Welcome to the Visual Arts Network

The Visual Arts Network is a curated directory of over 300 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 . Explore the Network and meet your creative neighbors!

For 34 years, artists across Santa Cruz County have shared their creativity directly with the community through the Open Studios Art Tour, a program of Arts Council Santa Cruz County. This year, our methods have had to adapt, but our mission has not changed. While we won’t be making that connection in person, we’re excited to present this online space where our county’s creators can showcase their work and build relationships with local art-lovers.

How to Join

The Visual Artist Network is an online platform for artists in Santa Cruz County to showcase their work, build relationships with local art-lovers, and connect with their creative peers.

Applications for the 2020-2021 year of the Visual Arts Network closed on July 17, however we hope you apply next year! Keep an eye out here, on the Open Studios website or sign up for the Arts Council newsletter to be the first to know when applications are open.

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