COMMUNITY GALLERY

WHO WE SERVE

THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

The Arts Fund Community Gallery supports emerging and mid-career artists living in Santa Barbara County. The Arts Fund holds six yearly exhibitions featuring a minimum of four artists per show. One exhibition out of the year is dedicated to the Teen Arts Mentorship students to exhibit their mentorship work in our gallery. Our Guest Curator Program offers opportunities for community members to develop their professional gallery experience by presenting thought-provoking and exciting exhibitions.

THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

The Arts Fund Community Gallery supports emerging and mid-career artists living in Santa Barbara County. The Arts Fund holds six yearly exhibitions featuring a minimum of four artists per show. One exhibition out of the year is dedicated to the Teen Arts Mentorship students to exhibit their mentorship work in our gallery. Our Guest Curator Program offers opportunities for community members to develop their professional gallery experience by presenting thought-provoking and exciting exhibitions.

“Resistance & Resilience: Art for the People”

Curated by adriana la artista & Barbara Parmet

August 24th 2022 - Oct 22, 2022

Reception and Art Walk: Friday, September 16th 5pm-7pm

Artist Talk (Moderated by Barbara Parmet): September 30th 5pm-6pm

The intention of the show is to focus on highlighting the identities, resilience and social justice work from the perspective of the working class and artists of color living in Santa Barbara County.

Hours of Operation

Sunday - Thursday: 11am-6pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am-7pm

“Rasheeda” (The Sister's)

Champagne Smoke, 2021

VISIT THE ARTS FUND COMMUNITY GALLERY AT OUR NEW LOCATION IN LA CUMBRE PLAZA!
 

On July 1, 2022, the Arts Fund brought the Museum of Sensory & Movement Experiences (MSME) under our Community Gallery program. This addition was made possible in part through generous funding from the David Bermant Foundation. 

 

MSME was founded by local Santa Barbara artist Marco Pinter, who had a vision for a space that would present the public with experimental time-based art, both contemporary and historical. As a project that supported local and regional technology-based artists, The Arts Fund saw a natural fit within the Community Gallery program.

 

We're thrilled to continue and sustain Marco's vision for this community space, the only one of its kind between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Museum of Sensory & Movement Experiences (MSME) and 

Arts Fund Community Gallery

La Cumbre Plaza, Suite F119

121 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

As part of bringing MSME into the Community Gallery program, The Arts Fund took over the lease for MSME's 3,000 square-foot multi-use space in La Cumbre Plaza. MSME will continue to operate under the leadership of the Arts Fund, with a dedicated space inside for the Community Gallery. We're excited to have a new home in Santa Barbara to host shows throughout the year that feature and celebrate the artists of Santa Barbara County.

Come visit us at La Cumbre Plaza, storefront F119! La Cumbre plaza is located just 10 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and features plenty of free parking.

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OUR COMMUNITY GALLERY SERVES:

ARTISTS

Our Community Gallery exhibits the work of emerging and mid-career artists living in Santa Barbara County.

GUEST CURATORS

Our Guest Curator Program provides a rare opportunity to submit exhibition proposals and craft a unique gallery experience.

STUDENTS

Teen Arts Mentorship students exhibit the work they create in our Community Gallery every year to celebrate their hard work.

COMMUNITY

The Arts Fund started the Funk Zone Art Walk in 2013 and has been organizing the event ever since. Visit our Events page for info on upcoming art walks.

THE MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES (MSME)

Under ongoing leadership and operation by The Arts Fund, MSME (pronounced "Miss-Me") will continue to operate as an interactive museum destination, designed for exploring the next generation of media arts. 

 

Interact with your body and senses at this energy-filled mecca of collaborative experiences and kinetic wonder. The museum features installations of experimental time-based art, both contemporary and historic, offering an experiential journey through the history of interactive art. 

 

100% of MSME ticket sales go directly to benefit future Arts Fund programming.


To read more about MSME, visit seehearmove.com.

The community is invited to submit exhibition proposals which will be evaluated by The Arts Fund Gallery Committee and selected based on the following criteria:

Providing an opportunity for local artists to expand their professional exhibition experience and enrich the cultural platform in Santa Barbara

 

Collaborating with a minimum of 4 local artists and/or community organizations to offer the widest inclusion of the public and create a synergistic forum for the advancement of the arts

Offering educational opportunities for the community to better understand local art, artists, or artistic processes

If you are interested in guest curator opportunities, please download the Community Gallery Exhibition Proposal Form and email the form along with images and text regarding the concept of the exhibition, and a resume to terra@artsfundsb.org. Submissions that are consistent with our mission and guidelines have priority.

ARTISTS:

If you would like to show us your work, please e-mail digital images representative of your work, a brief artist statement, and a resume to info@artsfundsb.org.

THE GUEST CURATOR PROGRAM