Latest City Arts news

5/9/2018 – Goodtimes

New Mural Takes a Stand for Queer Youth and Underrepresented Communities

The Diversity Center Youth Program and Santa Cruz Teen center finished their “Unify, Decolonize, Thrive” mural at Louden Nelson Community Center in March after months of work. The mural is the first of its kind in Santa Cruz—representing past and current persecution and an idyllic future for queer youth and other underrepresented communities. Many participants said the process made them feel more included, supported and visible.

1/15/2016 –

New Beach Flats Community Mural Process Kicks Off

Circling around a butcher paper-covered folding table at the Beach Flats Community Center, a group of eight were part of the launch of a mural brainstorming effort to create again a new community mural. Other than direction from an event facilitator and background music, the soundtrack to the first half of the meeting was the sound of markers scratching and occasional laughter.

8/19/2015 – KSBW

Ebb and Flow artwork installed along San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz city leaders worked with artists to bring attention and appeal to a part of downtown that is often overlooked or avoided by locals and tourists: the San Lorenzo River levee.

8/4/2015 – Good Times

Bridging Troubled Water

The Ebb & Flow River Arts Project brings attention to the San Lorenzo River with two days of art celebrations