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February 23rd, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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One of the largest properties in Montecito has been sold to Oprah Winfrey for $28,850,000 by Dan Encell, a REALTOR®-Broker Associate in our Montecito office, in partnership with Sage Auctions.
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May 19th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Santa Barbara events

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Walk cautamente around Old Mission Santa Barbara’s plaza during Memorial Day weekend. You don’t want to distract the Madonnari (street painters) creating their large, colorful 3-D-like images on the pavement. This traditional Italian style of pastel chalk painting dates back to the 1500s, and all ages can join the fun. View the works by 150 artists, or sponsor a street-painting square to advertise your business, or to celebrate a friend or family member. Squares range from 4-by-6 feet to 12-by-12 feet, and cost $150 to $700. Chalk will be provided in variety of colors. The 29th annual I Madonnari Street Painting Festival benefits the Children’s Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office.

Where:
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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May 15th, 2015 at 8:30 am

Santa Barbara

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Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Malibu usually get top billing as “home of the stars.” Traditionally, that’s because movie and TV celebrities like to live near the big studios in the Los Angeles area.

But Santa Barbara County has its fair share of celeb homes and movie locations as well. In fact, California’s original filmmaking capital was the city of Santa Barbara. Flying A, the first major studio of the silent-movie era, was founded there in 1910. Thirteen years later, giant sets for the silent classic The Ten Commandments were built and then abandoned in the sand dunes of Guadalupe, signifying the county’s debut as a cinematic player. Scenes in almost 500 popular titles have been filmed in the region since 1910, according to Internet Movie Database.
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May 13th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Santa Barbara County events

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Wheels and Waves began 16 years ago, but after just two years, the highly successful car show outgrew the space on Cabrillo Boulevard. Growing from 65 cars to 410 cars, the show now takes place at Santa Barbara City College. This year’s show will be dedicated to one of the original founders, Dick Howitt. In his honor, registration has been cut down for this year’s event and a special surprise is bound to be one of the show’s highlights.

Where:
Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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May 11th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Santa Barbara County

Celebrate half a century of local creativity at the Santa Barbara Arts & Craft Show. In fact, the next show becomes the longest-running event of its kind anywhere in the world. Each year for the past 50, artisans and crafters have filled the beachfront along Cabrillo Boulevard, amazing and delighting locals with their skill and dedication to their art. This year will be no different, and is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to come out and see hundreds of local artisans promoting, selling, and creating their wares. This year’s concept draws from the tradition of European sidewalk art shows and the Jardin del Arte in Mexico City, and will feature more than 200 displays, a free concert, and anniversary celebrations all weekend.

Where:
Cabrillo Boulevard from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez

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