Focus on the Funk Zone 101

Focus on the Funk ZoneEpicureSB 2012Tomorrow is the big day and all we can promise is that it is going to be epic. If we’ve done this properly, no two people will have the same experience, but everyone will have a good time. The schedule below is the most up to date schedule we have. But remember, this is the Funk Zone. There are lots of surprises to be had.

 If you’re coming by car, please plan on parking in the large parking lot on the corner of Garden and Cabrillo (entrance on Garden).

This event is brought to you by the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, Brooks Institute, the Creative Collaboration Network, The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, and Epicure.SB.  Thanks for all your support!


Funk Zone Mural ProjectA.M.A.S.S.
Corner of Mason Street and Helena Avenue.
All Day, Every Day

Artists Making A Street Scene:  Eighteen outdoor street murals rotating quarterly, sort of. Featuring local artists with new installations and live art.
For information on painting contact

The Arts FundArts Fund Santa Barbara
205C Santa Barbara St.
11 – 5p

The Arts Fund Gallery will be showcasing the Funk Zone Charrette Exhibition, which teams up artists and architects to envision what the Funk Zone could be.   Public Ping Pong will be outside of the gallery for part of the afternoon. Arts Fund IAA Winner Hugh Margerum is the co-founder of Public Ping Pong.


beautiful beggar #3Ashley Dart
42 Helena St.
Studio open 5pm-?

Open studio, showcasing both current and recent work. I am a fine artist with an emphasis on painting.


 42 Helena St.
 noon –  6p
Work in marble will be on display as well as some clay or plaster marquettes of future work.  The artist we will have some works in progress and  will be working on a carving as time permits throughout the day.


Cabana HomeCabana Home
111 Santa Barbara St. 
10:30 – 6p

Cabana Home in conjunction with Edward Cella Art + Architecture will be hosting an exhibition reception with artists Pedro E. Guerrero, Mary Heebner, Brian Hollister, and Ruth Pastine.

The event is 10:30 – 12:00 for “coffee and muffins with the artists”.  The store will be open to show off the art and Cabana Home home furnishings until 6:00.


CAF Satellite at Hotel Indigo Santa Babara CAF Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
121 State Street

CAF’s inaugural exhibition at the new Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara celebrates contemporary art with Open House: Alejandro Diaz, Ann Diener, Stephanie Dotson, Rob Fischer, Francesca Gabbiani, Saul Gray-Hildenbrand, Nathan Hayden, Cyndee Howard, Jennifer Nocon, Zacarias Paul, Luke Stettner, Kirsten Stoltmann, Sandra Torres, and James Van Arsdale. The artists featured in this year-long exhibition represent a constellation of highlights of CAF’s past ten years, with both existing and newly commissioned works. Comprising local, national, and international artists, Open House breaks down barriers between sightseers and art audiences, while instilling visitors with a deeper connection to Santa Barbara and the arts community. ADMISSION IS FREE


CMND-ZCMND-Z Art Apparel 
22 Anacapa Suite 6
3 – 8p

We will be hosting a live screen printing party in the shop.  Patrons can pick out their style and color of blank garment to print on.  Then they choose from different pieces of art and different colors set up on the press.  We will print their creations right before their eyes.

Events Unlimited
205 Santa Barbara St.
11 – 5p

Just next door to the Arts Fund gallery, The Events Unlimited Organic Kitchen will be open from 11:00 – 5:00 showcasing their in-house selections of Kombucha, organic superfoods, protein powders, elixirs, fresh-made pasta, and pies.

A special BYOB pop-up dinner with Michael Glazer will take place from 6 – 9 with a complimentary microbrew tasting during cocktail hour.  Call for reservations and information.  Scott: 805-798-7356.

219. Gray Ave
noon – 10p
Featuring a solo exhibition of works by GONE.
Greg Beeman Studio and Pali X VW VanGreg Beeman Studio
127 Gray Ave.
Music and Art
Location TBD

Defying gravity since 2006, Santa Barbara’s very own aerial dance studio and company blends the ancient tradition of circus arts with the quiet beauty of contemporary movement. Peeling back the stardust layers to expose the emotional honesty of bodies in flight, join them as they unveil phrases from their upcoming 2012/2013 stage productions.

Latitude GalleryLatitude Gallery
20 Helena Ave
6 – 10p
The Wine of Art at Latitude Gallery, October 6-28 will exhibit the Funk Zone’s knack for artistic upcycling, concentration of wineries, and community of surfers. Reusing bottles, barrels, and crates as canvases, artists will pay homage to the drink that fuels so many creations. The opening will benefit Project Save Our Surf, an ocean conservation foundation fighting pollution. The evening will entertain with live music and wine.
214 Helena Ave.
10 – 6p
Lindsey, a specialist in historical photographic processes, will be available to photograph tintype portraits.  People are welcome to drop by and watch while she demonstrates the process or they can sign up to have their portraits taken. There will be a charge for the portraits.  She cannot photograph small children or dogs because of the need to sit still for long exposures.
48 Helena St.
Hours TBA
Please join us at “The Loft” for a beverage and small bites from Spare Parts Bistro!
216 East Yanonali Street
10 – 4p
Food…it’s just a passion for us.  We love to eat.  We love to eat well.  We hope to impart our love for great foods to you, and to provide you with ways to eat well without complicating your life.

MichaelKate Interiors and Gallery
132 Santa Barbara St.
4 – 10p

Paintings of the Buildings of the Funk Zone
Oct. 5 – Dec. 2.

Oct. 6  Art with live music + wine event. Sit and Sip. MichaelKate Interiors and Gallery presents SIT AND SIP, Style and grace based on the beauty of clean design, function and uncluttered comfort.Enjoy a glass of wine in our showroom, become refreshed and buy an amazing piece of art from our “Paintings of the Buildings of the Funk Zone” exhibition. Live music outside.
Irwin.TroynaOpen Studio
Michael Irwin, Johnny Troyna and others exhibit their work.
121 Santa Barbara Street
205 Anacapa St.
(805) 962-5857
11am to 9pm (all of the “LIVES” begin at 2pm)

David J Diamant’s “Sunset Surfers” series will be on display and selected designs will be LIVE printed on t-shirts by the artist. Several designs to choose from: $20 t-shirts for purchase or bring your own for $5!

15% of day of art sales will be donated back to “Focus On The Funk Zone.”

pianos-on-statePreparations for Pianos on State
Eleven Pianos On State will be designed and created in the Funk Zone Oct 6&7. Look for them at various locations including Red’s and MichaelKate. For more information contact Laura Inks:
Artists include Joe LaCorte, Mitra Cline, Jami Joelle Nielsen, Irene Hoffman, Holly Mackay, Isaac Hernandez and Family, Judy Nilsen, Eliesa Bollinger, Jeanette Mustacich, Sharon Morrow, Stacie Bouffard, Ellen Orlando, Dave Matsick, Jodi de Marcos Fashion Academy, Lisa James, Roy Cannon-Berg and Mike Irwin, Keno Leon
Tom Long Saboba StudiosSOBOBA STUDIOS
15 Anacapa St.
noon –  6p  …and maybe longer
Tom Long designs and constructs furniture and sculptural pieces. He also retail domestic and exotic hardwoods.

Jim Mahoney The Santa Surf MuseumThe Santa Barbara Surf Museum
16 1/2 Helena Avenue: #C
5ish – ???

The Santa Barbara Surfing Museum was established in 1992 and has been featured in most major magazines and on television networks worldwide over the last 15 years.

Sparky the DragonSparky the Dragon
46 Helena Ave
All day
Sparky the Dragon is a wood burning oven that will be churring out tasty vittles throughout the day. Sparky is a magically efficient oven made from recycled and recovered materials.
Table Salt Screen PrintingTable Salt Screen Printing
224 Anacapa St Suite 1E
1 – 5p
Earl Arnold’s original screen printed apparel, fabric and art on display
live screen printing. Creating in the funk zone since 1997.
Tracey Beeler Bronze SculptorTracey Beeler
46 Helena St. 
10 – 7p
Internationally renowned bronze sculptor shows works from her collection, focused on realism of the human figure.
22 Anacapa st. # 3
10 – 4p
TropiCali is a Beach Beauty Boutique enhancing the Santa Barbara beach lifestyle. Boutique will offer beauty services such as facials, waxing, organic spray tanning, eyelash extensions, while the retail shop organic beauty products and trendy local designer accessories/apparel such as CMND-Z. We are a lifestyle,…TropiCali,…”We Live like this”….
116 East Yanonali St C-1(upstairs)
10a – 6p
Grace Weston – Mind’s Eye
 Let them Eat Cake. (10am – 2pm)
Join us for a celebration of gallery artist Grace Weston’s quirky, creative original vignettes. In honor of her photographs exploring the kid in all of us we are serving Crushcakes cupcakes, and for the adult’s- tasting wine from local wineries Pali and Kunin.
42 Helena
5 – 8:30p
Architectural Organ I / Skin
Architectural Organ I / Skin is part of my ongoing body of work on the relationship between architecture and the body. On view is a cinematic and sculptural installation as a symbolic organ, allowing visitors to unfold their own fantastical narratives of becoming architectural bodies.
22 State Street
11a or 2p
Explore the Urban Wine Trail aboard our open air mini trolley. Our unique tour takes you wine tasting while sightseeing off the beaten path in an area known as the Funk Zone. This cool, hip and edgy side of Santa Barbara was once an industrial hub but is now home to tasting rooms, surfboard shops, skilled craftsmen, a surf museum and an eclectic mix of artists. Visit 2 wine tasting rooms on the Urban Wine Trail. Reservations required.
209 Anacapa Street. 
noon – 10
Let’s all celebrate creativity, fun and the Funk Zone community!
Youth Interactive is an after-school program for the most underserved students, of all ages, focused on teaching Technology, Entrepreneurship and The Arts.
EAT & DRINK: Come by and join us for some great live music, fabulous local wines, outdoor ‘happy meat’ BBQ and organic salads and tapas.
ACTIVE: If your feeling more competitive there will be much fun had on Hugh Margerum’s Ping Pong Table Extraordinaire.
ART: For a superhero pace visit the SB Art Commission’s Pop Up Art Gallery!
ALL DOING GOOD FOR OUR COMMUNITY: All proceeds will go to help Youth Interactive provide Education, Creative and Economic Empowerment for the most underserved youth in our community.

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