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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.


"Contemplate" by Bonnie J. Smith
"Turn it Around" by Darlene S.Boyd
"Terrain" by Rachelle Weiss
"Gravity Jacket" by Susan Zimmerman

Contemporary Fiber Art Exhibit

Join us for one of SCAL's more unique shows where the nation's best fiber—and only fiber artists—strutt their stuff. This show will be juried by Independent Curator & Former Chief Curator/SJMQT, Robin Treen who will award $1,000 for the best work.

  • Date: July 8 through August 7, 2016
  • Reception: July 16, Saturday, 3-5pm

In the Lobby

Susan Brown

Lobby Artist for this month is watercolor artist Susan Brown. More about Susan and her work can be found at her website

  • Exhibit: July 8 through August 7, 2016

Art Classes at the League

New 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.

Music at the Art League

"Middle-Eastern Sounds" by Ya Layal

"Ya Layal" presents "Middle-Eastern Sounds", A program of Arabic, Turkish, Armenian and other music performed by Sarah Michael, kanun, Peter Maund, percussion and Suellen Primost, cello with Niko Bakulich, bass. From lively dance tunes to modal improvisations, American standards to Medieval pilgrim songs, Sarah plays her current favorite tunes on the middle eastern zither, accompanied by the astonishing drumming of Peter Maund and the elegant and inventive cello of Suellen Primost. Special guest Niko Bakulich brings the energy only the bass can supply.

  • Date: Sunday, September 18
  • Time: 3-5pm
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Annual Fundraising Campaign

Our Annual Fundraising Campaign is Underway! Please help support the arts by making a generous contribution today.
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