Santa Barbara Art Galleries, Santa Barbara (Self Guided)

Santa Barbara is a poplar tourist destination in California. This lively city has a number of art galleries hosting exciting art collections. Most of the galleries highlight the visual creativity of local artists. The following walking tour will help you discover the most visited art galleries in Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara Art Galleries Map

Guide Name: Santa Barbara Art Galleries
Guide Location: USA » Santa Barbara (See other walking tours in Santa Barbara)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Author: sabrina
Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery

1) Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery

Representing American artists for 25 years, Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, is one of the popular art galleries in the city. The gallery alternates between about twenty changing exhibitions every year including solo displays for modern artists. Excellent collections of watercolors, prints, drawings and sculptures are beautifully displayed here for public viewing. The gallery is open daily from 10am to 5:30pm.
Gallery 113

2) Gallery 113

Business office and information center for the Santa Barbara Art Association, Gallery 113 is situated in the beautiful historic La Arcada courtyard. All the original artworks displayed here are created by artists from the Santa Barbara Association. Here visitors can see fascinating collections of paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures and jewelry. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm, Sundays from 1pm to 5pm.
Santa Barbara Arts

3) Santa Barbara Arts

Settled in the historic La Arcada Square, Santa Barbara Arts is a gift shop and art gallery all in one. This attractive place is full of fascinating crafted treasures created by 50 local artists. Fabulous selections of beautiful paintings, photography, handmade jewelry, ceramics and sculptures are displayed here for public viewing and for sale. Santa Barbara Art is open Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm, Saturdays from 10am to 6pm, Sundays from 10am to 5pm.
Waterhouse Gallery

4) Waterhouse Gallery

Founded in 1984 by Ralph and Diane Waterhouse, Waterhouse Gallery continues to be one of the most popular art galleries in the city. Having moved to its current location in charming La Arcada square in 1991, the gallery is surrounded by numerous good restaurants and lovely shops. Works made by the best visual artists from the Western states, California Art Club and Oil Painters of America are displayed here. Operation Hours: Monday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm; Sunday: 12 - 4 pm.
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

5) Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) is the prime art platform of the neighborhood, where visual, media and performing arts express a broad range of approaches from around California, while promoting artists from the entire US and even international artists. The Forum was founded in 1976, establishing and continually stimulating dialogue regarding social and aesthetic issues of our time. CAF is located on the top level of Paseo Nuevo Mall.

Walking Tours in Santa Barbara, California

Create Your Own Walk in Santa Barbara

Create Your Own Walk in Santa Barbara

Creating your own self-guided walk in Santa Barbara is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums Walk in Santa Barbara

Museums Walk in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has a variety of interesting museums, most of them situated in the downtown area of the city and in the harbor, the most important of which is Santa Barbara's Old Mission and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Discover the astonishing Spanish heritage of America and the beauty and richness of local nature through this Museums self-guided walking tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km
Santa Barbara Downtown Walk

Santa Barbara Downtown Walk

Santa Barbara is a beautiful city in California. Popular as a tourist resort, the city has everything you need to enjoy a fabulous holiday – sunny beach, interesting museums, art galleries, numerous lovely shops and an impressive historic architecture. This walking tour will guide you to Santa Barbara’s most popular tourist attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Santa Barbara Nightlife Walk

Santa Barbara Nightlife Walk

Santa Barbara is a wonderful city in California that has been always attracting many tourists with its beautiful architecture, shopping opportunities and numerous sparkling nightspots. Cozy bars, cocktail lounges and explosive clubs offer everything you need to experience an unforgettable night out in Santa Barbara. Take this walking tour to check out the hottest clubs and bars of the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Kids Entertainment Tour in Santa Barbara

Kids Entertainment Tour in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a beautiful Californian City, with plenty of family-friendly attractions. In the American Riviera you’ll find plenty of museums, exhibitions, playgrounds and educational places where you and your children have the opportunity to spend some quality time together. In this walking tour you’ll find attractions for children of all ages, with interesting developing programs, and...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Nowadays widely regarded as a posh location favored by the rich and famous, Santa Barbara is a beautiful coastal town and a popular weekend spot in Southern California. Other than its beaches and warm climate, the city is also famous for its red-tile roofed stucco architecture, reflecting Spanish colonial heritage, and a plethora of cultural attractions. Follow this orientation walk and discover...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Shopping Tour in Santa Barbara

Shopping Tour in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has plenty of world class retail shops and diverse local crafts shops for pleasing the most meticulous consumers. Wonderful outdoor paseos, shadowed plazas and long-brick sidewalks make shopping in Santa Barbara the most enjoyable way to spend your free time. Take this tour to discover the best venues for shopping in Santa Barbara.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Santa Barbara for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Santa Barbara has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Santa Barbara, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.