Claraty Arts Center in Seabright

August 21, 2013

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The Good Times Santa Cruz takes a peek at the newish Claraty Arts Center in Seabright, a former print shop that now serves as a working art studio and collective for 21 developmentally disabled artists.

Dave De Give writes: 

“Five years ago, Santa Cruz residents Robin Blake and Andy Pereira were searching for a better way to meet the needs of the developmentally disabled.

Blake, who is developmentally disabled herself, had always admired her mother’s Capitola craft gallery while growing up, but never had the opportunity to create her own art. While Pereira, who ran an agency that provided services for developmentally disabled clients, including Blake, was looking for a way for them to learn more about their own history.

“It’s a fun place,” says Blake, whose preferred medium is paint. The artists can sell their work in the gallery and keep 50 percent of the profits.”

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