Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild and Art duJour

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on October 18, 2011

Art duJour is a nonprofit gallery and teaching studio space located in downtown Santa Cruz offering art and educational curriculum tailored to a monthly theme.  It is the brainchild of two moms, Heather Young and Christine Currie, who met in a school carpool and found that they shared concerns about the shortcomings of current public school education and a dream — to create a space and fuel the momentum for a nonprofit arts education program serving the needs of children and adults.  The dream is now reality and the Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild is pleased to participate in the current monthly theme, Fiber Arts (how appropriate!).  In addition to exhibiting and selling their work, guild members shared their skills as part of the October First Friday Art Tour.  Double weave was demonstrated on an 8-harness floor loom, braiding on an inkle loom as well as on a marudai, in addition to carding and spinning.  The theme of Fiber Arts continues in November.  If you are in Santa Cruz or environs, check out Art duJour (1013 Cedar Street).