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The Santa Cruz County Fair is an annual event that showcases the county’s agricultural riches and offers livestock shows, horticulture and craft exhibits, food, carnival rides, and entertainment.

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AAPI Heritage Festival to Premiere May 21

Santa Cruz’s first Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival, organized by the Santa Cruz AAPI Collective, will be hosted at The 418 Project in downtown Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History also provided support for the event.

(May 19, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
Aptos Branch Library Demolition Ready to Get Under Way

The Aptos Branch Library has been standing for more than 40 years. That’s about to change as the demolition phase of its reconsruction is set to begin. Completion of the new library is expected in the summer of 2023.

(May 16, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report

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Art in the Mountains: San Lorenzo Valley Art Tour

Announcing the inaugural launch of the San Lorenzo Valley Art Tour. The brainchild of four local artists – Raf Strudley, Eileen Murray, Janet Silverglate, and Mickey Singer. The group was inspired by the success of Open Studios and the hyperlocal …


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Inaugural San Lorenzo Valley Art Tour Showcases Hidden Talent

The work of 32 SLV artists will be on display at the two-day event


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Hear See Play Concert Series Debuts June 5

New nonprofit hosts inclusive live music at the VFW


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City Council solidifies new development fee for public art

The Watsonville City Council at its Tuesday night meeting solidified its decision to implement a new fee on development projects that would fund the arts in Watsonville. Soon, developers seeking to create commercial and residential projects will have to pay …


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The Unusual Roots of AJ Lee’s Music Career

As Santa Cruz band AJ Lee and Blue Summit brings its tour to Moe’s, a look at Lee’s remarkable rise


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Cabrillo Watsonville Center celebrates second edition of literary arts journal

WATSONVILLE—The second edition of a literature and arts journal created by Cabrillo College English students will soon be published, and the public is invited to celebrate with students and contributors this Friday. Xinachtli Journal, or Journal X, features poetry, short …


Image caption: From Past to Present: The range of California art in the museums listed below is represented by the Crocker Art Museum’s exterior: one half completed in 1872, the other added in 2010.
Golden State Treasures

Gold Rush-era landscapes, funk art sculptures, pop art statements, Chicano art movement masterworks—here are 10 places to explore the work of California artists.


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Nerdville Goes Bigger its Sophomore Year

Watsonville comic-con to feature cult classic ‘Killer Klowns From Outer Space’


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Stagecraft: NextStage Productions Presents Theater for the Community

By Julie Horner The curtain parts and a crescendo of applause fades to an expectant hush as the orchestra strikes its first strains. The actor’s heart leaps to the limelight. Santa Cruz County is home to unending community spirit, unlimited …


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Best of Santa Cruz County 2022: Editors’ Picks

Honoring the county's greatest people, places and things


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