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Capitola Plein Air 2018 – 4th Annual Festival

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 […]

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Ebb & Flow 2018: Interview with BANDALOOP

  Pioneering vertical dance group, BANDALOOP, brings their dynamic performance art back to local walls this weekend for Arts Council Santa Cruz County’s annual two-day river arts festival, Ebb & Flow. BANDALOOP merges intricate choreography with innovative rock climbing technology, creating work that re-imagines dance and changes the perspectives of international audiences. Based in Oakland, CA, […]

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Ebb & Flow 2018: Interview with Visual Endeavors

Ebb & Flow Festival 2018 kicks-off on First Friday June 1, celebrating the San Lorenzo River with innovative forms of art and entertainment happening throughout the day and into the night. Launched in 2015 by Arts Council Santa Cruz County, the free, two-day festival connects creativity, nature, and community by bringing attention to the San Lorenzo River […]

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“Sunset Under Pier” by Chad Hunter. Watercolor. First Place, 2016.

CAPITOLA PLEIN AIR 2017

Article by: Fleur Williams, originally posted at Bizarre Bay It’s hard to visualize Capitola being more picturesque than it already it is…until it is seen through the creative eyes of an artist. The first weekend in November, Capitola’s environment becomes the inspiration for local and regional artists highly skilled in painting scenic natural beauty and […]

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ART/ NOW / NEXT

ART/NOW/NEXT: Emerging Artists at SCAL

Since 1919, the Santa Cruz Art League has been serving the community with classes, performances, exhibitions, and events. As the organization plans the next 100 years of support for the arts, it continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the many local artists that define Santa Cruz County as an epicenter and catalyst for creativity. This November 16 through […]

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Taylor Reinhold, Artist #208

Open Studios Art Tour 2017

Santa Cruz is a cultural beacon for many reasons, one of its best being that it has more artists per capita than any other county our size. During the first three weekends in October, the public is invited to cruise North and South County and connect with these local Santa Cruz artists and their work spaces during […]

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2017 poster art by Evelyn Jenkins Drew

Art and Wine Festival 2017

Article by: Fleur Williams, originally posted at Bizarre Bay Get ready to sip and stroll by the ocean this weekend – the popular Capitola Art & Wine Festival returns to the Monterey Bay for its 35th year. Distinguished by its charming beachside setting and non-stop activities, the annual Art & Wine Festival offers free admission to a […]

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