Sand Art

Flowers in the Sand

by Bree Karpavage Walking along the cliffs above Panther beach, Brighton Denevan’s sand mandala stands out with an almost ancient energy. What appears to be mounds of sand in a […]

Artist Jasper Marino

On the Road to Open Studios

by Bree Karpavage The roads were diverse and the artists were many as we ventured out on the North County Open Studios Art Tour last Sunday. Meandering through the traffic […]

Apricity Gallery's Owner Sarah Bianco

The Tannery Arts Center – A First ...

by Maha Taitano As First Friday reopens in venues across Santa Cruz county this year, keep an eye out for the happenings at the Tannery Arts Center. Artist studios and […]

Santa Cruz artist Danielle Peters of The Art Cave wears a face mask printed with a local artist's design.

4 Santa Cruz Artists to Follow During ...

By: Molly Ressler If you can say there’s a silver lining to a pandemic, then it’s the wellspring of creativity and compassion that’s blossomed in its wake like wildflowers after […]

The studio of artist Suzie Thomas of This Tiny Ocean.

First Friday Artists Share What It’s Like ...

By: Molly Ressler While artists by nature spend much of their time creating alone, the resulting art is intended to spark conversations, challenge assumptions, and bring joy to the greater […]

Artists gather at Gallery 125 in the Tannery Arts Center for First Friday

Local Artists Share Walls and Rent at ...

By: Molly Ressler *Please note that as we do our part to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, First Friday will be a virtual event with opportunities to […]

The Art Cave gallery founders, Leigh Erickson and Danielle Peters

Emerging Artists Find a Home at The ...

By: Molly Ressler Leigh Erickson and Danielle Peters started The Art Cave out of a desire to seek out other contemporary artists in Santa Cruz. “We figured we would open […]

Remembering Angelo Grova

By Molly Ressler Angelo Grova was an accomplished artist across mediums, from bronze casting and stonework to painting and fashion. He was a trailblazer within the Santa Cruz artist community […]

Megan Gnekow: Wildlife Conservation Through Art

Photo courtesy of the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  As a scientific illustrator inspired by her home state, Megan Gnekow’s watercolors and drawings star the diversity of plants and […]

China Town public art meeting Tues. June ...

Please see the attached meeting flier for a community meeting about the China Town public art project in conception – meeting to be held at the MAH next Tuesday June 18th – […]

The concept of First Fridays has been ...

“First Friday” is a name given for public events in many cities (particularly in the United States) that occur on the first Friday of every month. These citywide events are […]