Award-winning game designer Elizabeth Swensen on the world of games, and her new foothold teaching at UCSC
Mark Shunney launches Art Research Office Gallery to build community through emerging artists’ exhibits
Crochet Coral Reef finds an unusual way to highlight environmental crisis
Acclaimed Santa Cruz photographer shares photos and tales from recent trips
Camille Utterback on her digital projection of the San Lorenzo River at the MAH
Paul Schraub on portraits, feast and famine, digital shots and music
Santa Cruz artist commemorates his unicycle trip to South America with foot-drawn book
Gayle Ortiz may be known for the bakery that bears her name, but she’s quietly crafted a fashion career
Textile artist Jody Alexander perfects the Japanese ‘boro’ technique
Bay Area artists celebrate the centennial of the absurdist movement
How to get the best out of this year’s Open Studios
Locate the artists by number and use the handy maps in this guide to plot your Tour.
Joe Ferrara of Atlantis Fantasyworld starts campaign to raise awareness
The late George Hitchcock wasn’t just a wordsmith—he was also an imaginative visual artist
Arts-and-tech conceptualist Keith Muscutt’s latest Burning Man installation
A local artist’s exploration of loss and the unseen world of spirits
There is nothing the prolific dress designer Christina MacColl is afraid to wear—or sew
Lenz Arts owners win Lifetime Achievement award
Local nature photographer Tim Matthews on capturing ‘nostalgia in advance’
Florian Schulz explores how sea creatures' migratory patterns erase global boundaries
How a raku party at Waddell Beach led to Ann Morhauser's glass empire Annieglass
Fiber artist Daniella Woolf on WaxWorks West, box cutters and the versatility of encaustics
Shelby Graham on directing and curating UCSC’s Sesnon Art Gallery while also living the creative life
In the studio with Linda Christensen, whose bold interplays of color and light capture even Condoleezza Rice
Cutting-edge photojournalist Jana Marcus pens a true crime mystery
What’s the tour about? Open Studios is a classic hit that gets better every year. The Tour kicked off in 1986 with...
In the Eye of the Storm... our bravest archetypes "dress it up"
As Burning Man’s popularity soars, it also grapples with growing pains. The festival’s community ponders the future, while bringing the culture to...
Local craftsman designs totes for men