The Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara is touting its second annual promotional campaign, Artober, a celebration of arts, music, theater and design.

Events include performances from the Santa Barbara Symphony, Ensemble Theatre Company, and Lobero Theatre, concerts by award-winning musicians, and art shows. 

Participating organizations include: The Santa Barbara Symphony, AIA ArchitecTours, The Arlington Theatre, CAMA, Ceylon International Film Festival, Ensemble Theatre Company at the New Vic, The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Lobero Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Unite to Light, Opera SB, State Street Ballet, ARTS District, Pianos on State, Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, UCSB Arts & Lectures.
Upcoming events include:

Oct. 3-23
Pianos on State, presented by Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative

Oct. 5-22 at New Vic Theatre, “The Thanksgiving Play,” presented by Ensemble Theatre Company,
Oct. 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Sketching in the Galleries, presented by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. – Arlington Theatre
Wilco: Tour to Infinity with My Brightest Diamond, presented by Goldenvoice
Oct. 13, 8 p.m. at Lobero Theatre
Matt Mathews When That Thang Get Ta Thang’n’ Tour, presented by J Swizz
Oct. 14, 6:52 p.m. at Lobero Theatre
Go To Hale Quips & Clips: Music At The Crossroads, presented by Lobero LIVE, Panda Man, and KTYD

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