Santa Cruz County’s stunning natural environment has inspired several fantastic outdoor art galleries, open to wander in some of the most beautiful months of the year. Every year since 2006, one of this area’s most popular outdoor exhibits happens in Watsonville at the Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens. Serving the community as retail center and […]
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The Museum of Art and History has proven that personal collections represent more than just a fun hobby – they are tangible impressions of identity, experience, and creativity. On view in the MAH’s 2nd floor Solari Gallery, the exhibition Santa Cruz Collects presents fascinating collections belonging to 22 local people and institutions. Visitors can learn […]
The Tannery Arts Center has finally provided Santa Cruz with a central home for the arts, where artists can connect with each other and the general public through a variety of cultural events. For the past year, the Tannery has been wrapping up each week with the Thursday Art Market – a welcoming, casual event […]
Every artist has a different creative process, and a unique place where their art comes to life. The annual Open Studios Art Tour provides an opportunity to go behind the scenes and more closely understand the style and experience the workspace of a local artist. For the first three weekends in October, hundreds of artists […]
If you’re familiar with just a few local artists, abstract painter Ed Smiley is probably one of them. The artist walked us through his technical process of making these exquisitely wild paintings: “My art practice incorporates acrylic transfer of digital printing and xerography into a acrylic painting, as well as inclusion of drawing media, and […]
Today I’m sharing a sneak preview of the line of school supplies that I’m personalizing for my friends and peers at UCSC and Cabrillo College. I like to make each one different (something about it makes me feel like they’re good luck) and add a little inspirational message at the bottom to keep its owner […]
Good morning, Santa Cruz! Artist- Julianna Chavez
UCSC alum, Linda A. Levy has been an active member of the Santa Cruz arts community for over 40 years, and is currently a Santa Cruz County Arts Commissioner. She creates digital paintings using Corel’s Painter, exploring texture after texture to create paintings that look freshly dried. See more of Linda’s work here.
Good afternoon, Santa Cruz! Today’s illustration is titled Always Ready, and is dedicated to my cousin, Natalie. Artist- Julianna Chavez
Lugew Antes is a painter and art teacher, creating stunning multi-textured works on raw slabs of wood. See the full Art on Wood series from Lugew Antes here. LocalSantaCruz.com happily offers free promotion to artists. You can find our artist submission page here: Submit your Artwork Follow, Like and Friend us!