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Art Resources local to the Santa Cruz Area

Here are some organizations offering art instruction, art shows, and the like. Lenz Arts has given back to the community almost since its inception in the late-1960s. Several of the organizations listed below have received support from Lenz Arts in one form or another.

Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831.426.5787 Fax: 831.426.5789

    The Art League offers classes, hosts art shows, and supports the local visual arts. Lenz Arts co-owner Cynthia Lenz's grandmother, Leonora Penniman was one of just a small handful of founding members of the SCAL.


Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County
2400 Chanticleer Avenue, Suite G, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: (831) 475-9600
Fax: (831) 475-9700

    The Cultural Council sponsors and encourages existing and new cultural and educational activities (such as the annual "Open Studios" event in October).


Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003
Phone: (831) 479-6100.

    Offers classes to enrolled students and to the community at large.


Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center
9341 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Phone: (831)336-3513 or (831) 336-4ART (class hot line)

    Exhibits, art classes for adults and children, cultural events.


The Neoteric Renaissance School of Art
1050 River Street, Studio 126, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Instructors were trained at the Florence Academy of Art (Italy) in drawing and painting and sculpture. Classes start at $160.


The Museum of Art and History (MAH)
705 Front Street (corner of Front and Cooper Streets), Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Phone: (831) 429-1964
Fax: (831) 429-1954

    Museum shows, children's art classes.


Santa Cruz City Parks and Recreation
323 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA. 95060.
Mon. through Fri. 8 a.m.--12 noon; 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
(831) 420-5270



Santa Cruz County Parks and Recreation
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Automated Phone Information: (831) 454-7948



Santa Cruz Adult School
Office: 536 Palm Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Learning Center: 50 Taylor Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 429-3966 (M-Th)

    Non-profit education organization, associated with Santa Cruz City Schools, offering a variety of reasonably priced classes, including a number with an art focus.


University of California Extension
740 Front Street, Suite 155
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
To register by phone: 1 (800) 660-8639
Enrollment Fax: (831) 427-6690

    Variety of arts classes, "high powered", not for those on a tight budget.

These listings are provided as a service and inclusion is not to be construed as a recommendation on the part of Lenz Arts, Inc.