It’s time to get things started at Ricki Vincent’s Puppetry Institute of Santa Cruz
River arts celebration of the slow-but-steady revival of the San Lorenzo comes amid continued challenges to its sustainability
Benefit art show captures the quiet, powerful legacy of Howard Ikemoto
Remembering the late local poet Peter McLaughlin
Artist Heather Matthews of Heather Glass brings glass to life through etching and carving
How Santa Cruz hip-hop artist Ra.be is using artistic collaboration to support clean water for everyone
The late local fixture was an engineer, inventor, educator, volunteer animal rescuer, and friend to many
Behind the sleep-deprived scenes of ‘After the Curtain’ with contemporary dance star Chantel Aguirre
After more than six decades of marriage, the legacy of Santa Cruz eco-art pioneers Helen and Newton Harrison is one that neither...
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
Local writer’s performance ‘Words Dressed & Undressed’ illuminates connection between women’s wardrobes and identity
Textile artist Jody Alexander perfects the Japanese ‘boro’ technique
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.
The late George Hitchcock wasn’t just a wordsmith—he was also an imaginative visual artist
With the release of his debut solo EP ‘Guest at Home,’ local rocker Henry Chadwick is getting national attention—and beating the curse...
Month-long opportunities aim to inspire with natural beauty and the permission to unplug
Nut entrepreneur Craig Olsen spills his secrets to success
Just how restrictive are the city’s downtown ordinances, really?
Arts-and-tech conceptualist Keith Muscutt’s latest Burning Man installation
A local artist’s exploration of loss and the unseen world of spirits
Guitarist William Coulter isn’t afraid to take a classical California pop approach to Celtic tradition
Lenz Arts owners win Lifetime Achievement award
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...