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State Gallery @ YI Shop

Youth Interactive is privileged to inhabit the original State Theatre, and as an homage we honor this legacy with the State Gallery.

The State Gallery, as part of Youth Interactive, showcases the best in professional artists and creators. Exhibiting local, national and international talents, State Gallery is a hub for creativity and new ideas in contemporary fine art and new media.

As part of the organizations commitment to support the community, Youth Interactive has crafted a new arts program pairing student works with local, national and international artists.

This new program integrates professional artists with student creatives to educate our young art entrepreneurs with new art techniques and business skills to become successful artists.

The new State Gallery will showcase professional artists working alongside student artists in various disciplines, creating a new venue in Santa Barbara exhibiting contemporary work from various mediums; works on paper, sculpture, assemblage, painting, photography and new media. State Gallery is building additional partnerships with other arts organizations like the Squire Foundation to bring their professional artist in residence program to a venue in downtown Santa Barbara.