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Viva El Arte

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A leader in community arts outreach, ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! brings accessible, high-quality programming to schools and neighborhood venues across Santa Barbara County. Created in 2006 out of a commitment to arts access for all, Viva works with dozens of local partners to serve students, at-risk youth, and families with free family performances and educational outreach activities. Each year, Viva performers travel between Carpinteria and Santa Maria to reach more than 15,000 county residents, sharing joy and cultural traditions that represent the unique cultural heritage of our region. ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! is a collaboration between Arts & Lectures, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, Isla Vista School, and The Marjorie Luke Theatre.

2017-2018 Free Community Performances

Buyepongo

Irresistible dance beats from the Tropic of Los Angeles

Arrive at 6:15 PM for a free pre-show cumbia class before each performance

Fri, Sep 29 / 7 pm / Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd, Isla Vista
Sat, Sep 30 / 7 pm / Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St, Guadalupe
Sun, Oct 1 / 7 pm / Marjorie Luke Theatre, Santa Barbara Jr. High, 721 E Cota St, Santa Barbara

Grandeza Mexicana

Folklórico dance

Fri, Jan 19 / 7 pm / Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd, Isla Vista
Sat, Jan 20 / 7 pm / Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St, Guadalupe
Sun, Jan 21 / 7 pm / Marjorie Luke Theatre, Santa Barbara Jr. High, 721 E Cota St, Santa Barbara

La Cuneta Son Machin

Cumbia rockera from Managua, Nicaragua

Fri, Feb 9 / 7 pm / Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd, Isla Vista
Sat, Feb 10 / 7 pm / Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St, Guadalupe
Sun, Feb 11 / 7 pm / Marjorie Luke Theatre, Santa Barbara Jr. High, 721 E Cota St, Santa Barbara

Gaby Moreno

Latin Grammy winner for Best New Artist in 2013

Fri, Mar 9 / 7 pm / Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd, Isla Vista
Sat, Mar 10 / 7 pm / Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St, Guadalupe
Sun, Mar 11 / 7 pm / Marjorie Luke Theatre, Santa Barbara Jr. High, 721 E Cota St, Santa Barbara

Mariachi Aztlán

From the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

Fri, Apr 27 / 7 pm / Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd, Isla Vista
Sat, Apr 28 / 7 pm / Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St, Guadalupe
Sun, Apr 29 / 7 pm / Marjorie Luke Theatre, Santa Barbara Jr. High, 721 E Cota St, Santa Barbara


¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! is sponsored by SAGE Publications, The Roddick Foundation, Anonymous, Elva & Byron Siliezar, Wells Fargo, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, UCSB Office of Education Partnerships, The Stone Family Foundation, the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission Community Arts Grant Program, with funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara, in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture. Additional support comes from The Marjorie Luke Theatre’s Dreier Family Rent Subsidy Fund. The program is supported in part by the Santa Barbara Independent, the Santa Maria SUN, El Latino CC, Radio Bronco, Univision, the Best Western South Coast Inn, the Hampton Inn, and Pacifica Suites. Viva is co-presented by The Marjorie Luke Theatre, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts & Education Center, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center and UCSB Arts and Lectures, in partnership with the Isla Vista School After School Grant.

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