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Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace (Postponed until 2018)

The Museum Store will have a fantastic collection of gift items this holiday season including several items from our favorite Tribal Arts Vendors (shawls, scarves, rugs, pillows & baskets). Also new to the Museum Store will be world famous Pendleton Wool Blankets.   


Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace update:  

The Museum is embarking upon a series of ambitious and exciting projects this year that will make our campus more accessible, and even more engaging. And while the Museum will remain open during these renovations, there will be impacts upon our operations, including a significant amount of our onsite parking space dedicated for the use of the construction equipment and materials, and a renovation of the Mammal, Bird, and Cartwright Exhibits Hall’s.

As a result of the diminished parking capacity and indoor exhibit space, we have had to make the extremely difficult decision to not host the Tribal Arts Marketplace in 2017. It will be back and better than ever the first weekend in December 2018.

We have been working with our vendors to help promote any shows they will be having locally.

Arts’ d Afrique Winter Tribal Market
Saturday December 9
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sunday December 10
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

1058 N Ontare Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

A wonderful selection of folk art, imported by Charlene Pidgeon

Indigo tie-dye & mud cloth from Mali , Masks & marionettes from West Africa, Stools from Burkina, Mali, Nigeria, Ghana, Jewelry & bronzes from West Africa, Tie-dyed Mulaffas from Mauritania, Textiles & wood from Indonesia & India.


Holiday Peruvian Market
November 25 & 26

1111 Easy Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444
805-325-1732 or call for a December appointment


Garden Street Academy Annual Holiday Boutique
Saturday, December 2
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

2300 Garden Street, Santa Barbara 93105

The boutique will be held on the 2nd floor of the building marked "Refectory."

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday spirit while you shop in the festively decorated hall. Shoppers will find a huge selection of beautiful and one-of-a-kind handmade items including a few Folk & Tribal Arts vendors, handmade ornaments, gingerbread houses, jewelry, essential oils, succulents and much more. In addition to local artisans, vendors will also be on-site featuring items from LuLaRoe, Rodan + Fields, Jamberry, Pampered Chef, Scentsy and Honey & Lace.

Tribal Art Vendors Attending:  Katalina Textiles, Casa Viva, Ritual, Peruvian Imports


Gem Faire at Earl Warren Show Grounds
December 8 & 9

3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Tribal Arts Vendors attending: Anantara, Kilim Company, Peruvian Imports



For more information about the Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace, or if you have any questions, please contact Amy Carpenter, Director of Visitor Services, at 805-682-4711 ext. 123 or e-mail




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