EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
PAST EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Join us as we prepare to get ready for our 50th Anniversary celebration, June 21-23, 2024!
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The new CommUnity Zone and Children's Zone entrance featured a portal designed and built by artist in residence Luke Holden and his assistance, made possible by a grant from Santa Barbara Beautiful. Like a sand painting the structure only existed for the duration of the Festival.
GIANT PUPPET WORKSHOP
Rich McLaughlin Giant Puppet Workshop on Sunday May 28 for a 4-hour Giant Puppet Workshop!
12 noon to 4 PM
Open to adult participants (age 18+ who have signed up to participate in the Soltice Workshop this year. Space in this workshop is very limited so come down NOW to the Soltice Workshop and get yourself signed up!
For the general public who have not signed up and paid Workshop Registration Fees at the Workshop, this amazing workshop is available to you for $25.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rich McLaughlin is an artist who specializes in murals, sculpture and puppetry. A longtime friend of Michael Gonzales, the originator of the Solstice Parade, Rich is one of the original members of SOlstice and walked in the first parades. His puppet work has been seen on tage, television and screen across the USA and the UK. Rich is donating his fees and talent to this Giant Puppet Workshop so ALL FEES GO STRAIGHT TO SOLSTICE.
Here are some special memories from Oct. 15 "GET ON BOARD" Gathering.