Welcome to the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

Welcome! The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center (SCMAC) supports and encourages the arts through education, exhibition and cultural activities. Centrally located in the San Lorenzo Valley, we serve a large mountainous region that stretches from Santa Cruz to Los Gatos providing a venue for cultural activities, exhibition space and arts education programming for our membership and the general public. Explore our site to find art classes and specialty workshops. Join us for good times and friendships through art.

What’s Happening at the Art Center?

CALL TO ARTISTS

ENTRY DEADLINE: April 18, 2021

The history of creativity is a continuum upon which we as artists ride. Looking back we appreciate, learn from, and are influenced by those who came before us. Which artists of the past have had some effect on your own creativity? Whose work do you admire and/or draw inspiration from?

For this exhibit we are asking for work that answers these questions.

CURRENTLY SHOWING

EXHIBIT DATES: March 21 – April 17, 2021

This online exhibit is conceived as a community space to process what happened to us during
this unprecedented year. From bread-baking
in lockdown to the CZU fire, and all the social, political, and economic tensions in between
that left both our inner and outer landscapes
forever changed, 2020 was grist for the mill
of the soul. Now is the time to share your
artistic expression of the 2020 experience.

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

2 PM SATURDAY APRIL 10, 2021

Please join us via Zoom for our Annual Membership meeting. Meet the Board, learn about Art Center activities, socialize with other members, maybe even win a prize!

OUTDOOR POP-UP SALES

MOTHER’S DAY MAY 8, 2021

SATURDAYS 11AM – 4PM

WEATHER & SAFETY PERMITTING

Several artists participating. Lots of fun items
to choose from, including ceramics, jewelry and watercolors. All on display for you in our outside area.

Please wear a mask and remember
to practice social distancing!

clay lab is reopening!

CLAY LAB RE-OPENING!

STARTING MARCH 26, 2021

The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center is pleased to invite members to join the reopening of our ceramic studio, starting on Friday, March 26. Get your hands into mud and fling a few pots on our socially distanced outdoor potter’s wheels! Or book a spot for your hand-built sculpture creations.

In compliance with state & county orders, the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center has been closed for in-person activities and we are planning for a gradual reopening of outdoor activities as the county guidelines and weather permit. Thank you for your understanding.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Art Center soon. Read about our plans for Spring 2021 here.

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