UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures - What We Do

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What We Do

Founded in 1959, UCSB Arts & Lectures is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Arts & Lectures annually presents more than a hundred events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues. With a mission to "educate, entertain and inspire," A&L also oversees an outreach program that brings visiting artists and speakers into local classrooms and other venues for master classes, open rehearsals, discussions and more, serving K-12 students, college students and the general public.

Arts & Lectures Staff

UCSB Arts and Lectures Staff Photo

Celesta M. Billeci, Miller McCune Executive Director
Meghan Bush, Deputy Director
Ashley Aquino, Contracts Administrator
Sarah Jane Bennett, Performing Arts Manager
Michele Bynum, Senior Artist
Lyndsay Cooke, Performing Arts Coordinator
Stacy Cullison, Senior Director of Development & Special Initiatives
Lilly Erickson, Marketing & Programming Specialist
Erica Jane Flores, Director of Development
Marisa Flores, Financial Analyst
Amanda Garcia, Development Analyst
Kevin Grant, Senior Business Analyst
Loribeth Gregory-Beck, Director of Education & Community Engagement
Benjamin Harris, Performing Arts Coordinator
Lauren Labadie, Programming & Events Manager
Bonnie Lanthier-Molitor, Chief Financial & Operations Officer
Rachel Leslie, Manager of Ticketing Operations
Mari Levasheff, Marketing Manager
Hector Medina, Marketing & Communications Production Specialist
Caitlin O'Hara, Senior Writer/Publicist
James Reisner, Assistant Ticket Office Manager
Laura Wallace, Finance & HR Manager

Arts & Lectures Council

  • Rich Janssen, Co-Chair
  • Kath Lavidge, Co-Chair
  • Timothy Babich
  • Marcy Carsey
  • Marcia Cohen
  • Timothy O. Fisher
  • Tom Kenny
  • Dorothy Largay
  • Patricia MacFarlane
  • Susan McCaw
  • Sara Miller McCune
  • Natalie Orfalea
  • Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree
  • Tom Sturgess
  • Anne Towbes
  • Lynda Weinman

Arts & Lectures Ambassadors

  • Judy Anticouni
  • Monica Babich
  • Eva Haller
  • Hollye Jacobs
  • Luci Janssen
  • Maxine Prisyon
  • Heather Sturgess
  • Anne Towbes
  • Sherry Villanueva

University Support

Thanks to Chancellor Henry T. Yang and Executive Vice Chancellor David Marshall for their support of the program.

Thank you to the UCSB Office of Education Partnerships.

A&L thanks UCSB students for their continuing support through activity fees. These funds directly support reduced student ticket prices and educational outreach by A&L artists and authors who visit classes.

Public Lecture Support

Public Lecture Support: Yardi.com


Granting Organizations

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