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Pajaro Valley Arts


37 Sudden St, Watsonville, CA 95076

(831) 722-3062


Pajaro Valley Arts is a nonprofit art center that focuses on bringing the community together through art. Since 1984, PVA has collaborated with and encouraged artists and other local nonprofit organizations in art education.

The gallery provides showcases for local artists and cultural groups and has partnered with Pajaro Valley Unified School District to advocate for arts education. “PVA’s educational program provides students and teachers the opportunity to make, exhibits and tour fine art exhibits free of charge, to learn about and better understand art,” the group states on its website.

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