Reviews & Press

What people are saying about the Fiesta coffee table book:

Thank you very much. I just bought a copy, and now I need a better coffee table.

– Jill

It's an amazing book. Simply amazing. GREAT JOB!

– John

Fiesta Photo Book in Stores Now, Just in Time for Old Spanish Days

By Jim Youngson | Published on 07.25.2013 7:41 p.m.

The most comprehensive photography book of Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days has arrived just in time for this year’s Fiesta. Fiesta, The Celebration of Old Spanish Days is now available in local bookstores.

A. Arthur Fisher is a local photographer and graphic designer with a passion for Fiesta. Last spring, he...

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We received our beautiful copy of Art's coffee table book. It is outstanding. It really gives you the feeling of being right there. Guy said it was just the way he remembered it when he was a child. He spent a few years growing up in Santa Barbara. He vividly remembers this celebration. Horse and buggies and all.....

Thanks to Art for his beautiful work of art. Anyone would be proud to have a copy on their coffee table.

– Guy and Barbara

I just wanted to let you know I purchased a couple of your Fiesta books during your fundraising campaign as I am on the BOD for Fiesta. They arrived yesterday. I just wanted to let you know after seeing it in its finished form, I was utterly moved. It really brought home why all of us work so hard every year to put on this event. You truly captured the spirit of the event and tradition, and I was honored to be a small part of this event. Thank you! I plan to buy a few more now so I can give them as gifts.

¡Viva la Fiesta!

– Sue

Just went through your entire book. It really is awesome and very nicely done. I'm sure excitement will build a lot in the coming weeks!

– Nils

Fiesta Revelers Go Wild for Celebración de Los Dignatarios

By Melissa Walker, Noozhawk iSociety Columnist | @NoozhawkSociety |

Old Spanish Days director Wendy Figueiredo and Santa Barbara Zoo member A. Arthur Fisher, author of Fiesta, The Celebration of Old Spanish Days, are joined by a furry friend at Thursday evening’s Celebración de Los Dignatarios at the zoo. (Melissa Walker / Noozhawk photo)

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Old Spanish Days Fiesta photo book arrives

John Palminteri, NewsChannel 3 Senior Reporter, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
POSTED: 04:42 PM PDT Jul 23, 2013

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A new book celebrating Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days Fiesta has arrived just in time for this year's annual event.

Photographer Art Fisher used a social media pitch...

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Art Fisher will sign copies of his photographic journey through Old Spanish Days' Fiesta history.

When: Friday, July 26, 2013, 6 p.m.
Where: Chaucer's Books, 3321 State St., Santa Barbara

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Fiesta photographs published as book


July 20, 2013 12:19 AM

A. Arthur Fisher went from taking pictures of Old Spanish Days as an amateur to becoming Fiesta's official photographer, and he has now published a book of the pictures he took over the years...

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It's gorgeousl It's too big for me to absorb all at once, but I was immediately drawn by the photos of the children – loved the young girls in black and white polka dots!

– Ellen

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