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Ignite the next fantastic flurry of collaborative art and history events and activities of, by, and for the community.

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Hold your next meeting, party, or wedding in our unforgettable artful space in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz.

Happening Now

Apr 28, 2020 – Apr 24, 2022

Queer Santa Cruz

Explore the important contributions, impact, and history of the LGBTQ+ community in Santa Cruz County in our first-ever virtual exhibition.

Mar 6, 2020 – Sep 18, 2020

Beyond the World’s End

What does a future filled with social justice and environmentally friendly practices look like? See how art can help us think creatively about combating climate change and social injustices.

Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Kindness Rocks: May Community Craft

Join Public Programs Manager Jamie Keil for a new virtual community craft project in lieu of our monthly First Friday Festivals. Get step-by-step guide on creating heartfelt, colorful kindness rocks to spread joy around your neighborhood and beyond.
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