The Museum is open Wed–Mon from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace

36th Annual Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace

Thursday, December 2, 2021 (VIP Shopping Event)
5:30 to 8:00 PM

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 3, 4 & 5, 2021
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Santa Barbara’s most unique holiday shopping experience is back!

Get first dibs on an unparalleled selection of one-of-a-kind gifts from around the world during a limited-capacity VIP Night. Bring a date or group of friends to browse 20 vendors representing 30 countries. Enjoy a glass of wine and delicious appetizers as we revel in a starlit evening of indoor/outdoor shopping fun.

Be generous to your loved ones while supporting international artisans and the local community: 25% of proceeds benefit Museum exhibits and education programs.

VIP Night sells out quickly! Find tickets for this exclusive event at

Proceeds from the Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace support the Museum’s exhibits and science education programs.

2021 Vendor Information & Application

Tribal Arts Shopping