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?



Free yourself from the recognizable visual world and dip into the nonrepresentational art of abstraction. View our latest exhibit and enjoy how local artists express themselves abstractly!

Gallery Exhibits


See what we have in store for next year, and plan your participation in our exhibits! For the time being, all exhibits of 2021 are planned as online exhibits, plus window displays. When county regulations change to allow us to open up again, we will resume exhibits in the gallery.

In compliance with state & county orders, the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center is temporarily closed
for in-person activities until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Art Center soon.

More Ways to Support the Art Center

Become a Member of the Art Center
Support SCMAC with Amazon Smile

If you can’t find it locally, shop using AmazonSmile, and Amazon donates 0.5% of qualified purchases to the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

Use Giving Assistant when you shop online and start donating 3-30% of every purchase to Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center while you shop online at places like JC Penney & eBay