Art & Wine Tour Goes SoCa

By Steven Libowitz   |   May 14, 2024

After focusing on galleries and food purveyors above the 1000 block of State Street in last year’s Downtown Santa Barbara LIVE Art & Wine Tour, the super popular springtime sampling soirée saunters for several blocks south of Carrillo for the May 16 event. The curated tour of museums, other art spots and sundry various venues boasting live art experiences also caters to culinary indulgence, as each stop provides food, wine and drinks before winding up with an even more extensive post-party with still more of everything. This year’s venues include 33 Jewels, Jeff Shelton Architect, ARM Studio, Sunkissed Pantry, Paseo Nuevo, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), Longoria Wines and The Shade Store. The Santa Barbara Historical Museum, currently showing its Solstice at 50 exhibit, will host both the check-in and Final Party. Look for local delectables and specialty drinks on offer from more than 30 restaurants, wineries and breweries, a silent auction, and lots of room for outdoor dancing to DJ sets from Val Mar Records, all under the stars in the SB Historical Museum’s courtyard 

The LIVE Art & Wine Tour is the Downtown Organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds going to its Downtown Public Art, Activations and Events Fund that helps support programs such as Pianos on State, 1st Thursday, Concerts on State Street and more. Visit for tickets and information. 


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