The Agenda: AIA San Diego Design Awards, Epicure Santa Barbara, And Switch Bel Air



AIA San Diego Annual Design Awards 

Join the design elite on this special night when outstanding achievements will be recognized for everything from sustainability and urban design to interior architecture and young architect of the year. Hobnob with Susan Jones of Atelier Jones and John Chau of LMN Architectus, both part of this year’s jury, during the reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. 

When: 6pm-9pm, Thursday, 10/29 

Where: The Prado at Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego




Catch the tail end of Santa Barbara’s monthlong food-focused frenzy with a Taste Of The Town urban jeep tour, where you’ll make pit stops for wine, beer, and bites at the Riviera, waterfront, and Funk Zone. Take in epicurean-inspired art exhibits and book yourself for an everything blueberry tasting.  

When: Through Saturday, 10/31 

Where: Various venues, Santa Barbara

Switch Bel Air



Switch Bel Air 

Clad in a refined ivory and marble interior, the second outpost of Jennifer and Julia Cohen’s popular Switch boutique is making waves in Bel Air. The chic shop—which carries top designers like Elie Saab, Victoria Beckham, and Maiyet—has quickly become a go-to shopping destination for the ritzy Bel Air set. Celebrity sightings aren’t uncommon, stars like Amber Valetta, Hilary Duff, and Lea Michele are fans. 

When: 10am-6pm, Monday–Saturday; 12pm-5pm, Sunday 

Where: 2954 Beverly Glen Circle, Los Angeles


Auction Viewing


In a first-time collaboration, Sotheby’s prestigious auction house has teamed up with tech startup Artsy to offer an online-only contemporary art auction. The sale takes advantage of Sotheby’s consignment expertise and Artsy’s data-drive insights to present bidders with a wide variety of works tailored to buyers’ present interests. The sale features both emerging and established contemporary artists whose works—from painting and sculpture to photography and video—respond to pop culture and life in today’s digital age. So, what’s in it for you? Fused Space is hosting a pubic exhibition of the works on sale through the end of the month. 

When: Through Friday, 10/30

Where: Fused Space, 1401 16th Street, San Francisco



California Sculpture Slam

If three-dimensional works are your thing, head over to SLOMA for the third biennial slam. In collaboration with the Central Coast Sculptors Guild, the museum presents a juried exhibit of sculpture by artists from all over California. 

When: Through Sunday, 11/15

Where: San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo

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