graffiti art at the funk zone in santa barbara california

Enter the Funk Zone

The Funk Zone is one of the hidden gems of Santa Barbara. Artists and musicians have transformed abandoned shops and warehouses into a vibrant artistic community. 

Santa Barbara’s Vibrant Artistic Area: The Funk Zone

This energetic artistic community has blossomed in the last few years as artists and other creative types transform a once-neglected neighborhood of abandoned warehouses and forgotten shops. Today, the area is filled with popular galleries, bars, restaurants, and more.

Funk Zone Location

Bordered by Highway 101, State Street, Cabrillo Boulevard, and Garden Street, the Funk Zone is home to a wide variety of galleries, studios, museums, microbreweries, and restaurants. View a map of the area and plan your route.

Where to Go in the Funk Zone

Exploring the area is best done on foot so you can soak up the vibe- and maybe discover a hidden gem! Here are a few spots you won’t want to miss in the Funk Zone: