MISSION: UCP WORK, Inc. is dedicated to providing services to residents of the Tri-Counties with developmental disabilities, so that they may work and live as contributing citizens within the community of their choice.

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Santa Barbara Art Works


Santa Barbara Creative Arts Education and Professional Exhibition Space for Adults with Developmental Disabilities 

Santa Barbara Art Works is an artist studio-gallery under the family of services of UCP WORK, Inc.  Its primary goal is empowering and helping artists with disabilities create, show, and sell their work.  Secondly, the arts studio-gallery is an integrative community space for local artists to collaborate on exhibits, teach classes, and create works of art in downtown Santa Barbara

Juan Perez at Santa Barbara Art Works

Santa Barbara Art Works hopes to break down barriers for people with disabilities, so that its participants are encouraged everyday, working towards finding their artistic voice and employment opportunities in the arts industry. 

Reiko Karl at Santa Barbara Art Works

The studio specializes in helping artists with disabilities through the process of learning. The studio provides art instruction and adaptable art techniques for 30 resident artists with with varying skill levels.  Classes are taught Monday through Friday in painting, ceramics, drawing, mixed media, and watercolors

Santa Barbara Art Works welcomes artists from the community to collaborate on exhibits with its resident artists.  

Ryan Sebits at Santa Barbara Art Works

What to Look for at Santa Barbara Art Works:

  • Art Classes that support accessibility and inclusion

  • Collaborations with Downtown Santa Barbara 1st Thursday Artist Exhibitions & Events

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Internship / Art Mentorship Program 

  • Community Commissioned Artwork

  • 3D Technology for Adaptive Art Tools

  • Children's Adaptive Arts Program (CAAP)

Please contact our Studio Manager, Jacob Allio, for more information about the gallery at jallio@sbartworks.org

Erin Ziegler at Santa Barbara Art Works

Santa Barbara Art Works

28 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hours: Monday - Friday / 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Phone: 805-260-6705 


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