Holiday Pop Up for SB Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival
Handcrafted ocean-inspired arts will be in abundance at the Santa
Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival “Holiday Pop-Up” on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at Carpinteria Arts Center, 855 Linden Ave. The Pop-Up festival will showcase 20
talented vendors offering holiday gift opportunities in an open-air market setting featuring best-
in-class treasures, crafts and jewelry inspired by the sea.
Festival organizers are thrilled that the 2021 Holiday Pop-Up will move this year’s edition back
to the festival's origins in Carpinteria. “The Carpinteria Arts Center has a beautiful courtyard a
few short blocks from the World’s Safest Beach in Carpinteria, a perfect setting to exhibit ocean
arts,” said Louise Sciutto, Festival Board President. “We think the Pop-Up will allow us to be
hyper-focused on the artists and art that inspired us to launch this festival here in the first place.”
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Santa Barbara Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival took place
at Earl Warren Showgrounds each fall and included arts, education and vendors in an expanded
multi-day setting. Followers of the festival will find the signature arts, jewelry and remarkable
found objects that have become synonymous with the festival at this year’s Holiday Pop-Up.
There will also be live music and holiday spirit.
“Like so many events, our festival was put on hold indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic,”
said Karen Clark, Festival Artistic Director. “For this Pop-Up, we chose an intimate setting where
we could create a safe outdoor experience for in-person holiday shopping and merriment. We
are all so excited to get back to safely celebrating our artists and their unique wares.”