The public is invited to attend Santa Barbara Unified School District’s elementary school art shows

Santa Barbara Unified School District elementary school art shows are back again this year. The art shows are an opportunity for every student to exhibit a piece of original artwork and are co-curated by students and art teachers.

Elementary school art shows are free of charge, open to the school community and the public is encouraged to attend. Art shows differ individually from school to school and can include food, art making for families and guests, raffles, music, and slideshows.

Painting of a sun peeking over an ocean full of sea creatures
Seascape. Citlaly, 2nd grade, Monroe Elementary School
Drawing of a boy with glasses
Self Portrait. Lemuel, 2nd grade, Monroe Elementary School
Painting of birds sitting on branches
Birds. Dania, 1st grade, Monroe Elementary School

“We are proud of Santa Barbara Unified School District’s art education programs that are available to every elementary school student,” said Kimberly Hoj, Coordinator of Special Programs: Visual and Performing Arts & Career Technical Education. “These school art shows are undoubtedly a wonderful opportunity for incoming kindergarten families and supporters of young artists to come celebrate the accomplishments of these students and art teachers.”

Below is a list of the upcoming art shows open to the school community and public:

  • Cleveland Elementary School – Thursday, April 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • McKinley Elementary School – Thursday, April 26 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Santa Barbara Community Academy – Thursday, April 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Monroe Elementary School – Tuesday, May 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Washington Elementary School – Thursday, May 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Franklin Elementary School – Wednesday, May 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Roosevelt Elementary School – Monday, May 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Harding Elementary School – Thursday, May 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Adams Elementary School – Wednesday, May 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Exhibited artworks follow the Visual Art Standards of California as well as the National Core Art Standards and are inspired by an artist or region. Artworks range from traditional art such as drawing and painting to more contemporary art such as digital art and mixed media. Media represented can include drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and fiber arts as well as larger collaborative art pieces and community projects.