Friday, July 10, 2020     Volume: 21, Issue: 19

Santa Maria Sun / Arts

County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation launch artist awards

The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission announced it will award up to 20 stipends of $500 each to local artists who have created work in response to circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arts Commission is partnering with the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation to present these awards “in rec...

Dana Adobe and Cultural Center's new exhibit showcases paintings by the late Milford Zornes

The Dana Adobe and Cultural Center will open its upcoming paintings exhibition, All About Trees, on July 15. This group show will showcase about 20 to 25 different paintings and will remain on display at the center through Sept. 25. The exhibit’s special featured artist is the late regional...

Elverhoj Museum of History and Art reflects on traditional Solstice Sundowner fundraiser over the years


In an alternate reality devoid of COVID-19, June 20 would have marked the eighth annual Solstice Sundowner Benefit Party—traditionally hosted by the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art in Solvang every summer to celebrate each year’s longest day.  Although the fundraise...

With the official cancellation of Solvang Danish Days, IDK Events proposes an alternative lineup of celebratory options


For Max Hanberg, owner of Solvang Shoe Store, the cancellation of this year’s Solvang Danish Days Festival (originally scheduled to take place Sept. 18 through 20) is disappointing not only as a local business holder but also as a nearly lifelong fan of the event.  Fond memo...

Weekly Poll
What'd you make of the county's decision to close beaches for the Fourth of July weekend?

It was sensible since counties to the south closed their beaches.
I was OK with it. I set off fireworks at home instead.
It was ridiculous. The restrictions have to stop.
It didn't matter. I went to SLO County.

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