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With generous support

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.


Coastal Spirits

What makes Santa Cruz County such a captivating place to live? How does the stunning natural beauty, the unique creatures, etc. inspire your artistic imagination? Come see how artists countywide answered these questions in their work.

  • Exhibition: March 6 - March 22
Background Artwork is "Gizzy Evening", by FJ Anderson. Preview more of the artwork at our Facebook page.

85th Annual Landscape Exhibit

Open to all California Artists, this show will be juried by RenĂ© de Guzman—Senior Curator of the Oakland Museum of California—who will award $2,000 among the winners.

See more information at our Exhibition Schedule and Entry Info Page, or register immediately at

  • Dates: June 5 - July 5

In the Lobby

Nana Montgomery

Nana Montgomery is an artist who makes contemporary quilts. Her compositions are pictorial, considering the whole surface of the quilt as a canvas where she creates a painting with fabric. Abstracted into an archetypal symbol, a figure often inhabits the landscape of the quilt in a house shape which represents different places where we live; both physically and emotionally. Her work seeks to express both the universal and the personal experience of these places.

  • Dates: March 6 - April 1


Monday Night Figure Drawing

Live model. Drop-ins are welcome. No instruction. Facilitated by Open Studio Artist Richard Bennett.

  • Date and Time: Monday Nights, 7:00 - 10:00pm
  • Location: in the SCAL classroom
  • Fee: $16 non-members, $14 members, $10 students
  • Instructor: Susie Wilson
View more classes at our Art Classes page.