Santa Barbara

Speckled with industrial remnants, local street art and California’s famed wineries, Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone neighborhood redefines this classic coast.

Discover Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara’s signature refinement, swanky boutiques and posh digs have long beckoned Hollywood weekenders and cultivated travelers to California’s central coast. Swaddled by the idyllic foothills and coastline of the self-proclaimed American Riviera is the burgeoning Funk Zone neighborhood, an artsy nook boasting an abundance of trendy galleries and wine tasting rooms. Murals by local artists adorn the colorful district, adding verve in spades to Santa Barbara’s longstanding tradition of conservative sophistication.

DesignSanta Barbara
October 28, 2016

Three Days in Santa Barbara: A Photographer Discovers the Funk Zone  

When Austin-based photographer and designer Chase Daniel hits the road, it’s with an eye toward design and a lens on a city’s creative spirit. So when he landed in Santa…
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