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The variety of programs we offer range from experiential to educational to artistic. It can be a solo endeavor or a group activity, from visiting our new online gallery or our art gallery in person to attending an art opening. Or perhaps you want to attend a lecture or take part of a historic walking tour, there is something for everyone!

Gallery Opening & Holiday Party: KDA 2023 Drawings and Calendars

November 13, 2022 - January 4, 2023

Architectural Foundation Gallery

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara (AFSB) and the American Institute of Architects, Santa Barbara Chapter (AIASB) are pleased to announce the annual gallery show and sale of Kids Draw Architecture (KDA) calendars. Every year, KDA brings youth and architects together to sketch important Santa Barbara buildings. This activity helps kids learn about architecture and the skill of drawing while working alongside volunteer professional mentors.

This year’s sketch session took place on the lawn of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The delightful drawings in the 2023 calendar include a selection of those images drawn and submitted by participating kids capturing the historic Courthouse building with creativity and joy.

The 2023 calendars will be available for purchase at the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara beginning November 13. Join the artists and their families that day at the annual gallery show and holiday party from 1-3pm. Limited copies of the KDA 2023 calendar will also be available for purchase at local bookstores and shops if you are unable to stop by AFSB.

The 2023 KDA calendar wouldn’t be possible without the sponsorship of members from this community. Thank you to our sponsors Coast Reprographics, Santa Barbara Beautiful, DMHA Architecture + Interior Design, Ensberg Jacobs Design, Art & Architecture, Mosher Foundation, Ashley & Vance Engineering, Inc., JMPE Electrical Engineering, AIA Santa Barbara, Leslie & Frank Schipper, Van Sande Structural Consultants, Insulate Santa Barbara, Lynch Construction, Inc. – Brian Lynch, Tri-Co Reprographics, Thorn Robertson, Sue & Rich Ayling, Brian Hofer Architect, Kari Architect, AIA, and Ruth & Greg Rech.

Community events like this exemplify how the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara continues their mission of educating the public on the built environment. Contributions support free educational programs to youth and adults about the importance of design excellence in our built environment.

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara has been dedicated to expanding our community’s appreciation of art and architecture since 1983. AFSB and gallery are located in the historic Acheson House at the corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets in Santa Barbara. Regular gallery hours are Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and weekdays by appointment.





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