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All Hands on Deck

ALL HANDS ON DECK: ARTFUL SKATEBOARD DECKS BY LOCAL ARTISTS ARTIST RECEPTION and AUDIENCE PRIZES JUNE 14TH  SANTA CRUZ, CA — June 9, 2017 — Twenty-three local Santa Cruz County artists from painters and printmakers, […]

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Protect the National Endowment for the Arts

“The arts and sciences are essential to the prosperity of the state and to the ornament and happiness of human life.” – George Washington The arts inspire, educate, and bring us joy. Storytelling brings ideas […]

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Hearts for the Arts: Meet the Artists

We’re so excited for our upcoming event, Hearts for the Arts! Meet the art and the artists behind this “love”-ly silent auction benefitting the Arts Council’s arts education programs, SPECTRA and Mariposa’s Art. Want to see […]

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The Octopus Has 3 Hearts

“Octopuses are beautiful, intelligent creatures, and they happen to have three hearts! My work most often features animals in whimsical scenarios, and this was the perfect way for me to blend my style with the […]

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Hearts for the Arts

Our first donation to Hearts for the Arts. The Flame of Love, by Michael Bashista is made out of translucent calcite.

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Arts Council’s Good News

This was an exciting year of growth, change, and innovation for Arts Council Santa Cruz County. Our love and passion for Santa Cruz County and the incredible people who live, work, and create here led […]

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Helping Make Art Happen Now in Our Schools

The Arts Now Napa Summit and Local Advocacy Retreat is where California school district staff learn about the latest strategies and resources they need to grow a successful arts education program. Arts Council Education Manager, […]

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You Change Lives

See this remarkable video with amazing young artists to see how Arts Council’s supporters make a difference in children’s lives. Thank You for Arts Education! from Arts Council Santa Cruz County on Vimeo.

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The Jumping Mariposa’s Art Teachers

Say hello to this year’s Mariposa’s Art Teachers! They’re in the middle of a teacher training intensive, getting ready to bring art into the school day for 3,000 kids across Santa Cruz County. We’re thrilled […]

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Robert Sward: New Santa Cruz County Poet Laureate

Arts Council Santa Cruz County is delighted to announce the selection of Robert Sward as our new Poet Laureate.

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