Watsonville Center for the Arts

White Hawk dancers at Watsonville Center for the Arts. Photo: Sal Lua
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A New Space for the Arts in Watsonville

A collective of artistic and cultural groups sharing classes with the Watsonville community. Watsonville Center for the Arts is a project of Arts Council Santa Cruz County. Come learn with us.

Happening Now

Create & Develop Grants Application Now Open

Every year, we distribute $200,000+ directly to our community’s artists and arts organizations. Our Create Grant and Develop Grant applications are open February 14 - March 20, 2024. Find the right opportunity for you.

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists

From February 1 to June 6, the Central Coast Creative Corps program in partnership with Springboard for the Arts and six Arts Councils on the Central Coast will be offering free bi-weekly virtual classes. These classes will be taught by a group of Central Coast artists.

Announcing the January 2024 Grantee Awards

We are excited to offer 47 grants to Santa Cruz County artists and arts organizations totaling over $140K!

New Release: Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 Study

Groundbreaking Study Reveals Economic and Social Impact of $68 million Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector in Santa Cruz County

Watsonville Arts & Culture Calendar

Check out some of the arts and cultural community events happening in Watsonville. Attend local events like art exhibitions, festivals, and performances to support our community of local artists.

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Reserve a Studio

Reserve a studio for your next gathering, workshop, or class. Available to small to medium-sized groups.

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

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Business Sponsor
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Foundation Support
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Civic Partner
Interested in becoming a business sponsor?Contact Development Director Ami Davis