Save the dates!! September 9th and 10th from 10am-5pm.
It is the only festival of its kind in Southern California – and one of three on the west coast. With handmade sea glass jewelry and ocean-themed art, the Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival features work created by dozens of talented artists from all across the country, bringing thousands of sea glass and beach enthusiasts to the renowned coastal jewel of Santa Barbara, California.
You can learn from three lecturers this year! These lectures are free with your SBSGOA Festival entry fee which is still only $5.00 per day or $9.00 for both days. Early bird shopping starts at 9am and is $15.00 for entry. Make it a day. Come early to shop, stay for the education!!
Richard LaMotte, Mary McCarthy, and Josie Iselin are all lined up to give us lots of sea glass and ocean related information on both days.
Richard LaMotte is the author of the award-winning book, Pure SEA GLASS and a recent sequel titled The Lure of Sea Glass. Richard will lecture at the festival on the topic: “Sea Glass Identification and Dating”.
Mary McCarthy is a bestselling author and founder of SeaCrate ocean-themed subscription-box service. As a lifelong journalist, she has written for Katie Couric and has appeared on The Today Show, Huffington Post Live and ABC TV news.
Mary McCarthy will be lecturing both days, and her topics are : “Beachcombing and History at Dead Horse Bay” This lecture explores ways to tell the differences between genuine sea, fake, and seeded sea glass, including an exhibit of sample fakes.
Josie Iselin is the photographer, author and designer of seven books on forms in nature and particularly what we find at the beach. These titles include Beach: A Book of Treasure, Sea Glass Hearts and An Ocean Garden.
Josie will be lecturing both days on: “Seaweed Sea Otters, Urchins and Kelp:The Interconnectedness of Life in Our California Coastal Waters”.
To avoid the lines and get your tickets online https://www.santabarbaraseaglassandoceanartsfestival.com/