Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum Thursday, February 3, 7 pm Forum Lounge: Lucky Dragons at CAF - FREE

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum 14th Annual Valentine’s Benefit Auction
Benefit Auction:  February 12, 2011; 8-11 pm
Add a little heART to your Valentine’s Day and celebrate with the chicest, most avant-garde arts space in Santa Barbara!

Brought to you as a late-night extravaganza inspired by the romance and sophistication of the holiday, this fundraiser for the arts offers high-end live and silent auction lots including exceptional wines, luxury items, and world-class artwork by internationally renowned artists! All proceeds from our 14th Annual Valentine’s Benefit Auction benefit the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum’s highly acclaimed exhibitions and educational programs. Enter our raffle to win a work of art and indulge your senses with the following pairings: fine wines & cocktails, delectable cheeses & chocolates, and hip music & dancing!

Black Label, $175 per person: Open-bar privileges and one free entry ticket for a chance to win a work of art by Ellsworth Kelly!

Pink Label, $50 per person: Access to a great night of silent & live Auctions, cheeses, chocolates & cocktails, live DJ, and one free entry ticket for a chance to win a work of art by Kat Trajano!

Tickets on sale now. For tickets, call 805.966.5373 or visit our website

As a special treat this year, don’t miss CAF’s raffle for a chance to win a work of art! Tickets will be sold at the event for $25. Winner need not be present to win!
About the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum:  The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time.  Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2011, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.        

Thursday, February 3, 7 pm

Forum Lounge: Lucky Dragons

"Lucky Dragons" is a collaborative project facilitated by Los Angeles-based artists Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara. Lucky Dragons relies heavily on participation, openly engaging audiences and passersby in the creation of the artwork. An important aspect of Lucky Dragons' performance pieces is the publishing and distribution of multiples, in the form of books, recordings, and posters, low-cost and widely accessible to the public. With participation ranging from the intense intimacy of two people, to the public spectacle of several thousand people, to the internet's infinite capacity for exchange, at the heart of it all is playing together--building up social collectivities in both public and private spaces, and re-engaging, with wonder, the technologies that connect us.

Support for Forum Lounge is generously provided by: Endevermusic Productions, the Franciscan Inn, KCSB, Santa Barbara Winery, and the Santa Barbara Independent. Forum Lounge is presented in association with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization’s 1st Thursday.  


CAF  |  653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA  93101   |    Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace   |
p: (805)966-5373  |   f: (805) 962-1421   |

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