Nature, the ocean waves, our redwood forests and beautiful beaches have probably inspired as many artists as anything else in Central California. You can get out and experience both art and nature year round in Santa Cruz. Check out some of the ocean inspired art below to see what we mean.


Surf Report


Part of experiencing art in Santa Cruz is getting out and enjoying the natural beauty that Santa Cruz has to offer. From the waves to the redwoods, check the weather and tides to get the most of your day trip.

Sunset Photos


Santa Cruz has a solid history as one of the cornerstones of surfing, and there is a lot of art in Santa Cruz that has been influenced by our waves. If you know an artist that is inspired by Santa Cruz Surfing, Waves or the Ocean then you should let them know LocalSantaCruz.com happily offers free promotion to artists. Just direct your artist friend to our artist submission page here: Submit your Artwork

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