Have you heard about SCATfest and the Bonny Doon Art and Wine Festival?

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The second annual Santa Cruz Arts and Technology Festival will take place on Saturday, May 14th at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt St in Live Oak. The event features a stage full of live music ranging from flamenco to sitars; a series of workshops and panels, including an Arts, Tech & Education panel that features three awesome Makers who attended the Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire (Sean Pace of the UCSC Open Labs and Artcrawler, Steve Davee of MakerEd, and Ed Martinez III of Forage Arts); a great array of exhibitors and vendors; and a multi-media performance jam in the evening! SCATfest is the brainchild of Dr. Phoenix Now; we love the enthusiasm and passion he has for the arts, for technology and for celebrating all the amazing thinking and making happening right here in Santa Cruz! Plus he does amazing laser-cut art himself, several pieces of which we gave away as door prizes at this year’s Mini Maker Faire. So don’t delay, get yourself advance tickets to SCATfest!

Raffle postcard NEW designAlso on our radar is the excellent Bonny Doon Art and Wine Festival in early June, which is hosting a raffle that includes the work of three world-renown makers who live right here in Santa Cruz. Surfboard shaper Michel Junod, designer & Ibis Cycle partner Roxy Lo and luthier Rick Turner are partnering with the Bonny Doon Community School Foundation on the WORLD CLASS Made in SANTA CRUZ Raffle.  Thanks to the support of Junod, Lo and Turner the $5 Raffle tickets will benefit FOUR great local causes: science and the arts at Bonny Doon Elementary School, Arts Council Santa Cruz County: SPECTRALand Trust Santa Cruz County and Food What?!Buy tickets at https://rallyup.com/worldclassmadeinsantacruz-raffle through May 31st or onsite on June 4 and enter to win one of the great prizes:

  • $950 Michel Junod Wing Swallow Surfboard
  • $1350 Compass Rose Ukulele by Rick Turner
  • $3500 a Ibis Carbon Fiber Hardtail Bicycle

The drawing will be held at the festival at 3 PM. Winners who are not at the festival will be notified via email. Early Bird festival tickets are $39 until April 30th. $49 May 1-June 3 and $69 at the door.

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