Category Archives: Arts / Museums

Art Spot by Gypsy Studios

Art Spot by Gypsy Studios
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Address:
320 Alisal Rd, # 306B
Solvang, CA 93463
(far back corner of the building, entrance off the back parking lot)
Phone:
(805) 245-2381
Hours:
Tuesday - 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Website:
www.gypsystudiosart.com/art-spot/
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Whether art is your passion, a new hobby, or you’re looking for a space to connect & create with others, Gypsy Studios Art Spot in Solvang is the place for you. “Drop-in” during any open studio hours! You will find an open canvas of opportunities for all levels of art-making. All you need to bring is your unique self and a spirit for creating. Make an appointment, drop in, take a class, or even sign up as a member for easy access whenever creativity strikes.

You will experience an open and inviting environment, assistance and encouragement as needed from a Gypsy Studios artist as well as access to supplies for your project if needed.

Want to maximize your experience and take advantage of all the open studio time available and get extra discounts? Check out our membership packages here. Or call us to talk through what might be the best fit for you. We’re friendly and happy to help shape your best experience!
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Acrylic Painting
Watercolor Painting
Drawing
Sculpting
Loom Weaving
Ready-to-Paint Ceramic & Wooden items
Art supplies for sale
Private lessons
Acrylic and watercolor painting classes
Painting workshops
Figure drawing nights
Kids camps
Private painting events
Kids birthday party packages
Parents night out
Dedicated Parking Lot
Handicap Accessible Bathroom

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wildling Museum

Wildling Museum
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Address:
1511-B Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 688-1082
Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Closed Tuesday
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 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 for 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 11 am to 5 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday; closed Tuesday. Admission is $5, children under 18 and members of the military (with ID) are free. Enjoy free admission on the third Wednesday of each month.
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Bathrooms
Elevator
Water fountain and refill station
Air conditioning

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