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Funk Zone Charrette Project
Friday July 27, 2012
By Edhat Subscriber
The Arts Fund invites architects, artists, business owners and community members of all ages to attend
an informational meeting about the Funk Zone Charrette Project. A charrette is an intensive planning
session where citizens, designers and others collaborate on a vision for development. It provides a
forum for ideas and offers the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to the designers. More
importantly, it allows everyone who participates to be a mutual author of the plan.
Taking place over the summer and early fall, The Funk Zone Charrette Project is an open invitation to
local artists, architects, designers and creative professionals to participate in creating charrettes
envisioning the future look of the Funk Zone. The purpose of the project is to engage the community to
envision what our Funky neighborhood may look like as Santa Barbara's arts district.
The first public organizational meeting will be held FRIDAY, July 27 at 6 p.m. at Municipal Winemakers
at 24 Anacapa Street in the Funk Zone. It is free and open to the public.
Teams will be formed from this meeting, and The Arts Fund along with key Charrette Organizers will
create a timeline for all interested designers to submit their drawings, photographs, and mixed media
charrettes for the FUNK ZONE CHARRETTE EXHIBITION at the Arts Fund Gallery September 28 - October
For more information and to participate, please contact Catherine Gee (firstname.lastname@example.org) and be
present for the organizational meeting on July 27. The Funk Zone Charrette Project is made possible by
the generosity of Santa Barbara Foundation.
The Arts Fund (www.artsfundsb.org) was established as a nonprofit in 1983 dedicated to fostering the
arts in Santa Barbara County. The organization's formal mission is to create, fund and administer
programs and projects that foster the arts for the people of Santa Barbara County, to act as a catalyst
maximizing the effectiveness of arts resources, and to nurture collaborative relationships amongst arts
The Arts Fund is best known for the Teen Arts Mentorship Program that matches promising high school
students with professional master artists and writers in a workshop setting. In 2001, The Arts Fund
opened The Arts Fund Gallery at 205C Santa Barbara Street at Yanonali in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone
neighborhood. Gallery sales and private donations are an important and essential source of funding for
the organization. Please visit www.artsfundsb.org to learn more upcoming programs and events or how
to make a donation to support the work of The Arts Fund. The Arts Fund Gallery is open Wednesday -
Friday from 1-5 p.m., Saturday 11 - 5 p.m. and by appointment.
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