Located on the West Side of Santa Cruz showing the work of local and regional artists.


SIster Brothers Perform Saturday February 25, 3:00 PM

Saturday afternoon, February 25, 2017. The singing begins at 3:00 p.m. sharp!
We recommend arriving by 2:30, to allow time to park, make your way up to the second-floor R. Blitzer gallery, and take a look at “A Figurative Affair,” the gallery’s February exhibitition of abstract figurative artworks.

DONATIONS ARE WELCOME! We gratefully accept donations at the door to help defray our concert expenses. Thank you!
The Sister Brothers. a vocal trio favoring close, three-part harmonies, is Dan Landry, Jim MacKenzie, and Heidi Rentería. We sing songs by folks like Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Nolan, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Hazel Dickens, the Stanley Brothers, the Delmore Brothers, and the Louvin Brothers; traditional songs whose composers are largely unknown; and a few tunes from recent decades. The songs we sing have their roots in, or have been influenced by, the Appalachian, bluegrass, and old-school country music traditions of the United States. Accompanied by acoustic guitar and tenor ukulele, or sung a cappella, our music is performed the old-fashioned way — without amplification.
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A Figurative Affair- Opening First Friday February 3, February 3-27

Curated by Susan Hancey and Sefla Joseph, this popular exhibit features the finest of Santa Cruz's figurative artists:

Painters Barbara Bartels, Linda Christensen, Aethia Danforth, Maureen Davidson, Barbara Downs, Kit Eastman, Michele Giulvezan-Tanner, Stephanie Heit, Dee Hooker, Christianna Hunnicutt, Sefla Joseph, Barbara Laurence, Emerson Murray, Charles Prentiss, Rose Sellery, Steve Tripp. Sculpture by Susana Arias, Ingrid Marianne, Geoffrey Nelson, Peggy Snider


The HeART of Barney-A tribute to Shawn Barney Barron

January 6 - 28,2017

Opening Reception First Friday January 6, 5-9 pm

A heartfelt tribute to the one and only SHAWN "BARNEY" BARRON! A celebration of his life's work.

live music by Ribsys Nickel, food provided by Pono Hawaiian Grill, and bartendress extrordinare PATTY!

$10 entrance fee at the door. Prints of Shawn's paintings will be available for sale, along with other goodies.

Orchestrated with love by Amelia Coulter, Sandbar Brenna, FleaHab, Nate Weinstein, Patrick Trefz


Santa Cruz Recycled Art Project (SCRAP)-Opening Reception First Friday December 2, 5-9 pm

Seven selected artists were offered access to the waste stream at the City of Santa Cruz's Resource Recovery Facility plus free access to the tools and equipment at Idea FabLabs Santa Cruz in order to make art from refuse.  The artists are Tra Bouscaren, Tauna Coulson, Leslie Morgan, Danielle Peters, Dustin Raphael, Lauren Ringelman, and Jane Silverglate.  SCRAP is sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Arts Commission and co-sponsored by Idea Fab Labs, New Leaf Community Markets and the Santa Cruz Warriors.


Detloff Knives- Larens Detloff

Larens Detloff was a part-time associate with a group of knife makers at David Boye's studio in Davenport.  As the years went by, the knife making grew and became more popular with those looking for better quality and design.  The knife makers diversified following their own design concepts, evolving new techniques with materials and the addition of artistic acid etching and engraving.  The knife work here represents various periods of Laren's work that have evolved out of those early  years in Davenport.

Robert Blitzer

Robert Blitzer

Robert Blitzer

Robert’s metal work is direct welded brass, copper, steel and found metals.  Most of the works feature natural stones, crystals and semi-precious stones, reflecting the artist’s love of natural and refractive materials  Figurative forms are mostly dramatic in ...

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