County Art Exhibitions

Paintings, prints, crafts, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, and mixed-media works by local artists and crafts people are exhibited year-round at the County Government Center, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz! For more information, including artists currently showing at the County Government Center, click here.

Rotating Art Exhibitions

Learn how to exhibit art at County facilities!

How to Show
Artists interested in showing their work at a County facility (Government Center, Simpkins Family Swim Center, Health Services Agency, and others) should contact Arts Council Santa Cruz County at 475-9600 for more information, or visit their website at Application materials are typically due in early December for exhibitions taking place the following calendar year.
Where to Show
County Facilities that Feature Art
  • Government Center, 701 Ocean St
  • Simpkins Family Swim Center, 797 17th Ave
  • Health Services Agency, 1080 Emeline Ave
Extra Details
  • Exhibits typically run for 2-3 months on the first and fifth floors.
  • The Government Center is open to the public from 8 am-5 pm.

Contact Us


(831) 454-7901 (General)

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except holidays


Our physical office is open, but staff availability is limited.