Sunday Art & Music at the Beach in Capitola

Capitola Art & Music at the Beach

Summer in Capitola means it’s time to party on the Esplanade.

Come out to the Capitola Village this summer for the Sunday Art & Music at the Beach series, presented by the Capitola Art & Cultural Commission.

For six Sunday’s this summer the Esplanade plays host to local artists, and live music.


Each year local painters, photographers, jewelers and more come out to show off their latest work and mingle with the crowds.  The event prides itself on bringing together a collection of accomplished artists representing diverse mediums.

While there are dozens of artists scheduled to appear, here is a small sampling of the artists who you will find at the Art & Music events this summer:

Maia Negre

Maia Negre is a bay area native who lives in Santa Cruz.  She has been painting since she was 17, and is also an accomplished graphic designer.

When asked about the Art & Music event Maia said, “I LOVE this summer event, it’s a great show.  It occurs at the very location where I learned to surf (and surfing and the ocean are big-time inspirations for my work), and it is where I had my very first art show 8 years ago.”

Maia’s Paintings:


Leslie Stabile

Leslie Stabile creates beautiful sea glass jewelry.  Her business, Bella Mare Sea Glass,  is a member of the North American Sea Glass Association.

Leslie began collecting sea glass as a young girl. Her childhood hobby has taken her around the world sharing her Love for sea glass by offering private sea glass tours, and giving talks on the history of sea glass.

Leslie’s Love for the ocean and sea glass brings you One of a kind Sea glass jewelry.

Leslie’s Sea Glass Jewelry:



While the artists are a can’t miss attraction, you’ll want to stick around for the live music that starts at 2:00pm on the Esplanade stage.

Below is a list of musical acts that will be performing at this year’s Art & Music at the Beach series.

Sunday, June 16Sea 02Jazzy Rock
Sunday, June 30Barbara LopezJazz
Sunday, July 147th WaveAcoustic Soft Rock
Sunday, July 21Singing WoodWorld Music
Sunday, August 4Harpin & ClarkAcoustic Guitar & Harmonica
Sunday, August 18Singer Ron KaplanJazz

Event Hours: 11am – 5pm
Live Music: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

This event is sponsored by Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott-Capitola, and Slatter Construction Inc.

Show your support to the event organizers (and find out about other great events) by following the Capitola Art & Cultural Commission on Facebook.

About Ethan Oates

Ethan Oates fell in love with Santa Cruz while visiting as a child. He has lived in Santa Cruz since the mid '90's, and is happiest when spending time with his family.

  • Carol Ulak says:

    It appears that the dates posted for the 6 Sundays in Capitola are incorrect for 2015??? I will be visiting from Thursday July 16-Monday-July 20th and the Sunday in July is the 19th. It is posted as July 14th?

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