Hopes High to Close Tannery Arts Center Theater Fundraising Gap

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As the Tannery Arts Center prepares to celebrate its fourth anniversary, supporters are hoping to narrow the fundraising gap for a theater that will complete the historic leather-making site’s rebirth. The renovation of the Salz Tannery…

Holiday Art Fair Showcases Work of Tannery Arts Center Artists

Santa Cruz Sentinel

A holiday art fair drew many shoppers and art lovers to the Tannery Arts Center Saturday, in a Santa Cruz style holiday event that continues from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The fair is at the Tannery’s Digital Media and Creative Arts Center…

Northwest Travel: Santa Cruz, CA

The Bulletin News

“Surf City USA.”That’s how Santa Cruz was known in its heyday. According to some, that was back in the 1960s, when surf rockers Jan and Dean had a No. 1 record with the song “Surf City.” Others will assure you the name was bestowed decades earlier, in memory of a trio of young Polynesian princes…

TAC: Organization of the Year

Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce

The City of Santa Cruz Redevelopment Agency, Artspace Projects, Inc., and the Tannery Arts Center, Inc. Director Ceil Cirillo have worked together to acquire the site of the Salz Tannery, develop the campus, complete environmental remediation, and create…

Tannery Arts, Keeping Santa Cruz Weird and Talented

Santa Cruz Patch

Thousands turned up Friday and Saturday to view new artist and performance spaces. There was dance, music, colorful art in a new complex that rents out living and work space in a factory that once made leather for clothing…

Monterey Bay Region Celebrates Tannery Arts Center and Bike-Powered Taxi, Santa Cruz Pedicab


The party at the Tannery Arts Center on June 1, 2012 was buzzing, and included in the excitement was the presence of Santa Cruz Pedicab, the only bicycle-powered taxi in the Monterey Bay region at this time…

Former leather factory bustles with artists

Mercury News

Where most people saw run-down buildings and grounds drenched in toxic chemicals at the old leather factory on River Street, Santa Cruz leaders 10 years ago envisioned a vibrant center for artists…

Bash welcomes new Tannery art studios

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Tannery Arts Center announces Grand Opening of new art studios complex. In phase two of the Tannery Arts Center’s three-part project, the City of Santa Cruz is close to becoming a model living-working artistic community…

Tannery Arts Center welcomes the public with the opening of its gorgeous new Creative Arts Center

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As a place where a lot of art will be made in the months and years ahead, the Digital Media and Creative Arts Center at the Tannery Arts Center is itself something of a work of artistic creation…

Tannery One Step Closer to the Dream

Santa Cruz Weekly

Catherine Willis’ eyes light up when she talks about the dance performances she has planned for the June 1 grand opening of the Tannery Arts Center’s Digital Media and Creative Arts Center…

Tannery Arts Center begins a new chapter

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Just a few years ago a plot of land on River Street wasn’t much more than heaps of dirt, tractors, and piles of steel. It was hard to imagine that the rubble would soon be transformed…

Statement from Bonnie Lipscomb, Executive Director Redevelopment Agency

You may have read the recent articles about the Tannery in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. We’d like to address these articles, and bring some clarity around the Redevelopment Agency’s (RDA’s) role at the Tannery….

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