Summer months Solstice Celebration channels creative imagination

The 47th once-a-year Summer Solstice Celebration is budding with the 1st symptoms of this year’s virtual parade and festivities — such as a new exercise: house decorations.

The Summer season Solstice board is encouraging businesses and homes to embellish exteriors with garden ornaments and other decor connected to this year’s theme of “bloom.”

“This calendar year, mainly because we can’t bring people jointly, this is a new way we can deliver persons with each other for the complete month of June,” Solstice Government Director Robin Elander explained to the Information-Press.

Artist Claudia Bratton, who formerly served as Solstice govt director was the first to decorate her house. She, along with artist Carlos Cuellar, adorned the house’s facade with a large pinwheel, sunflowers and colorful fish made of palm fronds and pods from community trees.

Local community associates can hire Solstice artists, like Mr. Cuellar, to spruce up their property or enterprise.

The celebration will include a guideline that maps out the places decked out for the solstice. Any person can take part, but the deadline to be integrated in the guidebook is Monday. To get in on this part of the celebration, go to

Like very last year, the 2021 parade will be held practically. Community customers can post their possess images and videos or indication up for a time this weekend to movie with the Summertime Solstice workers.

“Last yr was a difficult 12 months, but what came out of the group submissions were just remarkable,” Ms. Elander mentioned. “It was so heartwarming with all of the ways people submitted. It was pretty particular.”

The staff and TVSB are filming teams (beneath 10 people today) at the Group Arts Workshop, found at 631 Yard St. in Santa Barbara, right now and Friday by appointment.

Teams more than 10 can signal up for a time slot for filming at Chase Palm Park Fantastic Meadow Saturday. Appointments are at

All those who desire to submit their individual online video can mail it to [email protected] pursuing the formatting suggestions stated at

The digital parade will be introduced June 27 on the Solstice Celebration’s YouTube channel, at

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