Welcome to Scotts Valley Artisans
Your local non-profit Community Art Center
Scotts Valley Artisans is a non-profit community art center featuring the work of over 150 Santa Cruz County artists. Our 5600 sq. ft. facility provides a permanent and affordable showcase for local artists to display and sell their work, and includes a teaching facility designed to bring low-cost art education opportunites to our community.
Scotts Valley Artisans is part of the Regional Artisans Association. The Regional Artisans Association is a unique, non-profit community arts model developed to expand and enhance the arts in Santa Cruz County. To that end, the Regional Artisans Association has developed a multi-faceted combination of projects and programs designed to boost Santa Cruz County’s arts and culture profile, as well as provide art-centered events and activities for our local community. These include the Art in Public Places Program, the Mural-in-a-Day Project, Scotts Valley Artisans non-profit retail art gallery, and SantaCruzArtists.com, an online nationally promoted art market exclusively for Santa Cruz County artists.
Santa Cruz County has the fifth largest population of artists per capita in the United States, according to a survey conducted by Atlantic Magazine in November 2011 (the top 4 cities on the list are NYC, LA, SF, and Santa Fe). The caliber of art in our County rivals that of any major metropolitan art scene. Yet the opportunities for Santa Cruz County artists to show and sell their work are few and far between in our County. And the vast creative resources we have are little known outside of the Bay Area.
Help support the Regional Artisans Association/Scotts Valley Artisans' efforts to create a curated website that will highlight the hundreds of accomplished artists in Santa Cruz County, and bring our artists' original creations to a national audience. The launch of this new website is scheduled for Spring of 2013.