Welcome! The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center (SCMAC) supports and encourages the arts through education, exhibition and cultural activities. Explore our site to find art classes and specialty workshops. Join us for good times and friendships through art.

What’s Happening?

Crisis and surrender, chaos and calm. How is life affected by these ever-existing extremes that surround us? How does it affect the work we create? For this show artists are asked to demonstrate the war, the peace, or the struggle between them.

Join us at our Thomas Gallery for the opening reception on Friday, January 16th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

This exhibit will run from January 14th – March 22nd.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6 pm
Admission is free to the public.


Kids ages 6 – 12
Camp Saturday offers one day workshops for kids ages 6 – 12 and separate classes for tweens. Spend a whole Saturday making amazing art! Sign up for any one, or all, of the Camp Saturday workshops.

Workshop hours: 10 am – 2:30 pm
Cost per workshop: $60 members | $65 non-members (plus $5 materials fee)

Classes for kids: Hold the Presses!, Drawing Safari, Weave It Wild, Make It with Metal, “Let’s “Face” It, Clay Creation, Mask Magic, “Pop” Art

Learn more about Camp Saturday for kids!

Kids ages tweens-teens
For this age group, Camp Saturday is a five day series, five Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm.
Cost per series: $150 members | $160 non-members (plus material fees between $10 – 15, depending on class)

Classes: Fantastic Felting, Come Play with Mud, Getting Centered, Mixed Media Collage
Learn more about Camp Saturday for tweens & teens!

We’d love to hear from you!
The year is winding down, and Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center is looking ahead to 2015.

So, what do you think? What would you like to see in 2015?

Please fill-out our on-line survey and help us plan for the new year.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6 pm
Admission is free to the public.
Closed 12.23.14 – 1.12.15

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If you wish to make a contribution to the youth program through the Gloria Seneres Memorial Fund, which directly supports our Art After School programs, please send a check to the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St. Ben Lomond, CA 95005. All contributions are tax-deductible.

A little goes a long way If ten people donate $25, that’s $250 or is it? Actually, it’s lights, power, art materials and glazes, newsletters and postage, school programs and special events…

Just think if ten was really fifteen or twenty people? Together, we donate a little and watch it go a long way, enriching everyone’s experience at the art center.

Your contribution is tax deductible. Thanks for helping us “make art a part of your life.” Donate now.

The generous donation of Barbara and Jim Thomas continues on. Since 2004, the property/building that the Art Center resides in is a life gift that continues to give to the community.

Barbara is a weaver, acrylic painter, writer and participated in the life drawing sessions at the Art Center. They had a strong desire to encourage arts in the area.

Thanks for helping make youth art happen!