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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.


"Birds Nest Bubble Bowl" - Glass - by Cristy Aloysi & Scott Graham - #143
"Moooo Cow" - Acrylic on Canvas - by Janice Serilla - #52
"Spiritual Attention" - Open Encoure Weekend - Wearable art by IB Bayo

Open Studios Preview

Excited for this Open Studios? Get a sneak peek of the participating artists work, pick up your guide and plan your route by visiting SCAL's preview show.

  • Exhibition: September 26 - October 18
  • Reception: Sunday, September 27, 3-6pm
You can see more pictures at our Facebook Page or for or more information contact Arts Council Santa Cruz County: 831-475-9600

Caminho Brazil Trio with Special Guests
Rag Time meets Samba at the Art League

Featuring: Guitarist Bab Basa • Mandolin/Bandolim, Bill Ruskin • Percussionist Denivaldo Plus: • Special Guest Vocalist!
Caminho Brazil Trio will perform a selection of Brazilian “Choro” music—an instrumental style traditional in Brazil, with energetic arrangements of some popular Sambas and material from such composers as Jacobo Do Bandolim, Pixinguinha Garota, and Ivan Lins.
Two lively 45 minute sets with wine & nibbles during intermission, plus a viewing of “Open Studio Preview” in the gallery.
  • Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015
  • Time: 4pm – 6pm
  • Location: Broadway Playhouse Theatre (in the Art League Building)
  • Ticket Prices: $15 Students, Seniors and SCAL Members. $20 General Public
Limited Seating — make your reservations in advance for this wonderful show! Click the button below to make reservations online or call 831-426-5787 during office hours: Weds-Sat 12-5PM, Sun.12-4PM
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Beasts on Broadway

Beasts on Broadway is a National Exhibit. The show will be juried by Melissa R. Pickford, Art Gallery Director, Monterey Peninsula College.

  • Dates: October 24 - November 15, 2015
  • Reception: November 1, Sunday, 3-5pm
  • Juror Meet & Greet: November 1, Sunday, 2pm
The deadline for entry is Monday, August 31, Monday (11:59pm) 2015. For more information about entering the show, see our Exhibition Schedule and Entry Info.


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
  • Instructor: Susie Wilson
View more classes at our Art Classes page.