Tannery Arts Center

Working Studios for an Arts Campus

1050 and 1060 River Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060


Santa Cruz's Tannery Arts Campus opened its Digital Media and Creative Arts Center in 2012. The nearly 24,000-square-foot facility represents Phase 2 of the Tannery project, which began with the construction of the 100-unit Artspace Tannery Lofts, developed by Artspace and completed in 2009. The Digital Media and Creative Arts Center consists of two historic tannery buildings that have been renovated into 28 studio spaces for artists and creative businesses. Studios range from 200 to 3,200 square feet. Tenants of the Tannery Digital Media and Creative Arts Center represent a broad range of disciplines, including jewelry, ceramics, printmaking, glass making, painting, book arts, dance, a literary magazine and a café.


Architect: Mark Cavagnero Associates

Funders: City of Santa Cruz Redevelopment Agency, California Cultural & Historical Endowment, and U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), Sachs Family Foundation

Development Consultant: Michael Zelver

est. 2012

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Commercial Space

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