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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.


"Birds Nest Bubble Bowl" - Glass - by Cristy Aloysi & Scott Graham - #143
"Moooo Cow" - Acrylic on Canvas - by Janice Serilla - #52
"Spiritual Attention" - Open Encoure Weekend - Wearable art by IB Bayo

Open Studios Preview

Excited for this Open Studios? Get a sneak peek of the participating artists work, pick up your guide and plan your route by visiting SCAL's preview show.

  • Exhibition: September 26 - October 18
  • Reception: Sunday, September 27, 3-6pm
You can see more pictures at our Facebook Page or for or more information contact Arts Council Santa Cruz County: 831-475-9600

From Left to Right: Nick Herbert, Penny Whistle; Kim Fulton-Bennett, Wooden Flute; August O'Connor Bodhran (Irish Frame Drum) & Guitar; Matt Johnson, Gitern & Banjo.

Blarney - Spirited Celtic music for all Occasions

August is a bodhran virtuoso, guitar player and Capitola artist. Kim Fulton-Bennett's talents span the musical spectrum from Latin to Celtic to Reggae. Matt Johnson collects and plays unusual instruments. Nick Herbert is a Boulder Creek poet.
  • Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015
  • Time: 2pm – 4pm
  • Location: Broadway Playhouse Theatre (in the Art League Building)
  • Ticket Prices: $15 Students, Seniors and SCAL Members. $20 General Public
Limited Seating — make your reservations in advance for this wonderful show! Click the button below to make reservations online or call 831-426-5787 during office hours.
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Beasts on Broadway

Beasts on Broadway is a National Exhibit. The show will be juried by Melissa R. Pickford, Art Gallery Director, Monterey Peninsula College.

  • Dates: October 24 - November 15, 2015
  • Reception: November 1, Sunday, 3-5pm
  • Juror Meet & Greet: November 1, Sunday, 2pm
The deadline for entry is Monday, August 31, Monday (11:59pm) 2015. For more information about entering the show, see our Exhibition Schedule and Entry Info.


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.