Join The Visual Arts Network

The Visual Arts Network is a curated directory of 200+ artists living and working in Santa Cruz County. Here you’ll find creators of all kinds — from painters and sculptors to woodworkers and glass blowers. Each artist has their own page where you can learn about their process & their creations and connect with them directly. Search by name, location or medium, explore all the artists, or meet featured artists. We invite you to “Explore Directory” and meet your creative neighbors!

How to Join

The VAN online platform is for artists in Santa Cruz County to showcase their work, build relationships with local art-lovers, and connect with their creative peers. Artists administer their own listings.

Applications for the 2022 year are closed. Applications for the 2023 year will be available in November 2022.

Questions? Contact Ann Ostermann –

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