Watsonville Arts & Culture Calendar

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FEBRUARY 2024

Community Mosaic Making Workshops: Watsonville Brillante

Sundays • 10AM-2PM

Free • Family-friendly • Ages 10+

Learn how to break tiles and set them to a design that will become part of the parking garage mural project.

Location: Muzzio Mosaic Arts Center, 26 W. Front St.

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Crafternoon

Wednesdays & Fridays • 2-5PM

Free • Family-friendly

Join us for our Crafternoons on Wednesdays and Fridays. Each week will feature a new and easy craft to complete at your own pace. Supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis as supplies will be limited.

This program is for youth ages 5-12.

Location: Watsonville Public Library, 275 Main St. Suite 100

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Pajaro Valley Arts Members’ Exhibit: 40 Years of Inspired Expression

Exhibit Dates: January 17 – February 25, 2024

Free • Family-friendly

For the past 40 years, PVA has had the privilege of fulfilling its mission of engaging the community through the arts by presenting extraordinary artworks in exhibitions that honor emerging voices and established artists in the Pajaro Valley and beyond.

Location: PVA Gallery, 37 Sudden Street

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Wildcatz Art Show

Exhibit Dates: February 2 – February 23
Thursdays 3:30-6pm & Fridays 1-4pm

Opening Reception: Friday, February 2 • 4:00-7:00PM

Free • Family-friendly

Dive into creativity at the Wildcatz Art Show, spotlighting the amazing talent of Watsonville High School student artists! Join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, February 2nd from 4:00-7:00pm at the Porter Building!

Location: PVA Porter Building, 280 Main Street

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Mothersong

Friday, February 2 • 11:30-11:30AM

Free • Family-friendly

Join the Watsonville Public Library for a fun and musical program.

Location: Watsonville Public Library, 275 Main St.

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Sewing 101: Absolute Beginners

Thursday, February 8 • 4-5PM 

Free • Youth-Adults

Learn about the various parts of a sewing machine, beginner vocabulary and techniques. Bring a partner or your own machine. Brought to you by Watsonville Public Library.

Location: Freedom Branch Library, 2021 Freedom Blvd.

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Poets' Circle

Thursday, February 8 • 5:30-7PM

Free • Teens-Adults

Featuring Watsonville Poet Laureate Bob Gomez, Watsonville Youth Poet Laureates Rachel Huerta & Eva Sophia Martinez Rodriguez, & Watsonville High School poets.

Location: Watsonville Public Library, 275 Main St. Suite 100

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Lovers & Friends: Mercado and Fundraiser

Sunday, February 11 • 12PM

Free Admission • Family-friendly

Get your friends and family together to celebrate Arte del Corazon's 2nd annual Lovers & Friends Mercado at the Slough & Santa Cruz Cider Co.! Vendors will be selling sweets, jewelry, candles & more. Paint & Sip kit for $25. Free activities for kids. Tacos by @tacos_alfuego831. Music playing all the slow jamz and r&b hits.

Location: The Slough Brewery, 65 Hangar Way D

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Second Sunday Walking Tour of Watsonville Brillante

Sunday, February 11 • 12PM

Free • Family-friendly

Meet in front of the Watsonville Public Library for a 30-minute, bilingual, walking tour of Watsonville Brillante.

Location: Watsonville Public Library, 275 Main St.

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Valentine's Day Crafts

Tuesday, February 13 • 5:30-7PM

Free • Family-friendly

Celebrate love and friendship! Paint a heart-shaped wooden box and decorate the wrapper of a chocolate bar as a gift for others or yourself.

Location: Watsonville Public Library, 275 Main St.

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Our Poets
Poetry Reading – Inspired Expression

Saturday, February 17 • 2-4PM

Free • Family-friendly

Join us for a Poetry Reading, celebrating the power of words and the beauty of artistic expression as we mark our 40th anniversary featuring local poets! Don’t miss this enchanting afternoon of poetic magic!

Location: PVA Gallery, 37 Sudden Street, Watsonville

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Paint Night

Monday, February 26 • 6-7PM

Free • Teens-Adults

Featured artist, Joel Silverman, will focus on watercolor painting. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis as supplies are limited.

Location: Watsonville Public Library, 275 Main St. Suite 100

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COMING UP

12th Annual Watsonville Film Festival
More Than Cars: Celebrating Lowrider Culture

Exhibit dates: March 10 – June 30, 2024
Opening Reception with Watsonville Film Festival: March 10, 2024
PVA Porter Building, 280 Main St.

2nd Annual Art on Wheels Festival

June 8, 2024 • Location: TBA • Learn More

Watsonville Strawberry Festival

August 2024 • Downtown Watsonville, Main St. • Learn More

IDENTITY: Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders

August 2027-September 22 • PVA Gallery • Learn More

A project of Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. For more information about this community calendar, contact our Communications Associate, Yesenia at yesenia@artscouncilsc.org.