Tuesday, August 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Santa Barbara B&B Reviews Local Art Galleries

August 27, 2013, Santa Barbara, CA The Santa Barbara bed and breakfast, Cheshire Cat Inn, released its review of downtown art galleries today on their blog. The guide is intended for art lovers looking to create the perfect Santa Barbara vacation.

One of the biggest draws to the Cheshire Cat Inn is its convenient downtown location. It is able to be a part of the bustling local art scene without losing the charm of its small beach town flavor. You are invited to enjoy the natural beauty and excitement that Santa Barbara has to offer.

This year's selection of Santa Barbara art galleries are based upon location, reputation, diversity of exhibits, and entertainment value. The review has something that will cater to a variety of interests, tastes, and age groups. These four choices offer historical artwork, a bit of pop culture, and pieces that will engage your thoughts on how you interact with the world. These Santa Barbara art museums are sure to make a permanent impression in a lifetime of vacation memories.

"We want guests to enjoy everything there is to do in beautiful Santa Barbara. We hope these tips are helpful in coordinating a stay at our bed and breakfast with the perfect Santa Barbara family vacation." said Andrea Dunstan, Innkeeper

If you are looking for the best in Santa Barbara art museums, then you definitely want to check out this review. The warm and friendly staff at the Cheshire Cat Inn are more than willing to help you to plan your itinerary. Once you have seen and experienced the local art scene, you can retreat to your Jacuzzi, the hot tub, or partake in their 5pm Santa Barbara wine and hors d'oeuvres samples. You'll enjoy yourself so much that you will want to return again and again.

About Cheshire Cat Inn - Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambiance, and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn's spa treatments, quaint Victorian charm, and hotel pricing make it the perfect Santa Barbara b and b. Follow Cheshire Cat Inn on Facebook or call (805) 569-1610 for more information.

Santa Barbara Inn Features Four Local Art Galleries

Cheshire Cat Inn is a top Santa Barbara bed and breakfast catering to art lovers of all ages from locations around the world. Located only four blocks away from art galleries, interesting shops, and great restaurants, this Santa Barbara inn has all the charm of a bed and breakfast in a small beach town, with the convenience of a downtown location. This bed and breakfast also features Jacuzzi tubs in the room, fireplaces, private decks, and outdoor hot tubs.

One of the biggest draws in staying at a bed and breakfast is the food. The Cheshire Cat Inn has an exceptional continental breakfast featuring an array of homemade goods including scones and lemon curd, granola, muffins, fresh juices, and an assortment of freshly brewed coffees and teas. Weekend guests are treated to a buffet of deep dish French toast and Mexican frittata. If that’s not enough for you, this Santa Barbara garden hotel also offers daily wine and hors d’oeuvres in the early evenings on the patio and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and brownies before bed.

Cheshire Cat Inn loves to review favorite local hot spots to help guests plan the perfect Santa Barbara vacation. This week, the Santa Barbara hotel is reviewing four of its favorite art galleries with enticing exhibits that are sure to please any art lover. The selections were based upon location, reputation, diversity of exhibits, and entertainment value. These are vacation options you can choose to experience with a friend, significant other, or enjoy with the whole family.

If you are interested in creating a memorable Santa Barbara vacation featuring the best in local and national art, then these reviews are for you.

Waterhouse Gallery – Santa Barbara Art Museums

Santa Barbara Art Museum
Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Cultural District, the Waterhouse Gallery houses paintings from nationally known artists from the Western states and are members of the California Art Club and Oil Painters of America. This Santa Barbara art museum only accepts work from artists the owners feel engage their art at the highest standard of quality and integrity within their chosen medium. Recently opened this year is a charming exhibit of small 8” x 8” paintings titled, “Small Gems.” If you find a piece of art you simply cannot live without, you can purchase the piece and have it shipped to your home anywhere in the world. Visit their website or call 805-962-8885 for more information.


Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara Art Museums

Art Museums Santa Barbara
This family friendly Santa Barbara art museum’s hefty mission is to “… advance creativity and critical thinking through meaningful engagement with the art of our time.” The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is where adults can learn from Santa Barbara artists during their ever popular living room conversations, panel discussions, and lecture series. The Santa Barbara art museum is keen on engaging youth as well through hands-on workshops with visiting artists. There is no entrance fee to enjoy any of the exhibits, however the museum appreciates donations so they can continue their important work. For more information, you can go to their website or visit their Facebook page for the latest updates.

Fuzion – Santa Barbara Art Museums

Santa Barbara Art Galleries
Fuzion describes itself as a “hybrid retail store” that focuses on glass art pipes, men’s underground fashion, and street art culture. Fuzion pushes the envelope, so to speak, by supporting local, independent artists and startup companies. They also source their clothing from international cutting edge brands. The store’s glass collection is a particular source of pride as they focus mainly on American made pieces. American glass art pipes tend to be of much higher quality while other countries will often provide cheaply made construction, something this store does not support. Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, you can visit their glass shop online or call for more information at 805-687-6401.

Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – Santa Barbara Art Museums

Santa Barbara Art Museums
Sullivan Goss represents the works of American artists from the 19th century to today. Located in downtown Santa Barbara, they have spent the last 25 years curating a collection of over 3000 works featuring the best in paintings, sculptures, watercolors, drawings, prints from artists labeled as luminists, impressionists, expressionists, and modernists. This art museum is highly involved with research efforts creating scholarship with American artists and universities. Sullivan Goss chooses to exhibit highly thoughtful and engaging artwork that approach diverse topics like the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the beauty of California’s landscape. If you would like to put Sullivan Goss on your itinerary for your next Santa Barbara vacation, visit the museum’s website or call 805-730-1460.

Downtown Santa Barbara presents a wealth of cultural gems that any art lover would enjoy. Our featured list of art galleries cater to a variety of tastes, interests, and age groups. Please use these reviews as a starting point in planning the perfect Santa Barbara vacation. After a long day of hitting the town, you can retreat to the quiet serenity of the Cheshire Cat Inn, the best Santa Barbara bed and breakfast your money can buy.  Be sure to inquire about one of our package deals and other fun Santa Barbara activities.

About Cheshire Cat Inn - Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambiance and family fun for Santa Barbara Inns. After a day of taking in the local art scene, you can reward yourself with the Inn’s quaint Victorian charms and spa treatments. Special pricing makes this ideal as Santa Barbara’s Great Escape. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Help Us Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer



Today, we're launching a donation campaign to generate awareness for the upcoming AVON WALK FOR BREAST CANCER in Santa Barbara on September 7-8.
For every new person who "likes" our page between today and September 7-8th, Cheshire Cat will donate $1 to the Avon Foundation. We're starting this challenge with 459 fans on Facebook, so any “likes” above and beyond that number will translate to donation dollars.

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is a national series of 39-mile weekend fundraising events launched in 2003 by the Avon Foundation.

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer event series is a project of the Avon Foundation for Women and is not affiliated with any other breast cancer organizations or programs such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure, American Cancer Society, or Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The Avon Foundation for Women has implemented a sophisticated and comprehensive need-based philanthropic strategy that addresses every facet of the disease. Recognizing the complexity of the problem of breast cancer among all groups of women, and men, the Avon Foundation supports a national network of more than 200 research, medical, social service and community-based organizations annually, each of which is making a unique contribution to helping patients or advancing breast cancer research.

A majority of the net proceeds raised through the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will stay with breast cancer programs in the geographic areas where the Walks are held. Periodic community meetings are convened in all Walk cities to secure local feedback on community needs and priorities. A detailed listing of benefiting organizations can be found at http://www.avonfoundation.org.

How can you participate? First, make sure you "like” Cheshire Cat Inn Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/cheshirecatinn

If you're signed in to Facebook, all you have to do is click the "like" button to the top right of the page. Then, tell all of your colleagues, friends and family who use Facebook to "like" our page, too.

You can still donate directly to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer too. Here's how you can donate:  Online: Donate online through the web page.  Mail: Avon Walk for Breast Cancer 4929 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 255, Los Angeles, CA 90010 PH: (323) 931-3003

Thank you for helping us support Breast Cancer Awareness.