arte del corazón
opportunities for artists.
Our mercados happen twice a month in down town Watsonville and on Freedom Blvd. We started our mercados as a way to cultivate community amongst our local creatives. We welcome creatives from all walks of life to participate in our mercados. To register select one of the language options below to fill out a google form.
Our mercados take place:
Every First Friday from 2-7 @ 335 Main Street Watsonville, CA.
Every Third Saturday From 12-5 @1997 Freedom Blvd. Freedom, CA
2021 Exhibition Series
As of February 2021 Arte del Corazón has been putting on pop-up exhibitions at each of our mercados. Supported by donations by local artists through our mercado fees and the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County we have been able to put together a line up of 6 total exhibitions this year. Each of our Solo exhibitions are made up of local artists whom will develop their own exhibition along with the support of curator Monica Galvan. Please see our exhibition line up below.
"For the Love of Plants" --Group Exhibition (Feb-Mar)
"Yet to be titled"--Salvador Lua (Apr-May)
"Yet to be titled"--Evan Siegesmund (Jun-Jul)
"Yet to be titled"--Alexa Cortez (Aug-Sept)
"Yet to be titled"--Hermelinda Vasquez (Oct-Nov)
"Community Dreams"--Group Exhibition (Dec)
Our Noches Artesanales are virtual workshops done by local artists, they are live through Instagram and Facebook as well as recorded for future viewing. During these workshops we learn about the story behind the artwork of each individual artist as well as come away with a wonderful piece of art of our own. Project kits range in price and participants are welcome to use their own supplies.
Noches Artesanales are open for submissions if you would like to be featured contact Arte del Corazon at
Arte Del Corazón’s goal is to provide opportunities--for artists from communities under represented within the arts world; to create, sell and showcase their artwork. In the winter of 2019 we had our first event a Mercado Artesanal. During this event we had 23 artists selling their artwork and craft in Watsonville. Though we plan on continuing to focus our work on Watsonville, all are welcome to participate in our events virtual and in person.