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Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show

Showcase Your Talent at the Iconic Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show

Turn your passion for arts and crafts into a career.

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The Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show has become a part of Santa Barbara life. The Show is held every Sunday and select Saturdays on the waterfront and attracts thousands of visitors.

All of the members are Santa Barbara County residents. They display their own original work and sometimes even create new pieces at the show.

The casual atmosphere lends itself to interaction. Customers enjoy talking to artists about their craft and purchasing the pieces that speak to them. The personal connection with the artist adds value to the art and the experience.

The show was established in 1965 and is one of the oldest and most prestigious non-juried arts and crafts shows in America.

Enjoy a day on the waterfront while selling your original artwork, build relationships with patrons and fellow artists, and share your art with thousands of people.

Many exhibitors have been able to turn their hobby into a full-fledged career using the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show as their sole source of revenue.

“A Santa Barbara Gem!”

This was one of the highlights of our visit to Santa Barbara. Every Sunday, many, many artists sell their wares in stalls lining Cabrillo Boulevard, offering tons of variety in art. The setting - right along the ocean - is amazing, the beautiful weather enhances the fabulous experience. Some of the art, like some pottery and jewelry, is inexpensive, other art is very costly. The artists were available to talk, which enriched the whole experience. A great thing to do in Santa Barbara!” - Sharon S. from Philadelphia

Important Information

  • To exhibit at the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts show you must be a resident of Santa Barbara County and you must create all of the work yourself. 
  • All exhibitors need to obtain a seller’s permit and a Santa Barbara City Arts and Crafts show Permit which costs $568 per year.

A $568 permit means the price to exhibit is less than $10 per show!

Santa Barbara is a popular destination. In 2017, the Santa Barbara Coast welcomed an estimated 7.2 million visitors. (Reference)

The Process

The application process maintains the show's mission to showcase hand-crafted originals from Santa Barbara artisans. Once an artist has been approved, they join the ranks of a vibrant local art community and has the privilege to showcase their art at the popular Santa Barbara waterfront to locals as well as to the millions of visitors who come to Santa Barbara each year.   


This show is all along the waterfront. It is on particular days only. Local artist and wonderful BEAUTIFUL things to buy. I really enjoy all the custom jewelry! The vendors are so nice and look forward to this every trip! NOTHING is imported...the vendors make everything they sell.” - Kylie K. from New York

Don’t Wait!

The Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show only has space for 90 artists and 190 crafts members.

Don’t miss out on this amazingly inexpensive opportunity to display and sell your art to people from all over the world.

Another local Southern California art show sells space between $12,225 and $54,445 per booth at their one-time event. Our booth prices are less than $10 per show.

As if the price wasn’t enough to incentivize you to become a member, the venue certainly will. You are literally set up on the beach in one of the best locations in the world.

Don’t wait until our vendor booths are all taken. Reserve your spot today at the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show.


Last Updated: Jan 12, 2022
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