Completion Update:


Thanks to all who contributed, the Art Center raised $4775, exceeding our goal of $3K! The money raised will go to fund the Art Center’s many programs including youth art education, our gallery shows, and our awesome ceramics department.

We would also like to thank the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County for hosting The Human Race, and for putting on an outstanding race day event.

Finally, as an unexpected bonus, we won the Art Advocate Award of $1000 funded by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. Wow!

Together we are all winners!


This year we are joining the Santa Cruz County Volunteer Center in the Human Race to raise funds to support our art programs—including our beautiful gallery, our great ceramic studio, and our vital youth art programs. You, our members and participants, have been supporting us for almost
twenty years. Now we are asking for your help again.

What is the Human Race?

The Human Race is Santa Cruz county’s largest community fundraiser.
This year over 2000 people will join in a 5-mile walk/run along West Cliff
in Santa Cruz on Saturday, May 7th. Last year the event raised $247K for
118 local organizations. These organizations will receive at least 75% of
money raised, the Volunteer Center uses the balance to pay for the event.
We welcome you to join us on May 7th for the walk/run and the fun!
You can also participate by raising money, or just make a donation.

Here are 3 ways you can donate…

1. Make a donation online between now and May 7:
just go to our page on the Human Race Website and pay electronically

2. Make a donation by check or cash:
Make checks payable to “Volunteer Center HR”
and bring or mail to the Art Center
9341 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

Cash can be brought to the Art Center during gallery hours,
Wed – Sun 12 – 5 pm, or given to a team member.

3. Join one of our teams to raise money
and/or participate in the race:

Help your interest group raise the most funds!
Contact Natosha to join the Youth Art Team
Contact Susan to join the Gallery team
Contact Liz to join the Ceramics team

Register here and select Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center
as the organization to support.

You’ll be hearing more from us in the coming weeks about
each of the programs we are raising funds to support.

Thanks for your support and for Making Art A Part of Your Life!