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‘The Wait is Over’

Now that UCSB Arts & Lectures is again hosting live, on-stage events after a 20-month absence, Miller McCune Executive Director Celesta M. Billeci proudly proclaims, “The wait is over,” as she welcomes the Santa Barbara community to come back and join its 2021-2022 season. UCSB Arts & Lectures takes pride in putting together a program that is suitable for all ages and affordable for everyone in the community. “It is really a program for all parts of Santa Barbara and I’m very proud of that,” Billeci says. “We base our prices on what we have to charge, not what we can charge. ‘Access for all’ is a motto we stand by here at Arts & Lectures.”


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Enriching Program at Santa Barbara’s Doorstep

Arts & Lectures brings our community, the University, and its students an incredible array of artistic offerings that are unequaled in any other community of our size in this country. A&L always manages to present the kind of material that appeals to thousands – I don’t know how they do it! Their robust education outreach, presented to both English- and Spanish-speaking audiences, enriches younger students immeasurably. We are incredibly fortunate to have such a varied and stellar program right here on our doorsteps!
– Sara Miller McCune

Key Supporters

The dedicated advisory council members and leaders who have helped make Arts & Lectures a vibrant part of Santa Barbara.

Jody & John Arnhold
Loren Booth
Marcy Carsey
Marcia & John Mike Cohen
Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher
Connie Frank & Evan Thompson
Martha Gabbert
Eva Haller
a & Rich Janssen
Tom Kenny
Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing
Kath Lavidge & Ed McKinley
Patty & John MacFarlane
Sara Miller McCune
Natalie Orfalea & Lou Buglioli
Maxine Prisyon
Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree
Heather & Tom Sturgess
Anne Smith Towbes
Sherry Villanueva
Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin
Merryl Snow Zegar & Charles Zegar