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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
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
The Cultural Council sponsors and encourages existing and new cultural and educational activities (such as the annual "Open Studios" event in October).
Offers classes to enrolled students and to the community at large.
Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center
Exhibits, art classes for adults and children, cultural events.
The Neoteric Renaissance School of Art
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)
Museum shows, children's art classes.
Santa Cruz City Parks and Recreation
Santa Cruz County Parks and Recreation
Santa Cruz Adult School
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
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.