Tannery Arts Center

The Tannery Arts Center occupies the former site of the historic Salz Tannery along the San Lorenzo River. A project of the City of Santa Cruz and Artspace, the Tannery is a first-in-the-nation arts community that provides a sustainable, accessible and vibrant home for the arts in Santa Cruz County, offering visitors a dynamic cultural destination.

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Located at 1050 River Street in Santa Cruz, the Tannery is home to 100 affordable live/work artist lofts, 25,000 square feet of commercial studio space, the Colligan Theater, and the Arts Council office.

The Arts Council moved to the Tannery in 2013 and occupies the  historic Kron House, the former offices of Salz Tannery. In 2016-17, the Arts Council worked with the full Tannery community to create a Tannery Community Plan, designed to help the Tannery thrive. View the video version of the plan here.

Based on the Community Plan, the Arts Council is stepping in to a new role on campus, providing leadership, communications, programming, and community-building support, to help the Tannery realize its vision as a center for artists, arts, and creativity. We welcome your feedback and involvement as we implement the Tannery Community Plan. Feel free to get in touch at tannerynextgen@artscouncilsc.org.