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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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In the Gallery

Don't forget to pick up your FREE GUIDE to the Open Studios Tour (while supplies last)

Open Studios Preview 2016

Want a sneak peek of what's in store or simply want to streamline your Open Studios Tour experience? Then make SCAL's Open Studio Preview your first stop! Check out sample artwork from the Tour's participating artists, pick up your FREE GUIDE and hit the road with a plan!

The Open Studios Art Tour is brought to you by the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. More information can be found at ACSCC's Web site
  • Exhibit Date: Sept. 24 - Oct. 16, 2016
  • Reception: Sept. 25, Sunday, 3-6pm
  • Exhibit Hours:
  • Wed - Fri: 11am-5pm
  • Sat. & Sun: 10am-5pm
  • First Friday: 11am-9pm
  • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Coming up Next

Energy & Stillness: A National Abstract Exhibit

"Paint the struggle, Paint the joy. Paint the great beauty that is around us always and share your own personal joy in the expression of color." -John Maxon, Juror for Energy and Stillness.

  • Dates: October 22 - November 13
  • Reception: Saturday, October 29, 3-5pm
Above artwork "Red Pond" by Cher Roberts


In the Classroom

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.