Welcome to Scotts Valley Artisans, a Non-Profit Community Art Center
Scotts Valley Artisans is a non-profit community art center featuring the work of over 150 Santa Cruz County artists. Our 5600 sq. ft. facility provides a permanent and affordable showcase for local artists to display and sell their work, and includes a teaching facility designed to bring low-cost art education opportunites to our community.
Scotts Valley Artisans is part of the Regional Artisans Association. The Regional Artisans Association is a unique, non-profit community arts model developed to expand and enhance the arts in Santa Cruz County. To that end, the Regional Artisans Association has developed a multi-faceted combination of projects and programs designed to boost Santa Cruz County’s arts and culture profile, as well as provide art-centered events and activities for our local community. These include the Art in Public Places Program, the Mural-in-a-Day Project, Scotts Valley Artisans non-profit retail art gallery, and SantaCruzArtists.com, an online nationally promoted art market exclusively for Santa Cruz County artists.
CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR AUGUST MURAL IN A DAY
THANK YOU SCOTTS VALLEY FOR SUPPORTING OUR SUCCESSFUL MURAL IN A DAY !
We're still putting the finishing touches on our our very successful Mural in a Day Project. We have so many local supporters to thank for this wonderful new piece of public art. Please join us in thanking the following organizations for their generous contributions:
Come on by to see the full mural on the side of Nob Hill, in the Kings Village Shopping Center, Scotts Valley.
UPCOMING MURAL-IN-A-DAY EVENT: SATURDAY, MAY 18TH, 2013
2nd ANNUAL MOTHER'S DAY ARTS & CRAFT FAIR
JOIN US FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF THE GARY YAKIMA GEYER FINE ART GALLERY IN SCOTTS VALLEY
NEXT MURAL-IN-A-DAY PROJECT: MAY 18-19, 2013
Mark your calendar for our next Mural-in-a-Day Project, and check back for more details soon.
ANNOUNCING THE SPRING LAUNCH OF THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ONLINE ART MARKET
Santa Cruz County has the fifth largest population of artists per capita in the United States, according to a survey conducted by Atlantic Magazine in November 2011 (the top 4 cities on the list are NYC, LA, SF, and Santa Fe) . The caliber of art in our County rivals that of any major metropolitan art scene. Yet the opportunities for Santa Cruz County artists to show and sell their work are few and far between in our County. And the vast creative resources we have are little known outside of the Bay Area.
Help support the Regional Artisans Association/Scotts Valley Artisans' efforts to create a curated website that will highlight the hundreds of accomplished artists in Santa Cruz County, and bring our artists' original creations to a national audience. The launch of this new website is scheduled for Spring of 2013. Check it out: www.santacruzartists.com, and select the "Click here for more info" at the bottom of the page to see how you can help make this important non-profit online market for Santa Cruz County artists a reality.
CHECK US OUT ON TV !
Hey all, check us out on TV! We received a media grant as part of KION's 1 million dollar community investment program for non-profits... here's what they did with it: http://www.kionrightnow.com/story/17859100/scotts-valley-artisans-on-a-mission-to-cultivate-local-artists
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES: STAY TUNED!
"ART IN PUBLIC PLACES"... Please call us at 831-439-9094 if you are a business interested in hanging wall art by local artists on your public indoor wall spaces.
News About Our Amazing Grand Re-Opening Party on February 4th
Thank you everyone who helped with and/or attended our grand re-opening party on February 4th. It was overwhelmingly well-attended (a nice way of saying we had a HUGE crowd, with over 1000 people coming through our Art Center that evening).
Classes Are Now In Session!