Staff Report

The Wildling Museum invites the public to attend a Summer Open House from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29. Visitors are invited to bring the whole family and enjoy free museum admission during event hours, face painting by Parties and Paint by Kate from 2 to 4 p.m., activities and more. 

“We are excited to host our first in-person event at the museum since COVID,” said Museum Executive Director Stacey Otte-Demangate. “We feel it is important that our open house be something fun that the whole community can enjoy, with a little something for everyone.”

Attendees will also have the chance to meet some of the incredible artists featured in current museum exhibitions “Bio/Mass: Contemporary Meditations on Nature” and “Art from the Trail: Exploring the Natural Beauty of Santa Barbara County.” 

AR Catering’s food truck will be onsite in the Wildling Museum’s parking lot for the duration of the event, so visitors can stay for a delicious dinner. Menu information is available on the museum website. For more information, visit

Current public hours for the museum are Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, and to volunteer or join as a member to support this important local arts and nature institution, please visit

Additional digital resources are available at, including online galleries from all current exhibitions, links to art activities, videos, and more to help online visitors experience the museum from home.