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Ebb & Flow River Arts Project

The Ebb & Flow River Arts Project is celebrating and enlivening the San Lorenzo River and the Tannery Arts Center through year-round activities that unite arts and river enthusiasts, and connect the greater community. Through Ebb & Flow, together with artists, activists, neighbors, and strangers we’ll build relationships and energize the use of the river […]

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Children’s Art Exhibit at the County Government Center

Butterflies! Spiral designs! Whimsical works and daffodils! 500+ student works from across the county created in the Arts Council Santa Cruz County‘s SPECTRA and Mariposa’s Art programs. Student & Community Reception Wednesday, April 29th 4-6:30pm Young Artist Celebration at 5:30pm Student recognition by 5th District Supervisor Bruce McPherson First Friday Reception May 1st 5-8pm

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Santa Cruz County Visual Artists – Are You Ready to Rock?

Photo- David Reese Arts Council Santa Cruz County’s Open Studios Art Tour has been rocking hard since 1986. For three decades they’ve produced an annual event where art admirers and buyers take a self-guided tour of 300+ artist studios, across Santa Cruz County. One of the most popular events in the county, the Tour draws thousands […]

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Nine Passes: Book Review

Nine Passes by Todd Bruce - Black Swift Press, February 15th, 2015 - Print only Nine Passes Website  $29.95 Paperback (full color) $10.50 Paperback (black and white) Buy Here   By Ford Kanzler, Aptos, CA This is Todd’s first publication. He’s a retired Santa Cruz resident and long-time trekking expert who’s created an at once very personal family […]

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Annieglass Wins Green Award for Eco-Sustainability at 26th Annual ARTS Awards

Annieglass has just been announced the Green Award winner for eco-sustainability at the 26th Annual ARTS Awards, held at the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market, Annieglass founder Annie Morhauser has been transforming her interpretations of nature into luxury glass tableware and gifts for over three decades right here on California’s Central Coast. Handcrafted by […]

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Ribsys Nickel holiday party at Bocci’s Cellar: A fundraiser for Hope4Hayden.

A benefit supporting Hope for Hayden. http://bit.ly/1DZpWSJ This Ribsys Nickel holiday party brought an outstanding group of supporters together for a great cause at Bocci’s Cellar. A wonderful night with fantastic music & fabulous people… All taking part of the fight against cancer. Photo credit: Jeanine Michelle Olsen

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One Eyed Charlie: The Cross Dressing Stagecoach Driver

Driving from San Jose to Santa Cruz over Highway 17 is a pretty harrowing 40 minutes with tight twisting curves and crazy drivers. Just imagine driving a team of six horses and a stagecoach full of passengers over the same route—but on treacherous dirt roads barely more than trails. In the 1800s it was thought […]

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Subtlety & Motion: Behind the Lens with Photographer Patrick Trefz

Patrick Trefz is a unique cinematographer-slash-photographer-slash-author whose focus is the blending of surf, surf lifestyle and art. His work has been exhibited across the nation over the last 15 years, from the Los Angeles Film Festival to the New York City Film Festival. As a filmmaker, Trefz has produced three critically acclaimed films—Bicycle Trip, Thread […]

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