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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.


Small Wonders

Art doesn't have to be big to be beautiful. Join us as we invite artists from around the country to showcase the best of their smallest creations. All artwork will be for sale. Who knows, you may just find that perfect holiday gift for the art lover on your list.

  • Dates: Dec. 12, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015
  • Reception: Saturday, Dec. 13, 3-5pm

Give the Gift of Santa Cruz Art

Looking for a Holiday gift for the art lover in your life? SCAL has many jewelry and art pieces to choose from! In addition to being beautiful and one-of-a-kind, a hand-made present from our lobby gift shop also supports your local art community and the Art League as well.

Drop by and pay us a visit this Small Business Saturday (November 29th) and start your holiday shopping here!

See photos of more gift items at our Facebook Page.

Art League Benefit Concert

Flamenco for the Season with Charles Sutton

Flamenco for the Season

Joyous songs and dances to celebrate the Holidays with Carlitos de Santa Cruz and Los Flamencos. Proceeds benefit the Art League.

  • Date: Sunday, December 14
  • Time: 6 to 8pm
  • Donation: $15 General Admission/$12 SCAL Members
  • Singers: Carlitos de Santa Cruz and Mariela, "La Pisquera"
  • Guitarists: Eric, "El Niño Luis" Jarmie, and Adam, "El Duquete" Markowitz
  • Dancer: Barbara Evans

See a video of a past performance of by Carlitos de Santa Cruz at the Art League here on YouTube.

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In the Lobby

Big Sur Seascape by Lorraine Catania

Lorraine Catania

The Santa Cruz Art League is pleased to present a collection of vibrant landscapes and still life paintings in oil by local contemporary California artist, Lorraine Catania. View familiar Monterey Bay scenes; (Whalers’ Cove, Garrapata State Park, the sand dunes at Fort Ord) and experience the beauty of still life bathed in luscious color. Lorraine is an Open Studio Artist. See more of her work at

  • Dates: through January 4th, 2015


Ongoing Life 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.