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Event Partners

The following are just a few examples of organizations that we partner with in promoting our events. Promotional activities include sending out e-mails, listserv postings, web announcements, and handing out fliers. There are many other organizations that are not listed for which we’d be happy to give you direct contacts when applicable.  

Culinary Events

Cabrillo College Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program

Santa Cruz County’s Community College’s award winning culinary program: 

Santa Cruz County Farmer’s Markets

Six extensive Santa Cruz Farmer's Markets: 

Gourmet Local Restaurants & Bonny Doon Vineyard

Soif Wine Restaurant and Wine Bar is within walking distance to the store:

 Randall Graham owner of the Bonny Doon Vineyard & James Beard Award winner: 

Politics & Current Events

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz’s Politics, Legal Studies, History of Consciousness, and Center for Justice, Tolerance, & Community Departments: 

The Diversity Center
Dedicated to building a diverse community, promoting health and well-being, and advancing social justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning individuals and their allies in Santa Cruz County.

Democratic Party/Clubs

Democratic clubs with hundreds of engaged members 

NextSpace Santa Cruz

Collaborative of freelancers, entrepreneurs, and creative class professionals who host off-site events with us, directly tying tickets to sales: 


Santa Cruz’s Tannery Arts Center

A space of hundreds of artists (from dancers, painters to metal workers & digital media whizzes) that live and work together and have received national attention for the artist residency collaboration:   

Cabrillo College VAPA Complex

Opened in 2009, a center for the visual and performing arts that is a division of the Art Departments at Cabrillo College: 

Santa Cruz Cultural Council

A city sponsored board in charge of spreading the word, organizing and funding art events in the community: 


University of California, Santa Cruz

A Creative Writing Department that is a feeder to top MFA writing programs & a Literature Department program that is invested in a Living Writers series: 

Local Authors & Writing Classes

There are a number of nationally known authors who call Santa Cruz home including: Laurie R. King, Ellen Bass, Laura Davis, Elizabeth Mackenzie, Geneen Roth, Laura Crumb, Noah Levine, Jonathan Franzen (part-time) 

Poetry Santa Cruz

Nationally recognized poetry organization with an extensive outreach:

Book Groups

Santa Cruz Public Library has outreach to over 3000 members with Book Group focused interests:



Science, Nature, & Environment

University of California, Santa Cruz

Nationally known Science Departments, for Neuroscience to Astronomy & Physics, Biology: (as just one example) 

Local Nature Organizations

Santa Cruz County is home to both national and state parks, claiming both the Pacific Ocean & Redwood Forest as our neighbors: 

Green Focus & Sustainability

Local organizations that focus on green living, sustainability, and eco-housing:

Spiritual and Conscious Living

Insight Santa Cruz, Meditation community group focused on mindfulness

Everyday Dharma Zen Center, local Buddhist meditation and philosophy discussion

Land of Medicine Buddha, nonprofit retreat center focused on Buddhist trainings

Five Branches University, California Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Mount Madonna Institute, Conference, retreat, and yoga center

CAMFT—local branch of the California Association of Marriage and Family http://


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