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Santa Barbara to Celebrate the Completed Restoration of Herbert Bayer’s Chromatic Gate


Next Monday, the Santa Barbara community will gather to celebrate the completed restoration of Herbert Bayer’s Chromatic Gate. The celebration on July 15 will start at 1 p.m. at Calle Puerta Vallarta and East Cabrillo Blvd., moving over to the Fess Parker Resort for a reception. The effort to restore the Chromatic Gate started right here on Santa Barbara View in 2010 and has been dubbed a “significant achievement” by the City. Congratulations to you the Viewers who commented and contributed to help Keep Santa Barbara Santa Barbara™… here’s how the Chromatic Gate looks now!

Rainbow pride! Photo courtesy of the Milpas Association

Santa Barbara View photo of a filthy Chromatic Gate

8 Responses to “Santa Barbara to Celebrate the Completed Restoration of Herbert Bayer’s Chromatic Gate”

  1. Nancy

    Looks so much nicer but let’s get that grass green again too!

  2. Cut through this

    OT: might want to re-set the stabbing clock -I think there was a report in the last few days.

  3. Copyright violation?

    Why do people keep insisting this is a “rainbow” anything. Did they alter the original colors? If so, I want my donation back.

    • el_smurfo

      Maybe we can alter the old Rainbow Mnemonic

      Beach while

  4. Craigarj

    The entire park there would look better if the Chromatic Gate were gone. There’d be green grass, blue sky and ocean; much better than some out-of-place artifice.
    It’s possible the Chromatic Gate would work better somewhere else – perhaps an urban park – I don’t know. All I know is it sucks where it is. It should be removed.
    At the current location it doesn’t work; it just doesn’t, never has. It’s simply bad art.

  5. RexOfSB

    The monstr– err–“artwork” isn’t really THAT terrible, but the location is completely wrong. A far better place for it would be the airport, where it could brighten up the bleak, boring landscape. Any chance of getting it moved? I’ll donate a hundred bucks to the cause.

    • Anonymous

      I always thought either the zoo entrance or a kid’s museum.