Tag archives: Old Mission

Moonlighting in the Mission
By Richard Mineards   |   November 1, 2022

The St. Francis Courtyard at Old Mission Santa Barbara hosted the Gems and Jeans edition of the annual Mission Moonlight barbecue with 150 sold-out guests helping raise around $100,000 towards the historic institution’s archive-library and the conservation of the historic buildings and gardens that date back to 1786. The fun fest, chaired by Donna Reeves, […]

A Collaborative Mission
By Montecito Journal   |   May 24, 2022

On Saturday, May 7, Old Mission Santa Barbara and True Vine Bible Fellowship, Lompoc’s predominantly Black Baptist church, came together for an event at Old Mission in the name of unity. These two seemingly opposite churches have created a partnership that works to break down racial, gender, and class barriers and instead focus on emphasizing […]

Full Fiesta in 2022
By Lynda Millner   |   May 10, 2022

Old Spanish Days (OSD) is in its 98th year, and this year after the pandemic OSD is back in all its glory – flamenco, flowers, mercados, horses, and a parade with a new route. It will run the length of Cabrillo Boulevard from the traditional parade start at Castillo Street to the Hilton Hotel. Participants […]

Chalk it Up! I Madonnari Street Painting Festival Persists During Pandemic
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 21, 2020

Street painting artists have been compared to masochists, in that their hobby of drawing with chalk on the sidewalk has become an obsession, back pain and sore knees ignored in a mission that is exhibited annually on the pavement in front of the Santa Barbara’s Old Mission during the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival […]