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Cabrillo College Gallery


Cabrillo College Art Gallery, Aptos, California




As one of the largest college galleries in the Monterey Bay Area the Cabrillo Gallery hosts 8 exhibitions annually. With a focus on national and international artists some of

the 2010/2011 exhibitions include: Ruth Braunstein and the Braunstein/Quay Gallery: 1961 to the Present, Cabrillo College Art Department Faculty and Staff, The Paintings of Geoff Morten, and more.


Cabrillo College Gallery

6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 95003 (Library Bldg. #1002)


Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Mon and Tues 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Free Admission


Go to Cabrillo Art Gallery Website Link

Eloise Pickard Smith Art Gallery


Eloise Pickard Smith Art Gallery, UCSC, Santa Cruz, California





The first gallery on the UCSC campus, The Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, was named after the wife of the first Provost of Cowell

College, Page Smith. Eloise was an artist, appointed by Gov.

Jerry Brown to head the California Arts Council and also an

outspoken proponent of the arts. For the last 22 years the

gallery’s main focus has been art of the Monterey Bay region.


Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Cowell College, UCSC

University of California Santa Cruz, 95064

831- 459-2953

Tues – Sun 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed June – Sept

Free admission. Parking: meters or $2 permit on

weekdays; no charge on weekends. Wheelchair accessible


Go to Eloise Pickard Smith Art Gallery Website Link


Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery


Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UCSC, Santa Cruz, California




The Sesnon Gallery encourages interdisciplinary discourse through the lens of the arts. An energetic laboratory on

the UC Santa Cruz campus, the gallery brings the direct

experience of contemporary art to a broad cross-section

of the public, representing a range of methods, media

and cultures. The gallery is wheelchair accessible.


Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

Porter College, UC Santa Cruz


Tues – Sat 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wed 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Go to Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery Website Link


The Museum of Art & History


The Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, California





Special exhibitions explore art forms from modern to contemporary with themes ranging from traditional to cutting edge explorations of the digital world. The outdoor sculpture garden is a rooftop gallery for the Museum’s collection in granite, bronze and clay and offers a unique view of the coastal mountain range including Loma Prieta.


The Museum of Art & History @ the McPherson Center

705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, 95060


Tues – Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free admission to members

Admission fees: Adult – $5, Seniors & Students over 18 – $3,

Students between 12-17 – $2, and under 12 is free

Free First Friday of each month / extended hours to 9:00 pm


Go to The Museum of Art & History Website Link


Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery


Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, California




The Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery presents rotating contemporary visualart exhibitions showcasing the diversity

and talent of our regional artists. Visit our exceptional

outdoor sculpture garden at Sierra Azul Nursery located at 2660 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville

(M-Sun 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, June – October).


Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery

37 Sudden Street • Watsonville, CA 95076


Thur – Fri 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sat – Sun 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Free Admission – Donations appreciated


Go to Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery Website Link


Santa Cruz Art League


Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, California



One of the oldest art organizations of the west, the Santa Cruz Art League creates an environment for the various

stages of the creative path; to network , find inspiration

and support. SCAL provides exhibits, performances and

educational programs for all ages. We have approximately

fourteen art exhibitions a year.


Santa Cruz Art League

526 Broadway • Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Wed – Sat 12:00 – 5:00 pm, Sun 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Free admission


Go to Santa Cruz Art League Website Link


Santa Cruz County Arts Commission


Santa Cruz County Arts Commission, Santa Cruz, California







Works by local artists are exhibited year-round on the 1st & 5th floors of the Government Center. The County

permanent collection, including pieces from the Visual

Chronicle, is displayed on floors 1-5 of the Government



Santa Cruz County Parks Department – Public Art Program


County parks are open everyday from sunrise to sunset

Santa Cruz County Government Center – Exhibitions

831-454-7901 or 831-454-2000

Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, except for Holidays and Furlough days

Free Admission


Go to Santa Cruz County Arts Commission Website Link


Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center


Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, California





Our Gallery features a wide variety of fine arts and crafts all handmade by local artists. Paintings (oils, acrylics, watercolors, digital), Jewelry, Ceramics, Textiles, Glass, Wood, Basketry and more! 

Art Classes for all ages, Free music and art Events year-round


Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

9341 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, CA 95005


Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Free admission & parking



Go to Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center Website Link


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