June 4, 2024

Faire Gains

“Fifty vendors offering an eclectic blend of antiques and unique items, vintage clothing, collectibles and ephemera."


May 22, 2024

Southern Visions

In addition to its productive agricultural fields, Watsonville is also fertile ground for public art, from the murals of historic produce labels to the annual outdoor sculpture exhibits at Sierra Azul Nursery & Gardens.
May 1, 2024

Excelsior! Local Retailers Stock Up for Free Comic Book Day

This year, Free Comic Book Day falls on May the 4th—recognized as International Star Wars Day—as well as on Kids’ Day in Santa Cruz.
February 28, 2024

Strum and Fret

R. Blitzer Gallery features “Attack of the Killer Guitars,” an art exhibit of electric guitars, painted and decorated by internationally renowned, impressionist painter Eric Hoffman
October 11, 2023

Punching Out Prisons

Maria Gaspar uses jail bars, film and sculpture to challenge the prison industrial complex. Chicago-based artist Maria Gaspar grew up a few blocks from the...
October 9, 2023

LatinXperiencia at Cabrillo Gallery

Cabrillo Gallery, on the Aptos campus of Cabrillo College, has begun its groundbreaking LatinXperiencia series with an exhibition showcasing the artistic brilliance of Victor Cartagena and Enrique Chagoya. The duo's entertaining, thought-provoking, and widely acclaimed artwork delves into pressing social, political, and cultural issues, with each employing a distinctive approach.
September 20, 2023

Increased Frequency

Part installation, part immersive experience, FREQUENCY spins participants in a kaleidoscope of different realities.
September 15, 2023

AfroLatine Fest Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month

The event, organized by Mi Gente in tandem with Santa Cruz Art League, takes place on Mexico’s Independence Day and highlights Latinx culture
May 17, 2023

Stephen Kessler Named Santa Cruz County’s 2023 Artist of the Year

The Santa Cruz journalist, poet, editor, translator and rabble-rouser has been at it for over 50 years—and is far from finished
May 2, 2023

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History’s ‘The Art of Nature’ Exhibit Continues

Science illustrator Sami Chang leads an interactive class outdoors
March 6, 2023

Acclaimed Author Elizabeth McKenzie Launches in Santa Cruz

The writer’s latest novel, ‘Dog of the North,’ is a quirky page-turner that finds meaning in life’s unpredictable moments
February 22, 2023

Banff Mountain Film Festival is an Annual Santa Cruz Tradition

The film festival’s 24 films showcase everything from extreme outdoor sports to environmental stewardship
January 11, 2023

Library Showcases Earliest Known Naturalist

For five decades, Point Santa Cruz’s lighthouse keeper Laura Hecox documented and collected the wonders of the environment
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