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Santa Cruz Art League

The Santa Cruz Art League is an art gallery, theater, classroom, and gift shop. The gallery exhibits are free to the public. The Santa Cruz Art League encourages and supports a wide range of visual and performing artists, professional and recreational alike, in a welcoming environment which celebrates the arts and makes them accessible to the community.

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Coming Up in the Gallery

"Views of the Cruz" - Member Exhibition M-Z

From time immemorial artists have depicted the places where they live, work, and play. With its vast natural beauty and creative life, Santa Cruz has inspired generations of artists. Santa Cruz Art League Members are invited to submit works in various media to share their own Views of the Cruz.

  • Exhibition: June 2, Friday to June 25, Sunday - 2017
  • Reception: June 2, Friday   6:00pm – 8:00pm (First Friday)
  • Drop off: May 28, Sunday, 12-4pm, CLOSED May 29, Monday & May 30, Tuesday, 2-4pm
Artists: More information, including downloadable entry forms, can be found at our Exhibition Schedule and Entry Info page.

Above artwork: collage by T.Mike Walker

Capturing Dance

Trying to capture and convey motion is the inspiring and technically remarkable accomplishment of dance photographers. This exhibition will highlight the work of photography artists whose images catch the spirit, the essence, and the sheer drama of movement and introduce audiences to featured local dancers.

  • Exhibition: July 1st, Saturday, to August 6, Saturday - 2017
  • Reception: July 7, Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (First Friday)

Above photograph by Devi Pride Photography

87th Annual Statewide California Landscape Exhibition

For almost nine decades, the Santa Cruz Art League’s Statewide Landscape Exhibition has showcased the work of artists across the Golden State who depict California’s foothills, mountains, seashores, and deserts of the interior and coastal regions.

  • Exhibition: August 11, Friday, to September 10, Sunday - 2017
  • Reception: August 19, Saturday   3:00pm – 5:00pm

Above artwork "Bellagio" by juror Frank Galuska

Performances at the Broadway Playhouse

Aza’s Fattah Abbou & Mohamed Aoualou

AZA unites traditional Tamazight (Berber) music, indigenous to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, with the global influences of its diverse members. Founding members Fattah Abbou and Mohamed Aoualou, Berbers native to the High Atlas mountain region of Morocco where they played and studied music for over twenty-five years, will be performing music evocative of Saharan-African blues, yet with an original style that truly defies categorization.

Preview Aza’s music here: http://azamusic.com/video/

  • Date and Time: Sunday, June 18th, 5-7pm
  • Location: The Broadway Playhouse (located inside the SCAL building)
  • Fee: $20 non-members, $15 members
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In the Classroom

2nd Thursday Drop-in Drawing and Painting

Similar to our popular Monday Night Drop-in Drawing class except with longer poses and attendees may choose to either draw or paint. Live nude or draped model. Facilitated by Open Studio Artist Richard Bennett.

  • Levels: Previous drawing or painting experience required. No instruction provided.
  • Date and Time: 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 - 10:00pm
  • Location: in the SCAL classroom
  • Fee: $16 non-members, $14 members, $10 students
  • Facilitator: Richard Bennett
More information about this and other classes can be found at our Art Classes page.