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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Margie Bowker celebrates 20 years of creating art in Santa Maria


When she was a 9-year-old student in South Africa, Margie Bowker’s teacher pulled her aside one day and told her she was going to be a famous artist someday. “She had collected little pieces and paintings I had done,” Bowker said. “I didn’t understand, I thought everyb...

The Great American Melodrama delivers a hit production of 'The Karaoke Kid'


In 1984, a little film came out about a lonely boy who had just moved to a new town and had trouble fitting in. He met a beautiful girl, befriended a wise man with a lot of unfinished chores, dressed as a shower for a school dance, beat the bad guys in an epic showdown, and the rest is cinematic his...

Lompoc announces Mobile Mural winners


In an effort to connect to the community through artwork, the city of Lompoc’s Public Works and Utilities Departments held its first Mobile Mural Contest in the 2017 National Public Works Week theme, Public Works Connects Us. The eight winners, including the grand prize Hall of Fame winner,...

Santa Barbara Library System receives grant for bilingual children's books


The Santa Barbara Public Library System was given a $10,000 grant to purchase bilingual books for children. The grant comes from the California State Library as part of the California Immigrant Alliance Project and the Technology Act. The grant will allow the Santa Barbara Public Library System to ...