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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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Metaface, by Pierre Riche. Welded Steel.

Sculpture Is 2017: In the Garden

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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Santa Cruz Collects, 2016.

Santa Cruz Collects: Featured Exhibit

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 […]

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Thursday Art Market at the Tannery Arts Center.

Tannery Thursday Art Market

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 […]

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2016 Open Studios Art Tour

Open Studios Art Tour

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 […]

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Artwork by Ed Smiley

Ed Smiley : Featured Artist

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 […]

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