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Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

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The mission of the Santa Cruz Mountains Arts Center is to support and encourage the arts through education, exhibition, and cultural activities, reflecting the unique and diverse environment of the mountain communities. We are located in downtown Ben Lomond just off Highway 9, on Mill Street.

The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center (SCMAC) showcases local artists throughout the year in our Thomas Gallery. The gallery hosts approximately six shows each year, including a guest show, youth show and one featuring holiday gift items. Through donations from our community and sponsors, admission to the Thomas Gallery is free to the public.

The gallery is staffed by many of the participating artists and volunteers. Regular Hours: Fri ‚Sun, 12-5 pm. First Friday Hours: 4-8 pm.

SCMAC also has a ceramics studio overlooking the San Lorenzo River with diverse amenities for any clay enthusiast. Whether you are looking to get your hands into something new and take a class, attend a workshop, or just need a place to work in clay, we've got a variety of options available. See our website for current classes & upcoming events:

9341 Mill St
Ben Lomond, CA 95005
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