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Digital Media and Creative Arts Center

Working Studios for an Arts Campus

1050 & 1060 River Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Opening Celebration

Opening Celebration



Exterior Buildings

Dance Class


Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center
Phase II -Tannery Arts Center

Phase 2 - Tannery Arts Center



Santa Cruz’s ever-evolving Tannery Arts Center reached another major milestone with the 2012 opening of the Digital Media and Creative Arts Center, a nearly 24,000-square-foot facility consisting 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. 

The new 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 Tannery allowed Artspace to create its first “arts campus,” with a mix of historic buildings and new construction, housing and working studios. Artspace will be involved as a supportive neighbor for Phase 3, which includes the adaptive reuse of another old tannery building into a Performing Arts Center. The completed complex also provides a new home for the Arts Council of Santa Cruz.

The 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. 

Development Cost

$7 million


Mark Cavagnero Associates

Development Consultant

Michael Zelver

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Our Thanks to...

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


Sachs Family Foundation