November 1st marks the launch of the fourth annual Capitola Plein Air Art Festival, when forty professional artists will leave their studios behind to paint outdoors along the idyllic California coast. The three day live painting event invites the participating artists to set up easels and capture images of natural landscapes and village life around the historic […]
Local Santa Cruz is spotlighting I.B. Bayo – one of the five Honorees being celebrated at the 22nd Annual Gail Rich Awards. Held at the Rio Theatre on March 13, 2018, the “Gailies” is a free annual event produced by the Arts Council Associates. The awards ceremony is named after the late Gail Rich, whose […]
The people behind Idea Fab Labs have masterminded a contemporary version of the classic work space. Located on the 2nd floor of the Wrigley Building on the West Side of Santa Cruz, Idea Fab Labs (IFL) is a multi-faceted work center equipped for people of all levels of creativity and craftsmanship. At IFL visitors can […]
This video gets a little weird, has a lot of fun, and makes some art! Posted from Bobby Duke Arts on YouTube.
Illustrator Patrick Woolf presents us with a true, cool, Cali-vibe. “My work is mostly made of comics and illustrations about living in rural and urban California. I try to create images of characters and landscapes that are relatable to people. I love telling stories with using pictures and words.” “I basically grew up between Santa […]
Artist Kathy Cheer’s painting have a global, well-traveled appeal, with wonderful forms and energetic color schemes. “The subject matter is of a historical as well as contemporary nature. I’ve had some luck with visitors, mostly from Bay Area, the Midwest and even some from Puerto Rico or adjacent islands (hard to tell). I also apply […]
Up your basic coffee game with a little bit of latte foam art.
Artist Rachel Barnes is beautifying downtown with this elaborate and magical mural. Can’t wait to see the final results! “I am currently working on a mural in downtown Santa Cruz. The mural is located at 107 River Street on the side of Mandala Holistic Wellness Center and Salon. I am excited to share my art […]
This November 16 through December 31, 2017, the Santa Cruz Art League will present Art/Now/Next, an exhibition featuring 10 emerging local artists under the age of 45. In anticipation of this event, Local Santa Cruz has handed over the mic to some of the talented participating artists whose innovative work is coming into the […]
Get centered and decompress this evening, with a Motivational Monday mandala.