Sunday, September 22, 2019     Volume: 20, Issue: 29

Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Arts Council holds seventh annual Birdhouse Fundraiser

Local artists created 10 birdhouses over the summer as contributions to the Santa Maria Arts Council’s (SMAC) seventh annual Birdhouse Fundraiser. Some of this year’s featured artists include Marilyn Dover Benson, Beverly Johnson, Abby Hogan, Jason Boeln, Lindie Simone, and Dale Cornwell...

Book Loft hosts signings with Gay Browne, Barbara Greenleaf

Author Gay Browne will be signing copies of her self-help book, Living with a Green Heart: How to Keep Your Body, Your Home, and The Planet Healthy in a Toxic World, at the Book Loft in Solvang on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. The store will also be hosting a book signing with Barbara Greenl...

Melodrama hosts benefit performance of 'Drac in the Saddle Again'

The Great American Melodrama hosts a benefit performance of Drac in the Saddle Again on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Zach Elliot Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the event will include auctions, raffles, and additional performances by Nipomo High School students and alumni. ...

Grossman Gallery screens insightful short films created by local youth, all under age 14


I used to love “borrowing” my parents’ camcorder to record my own horror movies, often using my siblings and neighbors to play zombies, Martians, murderous butlers, and other fleeting obsessions. It was my favorite childhood hobby, and watching the featured short films in the Lompo...

Ann Foxworthy Gallery hosts new figurative exhibition, Pilgrimage, from local artist Joanne Beaule Ruggles


“There is a pure joy in playing like a child who does not need to look over her shoulder to see who is watching,” said Joanne Beaule Ruggles, describing her artistic process.  Ironically, the content found in most of her figurative pieces is anything but playful. “U...

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