The 2015 Parade Theme Sci-Fi

Festival Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

2015 Parade Date: Noon Saturday June 20, State & Cota - Festival: June 19, 20 & 21, Alameda Park

Upcoming Solstice Events


Solstice Poster Artist Competition - Call for 2015 Entries

Artists, Submit your artwork!

From the early fliers and posters created by Michael Gonzales to a legion of artists in Santa Barbara; each year artists have vied for the privilege to have their design represent the Summer Solstice Celebration.  This year’s theme “Sci-Fi” will undoubtedly inspire some wonderful artwork!

If you would like to browse some past year’s posters, you can take a look on our website. Don’t worry about putting any text in your artwork; we can put that in.

RULES: Entries for the competition must be ready to hang
Work no larger than 30” X 40”
30lbs. Maximum weight


DATE:      FRIDAY, January 23, 2015
TIME:      9:30 am to 5:00 PM
WHERE:    924 Anacapa Street, Suite B-1F
          (In the Basement of the Building)
COST:      $15 per entry, Children $10 per entry.

It is suggested that the artwork be graphic, colorful, simple rather than too complex.  Artwork does not necessarily need to reflect this year’s theme but an overall representation of the Celebration.

Art work will be exhibited at the
Between January 23 through February 21, 2015.

RECEPTION FOR ARTISTS: First Thursday, February 5th
For more information, you can download a PDF on our website; call 965-3396; or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

You can download the Poster Artist Display Agreement here


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