RE: LIVE // to create is to live twice
Our goal is to do our part to revitalize the empty storefronts on State Street by renting one out the week of October 12th. Our goal for that week is to feature local artists, musicians, dancers, and non-profits. If the role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible, we believe that artists should be at the revolution’s forefront - and the revitalization of State Street is a deeply needed movement towards change in our city.
Our work, as SELAH, has never been just about us. We believe in making dance accessible and relatable to all people, especially in a city that has supported us for the past five years. Santa Barbara has become an amazing hub for dance on the West Coast and we are honored to be a part of it, alongside artists and organizations with so many different interests, influences, and histories. Our goal with this event is to create an experience in which all artists can take part and everyone in Santa Barbara is welcome. We are partnering with many local artists and organizations alike to bring this vision to life.
In the past, we have supported artists from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Austin, and New York City by providing a space for them to share their work and to create networks of like-minded artists with big visions and dreams.
»The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.«
- Toni Cade Bambara 2011
Downtown Santa Barbara is currently full of empty storefronts and we hope to bring a little more life, even if just for a short time, back to downtown. If the role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible, we believe that artists should be at the revolution’s forefront - and the revitalization of State Street is a deeply needed movement towards change in our city.
Our work, as SELAH, has never been just about us. Our work straddles the contemporary/modern aesthetic and while we have many influences, we want to highlight other amazing artists who do not share the same aesthetics as we do. Providing a literal space for others to share what they have created or what means most to them is the most powerful thing we can do with the platform that we have. We have invited dozens of local artists and organizations to participate in our evening and have been overwhelmed with the support and excitement about our event. And we hope that you are excited too!
TICKETS available here
A huge thank you to our event producer, eji experiences, and our event sponsor, EOS Lounge, for making this event happen.