Tonight, our young artists get recognized for their amazing work at the Santa Barbara Beautiful annual awards presentation. Not ones to rest on their laurels, they are feverishly preparing for the upcoming Youth Interactive gallery opening, on October 18. Below, artists critique their pieces for the show, “Cartoons that have impacted your life.”

After-school programming began at the center this week, with first meetings for Pier Pressure Design, Team Biscotti, and Havok Apparel. Five students in Team Biscotti earned their California Foodhandlers certifications (and their first bonuses!) before heading to the Westside Neighborhood Center to cook up the first batch of delicious cranberry chocolate biscotti for our sponsors.

Stay tuned for more highlights from the rests of our programs!