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Digital Media and Creative Arts Center

Working Studios for an Arts Campus

1050 & 1060 River Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060


Santa Cruz's Tannery Arts Campus opened its Digital Media and Creative Arts Center in 2012. The a 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.



Mark Cavagnero Associates


Michael Zelver

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

Sachs Family Foundation



Total development cost

$7 M

Working studios


Total area

23,622 sq. ft.