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Marsea Marquis : Featured Artist

It’s rare to be genuinely immersed in another culture without actually being in another country. Thanks to Marsea Marquis’ passion for music and dance, the community can experience the vibrant spirit of Brazil without ever leaving Santa Cruz. Marquis is a dancer and instructor bringing 25 years of diverse cultural experience to this area and […]

Jody Ryker

Jody Ryker : Featured Artist

Jody Ryker’s passion for circus arts has established her as one of this area’s most active educators of acrobatic pole dance. As a performer, Ryker conveys feeling and technical precision in her mesmerizing and challenging craft. As an instructor, she passes on her knowledge about flexibility, conditioning, and creativity to students of all levels. Ryker has been training […]

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Rose Calucchia : Featured Artist

Santa Cruz is filled with inspiring people changing the way we think about form, focus, and artistry. In the spotlight is Rose Calucchia, a professional trainer, teacher, and performer bringing innovation, collaboration, and fun to the local fitness and circus arts community. Calucchia’s approach to movement combines two worlds – training and acrobatics. Originally from […]

Nickel mint popcorn and peanut wagon, at the San Lorenzo Valley Museum.

Playing with History: Vintage Toys and Games at the SLV Museum

Every mid-December, the San Lorenzo Valley Museum presents a holiday exhibition that reflects the festive cultural spirit of the community. This year, the tradition continues with the fun-filled Playing with History, a collection of locally owned vintage toys and games on display through early January, 2017. Playing with History introduces visitors to locals and lifestyles from […]

Artisans Gallery

Give Art: 5 Galleries Selling Local Creativity

This holiday season, celebrate and support our creative Santa Cruz community by giving the gift of local art. Visit one of these 5 galleries where you can browse and buy from troves of artwork handmade by our many resident artists: THOMAS GALLERY AT THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER The Thomas Gallery in Ben Lomond […]