The VADA Draw 2017

Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 7pm

This event has passed.

The 3rd annual VADA Draw, a fundraiser

for the Visual Arts & Design Academy (VADA),

was held February 26th, 2016

Is there a future Picasso in the Funk Zone? Will tomorrow’s Warhol hail from the Riviera? At the 3rd Annual “VADA Draw,” the possibilities are endless. The community fundraiser for the Visual Arts & Design Academy (VADA) lets every ticket buyer take part in a lottery drawing for an original work of art. Some of the pieces are by tomorrow’s creative superstars, talented local students. Other pieces are generously created and donated by well-known local and international artists, designers, and celebrities. All are inspired by the 2016 VADA Draw theme, “Leap,” in honor of Leap Year. 

The VADA Draw 2016 is Friday, February 26 at 7 pm at the Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building. Tickets start at $150 and include entry for two, an original work of art, food, and drinks. Sponsorships are also available, and participating artists and sponsors will be announced soon. To purchase tickets online, click the "Buy Tickets" icon above. For more information call 805-966-9101 ext. 5055, or email

The VADA Draw 2016 promises to be an inspired and fun-filled evening. Our emcee will be local artist and curator Brad Nack, and we will be honoring Brooke Van Der Kar (Gloger) for her many years of service at Santa Barbara High. Brooke was among the founders of VADA 15 years ago, and she retired last spring. Over 100 local and international artists have contributed work to the VADA Draw, along with about a dozen talented VADA Seniors. Our celebrity participants include Jeff Bridges and Yoko Ono, as well as Sujatha & Little Mac, two very artistic elephants from the Santa Barbara Zoo!

While everyone goes home a winner, it is the students who benefit most from the event. The “VADA Draw is a big part of our annual support for the students,” said VADA director Daniel Barnett. “VADA is the place where creative kids can thrive, make friends, hone art ability, and develop professional skills. They learn outside the classroom on field trips, and have internships and mentorships in the creative industry. Not only is learning actually relevant and fun, but kids leave with the experiences that give them a distinct advantage for their future.”

Carrillo Recreation Center

100 East Carrillo St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101