New public art pops up along State Street

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If you've recently walked the blocks of State Street in downtown Santa Barbara, you may have noticed sculptures popping up along the sidewalks. They’re part of a public art initiative sponsored by the city and county that’s back after losing funding 10 years ago. The sculptures, which range from a giant paper airplane weighing in at almost one ton to a female goddess made of sandbags, were created by local artists and will be up for the next month.

Santa Barbara artists Patrick Melroy, Brooke Smiley and Danielle Siano installed their sculptures along State Street this week. Photo credit: Kathryn Barnes.



Kathryn Barnes