Skip to Content

Congressman Carbajal sheds light on upcoming !Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara!

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. –  Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara gives the community a chance to experience world class artists in Spanish. 

The concert series aims to share the rich cultural heritage of Latin America to thousands of students throughout Santa Barbara County. 

“This is a partnership with UCSB Arts and Lectures, the Marjorie Luke Theater, Isla Vista elementary and Guadalupe. It’s a beautiful program that serves all three communities. It’s aimed for underserved communities. We also have assemblies at different schools," said coordinator Aliz Ruvalcaba of Viva el Arte.

One of the founders of the program congressman Salud Carbajal is excited about what this year’s concert series will bring to local families.

"Especially, the underserved communities throughout the county that don’t always have access to the quality of musical artists that other communities do," said Carbajal.

Organizers are projecting close to 20,000 attendees at this year’s viva el rate concert season.   

“This program has brought so much joy and artistic benefit to the quality of life so many residents have enjoyed. There were over 15,000 just last year alone," said Carbajal.

“This is a beautiful way to share a culture. It’s not only a Mexican culture ... it is a Latino culture ... it is a way to represent different cultures in one single event," said Ruvalcaba.

“And again, this is something that goes along way to making sure that everyone has access to the arts," said Carbajal.

Viva el Arte is a partnership with UCSB Arts and Lectures, the Marjorie Luke Theater, Isla Vista Elementary and Guadalupe. 

The free series kicks off the weekend of Sept. 8 with concerts at Isla Vista Elementary School on Friday Sept. 8, Guadalupe City Hall on Saturday, Sept. 9 and in Santa Barbara at the Marjorie Luke Theater on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Barbara - South County
Santa Barbara
Viva El Arte de Santa Barbara

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Patricia Martellotti

Patricia Martellotti is a reporter for News Channel 3-12. To learn more about Patricia, click here.


News Channel 3-12 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content