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Cabrillo College Gallery

 

Cabrillo College Art Gallery, Aptos, California

 

 

 

As one of the largest college galleries in the Monterey Bay Area the Cabrillo Gallery hosts 8 exhibitions annually. With a focus on national and international artists some of

the 2010/2011 exhibitions include: Ruth Braunstein and the Braunstein/Quay Gallery: 1961 to the Present, Cabrillo College Art Department Faculty and Staff, The Paintings of Geoff Morten, and more.

 

Cabrillo College Gallery

6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 95003 (Library Bldg. #1002)

831-479-6308

Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Mon and Tues 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Free Admission

 

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Eloise Pickard Smith Art Gallery

 

Eloise Pickard Smith Art Gallery, UCSC, Santa Cruz, California

 

 

 

The first gallery on the UCSC campus, The Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, was named after the wife of the first Provost of Cowell College, Page Smith. Eloise was an artist, appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to head the California Arts Council and also an outspoken proponent of the arts. For the last 22 years the gallery’s main focus has been art of the Monterey Bay region.

 

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Cowell College, UCSC

University of California Santa Cruz, 95064

831- 459-2953

Tues – Sun 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed June – Sept

Free admission. Parking: meters or $2 permit on

weekdays; no charge on weekends. Wheelchair accessible

 

Go to Eloise Pickard Smith Art Gallery Website Link

 

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Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

 

Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UCSC, Santa Cruz, California

 

 

The Sesnon Gallery encourages interdisciplinary discourse through the lens of the arts. An energetic laboratory on

the UC Santa Cruz campus, the gallery brings the direct

experience of contemporary art to a broad cross-section

of the public, representing a range of methods, media

and cultures. The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

 

Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

Porter College, UC Santa Cruz

831-459-3606

Tues – Sat 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wed 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

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The Museum of Art & History

 

The Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, California

 

 

 

Special exhibitions explore art forms from modern to contemporary with themes ranging from traditional to cutting edge explorations of the digital world. The outdoor sculpture garden is a rooftop gallery for the Museum’s collection in granite, bronze and clay and offers a unique view of the coastal mountain range including Loma Prieta.

 

The Museum of Art & History @ the McPherson Center

705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, 95060

831-429-1964

Tues – Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free admission to members

Admission fees: Adult – $5, Seniors & Students over 18 – $3,

Students between 12-17 – $2, and under 12 is free

Free First Friday of each month / extended hours to 9:00 pm

 

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Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery

 

Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, California

 

 

The Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery presents rotating contemporary visualart exhibitions showcasing the diversity

and talent of our regional artists. Visit our exceptional

outdoor sculpture garden at Sierra Azul Nursery located at 2660 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville

(M-Sun 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, June – October).

 

Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery

37 Sudden Street • Watsonville, CA 95076

831-722-3062

Thur – Fri 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sat – Sun 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Free Admission – Donations appreciated

 

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Santa Cruz Art League

 

Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, California

 

 

One of the oldest art organizations of the west, the Santa Cruz Art League creates an environment for the various

stages of the creative path; to network , find inspiration

and support. SCAL provides exhibits, performances and

educational programs for all ages. We have approximately

fourteen art exhibitions a year.

 

Santa Cruz Art League

526 Broadway • Santa Cruz, CA 95060

831-426-5787

Wed – Sat 12:00 – 5:00 pm, Sun 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Free admission

 

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Santa Cruz County Arts Commission

 

Santa Cruz County Arts Commission, Santa Cruz, California

 

 

 

 

Works by local artists are exhibited year-round on the 1st & 5th floors of the Government Center. The County

permanent collection, including pieces from the Visual

Chronicle, is displayed on floors 1-5 of the Government

Center.

 

Santa Cruz County Parks Department – Public Art Program

831-454-7901

County parks are open everyday from sunrise to sunset

Santa Cruz County Government Center – Exhibitions

831-454-7901 or 831-454-2000

Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, except for Holidays and Furlough days

Free Admission

 

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Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

 

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, California

 

 

 

 

Our Gallery features a wide variety of fine arts and crafts all handmade by local artists. Paintings (oils, acrylics, watercolors, digital), Jewelry, Ceramics, Textiles, Glass, Wood, Basketry and more! 

Art Classes for all ages, Free music and art Events year-round

 

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

9341 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

831-336-3513

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Free admission & parking

 

 

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Scotts Valley Artisans

 

Scotts Valley Artisans providing display and sales venue, Scotts Valley, California

 

 

 

 

Scotts Valley Artisans is a 5600 sq. ft. non-profit

display and sales venue featuring the work of almost 150 Santa Cruz County fine artists and craftspeople.

 

Scotts Valley Artisans

230 D. Mt. Hermon Rd.  Scotts Valley. CA 95066

831-439-9094

 

Mon - Sat  10:00 a.m.- 6:00 pm

Sun  11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Free admission & parking

 

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Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, California

 

This 8.2-acre campus that works in partnership with the City of Santa Cruz and Artspace to build affordable homes for the arts at the historic Salz Tannery.  28 working studios are home to 55 artists, and 8 art cooperatives.  Exhibitions, classes, dance, music, drama, workshops, visual, literary, and performing arts.

 

Tannery Arts Center

1050 River Street, Santa Cruz, CA  95060

831-621-6226

Open to the public - Studios Open 1st Friday each month (6 - 9 p.m.)

Free admission & parking

 

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