits including oil paintings and 'plein air' works. The gallery is adjacent to the Museum of Art and the County Courthouse, and offers an appealing selection of works by regional artists.
Open hours: daily - 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: free