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.
Free Family Concerts 2019-2020
Mariachi Ángeles de Pepe Martinez, Jr.
Fri, Sep 20 / 7 PM / Isla Vista School
Sat, Sep 21 / 4PM & 7 PM / Guadalupe City Hall
Sun, Sep 22 / 4PM & 7 PM / The Marjorie Luke Theatre
Joropo music and dance from the plains of the Orinoco River
Fri, Oct 11 / 7 PM / Isla Vista School
Sat, Oct 12 / 7 PM / Guadalupe City Hall
Sun, Oct 13 / 7 PM / The Marjorie Luke Theatre
Son Jarocho from Veracruz, Mexico
Fri, Feb 21 / 7 PM / Isla Vista School
Sat, Feb 22 / 7 PM / Guadalupe City Hall
Sun, Feb 23 / 7 PM / The Marjorie Luke Theatre
Roots, rhythm and rhyme from East LA
Fri, Mar 13 / 7 PM / Isla Vista School
Sat, Mar 14 / 7 PM / Guadalupe City Hall
Sun, Mar 15 / 7 PM / The Marjorie Luke Theatre
Four women, four countries – cumbia and more!
Fri, Apr 3 / 7 PM / Isla Vista School
Sat, Apr 4 / 7 PM / Guadalupe City Hall
Sun, Apr 5 / 7 PM / The Marjorie Luke Theatre
Isla Vista School: 6875 El Colegio Rd, Isla Vista
Guadalupe City Hall: 918 Obispo St, Guadalupe
The Marjorie Luke Theatre: Santa Barbara Jr. High, 721 E Cota St, Santa Barbara
¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! is sponsored by Kath Lavidge & Ed McKinley, Audacious Foundation, Loren Booth, Anonymous, Russell Steiner, The Roddick Foundation, Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher, the National Endowment for the Arts, Monica & Timothy Babich, UCSB Office of Education Partnerships, The Stone Family Foundation, and Linda Stafford Burrows. Additional support comes from SAGE Publishing and 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, Entravision/Univision Costa Central, the Ramada Santa Barbara, Pacifica Suites, Best Western South Coast Inn, and the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Viva is co-presented by The Marjorie Luke Theatre, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center and UCSB Arts & Lectures, in partnership with the Isla Vista School Parent Teacher Association.