The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM), in cooperation with the Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival, is hosting Sea Glass Pop-Ups on Sunday, July 3 and Saturday, August 13, 2022, on the museum’s patio overlooking the Harbor. These events are free and open to the public from 10 am-5 pm each day. The Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival, which usually occurs each year in September, has been cancelled for 2022, although they are planning an event at the Carpinteria Arts Center for November 19, 2022. But sea glass aficionados and collectors needn’t wait so long. They can now find many of the artists at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum before then.
Summer Sea Glass Pop-Ups feature handmade, ocean-themed art and authentic sea glass jewelry created by dozens of talented artists. Each year, the festival designates a nonprofit recipient to receive part of the proceeds. This year, we are proud to announce that SBMM will receive some of the proceeds to help it continue offering its educational programs at no cost to students who attend Title I schools and after-school programs for low-income populations. The only one of its kind in Southern California, the Santa Barbara Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival is deeply rooted in the Santa Barbara community, with local artists, the venue, and its commitment to going green.
Further information about the Santa Barbara Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival is available at: www.SantaBarbaraSeaGlassAndOceanArtsFestival.com or on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/santabarbaraseaglassfestival/
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Since 2000, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum has featured many artifacts and stories to share the history of the Santa Barbara Channel with more than 40,000 visitors annually and provides year-round experiential maritime history and marine science education for local youth. Featuring the impressive First-Order Fresnel Lighthouse Lens from Point Conception, SBMM’s current exhibits explore The History of Oil in the Santa Barbara Channel, Honda Disaster, Wives and Daughters: Keepers of the Light, and Whales Are Superheroes!
SBMM is located at the historic Santa Barbara Harbor at 113 Harbor Way, Suite 190, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Visit sbmm.org or call (805) 962-8404 for details.