You love our community. I do, too, and that’s why I believe the arts are so important. When so much might divide us, art is a bridge that connects us all. It makes friends of strangers, gives us joy, and celebrates the things we hold dear. This couldn’t happen without people like you. On behalf of Arts Council Santa Cruz County, thank you for showing your passion for our community through your generous support of the arts.

You have the power to expand the vibrant force of creativity in our community. Please give to the Arts Council today and help awaken, delight, and unite our county. Or you can create an even greater impact by becoming a monthly donor.

Our children need opportunities to discover what makes them special. This is what art does. Art in our schools inspires shy and curious children and gives them the confidence to connect with peers and make friends. Yet, students in many corners of our community don’t have these opportunities. Our award-winning SPECTRA program helps artists teach these children that they have something special to offer the world. Our Mariposa’s Art program gives children after-school arts and leadership experiences that transform their lives.

Your contribution will help children uncover their individual talents, giving them the tools they’ll need to make the world a better place.

Art is meant to be shared—with everyone. Your support helps hundreds of Santa Cruz County artists open their doors to the sacred and intimate space of their studios for the whole community to enjoy. The Open Studios Art Tour pulls back the curtain from the mysterious world of art making, transforming the quiet creative process into a shared conversation between the art, the artist, and the community.

You are helping artists thrive. From the budding artist to those who’ve dedicated their entire life to their craft, your gift nurtures the creativity that is the essence of our community.

Santa Cruz County is a place we all thankfully call home. It blooms with creativity as a sanctuary for those who dream, create and innovate. Your support has helped Santa Cruz residents build bridges through a common love of art. Events like Ebb and Flow bring us together to march along the San Lorenzo River, share ideas, and immerse ourselves in the joy of art.

I invite you to expand your contribution to the arts with a one-time or monthly gift that is meaningful to you. Your investment will help us reach our vision for a stronger Santa Cruz County.

Thank you again for helping to make our schools, our neighborhoods, and our full community a place where we can all participate in the life-affirming power of art.

In gratitude and community,

Michelle Williams
Executive Director

P.S. Your gift of any amount will help change the world right in your backyard. You can donate by mail by sending a check to 10, online here or by calling Tim Davis, Development Director at the Arts Council, at (831) 475-9600 Ext 19. You might also consider a gift of appreciated stock. Call Tim for details.

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