This year CAF’s ultra-cool benefit party turns it up a notch! Introducing New York City’s Grey Area Pop-up Shop featuring a highly curated selection of artist-designed objects that can’t be found anywhere else in town! Featured in W Magazine, Refinery 29, the New York Times, and at the Bass Museum during Art Basel Miami Beach, Grey Area’s Pop-up Shop offers fashionable, high-end items by artists and designers such as Will Cotton, Piero Golia, Barbara Kruger, Yoshitomo Nara, Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, and Rob Wynne. Now, these are available in Santa Barbara at CAF’s late-night benefit extravaganza. Inspired by the romance and sophistication of the holiday, this fundraiser for the arts offers an extraordinary collection of fine wine and luxury lifestyle auction lots. Proceeds go to CAF’s acclaimed exhibitions and programs, which are brought to the public free of charge! At the party, you can indulge your vices with sweets guaranteed to tantalize, sensational cocktails, art direction by Kat Trajano, and loving grooves by Playback’s DJ Tucker Bodine.
Exclusively for men with discerning tastes, CAF's Valentine's Benefit Auction & Partyintroduces an all-new, Gentlemen's Lounge, featuring whisky pours by local artist and spirits connoisseur Macduff Everton, beer from The Brewhouse, and auction lots of specialty Santa Ynez and Napa Valley wines, sailing trips, hand-crafted leather goods, and local club memberships!
Just in:Valentine's Benefit Auction & Party attendees, who purchase an 8th Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle ticket while at the Valentine's event, will be entered into an exclusive instant win raffle for a beach cruiser artfully painted by local artist Vanae Rivera.
VIP*, $125 (pre-sale)/$135 per person. *An exclusive VIP Champagne Preview at 7:30 pm, and open-bar privileges.
General Admission, $75 (pre-sale)/$85 per person.
For tickets, call (805) 966-5373 or visit our website sbcaf.org. Pre-sale purchases receive $10 off/ticket.
Co-chairs: Jacquelyn Klein-Brown, Eileen Rasmussen, and Nancy Wall;
Honorary Committee: Elisabeth Fowler, Lila Francese, Mike Healy, Cyndee Howard, Barry and Jill Kitnick, John Kochis, Stevie Mason, Bibi Moezzi, Shamim M. Momin, Marc and Laurie Recordon, Michael Trambert, and Geof and Laura Wyatt.
Sponsors: Alchemy Arts Center, Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, American Laser Center, Andersen's, Arigato Sushi Bar, Artiste Winery, Aveda, The Bar Method, Bikram Yoga Santa Barbara, Josh and Suzanne Blumer, Blush, Tucker Bodine, Brander Vineyard, Brewer-Clifton, The Brewhouse, Bridlewood Estate Winery, Cabana Home, Casa Magazine, C'est Cheese, Chaucer's Bookstore, Coco De Mer, Consilience Wines, Cos Bar, Curtis Winery, The Daily Sound, Daniel Gehrs Wines, Design Within Reach, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines Sterling Vineyards, Drishti, Eva Alexander-Gutierrez, Inc., Candyce Eoff, Ferguson-Ettinger Architects, Inc., Fiddlehead Cellars, Fit Buddha, Four Seasons Resort-The Biltmore, Foxen Winery, Emilee Garfield, Michael and Nancy Gifford, Carolyn Glasoe and Chris Bailey, Goorin Bros. Hat Shop, Granada Theatre, The Grapeseed Company, Grey Area, Erin Griffin, Hollister Brewing Company, Ibiza Hair Salon, Imagine, Imagine Wine, Jane Restaurant, Nina Lafuente, Land and Sea Tours, Lobero Theatre Foundation, Lotus Boutique, The Lower Lodge, Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, Malia Mills, MakeSmith, Mishay Salon and Spa, Metropolitan Theatres Corporation, Montecito Messenger, Noelle Burg, Occhiali Fine Eyewear, Ojai Home, Olio e Limone Ristorante & Olio Pizzeria, Opera Santa Barbara, Pacific Plastic Surgery, Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Michael and Lorie Porter, Purrmission Lingerie, Restaurant Mimosa, RND Vodka, San Ysidro Ranch, Sanguis Wines, Santa Barbara Airbus, Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Santa Barbara News-Press, Santa Barbara Tennis Club, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation, Saxum Vineyards, Sea Smoke Cellars, Shine Blow Dry Bar, Simpson House Inn, Straight Up Cocktail Service, Telegraph Brewing Company, Tres Hermanas Winery, Touch, Michael Trambert, Tropicali, UCSB Arts and Lectures,Tony and Nancy Wall, Warbler Records & Goods, Charlotta Westergren, Via Maestra 42, and Yoga Soup.
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), formerly the Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF), is a non-profit, non-collecting institution dedicated to exhibiting the highest quality of contemporary art while recognizing "the artists of tomorrow," and was founded in 1976 by artists and art supporters seeking a venue dedicated solely to contemporary art. What once began as a grassroots, artist-run organization with nominal funding now serves as the leading contemporary arts presenter in Central California. MCASB offers its innovative education and exhibition programming to the region primarily free of charge. There is no admission fee because MCASB believes that the arts should be accessible to all audiences of all persuasions.
MCASB advances creativity and inspires critical thinking through meaningful engagement with the art of our time.