Category Archives: Arts / Museums

Mendenhall Museum

Mendenhall Museum
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Address:
24 Zaca St.
Buellton CA, 93427
Phone:
805-689-2402
Hours:
Museum Tours are by appointment only. 
Please call (805) 689-2402 to schedule your tour.
There is a $15 donation per person for tours.

Website:
www.mendenhallmuseum.com
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The Mendenhall Museum is a private collection located in California’s beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. The museum has one of the west coasts largest petroliana collections including gasoline pumps, globes, and porcelain gas, oil, & road signs. There are also race cars, racing memorabilia, license plates, gas & oil items, and other miscellaneous antiques.

This collection was started over fifty years ago by the late Jack Mendenhall and is carried on today by his son and daughter in law, Mark and Vickie.

We will schedule private tours for individuals and clubs. We host special events, such as weddings, birthday parties, class reunions, family reunions, anniversary’s, etc. We also have car and motorcycle club gatherings.

Museum Tours are by appointment only.
Please call (805) 689-2402 to schedule your tour.
There is a $15 donation per person for tours.

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Elverhoj Museum of History and Art

Elverhoj Museum of History and Art
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Address:
1624 Elverhoy Way
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 686-1211
Hours:
Thursday - Monday: 11 am - 5 pm
Please visit www.elverhoj.org for dates with extended hours and special events
Website:
www.elverhoj.org/
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Elverhøj Museum of History & Art is located in the village of Solvang in a historic hand-crafted structure built in a style derived from the large farmhouses of 18th century Denmark.

Visitors to Elverhøj Museum (pronounced el-ver-hoy) can view Solvang’s history through photos, artifacts and video displays; enjoy exhibits celebrating the Danish-American pioneer spirit and the colorful heritage of Denmark; and stroll the attractive and spacious gallery which shows changing exhibitions of regional, national and international art and is a popular site for activities, events, and classes.

Fun activities for the kids too!

There is no charge for admission; suggested donation is $5.

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Gallery Los Olivos

Gallery Los Olivos
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Address:
2920 Grand Ave
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 688-7517
Hours:
Open Daily 10:00am -5:00pm
Dec & Jan 10:00am - 4:00pm
Website:
www.gallerylosolivos.com
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Gallery Los Olivos was established in 1992 by a small group of local artists with a passion for art. Since then we have grown to become the largest gallery in Los Olivos, exhibiting over 45 artists from Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties. Our diverse collection of works is enjoyed by local art enthusiasts as well as visitors from all over the world. This collection includes oil, pastel, drawing, acrylics, watercolor, photography, jewelry, clay, woodturning and gourd art.

In the main gallery area our artists display their works at individual locations. In our front showroom you can enjoy the works of one or more featured artists. These shows change monthly.

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Art Spot on Wheels: Painting in the Vineyard

Art Spot on Wheels: Painting in the Vineyard
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Address:
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(805) 325-8092
Hours:
By reservation only
Website:
www.ArtSpotOnWheels.com
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Discover your inner artist at a Painting in the Vineyard event! We invite you to grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush and join us for a fun and relaxing outdoor experience. Bring your friends and family and capture the scenery on canvas. Our local vineyards provide a beautiful, stress-free environment that will both inspire your creative spirit and indulge the wine-lover in you.

No painting experience necessary–a trained, local artist will walk you through the entire two-hour painting process step-by-step, and you’ll take home a landscape painting of your own to commemorate your trip to wine country.

Consider a private painting event to celebrate birthdays, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, anniversaries, girls trips, family reunions, corporate team-building events and more.

Visit www.artspotonwheels.com to see our full array of Painting in the Vineyard classes. Or call 805.325.8092 to inquire about private events.

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Along with Painting in the Vineyard events that are already scheduled on our calendar, we host private events at local vineyards as well as your location.

Private Painting in the Vineyard
Private Events at your location--including bachelorette, bridal showers, family reunions, birthdays etc
Team Building Events
Birthday Parties
Weekend Workshops

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Wildling Museum

Wildling Museum
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Address:
1511-B Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 688-1082
Hours:
Weekdays: 11 am - 4 pm
Weekends: 10 am - 5 pm
Closed Tuesday - Wednesday & Major Holidays
Website:
www.wildlingmuseum.org
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The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature offers 5,000 square feet of exhibition space featuring nature and environmental art and photography, providing visitors with a unique perspective on the importance of preserving our natural heritage. Through the eyes of artists, education, and field experiences, guests can renew their relationship with wild places and understand their fragile nature, hopefully leaving more committed toward ensuring those spaces remain for future generations. The museum store is also a great place to find a wide variety of unique gifts.

For more information, visit www.wildlingmuseum.org, call (805) 688-1082, or email info@wildlingmuseum.org. The Wildling Museum is located at 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, California. The museum is open on weekdays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on weekends 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission is $5, children under 18 and active members of the military (with ID) are free.

Visitors receiving CalFresh/SNAP benefits are also eligible for free admission for up to 4 adults upon presentation of a valid CalFresh/SNAP EBT card and photo ID at check-in through Museums for All.

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Bathrooms
Elevator
Water fountain and refill station
Air conditioning

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Old Mission Santa Inés

Old Mission Santa Inés
Address:
1760 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA  93463
Phone:
(805) 688-4815
Hours:
Gift Shop
Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Self-guided Tours
Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 4:30 pm
Website:
missionsantaines.org/history-summary
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Old Santa Inés Mission is the 19th of 21 California missions established by the Franciscan Fathers. Padre Junipero Serra founded the first 8 missions beginning with mission San Diego de Alcala in San Diego in 1769.

  • These missions were established by the Spanish crown which controlled the secular activities of the Catholic Church in Spain and its territories. Together with the military, Spain could establish a presence in California and protect this territory from Russia and England.
  • The military established presidios close to ports and acted as a provisional government – Spain’s representative. They distributed funds for the Missions’ maintenance, and recommended how many padres would be allowed at the various Missions.
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Standing Sun Wines

Standing Sun Wines
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Address:
92 Second Street Unit D
Buellton, CA 93427
Phone:
8056939413
Hours:
Thursday-Monday 11am-5pm
Website:
www.standingsunwines.com
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Standing Sun Wines specialize in small lot, Rhone variety wines, from Santa Barbara County… with Standing Sun LIVE and ART Gallery. Celebrating WINE, ART & MUSIC… concerts, events and more.

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PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre
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Address:
420 2nd Street
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
Box Office: (805) 922-8313
Hours:
Santa Maria Box Office:
Wednesday-Sunday: 12:30-7pm
Tuesday: 3-7pm on show days

Solvang Box Office:
Wednesday-Sunday: 3-7pm
Tuesday-Sunday: 4-8pm on show days
Website:
www.pcpa.org
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For 54 years, PCPA has been presenting exemplary theatre and providing excellent training with a resident company of theatre professionals. From its beginnings in the fall of 1964 and first summer season in 1965, founder Donovan Marley laid the ground work for a year-round professional theatre company in Santa Maria. And, in 1974 the community of Solvang built the Solvang Festival Theater to enable PCPA’s professional productions to be performed under the stars all summer. The 2018 summer season includes The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Mamma Mia! and Arcadia.

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Community Clayworks – studio & potter’s wheel

Community Clayworks
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Address:
37 Industrial Way, Unit 111
Buellton, CA 93427
Phone:
(646) 709-7861
Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Website:
www.communityclayworks.com/classes-camps
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Community Clayworks is an inclusive ceramics studio where people of all ages come to play, learn, and create. We offer a Saturday night BYOB Sip-N-Spin for visitor’s to experience throwing on a potter’s wheel. You can also host a private party and have your guests create a forever keepsake of their time in the Valley. Projects can vary from succulent holders to mugs and everything in between. Whether it’s your first time at a wheel or you’re a seasoned potter there is a place for you. Our shop also provides a variety of ceramic work and accessories for sale.

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Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum

Santa Ynez Valley Historical  Museum
Address:
3596 Sagunto St
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(805) 688-7889
Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday: 12 pm – 4 pm
Tours by Appointment Tuesday – Friday
Website:
www.santaynezmuseum.org/
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The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House celebrate the rich history of the Santa Ynez Valley, its pioneering settlers and the five early townships that formed the foundation of this unique region.

Through its collection, exhibits and educational programs, the Museum honors the Valley’s past for the enjoyment of generations to come. See our website for a current list of exhibitions.

The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum is also available for special events. Rental fees are very competitive and our friendly staff works with you to make everything perfect for your special event.

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