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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.

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In the Gallery

"Red Pond" by Cher Roberts
"Shadow Dancer" by Dorothy Stonely
"Speed of Light, Forest and Field #4" by Debra Achen

Energy & Stillness: A National Abstract Exhibit

"Paint the struggle, Paint the joy. Paint the great beauty that is around us always and share your own personal joy in the expression of color." -John Maxon, Juror for Energy and Stillness.

    • Dates: October 22 - November 13
    • Reception: Saturday, October 29, 3-5pm

Coming up Next

Luck of the Draw 2016 is Coming!

Get ready for SCAL's most popular annual fundraising event that attracts passionate collectors who enjoy spirited competition for art. Luck of the Draw is an art drawing with a twist! Here's how it works:

Everyone with a ticket will join us in the gallery, where, one by one, each ticket number is drawn at random by our MC. As each person's ticket is drawn they get to choose a piece from all the remaining artwork. No one leaves without receiving a piece of original art worth twice the price of their ticket!

  • Artwork Preview Show: November 19 - December 4
  • Drawing and Reception:
    December 4, Sunday, 2:45pm SHARP!
  • Ticket Price $65
Visit and Like our Facebook page to view the artwork and get the most current updates as we head toward the big day!

Artists submitting pieces should check out our Exhibit Schedule and Entry Information page for details.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 831-426-5787 or online using the button below
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In the Lobby

Susie Wilson

Our very own Susie Wilson (Intro to Figure Drawing & Traditional Figure Drawing Classes), has her student's work in our lobby area. Stop by and take a look at these wonderful figure drawings. Learn more about Susie Wilson at her new site: or learn more about her classes at the Art League by visiting our Art Classes page.

  • Exhibit: October 22 - November 13

In the Classroom

New 2nd Thursday Drop-in Drawing and Painting

Similar to our popular Monday Night Drop-in Drawing class except with longer poses and attendees may choose to either draw or paint. Live nude or draped model. Facilitated by Open Studio Artist Richard Bennett.

  • Levels: Previous drawing or painting experience required. No instruction provided.
  • Date and Time: 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 - 10:00pm
  • Location: in the SCAL classroom
  • Fee: $16 non-members, $14 members, $10 students
  • Facilitator: Richard Bennett
More information about this and other classes can be found at our Art Classes page.