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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.


Coming Soon...86th Annual California Land & Sea Exhibit

Formerly known as SCAL's popular landscape exhibit, we've expanded the definition to include depictions of seascapes as well. Come experience the 86th year of this cornerstone exhibit featuring artists from every corner of California.

  • Date: June 3 - July 3, 2016
Above Artwork by Delia Bradford.

Visiting Artist Lecture

“The Art of the Deep” lecture by David Gallup

From the first moment he dipped his head below the ocean’s surface twenty years ago, David Gallup has been captivated. Beginning his career as a traditional impressionist coastal scenic painter, the sea had captured Gallup’s soul. Surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, spearfishing, and especially SCUBA diving are an important part of Gallup’s life, and all have inspired his paintings over the past twenty years.

More information about David and his work can be found at his website

  • Date: Friday, June 10
  • Time: 7pm
  • Cost: $18 General Public / $15 SCAL Member
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Music at the Art League

"Middle-Eastern Sounds" by Ya Layal

"Ya Layal" presents "Middle-Eastern Sounds", A program of Arabic, Turkish, Armenian and other music performed by Sarah Michael, kanun, Peter Maund, percussion and Suellen Primost, cello with Niko Bakulich, bass. From lively dance tunes to modal improvisations, American standards to Medieval pilgrim songs, Sarah plays her current favorite tunes on the middle eastern zither, accompanied by the astonishing drumming of Peter Maund and the elegant and inventive cello of Suellen Primost. Special guest Niko Bakulich brings the energy only the bass can supply.

  • Date: Sunday, September 18
  • Time: 3-5pm
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More Happening at the Art League

Annual Fundraising Campaign

Our Annual Fundraising Campaign is Underway! Please help support the arts by making a generous contribution today.
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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
  • Facilitator: Richard Bennett
View more classes at our Art Classes page.