Grand Opening of Youth Interactive's Creative Studio #funkzone #shop #santabarbara

Inspiring grand opening with a good turn out!

The new shop is now open every Saturday from 1-6pm. Be funky and visit the YI Creative Studio in the Funk Zone. Entry is free and open to the whole community thanks to generous community partners such as the awesome Organic Caribean Iced Coffee Company. 

Featuring Youth and Mentor Artists:



YI Creative Studio hosts visiting artists on Saturdays. If you would like to be a visiting artist at YI Creative Studio, please contact us.


The atmosphere is casual – an open studio environment where our youth artists come and go as their schedule permits. Depending on the day we might have more than one visiting artist at a time.  Visiting artists :
  • hang out to talk (Q&A)
  • sketch / create (Live Demo)
  • bring something to present (Lecture)
Visiting artists arrive on a Saturday from 1-6pm and are not always there for the full 5 hours. Peak times tend to be from about 3-5pm. The schedule for visiting artists is promoted to the youth gallery team and also on to the larger Youth Interactive social media network.

November 2014 Visiting Artists



The YI Creative Studio showcases & sells homegrown contemporary youth art from regional youth artists and their mentors in a creative hip commercial hub. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s touristic & gang neutral Funk Zone, this vibrant youth led art gallery is bridging the opportunity divide for at risk, low-income Youth in Santa Barbara County and growing artistic literacy in the community.