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Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 | Author:


This is the one year anniversary show at Derek Harrison & Danny Meza’s Studio. Here you will see new and old work by the artists and their work space. They will also be featuring the artwork of Horacio Martinez and JJ Ortiz.

Free event, Free food + drinks and Original Artwork raffles by both Derek & Danny!

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Wednesday, November 02nd, 2016 | Author:

FUNK ZONE PODCAST SET TO CELEBRATE 100 EPISODES WITH LIVE SHOW Nov. 18, 2016 fundraiser also benefits Slingshot

Santa Barbara, CA – On Friday, November 18, show creator Ted Mills will host the 100th episode of his popular arts interview podcast, The FunkZone Podcast, as a live event at live-work-art space, SBCAST.

Ted Mills has spent the last two years interviewing artists and creative people from Santa Barbara and beyond, in hour-long conversations about art and life and “why artists do what they do.” Even with limited promotion, the show has steadily grown, earning up to 250 listeners a day. Eighty percent of the audience comes from the United States (and 30 percent of those from the tri-county area). The FunkZone Podcast is doing its part to help Santa Barbara’s art scene become known nationally and internationally.

Previous guests have included: painters Jeremy Harper, Jill Sattler, Julie B. Montgomery, and Derek Harrison, musician Parry Gripp, artists R. Nelson Parrish and Nancy Gifford, curator Frank Goss, and many more, including authors, restauranteurs, comedians, directors, poets, and photographers.

The Live 100th Episode show will be presented in a talk show format, with surprise guests, music, and special video presentations. A silent auction will offer deals in art and in culture, while food, wine, and beer will be on sale.

Proceeds of the show will go to Slingshot, a 501c3 non-profit that gives artists with developmental disabilities a chance to create work, and SBCAST will be devoting one of its galleries that night to display and sell their art.

This promises to be a major night as Ted Mills looks back on the 100 plus guests he’s had on the show, how he’s created a historical record on the state of the arts in and around Santa Barbara, and raises money to take the show to the next level in the coming year.

For more info on the podcast, go to www.funkzonepodcast.com or search for funkzone on iTunes’ podcast channel or wherever you find your podcasts.

General tickets are $20 each and includes one free drink. VIP Sponsor Ticket is $100 and includes entry, food & drink for the evening and Funk Zone Podcast and Slingshot souvenirs! The EventBrite ticket page also includes a donate space for those who can’t make the evening, but would like to help financially.

Calendar Listing:

The FunkZone Podcast’s 100th Episode Live Show and Celebration Where: SBCAST, 513 Garden St.
When: November 18, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $20 regular / $100 VIP / kids under 15 get in free

Tickets available at: www.funkzonepodcast100.eventbrite.com Press Inquiries Contact: tedmills@gmail.com or (805) 895-4897


Ted Mills

Writer – Director – Host

The FunkZone Podcast



Also on Twitter @tedmills

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Wednesday, December 02nd, 2015 | Author:

Hi everyone,

I’ve been too busy at work getting ready for the show that opens tomorrow to get up any 1st Thursday previews. That said, I hope you will all come and visit me there. It is our biggest show of the year, called 100 Grand. For this annual holiday show we put 100 works of art in one room that are all priced at $1,000 or less (see why I’ve been so busy?). It is a chance to start an art collection, or even buy something by a well-known artist who is usually out of your price range. Here is a digital preview of the show:


Secondly, you should make sure to stop by the Brad Nack 100% Reindeer show:




ShowFinally the other stop that I’d like to recommend for the more adventurous of you, is not going to be on the 1st Thursday maps. It is an open studio for two of the hottest young artists in town… and it’s in one of the coolest studio spaces in Santa Barbara, just a few feet from the Arlington Theater. PLUS! It is open an hour later than everything else, so it makes a perfect last stop.


Have fun!



Wednesday, July 04th, 2012 | Author:

Happy 4th of July!

Save some energy for 1st Thursday tomorrow. Below you will find a map of our planned itinerary. I’d love to have you join us. We’ll start in the Mayor’s Office, so make sure to be on time. The mayor closes her office promptly so she can get out to see 1st Thursday for herself, so we’ll be getting out of there right at 5:45.  This will also be the last time we’ll have the opportunity to visit the studio of the gifted young artist, Derek Harrison. For those who have joined us for our passed visits, it has always been a really incredible highlight of the evening, so don’t miss out on the chance to see this place before Derek leaves us for LA.

Click on the map below to see a larger version.

First Thursday Map (July '12)

Monday, January 30th, 2012 | Author:

I seem to have been so busy lately that I have been slow to get organized for this month’s Art Crawl. Because of this, I’m going to publish the exact same map that I used for last month’s Art Crawl, but I’ll also reserve the right to make some last minute deviations of our route. One of the challenges in organizing the Art Crawl is that many of the places I want to hit the most are also the farthest apart and for some people that is just too far to walk. So I do my best to balance these factors and encourage people to wear comfortable shoes. OH… and try to eat before you come. 1st Thursday happens right at dinner time and you can find yourself famished before get to see the place you’ve been waiting for all night.  The last few month’s we’ve had a really great turn out, and I’ve met some really great people… not to mention seen some pretty great art.

The Art Crawl begins at 5:45 sharp, however, if you know you’re going to be late you can follow our progress on Twitter.

Maybe we’ll see a movie star?

Santa Barbara's 1st Thursday Art Crawl

click on the image above for a larger map