Surf and Ocean Film Series In July at Central Library Showing for the Month of July

July film series is a partnership with SCAPE and Surfrider Foundation

It is summer in Santa Barbara and the Central Library will host a series of films in July with surf and ocean themes. There will be special guests introducing some of the films, including local surf legend Shaun Tomson introducing the documentary film Bustin’ Down the Door on Friday, July 1 at 2:00 p.m.  The Central Library is located at 40 E. Anapamu St.
Bustin’ Down the Door tells the story of a group of Australian and South African surfers who revolutionized their sport in Hawaii during the winter of 1975. Shaun Tomson, one of the best surfers of all time, was part of the now legendary group that launched surfing into the professional sport it is today. Classic footage and recent interviews make this a compelling documentary. Other films in the series includeBig Wednesday, West of the West, and Beach Blanket Bingo.
On July 8, Dennis Aaberg, one of the co-writers of Big Wednesday, will introduce the classic surf film and screen a rarely seen, 10 minute documentary on the making of Big Wednesday, called Little Wednesday.
July 15 and 22, West of the West: Tales from California’s Channel Islands will be screened in two parts. This local documentary tells the human history of California's eight Channel Islands. It includes discovery of the oldest human remains in North America, the first contact with Europeans in 1542, a thriving Native American culture, the Mission period, and efforts to preserve the islands through the years.
The last Friday in July, Beach Blanket Bingo will be shown. This classic film with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, is the fourth of their fun and silly beach party movies of the 1960s.
All films are free and open to all, every Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Central Library. Information about Santa Barbara Public Library System locations, hours, events, and programs is available at All Library programs are free and open to the public.
Contact: Jody Thomas, Librarian for Community Engagement
Santa Barbara Public Library


ArtWalk at the Museum of Natural History

The prospectus for ArtWalk at the Museum of Natural History is now available to download on the museum website at: Show dates are Sept. 24 & 25

The Goleta Valley Art Association

The Goleta Valley Art Association invites artists to apply for membership at their up-coming Goleta Library ingatherings. Among the benefits of membership in GVAA is their popular critique by the professional artist/juror of the month. Bring two 2-dimensional works of art or photography ready for hanging, a $10 entry fee and a check for $25 membership fee (which will be returned if not selected for membership) to the Goleta Library, 500 N Fairview Ave, onJuly 1 or Sept. 2 between 10:30 and 1 pm. See for more information or call 805 898-9424.

 2016 SCAPE Exhibits in Planning Stages


Places of the Heart in the Santa Barbara Region, art show and sale to benefit the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature"

Friday October 3 -  Monday October 27, Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463

Reception: Artists Reception Friday October 7 (Private event, Vintners Association Reception Saturday)

Special events: Childrens' art and nature activity daily; artist demos and paint-outs open to all

Starting soon: Tell SCAPE about your special spots, places you love and where you'd like us to paint in the tri county area-Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties


SCAPE Member Show

November 1 - 29, Goleta Public Library, 500 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117

Show details to come