The sea serves as muse for 20-plus artists whose fine arts and handcrafts will be showcased in the Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival Holiday Pop-Up, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, 865 Linden Ave.
“We carefully curate our vendor list to ensure that this event represents the absolute best in ocean arts,” said Karen Clark, festival artistic director. “Our artists channel their unique talents into diverse products that rely on high quality materials and skills honed over decades.
“We are also selective based on price points; you will find something here for everyone on your list.”
Last year’s Holiday Pop-Up was a hit in downtown Carpinteria, the home of the first Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival.
“The little beach town is a perfect fit for our event,” said Louise Sciutto, Festival Board president. “Its charming shops and restaurants are all located just a few blocks from what is historically celebrated as the World’s Safest Beach.”
The Carpinteria event will be followed with another pop-up on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara. This event will offer a second opportunity for holiday shopping that supports local artists and ensures one-of-a-kind gifts.
After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Santa Barbara Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival organizers are excited to bring back the full festival in 2023 with dozens of vendors, workshops and displays of world-class sea glass collections. The 2023 festival is scheduled for Sept. 9-10 at the Santa Barbara Elks Lodge.