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7 Jul

SlingShot Art Studio Temporarily Fills State Street Vacancy with Folk-Art Pop-Up, Donated By Hotel Santa Barbara

Hotel Santa Barbara has temporarily donated a vacant Downtown storefront for a pop-up fundraiser benefitting an art studio for artists with intellectual disabilities.

Santa Barbara, July 7, 2017 – Hotel Santa Barbara has temporarily donated a vacant storefront to SlingShot Art Studio and Gallery for a pop-up shop in one of the hotel’s retail spaces located at 527 State Street. Proceeds from the sale of the folk-art benefit SlingShot Art Studio and Gallery.

SlingShot, Alpha Art Forum is one of the Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara Adult Day Programs. The art studio and gallery supports 41 artists with intellectual disabilities. The program provides artists with an opportunity to create and share their art with the community.

After a generous donation of one-of-a-kind American folk-art and collectibles from Susan Baerwald of Just Folk Gallery, SlingShot needed a visible location to sell the art.

The folk-art pop-up shop, located near the corner of Cota and State Streets, is just one of the creative ways downtown businesses are partnering to bring life to the Downtown corridor.

The SlingShot folk-art pop-up is open daily, from 12:30 to 6:30 pm (hours subject to change) or by appointment by calling (805) 570-2372.

The pop-up shop will run until they sell out, or until the space finds a long-term tenant.

For information about a long-term rental at the 527 State Street space, contact Brad Frohling or Lisa Engel of Radius Group Commercial Real Estate.

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