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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The Tannery is home to Arts Council Santa Cruz County, Jewel Theatre Company and the Colligan Theater, Radius Gallery, 100 live/work Tannery Lofts, the Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center, and Tannery Working Studios, which provides 27 separate studio spaces for professional artists to create, display and sell their art. The Tannery Arts Center is located at 1050 River St. in Santa Cruz.

The Arts Council moved to the Tannery in 2013 and occupies the Kron House, the former offices of Salz Tannery. As a tenant on campus, we support dynamic on-campus programming, build relationships among all our neighbors, and actively work to connect the entire community of Santa Cruz County and beyond to the creative individuals and opportunities here on campus.

Spotlighted event: Thursday Art Market

Thursday Art Market, held rain or shine in at the Tannery, is between 4-7 p.m. weekly. The Market features live music, artist demonstrations, and guest chefs with rotating menus. In addition, the Artbar and Café will serve a full menu of food and drinks.

For a current list of events happening on campus, check out the Tannery Calendar!