Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara opens GIFT STUDIO

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara opens GIFT STUDIO
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Opening: December 10, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Location: 651 Paseo Nuevo, Suite 317 (across from GAP Kids) Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Hours of operation: Thursday- Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm PST
Shop closed on the following days: Friday, December 25, and Friday, January 1
Holiday hours: Thursday, December 24 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, and Thursday, December 31 11:00 am - 3:00 pm PST

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is delighted to announce a special holiday pop-up shop, GIFT STUDIO, located in Suite 317 of the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center open from Thursday, December 10, 2020 until Sunday, January 3, 2021. Featuring a selection of one-of-a-kind artworks, art books and exhibition catalogs, artist-designed gift wrap and gift cards, t-shirts, beach towels, jewelry, and much more, we invite the Santa Barbara community to shop local and support MCASB’s educational and exhibition programs!

This holiday season is the perfect time to invest in your personal contemporary art collection, or to find that special gift for friends and family who love art. By purchasing original and limited edition artwork from local and internationally acclaimed artists you support the Museum and the Santa Barbara arts community. GIFT STUDIO will feature art works and objects by: Elin Aasheim, Tanya Aguiñiga, Kii Arens, James Van Arsdale, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Bonnie Burgess, Yasmine Esfandiary, Barry McGee, Edgar Orlaineta, Xaviera Simmons, and Garret Speirs.

Highlights include highly collectable limited-edition Barry McGee towels; beautiful and sustainable jewelry from LA based artist, Tanya Aguiñiga; artist designed limited-edition gift wrap by Oakland-based artist Kota Ezawa; and selected works from local artists who will be donating half of their proceeds to the Museum.

In addition, we are delighted to feature a selection of one-of-a-kind artworks from SlingShot Art Studio and Gallery, including ceramics, woven and felt sculptures, drawings, and paintings. Santa Barbara based non-profit SlingShot promotes artistic opportunities for artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recognizing each artist they work with for their unique talent, inspired story-telling, and artistic vision. Half of the proceeds from each sale of SlingShot artworks will directly benefit SlingShot Art Studio and Gallery.

MCASB members will receive discounts of 10% and 20% off their final purchase, to find out more about individual member benefits, becoming a member or gifting of membership please visit our website mcasantabarbara.org or call Christina Davis, Development Manager at 805.966.5373 x104.

Prefer to shop from home? For the safety and comfort of our shoppers we are happy to provide in-store pick up and all items available in the pop-up will also be for purchase through our online store: https://shop.mcasantabarbara.org/

All sales from the GIFT STUDIO will directly benefit MCASB’s exhibitions and engagement programs, participating artists, and local nonprofit SlingShot Art Studio and Gallery. MCASB is committed to fulfilling our mission in advancing creativity and inspiring critical thinking through meaningful engagement with the art of our time.

While we are disappointed to have closed our gallery doors to the public again in November, we can’t wait to welcome you back into the Museum soon. In the meantime we look forward to providing our audience a virtual walkthrough of our current exhibition, Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In, as well as virtual conversation between artist Genevieve Gaignard and Alexandra Terry, MCASB Chief Curator. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Instagram @mcasantabarbara for more updates.

About Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is a non-profit, non-collecting museum dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the art of our time. Formerly Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF), MCASB is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco. MCASB is located at the Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, California.

About SlingShot
SlingShot is an art studio and gallery for artists with intellectual disabilities who want to create and sell art. Each artist is recognized for their unique talent, inspired story-telling, and artistic vision. The open studio environment is designed to encourage creative expression and the on-site gallery offers an exhibition space that advances acceptance of the SlingShot artists in the Santa Barbara art community. Currently more than 40 artists create and sell art at SlingShot.
Social change is fostered by connecting with the community in a deeply personal and meaningful way. SlingShot gallery exhibitions demonstrate our commitment to enhancing the visibility, acceptance and marketability of the artist’s work. We remove the label of disability in contemporary art.
The SlingShot gallery provides an opportunity for the community to buy art that is exceptional and inventive from an underrepresented group of talented people. Our artists earn money from the sale of art, which in turn cultivates greater independence and increased self-esteem.
SlingShot makes a vital contribution to the arts and culture within the Santa Barbara community. We showcase an affordable contemporary art experience uncommon in most communities. Visitors often share their feelings of admiration toward the artists and their work.

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