Mural Room

Examples of the numerous
damaged areas on the 4,100 square foot mural covering all four walls of the mural room:

mural room damage
Cracking paint on a scroll detail of the mural

mural room damage
Paint is literally crumbling off of the mural surface

The second floor of the Historic Santa Barbara Courthouse houses our most recent project, the restoration of the magnificent 4,200 square feet of hand painted murals. The lighting in the Mural Room is restored and updated and reopened to the public May 31, 2015.



The total cost for the Mural Room repairs was almost 575,000 and was completed on time and under budget.


Following an electrical fire in 2010, the mural needed to be cleaned due to smoke damage.  It was during the cleaning that we discovered the extent of deterioration of the canvas, the paint, and the plaster. 


We started our Mural Room fundraising campaign in late December 2012. We completed the restoration of the mural ahead of schedule and are finalized lighting restoration and restoration on time..  Our 3rd Annual Minature Golf Tournament is scheduled for October 14 and 15, 2016.  Our tournament registration and sponsor information are located in 'news', under the 'announcements' section.  


Legacy Society Luncheon and 2016 Miniature Golf Tournament......

On June 24, 2015 we officially kicked off our Legacy Society program with a luncheon in the newly restored Mural Room. If you are interested in further details on our planned giving program, please contact Jan Campbell, Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Services at Santa Barbara Foundation, 805-963-1873 or call the Courthouse Legacy Foundation at 805-770-7222.

The 3rd Annual Minature Golf Tournament, held on the Courthouse grounds, is planned for October 14 and 15, 2016.  You won't want to miss a fantastic day of fun, prizes, party in the Sunken Garden and entertainment.  Back by popular demand is our community day, scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2016.  This is open to the public and an excellent way to spend family and friend time while enjoying Santa Barbara's cultural icon; the Courthouse. ALL CHILDREN PLAY FREE OF CHARGE


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