••• With its pop-up lease coming to an end, the Mollusk Surf Shop (above) in the Funk Zone is moving one block down Yanonali Street.
••• It seems to me that all this parking dedicated to people picking up merchandise they ordered online should be in the spots farthest away from the store. Why give prime space to people who aren’t even leaving their cars?
••• I overheard an aviation buff saying that Southwest Airlines will next add San Diego and Chicago to its roster of destinations served from Santa Barbara. He sounded like he knows his stuff, but it’s just conjecture until an announcement gets made.
••• Pre-order me one right now: architect Jeff Shelton is working on a book “that will tell the stories of Jeff’s downtown Santa Barbara buildings.”
••• Lotusland’s online art sale and gallery exhibition, “Sanctuary—From the Garden, For the Garden,” opens April 22 here and by appointment at the GraySpace Gallery in the Funk Zone: “The invitation was sent to 36 local artists to participate. Artists were asked to create new work inspired by Lotusland. Artists were given three days to visit the Garden and only eight weeks to create, capture and complete their muse at Lotusland. Whether it be a specific garden, found materials, or to create in the Garden their piece of work for the show. It was a creative concept and challenge that the artists were craving, especially this year.” Below: “Courtyard“ by Whitney Brooks Abbott and “The Portals: An Entrance–Lotusland, 3.16.21” by Blakeney Sanford.
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