Upcoming Events

“Shifting Tides” Exhibition
Opening Reception July 16, Noon
Show Dates: July 17 – August 25

Malibu Arts Commission
23825 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu, CA 90265-4861

"Siren's Call" is reminiscent of the beautiful sirens in Homer's Ulysses. The siren is seen as a shadow in the sails and in the writings of Homer, the crew is ordered to block their ears so that they do not succumb to the bewitching song of the sirens. I was inspired to create this artwork from my own personal sailing adventures I have taken part in over the years.

This artwork is created by a twenty-two step process on steel. First grinding and etching with various layers on steel base.. The metal is then prepped for printing and painting with a unique combination of high quality resin and clear coats. The final step is top-coating the image with resin. Fabrication done by Eric States of Surf & Summit, Santa Barbara, CA.

Siren's Call artwork by Robert Firestone
Malibu Arts Commission "Shifting Tides" exhibit

1st Thursdays Art Walk
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Every month Tamsen Gallery participates in1stThursdays Art Walk. It provides an opportunity for residents and visitors to indulge in local culture, mingle with neighbors and participate in the arts community.

Join us for a glass of wine, socialize and enjoy taking in the vibrant artworks and accessories by visual artist Robert W. Firestone.

Santa Barbara First Thursdays

Past Events

Aperitivo Musicale
April 30 @ 5:00 – 7:00pm

Aperitivo Muicale is a unique event where the music performed by our accomplished artist will be accompanied by a selection of Italian wines and delicious hors d’oeuvres. This is intended to enhance the music through an intimate multi-sensorial experience.

Join us for a beautiful program, expploring a fun program for piano solo and 4 hands. Jacopo Giacopuzzi and Robert Cassidy will guide you through the program in the intimate setting of the Tamsen Gallery on State St. You will have a chance to ask the musicians questions about the pieces they will be performing as part of this interactive concert experience while contemplating the beautiful art of Robert W. Firestone.

Wine will be provided by the sommelier Paul Zink and the foor prepared by chef Amy Baer Robinson.

Seating is limited to 30 people.

La Piazza Aperitivo Musicale 2023

ESB April Happy Hour
April 13 @ 5:30 – 7:30pm

Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for a spring time Happy Hour at an awesome gallery downtown!

Although ESB centers itself around culinary experiences, we are first and foremost a social club, so come meet fellow members and member guests while enjoying wine, food and good conversation! All members and non-members are welcome to register. We look forward to seeing you all!

Bring your event ideas and share them with the team! We are eager to know what you look forward to experiencing as an Epicurean!

Santa Barbara International Film Festival promo

LIVE CONCERT @ Tamsen Gallery


Celebrating the 38th Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Saturday, February 11
5 – 7 PM

Santa Barbara International Film Festival promo

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2023

Free Filmmaker Seminars
SBIFF seminars with filmmakers premiering at this year’s festival.
These seminars will be FREE to the public and will take place on each weekday during the Festival at Tamsen Gallery.

Friday February 10th
Monday February 13th
Tuesday February 14th
Wednesday February 15th
Thursday February 16th
Friday February 17th

11:00 – 12:00pm

Santa Barbara International Film Festival promo

Thursday, August 25th 2022 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Join us at  Tamsen Gallery  to network with fellow business professionals and enjoy small bites and drinks. Meet the Downtown Santa Barbara staff, downtown business community members, and hear updates on upcoming happenings downtown. Members of the public are welcome as well!

Tickets are $15 for members of the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization, $20 for non-members. Price includes drinks from drink sponsor M. Special and small bites from local restaurant sponsor Foxtail Kitchen & Bar.

1st Thursday – Thursday, Sept 01,
5:00 – 8:00 pm

1st Thursday is for locals and visitors alike. It provides an opportunity for residents to indulge in local culture, mingle with neighbors and participate in the arts community.

The program also offers visitors the chance to experience, in one evening, the diversity of Downtown’s visual and performing arts scene, is aimed at developing a lively atmosphere downtown as well as showcasing the cultural variety that Santa Barbara has to offer.


911 1/2 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Open Hours

MON                      CLOSED
TUE                        CLOSED
WED                      12PM - 5PM
THU                       12PM - 5PM
FRI                         12PM - 5PM
SAT                        12PM - 5PM
SUN                       12PM - 5PM


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