SANTA CRUZ, CA — April 13, 2023 —Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with a free family-friendly event featuring local artisans, food trucks, wine and beer, art activities, live music and open studios on the Tannery campus.
This year’s lineup includes live music with La Familla De Calle and Aquin, composed of duo Genoa Brown & Jase “Monk” Earl. Enjoy beer & wine from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing and Big Basin Vineyards alongside food trucks Epoch Foods, Taquizas Gabriel and sweet treats from LaLi.
Discover everything from handmade ceramics, unique jewelry, paintings & prints to candles, self-care products & one of a kind clothing from over 40 Santa Cruz County artisans. Purchase fresh flowers from local farms Happy Patch Flowers, Quaintrelle Farms and Localife Flowers
“The diversity of artists this year is amazing,” says Bree Karpavage, Spring Art Market Coordinator and founder of the Santa Cruz Mountains Makers Markets. “The Spring Art Market will represent a gorgeous variety of locally made fine art including painting, woodworking, ceramics and jewelry. We are also really excited to welcome four local flower farms to the event. There’s nothing like the beauty of flowers and art to celebrate spring!”
Free art activities to engage youngsters, & the young at heart including a glass blowing demo with Chris Mosley, Public Art Bingo with Linda Cover and Bird Quest with Suzy Radonsky, local artist Kirk McNeill will be spinning the Sharky-Go-Round.
“The Spring Art Market is a beautiful way to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend,” says Mercedes Lewis, Tannery Program Manager for Arts Council Santa Cruz County. “Bring the whole family, and find the perfect gift for all the special women in your life while supporting our local creative entrepreneurs.”
The Tannery Arts Center is located at 1050-1070 River Street in Santa Cruz, CA. Free parking.
liljax Asha Tobing. One-of-a-kind clothing and accessories created from intentionally selected salvaged textiles for children and adults. @liljaxcreations
Catterfly Kreations Sahar El Khatib. Hand beaded jewelry with unique designs and patterns @catterfly_kreations
SALT the Store Sarah Borgeson. A curated gift store in the courtyard of the Tanery studios, featuring an ever-changing inventory of local and regional artisans. @saltcalifornia
The Local Naturalist Andrea Dingeldein. Scientific illustration of our local natural environment from the ocean to the redwoods. @the_local_naturalist
Localife Farm Christina McCutcheon. Local florist and farmer in the Santa Cruz Mountains. @localifeflowers
About the Tannery Arts Center
The Tannery Arts Center is a first-in-the-nation art community that provides a sustainable, accessible and vibrant home for the arts in Santa Cruz County. Home to 100 live/work lofts, 28 artist studios, Jewel Theatre at the Colligan Theater, Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center, Radius Gallery, and the North County offices of Arts Council Santa Cruz County. Members of the public can experience the Tannery through classes, exhibitions, Open Studios, and First Fridays.
About Arts Council Santa Cruz County
The Arts Council’s mission is to nurture and invest in artists, culture, and the arts. Together, we’re building a stronger Santa Cruz County, where all artists have access to the resources they need to thrive; where a full range of creative expression is accessible to everyone; and the arts are recognized for their essential contributions to a healthy, vibrant, and representative community. Through grants to artists and arts organizations, arts education programs that serve more than 20,000 youth across Santa Cruz County, and community initiatives such as Open Studios, the Tannery Arts Center, and the Watsonville Center for the Arts, we help Santa Cruz County thrive. Learn more at artscouncilsc.org.