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ur community has been through a lot in the past few months, but spring brings a glimmer of new green growth on the hillsides, along with hope and a sense of renewal. Community members continue to help and support one another, and it’s now more important than ever to support local businesses. Take a friend and head out to explore! Enjoy art, music, food and views on July 4th at the annual art show on the steps of Mission Santa Barbara, free admission and parking (OldMissionArtShow.com). Local mosaic studio artist Betsy Gallery (ElizabethGallery.com) invites the Santa Barbara County community to help fabricate the Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic, a 4-foot-tall, 50-foot- long public art project. “Free bilingual mosaic- making workshops teach volunteers to create a mosaic picture of our rich environment and cultures from the Jurassic Period to today,” says Betsy. Facebook page: SB Timeline Mosaic. Celebrate the bounty of spring and summer harvests at the local farmers’ markets (SBFarmersMarket.org)—buying just-picked fruits and vegetables directly from our local growers provides a special connection and a sense of community with friends and neighbors. The Music Academy of the West (MusicAcademy.org) looks forward to its 71 st Summer Festival, which takes place June 18 through August 12. “This summer, we begin a new partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra that takes our fellows’ experience global and increases our impact on BY NANCY RANSOHOFF • ART BY KAREN BEZUIDENHOUT (Upstairs at Pierre Lafond / KarenBezuidenhout.com) ART, WINE & FOOD 68 Montecito Magazine Spring–Summer 2018 O Painting © Karen Bezuidenhout