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Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery

2014 Activities

UCSC, Cowell College, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.459.2953, cowell.ucsc.edu/smith-gallery
Revolving exhibits by artists of the Monterey Bay region. Open Tue.
- Sun. 11am - 4pm during school year. Closed June 15 - Sep. 26.

Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery

37 Sudden Street, Watsonville
Phone: 831.722.3062, www.pajarovalleyartscouncil.org
A non-profit fine art gallery located in a 113-year-old historic
Victorian. PVAC presents rotating contemporary visual art exhibitions showcasing the diversity and talent of regional artists. Open
Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 4pm.

Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

Guided walks Sundays at 1:30. All programs Spanish bilingual. Open
Sat. & Sun. March - Oct. 11am - 5pm and Nov. - Feb. 11am - 4pm.

music, theater, dance, film, digital art, and public lectures. Office
open Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm. Event schedule varies.

Mission Santa Cruz

Cabrillo College Visual & Performing
Arts Complex

130 Emmet Street, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.426.5686
www.holycrosssantacruz.com/mission.html
Mission Santa Cruz remains a living testament to the interplay
between California's rich Spanish & Native American heritage.
Open Tue. - Sat. 10am - 4pm, Sun. 10am - 2pm.

Pajaro Valley Historical Association

332 E. Beach St., Watsonville
Phone: 831.722.0305, www.pajarovalleyhistory.org
Exhibits and archives pertaining to Watsonville and the Pajaro
Valley. Open Tue. - Thu. 11am - 3pm. Research by appointment.

Rancho del Oso Nature & History Center

UCSC, Porter College, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.459.3606, http://arts.ucsc.edu/sesnon
The Sesnon Gallery operates a cutting-edge museum oriented
program for all ages and encourages interdisciplinary discourse
through the lens of the arts. Open Tues. - Sat. 12 - 5pm, Wednesday open late 12 - 8pm during academic year.

3600 Hwy 1, Davenport
Phone: 831.427.2288, www.ranchodeloso.org
Extensive & newly renovated natural and cultural history exhibits
of the Waddell Valley. Self-guided or docent-led hikes, tours and
special events monthly. Open Sat-Mon, 12 - 4pm.

Santa Cruz Art League

12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek
Phone: 831.338.8382, www.slvmuseum.com
Displays of early SLV life on logging, trains, early schools, antique
kitchen, rotating exhibits (currently Crystals, Caves and Kilns history of limestone). Bookstore has local history & nature books.
Open Wed - Sun., noon - 4pm.

526 Broadway, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.426.5787, www.scal.org
One of the oldest art organizations of the west, the Santa Cruz
Art League creates an atmosphere for the various stages of the
creative path to exhibit, perform, learn, network and find inspiration and support. Open Wed. - Sat. 12 - 5pm, Sun. 12 - 4pm. First
Friday of each month 12 - 9pm.

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

9341 Mill Street, Ben Lomond
Phone: 831.336.3513, www.mountainartcenter.org
Gallery, art classes, gifts by local artists, clay workshops, music
events. Open Wed. - Sun., 12 - 6pm.

Museums

Agricultural History Museum

2601 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville
Phone: 831.724.5898, www.aghistoryproject.org
Museum, exhibits, and equipment representing history of agriculture on the Central Coast. Activities for children. Open Thurs.
- Sun., 12 - 4pm and by special arrangement.

Aptos History Museum

7605-B Old Dominion Court, Aptos
Phone: 831.688.9514, www.aptoshistory.org
A collection of artifacts and photographs depicting the history of
Aptos, from the Native American Indians to the earthquake. Open
Mon. - Fri., 10am - 4pm.

California Agricultural Workers History
Center at the Watsonville Public Library

275 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Watsonville Phone: 831.768.3400 or
831.768.3406, www.watsonvillelibrary.org
Focuses on the stories of workers who came to this area to work
& stayed to create a community. In the Watsonville Library. Open
Mon. - Thurs. 10am - 8pm, Fri. 10am - 6pm.

Capitola Historical Museum

410 Capitola Avenue, Capitola
Phone: 831.464.0322, www.capitolamuseum.org
Offers changing exhibits on the history of the oldest resort on the
Pacific Coast & depicts summer resort life in 1910. Open Wed.,
Fri. - Sun. 12 - 4pm.

City of Watsonville Nature Center

30 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville
Phone: 831.768.1622, www.wetlandsofwatsonville.org
Offers exhibits on wetland plants, animals and history & public
works conservation programs. Family fun, group tours & more.

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San Lorenzo Valley Museum

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

144 School Street, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.425.5849
www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
The oldest building in the City of Santa Cruz and the only
remaining original building of the Mission Santa Cruz settlement.
Museum and tours. Open Thu. - Sat. 10am - 4pm (seasonal).

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

705 Front Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.429.1964, www.santacruzmah.org
The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) offers fun, affordable events and exhibitions that connect you to a community
of creative, curious people. Open Tue. - Sun. 11am - 5pm and
Fridays 11am - 9pm.

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

1305 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.6115, www.santacruzmuseum.org
Explore exhibits on native peoples, geology and local wildlife.
Tidepool touch tank, live beehive, & life-size whale sculpture.
Family fun! Always free for kids! Summer: Weds. - Sun., 10am 5pm; School Year: Tue. - Sat., 10am - 5pm. Free Admission First
Friday of every month.

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

Mark Abbott Lighthouse - West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.6289, www.santacruzsurfingmuseum.org
This unique little museum's exhibits chronicle over 100 years of
local surfing history. Summer: Thurs. - Tues. 10am - 5pm; Winter:
Thurs. - Mon. 12 - 4pm.

Performing Arts

Arts Council Santa Cruz County

1070 River Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.475.9600, www.artscouncilsc.org
The Arts Council promotes, connects and invests in the arts to
stimulate creativity and vibrancy in Santa Cruz County. Open
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm. See ad page 56.

Arts Division, UC Santa Cruz

UCSC Campus,1156 High St., Santa Cruz Phone: 831.459.2787
or 831.459.2159, http://arts.ucsc.edu/events
UC Santa Cruz's cultural and artistic hub! Featuring art exhibits,

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6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos
Phone: 831.479.6154, www.cabrillovapa.com
A state-of-the-art facility for all art mediums, housing 3 performance venues: the Crocker Theater, Music Recital Hall & the Black
Box Theater. Year-round entertainment. See web for schedule.

Capitola Art & Cultural Commission

420 Capitola Avenue, Capitola
Phone: 831.475.7300, www.cityofcapitola.org
Provides the community with art & cultural activities through the
year. Check website for current information about Wednesday
night concerts and movies on the beach. Meets 2nd Tuesday of
every month, 6:30pm, City Council Chambers.

Henry J. Mello Center for
Performing Arts

250 East Beach Street, Watsonville
Phone: 831.763.4047, www.mellocenter.com
Premier concert performance hall located in central Watsonville.

Kuumbwa Jazz

320 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.427.2227, www.kuumbwajazz.org
World-renowned jazz & world music artists each week in an
intimate atmosphere. Dinner served one hour before showtime.

Rio Theatre

1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.423.8209, www.riotheatre.com
A 724-capacity venue for live music, films, authors, theater plays
& rehearsal space. Check website for show dates & times.

Santa Cruz City Arts

337 Locust Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5157, www.santacruzpublicart.com
Santa Cruz City Arts works with the Arts Commission, partners &
stakeholders to guide implementation of the public art and mural
programs & other cultural planning initiatives. See website to
download free downtown public art walking tour map!

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

307 Church Street, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.420.5260 or
831.420.5240, www.santacruzcivic.com
Open hours vary. Box Office available Tues. - Fri. 11am - 6pm, Sat.
10am - 1:30pm.

The Tannery Arts Center

1050 River Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.621.6226, www.tanneryartscenter.org
The Tannery Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary arts campus
featuring working studios, live-work lofts, a cafe and performance
venues. Hours vary by studio. Open First Friday Weekends of each
month. See website.

UCSC Theater Arts Center &
Music Center Recital Hall

UC Santa Cruz, Meyer Drive, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.459.2787
or 831.459.2159, www.arts.ucsc.edu/events
Nationally and internationally known artists and student performers. Office open Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm. Event schedule varies.

Points of Interest

Arboretum at UC Santa Cruz

Arboretum Road at High Street (1490 High Street), Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.427.2998, http://arboretum.ucsc.edu
Year-round drought-tolerant non-invasive plant collections from
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and California. Arboretum
open daily 9am - 5pm (except Thanksgiving & Christmas). Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop open daily 10am - 4pm. See ad page 40.



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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014
Contents
Welcome to Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz
Whale Watching and More
Playing Around
Every Dog Has Its Day
Santa Cruz County Has Taste
2014 Events Calendar
Maps
Raise a Glass to County Wine
Monterey Bay
Capitola and Soquel
Make a Play Date
Scotts Valley
San Lorenzo Valley
From the Mountains to the Sea
Pleasure Point
Live Creatively
Aptos
Davenport
Watsonville and Pajaro Valley
Dining Guide
Lodging Guide
Visitor Activites
Find Your Perfect Beach
Advertisers Index
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