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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 - Aptos 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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In the Lobby

Walnut Avenue Family & Women's Center

May's lobby exhibit is courtesy of the Walnut Avenue Family & Women's Center. Walnut Avenue is a 501 (c) 3 public benefit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for women, children, and families in Santa Cruz County for over 80 years. They provide support and services so that women, children, and families will have the opportunities and skills to thrive.

More information about the center and their work is available at their website

  • Exhibit: April 29 - May 22

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

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 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.
Donate online »


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.