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Top 5 Places for Public Art in Santa Cruz County

One of the greatest joys in exploring a new place is stumbling upon a beautiful piece of public art. Local murals, sculptures, and mosaics showcase the artistic and cultural flavor of the area and inspire you to discover more. Thanks to Santa Cruz County’s deeply rooted art community, there are spectacular pieces of public art

What’s New in Santa Cruz County for Summer

This season, Santa Cruz is brimming with new things to see and do. Long known as California’s quintessential beach town, with a classic west coast vibe that comes from its legacy as the birthplace of mainland surfing in the United States, this seaside gem welcomes visitors in 2022. Close in proximity to San Francisco and

2022 Free Summer Movies and Concerts

Enjoy toe tapping music and box office hits this summer in Santa Cruz County! Free concerts and movies by the beach, music in the park, and more, are waiting to take a spot on your summer schedule! The whole family will love these events, so get your calendar out and start planning your summer fun

Discover Abbott Square, Downtown’s Buzzworthy Destination

The latest buzz in Santa Cruz is Abbott Square, a dynamic plaza and marketplace that’s enlivened already buzzing downtown with six new restaurants, two bars, plenty of al fresco courtyard seating, and a lineup of free performances and public art. The $5 million endeavor is five years in the making, and a joint project of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) and developer John McEnery IV who created a similar community marketplace in San Jose.

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