Santa Barbara Art Works is an artist studio-gallery with a primary goal of helping artists with disabilities create, show, and sell their work.  Secondly, we are an integrative community space for local artists to collaborate on exhibits, teach classes, and create works of art.


Santa Barbara Art Works hopes to break down barriers for people with disabilities, so that its participants are encouraged everyday, working towards finding their voice and employment in the arts industry. 


We specialize in helping artists with disabilities through the process of learning. By partnering with the services of UCP WORK, Inc., we have the ability to provide art instruction and adaptable art techniques for 20 resident artists with disabilities.  Classes and workshops are taught five days a week in painting, ceramics, drawing, mixed media, and watercolors. 

Santa Barbara Art Works welcomes artists from the community to collaborate on exhibits with our artists.  In addition, we provide art studio space on a membership plan for local artists residing and working in the Santa Barbara area.  Please contact our Studio Manager, Jacob Allio, for more information about opportunities for local artists, at jallio@sbartworks.org

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday / 8:30AM - 4:30PM