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July 18, 2024

Cabrillo Gallery opens first exhibit of the year

APTOS—Cardboard is a material that nearly everyone has at their disposal. Often used in packaging and shipping, it is usually broken down to recycle or saved to reuse. But cardboard can also be full of possibilities for artists. This is apparent at “Extraordinary Ordinary,” Cabrillo...

Art on the Go

A new art show has opened at the Pajaro Valley Arts Sudden Street Gallery.  With nearly 30 artists, "Take Aways: Art To Go!” marks the gallery’s 40th year and covers a wide spectrum of  art mediums, from rusted steel, ceramics and paint, to cast concrete,...

The history of downtown Watsonville|Try This

Try this is a weekly column that celebrates local businesses — especially eateries, watering holes, coffee shops and the like. Tarmo Hannula Food Blaze Pizza I had a late lunch recently at a new (for me) pizza spot on the West Side of Santa Cruz—Blaze Pizza, 1901 Mission...

A walk at sunset | Photo gallery

Have a recent photo you’d like to share? Send it to us for consideration by emailing it to [email protected] or mailing it to 21 Brennan St., Suite 14, Watsonville, CA 95076. Please include a brief description of the photo as well as the name...

A slippery slide | Photo Gallery

Do you have a recent photograph you’d like to share? Send it to us for consideration by emailing it to [email protected] or mailing it to 21 Brennan St., Suite 14, Watsonville, CA 95076. Please include a brief description of the photo as well as the name...

Ocean scene | Photo Gallery

Do you have a recent photo you’d like to share? Send it to us for consideration by emailing it to [email protected] or mailing it to 21 Brennan St., Suite 14, Watsonville, CA 95076. Please include a brief description of the photo as well as the name...

Arte Del Corazón founder describes inspiration

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Since December 2019, Arte Del Corazón has held pop-up markets where the Pajaro Valley community can meet and buy art from local creators. Their next event is Sunday, March 25 from noon to 5pm at The Slough Brewing Collective, 65 Hangar Way in Watsonville.  We...

Voting opens for Phase 2 of large Watsonville mosaic

WATSONVILLE—The second round of voting for the next large installation of “Watsonville Brillante” has opened. A project from accomplished local artist Kathleen Crocetti, “Watsonville Brillante” is a 12,000-square-foot tile mosaic that will cover the outside of the six-story Watsonville Civic Plaza parking garage at the...

Exhibit celebrates mountain biking in Santa Cruz County

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Mountain biking has become one of Santa Cruz County’s most popular sports, and this year the Museum of Art and History (MAH) is paying tribute to its legacy—and looking to its future.  “Trailblazers: The Creative Story Behind Mountain Biking in Santa Cruz County” opened Feb....

Watsonville Film Festival receives grant from California Arts Council

WATSONVILLE—The California Arts Council (CAC) recently announced the allocation of a record-breaking $30 million—the largest investment in the council’s 40-plus year history. A total of 1,534 grants have been awarded to nonprofit organizations and government programs across the state in support of the arts. Watsonville...
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Scotts Valley High alum Robert Hipwell drafted by the SF Giants

Scotts Valley alum Robert Hipwell selected in sixth round by SF...

Scotts Valley High alum Robert Hipwell took one step closer to getting into the “Big Leagues” after his name was called during the second...