Tradart Big Show 2024

You are cordially invited to attend what is expected to be yet another extraordinary competition because of the innovative projects students are crafting in the CTE Construction Technology program in the Santa Barbara Unified School District woodshop classes.

This year the Santa Barbara Contractors are the sponsors of the prizes for the 2024 Big Show Competition!

Please come all, and attend the one-night only, free event at the Upper Auditorium of the Santa Barbara County Education Office, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara, 93110. Light refreshments will be served and parking is plentiful.

For more information, please email:

Free Event

All Public Welcome

Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Awards announced at 6:30 PM

Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

Please email Leslie Meadowcroft-Schipper at with any questions.

Awards Will Be Announced In The Following Categories:

  • Open
  • Small Turnings (Pen, Spoon, Honey Dipper, Mini Bat)
  • Large Turnings
  • Boxes
  • Seating
  • Cutting Boards
  • Tables
  • Toys
  • Technology (CNC, 3D Print, etc.)
  • Best In Show
  • Visitor’s Choice

What To Expect

The Santa Barbara Unified School District’s Annual All District
Industrial Arts Competition and “Big Show” as it is called for short
had over 100 projects submitted to the competition last year. A
combined total of over 100 junior and senior high students from
the Santa Barbara Unified School District Woodshop Classes
participated and 80 parents and professionals attended the awards

All Public and Parents Welcome.

There Is No FEE For Entrance.

Pictures from our BIG SHOW 2023

TRADART Foundation