On September 5th, Youth Interactive, with partnership from Santa Barbara Beautiful and The Santa Barbara Foundation brought 16 murals to life (not really that was ALL the artists) as Helene Schneider on behalf of the City of Santa Barbara “cut the ribbon,” on this first of its kind public art project!
Before going on, the only responsible thing to do is to “say,” THANK YOU ARTISTS!!! (more about this talented group of individuals below) Without your talent, inspiration and commitment to this project, we have nothing :)
Thanks to Mr. John Palminteri himself for announcing the La Boheme Professional Dance Group with DJ Darla Bea bringing the jams! (the ladies were lovely!!) Did you miss Jon’s converage? Hopefully not! But you can see it here: http://www.keyt.com/news/new-murals-on-lower-state-street/35149398
We had talent of all ages are true to out mission, we wouldn’t dare partake in celebration of this kind without some unique artistic prowess from our local youth. SO, THANK YOU to Detar Music Studios and Let Flo Go (pictured below)
One last shout out to Lance Orosco and KCLU for their generous coverage on this first of it’s kind event! Listen here: http://www.kclu.org/2015/09/09/new-art-exhibition-on-south-coast-literally-on-streets-of-city/
We encourage you to read articles from The Independent, Noozhawk and Casa Magazine as well. They also helped us spread the word about this collaborative which is something for which ALL of us are grateful :)
Oh and in case you have not met Nathalie Gensac (Founder & President of Youth Interactive) you are missing out. Thanks for ALL you do Nathalie :)
Our artists are immensely talented and you can get a glimpse of all their artwork & postcards for $ale below. Just email us here if you want to purchase some, or if know anyone that wants to sell them in their store: firstname.lastname@example.org All 16 murals are represented in the postcards!
Honorable Mention (Rafael Perea, Yanely Delgado & David Diamant)
Third Prize: Earl Arnold
Second Prize: Lauren Manzo (below)
First Prize: Matt Rodriguez