The VADA Draw


The VADA DRAW: Art from the Heart

will be held in person at
The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara on
April 23, 2022
from 7:00 - 10:00 pm.
It will be a fun, interactive evening for our art-loving community to support VADA.

The VADA DRAW raises more than 30 percent of VADA’s annual budget, funding art education for more than 300 student artists. Studies have shown that art is not only a tool for expression and creativity, but it can lower anxiety, improve focus and self-esteem, and support mental health during stressful times. During this global pandemic, in addition to outstanding arts and academic education, VADA and the VADA teachers have been vital lifelines by offering students creative outlets and a strong support system.


What is the VADA DRAW?
Each year, original works of art are donated by professional and amateur artists, local celebrities, and talented VADA alumni. During the VADA DRAW, ticket holders are entered into a raffle and get to choose a coveted art piece to take home.

This year’s VADA Draw will bring the VADA and Santa Barbara communities together for the first time in more than two years. We’re planning for an exciting evening that will feature art, food and beverage, a silent auction, and music to benefit Santa Barbara High School’s Visual Arts and Design Academy.

While everyone goes home a winner, it is the students who benefit most from the event. The VADA Draw is a big part of our annual support for the students. 

“VADA is the place where creative kids can thrive, make friends, hone art ability, and develop professional skills. They learn outside the classroom on field trips and have internships and mentorships in the creative industry. Not only is learning actually relevant and fun, but kids leave with the experiences that give them a distinct advantage for their future.”
~ VADA Director, Daniel Barnett.

Click here to preview the amazing collection of art.

$500 - Gotta Have It!

Gotta Have It ticket sales are now closed.

You see it! You've got to have it! Select your art on April 23 at 10am, the morning of the event. This Gotta Have It! ticket also includes entry for two to the VADA Draw 2022. You can pick up your art during the VADA Draw or it can be delivered to a local Santa Barbara address the week following the event. Instructions for art selection will be emailed to you.

Tickets for the  2022 VADA Draw

Purchase your ticket here:

Ticket Options
$150 - Admission for two to the VADA Draw plus ONE Draw ticket for art

$115 - Admission for one to the VADA Draw plus ONE Draw ticket for Art

$75 - Admission for one to the VADA Draw - NO Draw Ticket for Art

$50 - Sponsor a VADA Teacher -Treat a VADA teacher to the VADA Draw, NO Draw Ticket for Art

"Thanks to the incredible work of a dedicated team and contributing artists, community members can support a worthy community asset - VADA - by coming to an amazing party where YOU leave with a gift of art!  That's a huge win-win on a night that we will raise about 1/3 of our budget."  Daniel Barnett, VADA Director

vada draw poster


Thank you to our generous Sponsors

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Photos from the 2019 VADA Draw