UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures - ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara!

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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.

2018-2019 Free Community Performances

Quique Escamilla

Quique Escamilla

Fri, Oct 19 / 7 PM / Isla Vista School
Sat, Oct 20 / 7 PM / Guadalupe City Hall
Sun, Oct 21 / 7 PM / Marjorie Luke Theatre

Mariachi Los Camperos

Mariachi Los Camperos

Fri, Jan 11 / 7 PM / Isla Vista School
Sat, Jan 12 / 4 PM & 7 PM / Guadalupe City Hall
Sun, Jan 13 / 4 PM & 7 PM / Marjorie Luke Theatre

Grupo Bella

Grupo Bella

Fri, Feb 8 / 7 PM / Isla Vista School
Sat, Feb 9 / 7 PM / Guadalupe City Hall
Sun, Feb 10 / 7 PM / Marjorie Luke Theatre

La Patronal

La Patronal

Fri, Mar 8 / 7 PM / Isla Vista School
Sat, Mar 9 / 7 PM / Guadalupe City Hall
Sun, Mar 10 / 7 PM / Marjorie Luke Theatre

Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles

Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles

Fri, Apr 12 / 7 PM / Isla Vista School
Sat, Apr 13 / 7 PM / Guadalupe City Hall
Sun, Apr 14 / 7 PM / Marjorie Luke Theatre

Venue Locations

Isla Vista School: 6875 El Colegio Rd, Isla Vista

Guadalupe City Hall: 918 Obispo St, Guadalupe

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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