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In partnership with The Arts Fund and Downtown Santa Barbara, the City is pleased present Experiment Weekend from April 19-21 featuring a series of demonstration projects to re-energize the street. This event is an opportunity for the community to learn and experience a new design for one weekend only. Attendees are encouraged to fill out an online survey at the events to share their reactions and feedback.

Come downtown to check out a series of demonstration projects to re-energize the street. This event is an opportunity for the community to learn and experience a new design for one weekend only. We want to hear your thoughts!

Schedule of Activities

  • Friday, April 19, 8:00 p.m. – Midnight, State Street Underpass
    FLOW
    Presented by The Arts Fund
    Local artists will illuminate the State Street Underpass with a light art exhibit. Don’t miss this exciting debut of a new art experience downtown. Enjoy dinner at a downtown restaurant and then ride the electric shuttle for free to the Underpass for light installations and music. DJ set by Party Proper Productions. Acoustic guitar by Jared Watchman.

Featured Light Installation Artists: Kym Cochran, Alan Macy, Carlos Padilla, Marco Pinter, Tai Rodrig, Jonathan PJ Smith, Ethan Turpin, Tim Wood

For descriptions of the light art exhibits curated by The Arts Fund: Featured Light Art Exhibits 

For road detour information: Road Detour Starting Friday from 2 PM to 2 AM

  • Saturday, April 20, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., 400-500 Blocks 
    B(Eats) on the Street
    Enjoy music, art activities, and food from downtown restaurants under the canopy of trees on State Street, where a pedestrian promenade will be created for the day. Families will enjoy painting large coloring book walls, chalk drawing, basketball hoops, and a petting zoo on State Street. Enjoy the Paint and Sip wine garden, ping-pong, and dance classes. Santa Barbara Woodie Club will display classic cars. The Arts Fund presents interactive light art installations in the evening hours. Surprises await.

Click on this link for descriptions of the light art exhibits curated by The Arts Fund: Featured Light Art Exhibits 

Mention "Experiment Weekend" at participating restaurants for a 10% discount on your food purchase (not applicable to alcohol). Restaurant Discount Flyer

MUSIC SCHEDULE

• Noon-1:30 pm     Dawn Renee Skaien Duo
• Noon-2:00 pm     Cameron Nichoson
• Noon-2:00 pm     Bill Rotella
• 2:00-4:00 pm     David Segall
• 2:30-3:30 pm     Hula Anyone Dance Class
• 3:00-5:00 pm     Donna Greene & The Roadhouse Daddies
• 4:30-6:30 pm     MonELuv unplugged
• 5:00-7:00 pm     Chill Point Band
• 6:00-8:00 pm     Bobby & Hector
• 7:30-9:30 pm     Lawrence Duff

Stores Open Friday, April 19, 429 & 430 State Street
Pop-Up Showcase
Presented by Pop-Up Town
Local entrepreneurs will fill vacant spaces on State Street for one month. Shop for handcrafted items and learn about local startup companies.

429 State Street will feature:
• LUNA Sandals for hiking and running, introducing new Roots Footwear, handmade huarache sandals
• MANU, an online lifestyle brand and platform for international living
• Aroma Freedom Emotions/Essential Oils/Psychology
• Pedego Electric Bikes Santa Barbara
• The Greenery Eco Bath and Body Products
• Mugs and Rugs – Fiber arts, plant dyes, and ceramics

430 State Street will feature:
• Colibri Handmade Bags & Accessories from Latin America
• Qashi Handmade Chumash Abalone & Pearl Jewelry
• Luche Leash Co., a Modern Leash for a Modern Dog
• Xinácatl Hand Embroidery Ancestral Clothing, Sun Wear
• Xochi Blends Essential Oils – Inspired by Aztec Goddess Xochiquetzal
• The Montecito Candle Company 
• Lost Shell Collective – Handmade clothing and accessories
• I'd Rather Knot – Handmade macramé plant hangers and accessories
• Tejido Texere – handmade dream catchers and jewelry
• De La Vina Designs – Handmade beaded jewelry

Special thanks to Sponsors: The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara Beautiful, Bella Vista Designs, Oniracom, Party Proper Productions, Wildcat Lounge, and Little Kitchen

Media Sponsors: Independent, Voice Magazine, Noozhawk

This event was made possible with support from the following partners: Downtown Santa Barbara, Pop-Up Town, MTD, Santa Barbara Woodie Club, Berkshire Hathaway, Pintard Group, KimbaKata Productions, COAST, and Samy's Camera.

Special Thanks to:

    

           

FLOW

FRIDAY Only
8:00 p.m. – Midnight

  • State Street Underpass

Presented by The Arts Fund, local artists will illumintate the State Street Underpass with a light art exhibit. Don't miss this exiting debut of a new art experience downtown.

Presented by
 

B(eats) on the Street

SATURDAY Only
12:00 Noon – 10:00 p.m.

  • 400-500 Blocks of
    State Street

Enjoy music, art activities, and food from downtown restaurants under the canopy of trees on State Street, where a pedestrian promenade will be created for the day.

MUSIC SCHEDULE
Noon-1:30 pm
   Dawn Renee Skaien Duo
Noon-2:00 pm
   Cameron Nichoson
Noon-2:00 pm
   Bill Rotella
2:00-4:00 pm
   David Segall
2:30-3:30 pm
   Hula Anyone Dance Class
3:00-5:00 pm
   Donna Greene & 
   The Roadhouse Daddies
4:30-6:30 pm
   MonELuv unplugged
5:00-7:00 pm
   Chill Point Band
6:00-8:00 pm
   Bobby & Hector
7:30-9:30 pm
   Lawrence Duff

Presented by

Pop-Up Showcase

Stores Open Friday, April 19

  • 429 & 430 State Street

Local entrepreneurs will fill vacant spaces on State Street for one month. Shop for handcrafted items and learn about local startup companies.

Presented by

Event Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Last Updated: May 2, 2019
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