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The gallery concept was founded in Capitola Village in August of 2019 with the name, curated [by the sea]. During the strange and chaotic summer of 2020, we regrouped and relocated to our bright, spacious, 4600 sq. ft. building located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz.
 

Fast forward to August 2023, and we've continued to evolve, and rebranded as m.k. contemporary art.

 

We now showcase the work of 40+ local and regional artists. In addition, we exhibit a rotating series of themed shows and special events.

 

We are becoming known for our quirky, eclectic, yet elegant collection of contemporary art inspired by the unique natural beauty and creative culture that is Santa Cruz.

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Thank you Santa Cruz for voting us 'Best Retail Gallery' in Good Times Magazine for 2022 & 2023!

"Talk of the Bay"

link to our interviews with local artists hosted by Christine Barrington of KSQD radio

4/17/23 with Robynn Smith, Jane Gregorious & Melissa Kreisa

1/5/2023 with Dag Weiser and Melissa Kreisa

9/23/2023 with Rose Sellery, Sara Friedlander & Melissa Kreisa

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