Watsonville Center for the Arts

White Hawk dancers at Watsonville Center for the Arts. Photo: Sal Lua

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

Spring Art Market, at the Tannery Arts Center

May 11, 2024 - 10:00 AMJoin us for live music, a vibrant selection of handcrafted gifts, foods, and locally grown flowers to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend. A free, family-friendly event.

Youth Art Exhibit 2024

Join us in celebrating Youth Art! More than 400 works of art by Santa Cruz County students. Exhibit runs from March 22 to May 3 at the Santa Cruz County Government Center, 701 Ocean St.

Now Hiring: Open Studios & Tannery Arts Center Program Manager

The Open Studios & Tannery Arts Center Program Manager's key role is to build creators’ capacity to create and market their work through events, professional development, community connections, and access to resources.

Call to Artists: Open Studios 2024

April 30, 2024 - 12:00 AMSanta Cruz County Artists are invited to apply to participate in this year's Open Studios Art Tour. Application deadline is April 30 (midnight).

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.

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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Interested in becoming a business sponsor?Contact Development Director Ami Davis