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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.


Acrylic - Zennia Dillon - Pacific Collegiate
Scratchboard - Isabelle Amaral - Aptos High School
Watercolor - Josh Agbayani - Watsonville High School

61st Annual High School Show

Join us as we welcome the area's best and brightest young talent to our gallery. Click the image above for a panoramic view of last year's gallery.

  • Exhibit: April 29 - May 22
  • Reception: May 7, Saturday, 3-5pm
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Mostly Middle-Eastern

"Ya Layal" presents "Mostly Middle-Eastern", a program of Arabic, Turkish, Armenian and other music performed by Sarah Michael, kanun, Peter Maund, percussion and Suellen Primost, cello. 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.

  • Date: Sunday, September 16
  • Time: 3-5pm
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Contemporary Fiber Art Exhibit - July 8 through August 7, 2016

Come be a part of one of SCAL's more unique shows where the nation's best fiber, and only fiber artists strutt their stuff. This juried show features $1000 in awards to be given by juror Robin Treen, Independent Curator & Former Chief Curator/SJMQT.

The Entry Deadline is May 16, Monday (11:59pm). More information can be found at our Exhibition Schedule and Entry Info page or use the link below to enter online now.

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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.