at the tannery arts center
The Digital Media & Creative Arts Center, also known as the Working Studios at the Tannery, opened in 2012. The 28 working studios are the home to Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center, Radius Gallery, Camp Tannery Arts, Joy Labz and more. The studios are open to the public for limited hours during the week and special events.
Events at the Working Studios include:
- During First Friday Santa Cruz, individual and group studios in glass, ceramics, jewelry, printmaking, drawing, painting, book arts, photography, literary arts and collage open their doors to the public during the evening hours on the first Friday of each month.
- Tanniversary is celebrated every June to mark another year at the Tannery.
- Thursday Art Market is held 4-7 p.m. every Thursday, rain or shine. The farmers’ market-style event includes an art demonstration, live music and food.
- The Winter Art Market occurs annually on the first weekend of December.
The Beam House and Tanyard Buildings were renovated and opened in 2012 as the Digital Media & Creative Arts Center, also known as the Working Studios at the Tannery. The Redevelopment Agency, utilizing grant funds from the federal Economic Development Administration rehabbed the buildings to construct working studios, a courtyard, and a café.