Join Us For A One Night Stand

 In Art Discovery, Art in Santa Barbara, Environmental Education, Explore Ecology, Science Exploration

How much art can you buy in one night? Find out at One Night Stand, a one night only art event in downtown Santa Barbara.

Happy Art Patron

Happy Art Patron

On Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 5:30 pm Art from Scrap is holding its annual One Night Stand fundraiser.

One Night Stand is an art lovers’ dream. Here’s how it works; professional artists are personally invited to create a 9”x 9” work of art in any medium. All of the art is hung at Gallery 27 at Brooks Institute at 27 East Cota Street.



The element of surprise is crucial to One Night Stand; none of the artwork in the show is labeled. The artist’s name is revealed only after the art is purchased.  Each piece is sold for $200.00 on a first-come, first-serve basis with the proceeds benefiting Art From Scrap, a program of Explore Ecology.

The list of artists participating in One Night Stand grows daily. Yoko Ono, Kent Twitchell, Michael McMillen, John Nava, Phoebe Brunner, Thomas Van Stein, Courtland Johnson and many more have already contributed their work for what promises to be the art event of the year in Santa Barbara.

“We’ve had people lining up early to get in every year. I can’t think of any other art event that has a line going around the block.” said Executive Director Cay Sanchez. “One Night Stand is so much fun because no one knows whose work they are buying until after they buy it. It’s also different from other exhibitions because the art is shown for only one night. One Night Stand is a benefit for Art From Scrap and also a great opportunity for people to purchase art by a famous artist for only $200.00.”

Last year’s sold-out event raised $40,000 to support Art From Scrap’s mission of environmental education and art programming.

Tickets are available online at, at the door, or by calling 805-884-0459 x14. Art lovers and collectors, mark your calendars! While this may be your first One Night Stand, we guarantee you will feel great the next morning, knowing that your generosity has helped to support environmental education and the arts… and Art From Scrap will have the utmost respect for you!


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