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July 21, 2024

New mural welcomed at Ramsay Park

ramsay park mural ribbon cutting
A large mural recently painted on the exterior wall of the Family Center at Ramsay Park was celebrated Friday. City officials, student artists and others were on hand for the ribbon cutting for the 65-by-15-foot work, titled "The Bigger Picture.” It was created by 11...

South County Open Studios Art Tour is here

Hermelinda Vasquez-Matias
This weekend, 127 artists will open their studios, including 28 participating for the first time. The public is invited to explore the free self-guided Open Studios Art Tour by visiting artists from the Pajaro Valley to Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor between 11am and 5pm...

Nature photographer aims for Open Studios

Sylvia Valentine
Corralitos artist Sylvia Valentine is gearing up to show her original nature photography in the annual Open Studios Art Tour. Her photography stems from her travels with her husband around the United States, Bali, New Zealand, Thailand, Canada and Mexico.  “Many of my favorite photos are...

Open Studios Art Tour coming soon

Each year during the first three weekends in October, the public is invited to a free countywide self-guided art tour. Arts Council Santa Cruz County’s 37th annual Open Studios Art Tour features 322 artists who will open their studios across Santa Cruz County.  The tour...

New mural goes up in Ramsay Park

ramsay park mural
Thanks to the efforts of a group of local students and artist Jaime Sanchez, a new colorful mural has been added to an outdoor wall of the Family Center in Ramsay Park. The 65-by-15-foot work, titled "The Bigger Picture,” stems from the Teen Artes program...

Q&A: Jose Camacho on providing youth with cultural opportunities

activities 4 all mariachi band
The community is invited to attend the Celebration of Arts and Culture on Sept. 16 at 7pm at the Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts. Presented by Activities 4 All, Ballet Folklórico Ollin, Esperanza del Valle, Estrellas de Esperanza, Grupo Folklórico Los...

Briefs: Cabrillo Gallery displays work of retired faculty

Cabrillo Gallery displays work of retired faculty Cabrillo Gallery presents the work of six recently retired faculty from the Art Studio program at Cabrillo College in its first fall exhibition, “Time Untethered II: Andrea Borsuk, Julia Feld, Angela Gleason, Gina Pearlin, Margaret Rinkovsky and Ann...

Watsonville mosaic claims international award

Kathleen crocetti Watsonville brillante
Watsonville Brillante, the massive, 10-phase outdoor mosaic project in Watsonville, has just been named Best in Show in the Mosaic and Glass Arts International 2023 exhibition series in Buffalo, New York.  Lead artist Kathleen Crocetti of Watsonville learned of the prestigious announcement Wednesday. “When I first...

Q&A: Watsonville printmaker describes process

Melissa west
We spoke with Melissa West, printmaker and visual artist, about Watsonville’s arts ecosystem, what inspires her to create, and where you can see her work in the coming weeks. What do you love about Watsonville’s arts community and being an artist living and working here? A...

Wine and beer meet art in downtown Watsonville

Wine, Beer and Art Walk downtown Watsonville
For the fourth annual Wine, Beer and Art Walk, locals and visitors can stroll downtown Watsonville to sip local wines and craft beers, sample food, and experience artwork created by local artists and artisans.  On Aug. 19 from 1-5pm, the City of Watsonville and Pajaro...