We pride ourselves on offering our space as a community gathering place, so we’ve partnered with talented members of our community to offer in-house services and ongoing programming. Follow along on our Events page to find out about our weekly happenings, upcoming events and gatherings, and opportunities to connect with our partners, or feel free to reach out to these individuals directly at the links below.

Ledbetter Custom Framing

Jean-Dwight “Dewey” Ledbetter is a multi-disciplined artist, specializing in painting and illustration. His study as a studio artist informs his work and roots its sources in traditional and contemporary styles. He comes from French heritage, which heavily influenced his appreciation for art, having been exposed to fine art from a young age. He grew up in Southern California, where he experienced more contemporary art, broadening his artistic influences. While his art forms are varied, he has spent time studying and apprenticing under plein air oil painters, as well as urban spray paint muralists. An abundance of styles and media is prevalent throughout his body of work, as his fascination with art is ever evolving.

Dewey believes in the practice of custom framing as an extension of a work of art. His choice of frame, mat, and design are unique to each individual piece and are a work of art in and of themselves. Through Ledbetter Framing, Dewey continues to produce one-of-a-kind creations, enhancing the aesthetic of an art piece or memorabilia by encasing it in hand-crafted, archival, made-to-order frames.

His innovative framing incorporates unconventional textiles and customized materials to achieve a completely unique, yet complimentary look. In addition to his interest in framing aesthetics, Dewey strives to ensure the longevity and durability of each piece. Taking all factors into consideration, Dewey will always identify and work with the appropriate museum-quality materials, including glass, which will protect the artwork forever. His passion for both creating art and framing it, is apparent in his work.

Metal Teepee Design Services

Michael Matheson is an artist, graphic designer and sign painter. His work is featured on windows and walls throughout Santa Barbara, where he lives with his wife, their son, and his co-worker/bernedoodle, Clementine.

Michael works with many well known businesses throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties including, Dune Coffee Roasters, Caje, Revolver Pizza, Sama Sama, Olive St. Specials, Westward General, Acme Hospitality, and more.

Growing up Michael struggled with learning disabilities including ADHD and dyslexia and often found himself in trouble. Art became a positive outlet for him, as well as a great source of confidence, helping him establish a strong sense of identity.

He attended the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena and worked for the renowned artist Doug Aitkin in his studio. He began his career by focusing on gallery work in Los Angeles and New York, and later expanded into other mediums including, graphic design, custom sign painting, wood and metal fabrication and branding.

Michael believes that the act of continuously creating art is what keeps him inspired and evolving. It’s very important to him that in addition to creating work for clients, he also regularly creates art for himself.