Silo118 art gallery got its start in 2016 on the ground floor of an historic grain silo in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone.
Originally the silo was built in the late 1940’s to supply grain for the Weber Bread factory which operated in an attached building next door. It operated from the late 1940s through the mid-1970s. After the bread factory shut down, the building was empty for several decades. A new owner in the 1990’s allowed the Santa Barbara fire department to use it for drills. In fact, today you can often see a hook and ladder parked outside with ladder raised and rookie firemen practicing running up to the roof to put out imaginary fires!
Santa Barbara artist Michael C. Armour has maintained a painting studio in the silo for over a decade. He continues to work and exhibit in the space, calling his endeavor Gallerie Silo.
Silo118 is now an on-line gallery and store, continuing to feature exciting emerging and established artists and photographers - and more!