Hobbies & Crafts

A Brighter World
119 Walnut Ave – 469-4393

The perfect stop for the DIY’er. Come do your own tie-dye right in the store. All the tools and training you need for a fun afternoon by your self, with a friend, or even a great party idea. Browse the retail store for great gifts for everyone.

Academy of Arcana
428A Front Street, 291-4009

Academy of Arcana Myth, Magick, and Mysterie! Shop the curiosities, visit the mysteries, explore the illuminarium, be a member, become a wizard. Oh yes, it’s real. Academy of Arcana opened it’s doors on Front Street in Downtown Santa Cruz at the end of 2015. They have a library and museum, a meeting/workshop/class space, and a […]

Atlantis Fantasyworld
1020 Cedar St. – 426-0158

2016: Celebrating 40 years in business! Atlantis Fantasyworld has provided the Santa Cruz, California community with a comfortable, themed comic book store for the whole family. Now expanding beyond those boundaries, Atlantis invites you to explore its website. Here you can learn about more about the store, upcoming sales or special events, meet the staff, shop […]

Comicopolis
829 Front St – 427-1929

http://www.comicopolisonline.com/ Comicopolis (Winner of the Good Times Best of Santa Cruz Readers Poll – Best Comic Bookstore category) has served the Santa Cruz community, since 1997, with the finest selection of comics and related materials available. We LOVE comics and think you should too. Come in and explore the finest selection of Comics and Graphic […]

Glow Candle Lounge
1101 Pacific Ave. – 423-4569

From the creators of Petroglyph, comes Glow – a warm inviting space full of found objects and lush scents. Here you will be inspired to create personalized candles for every occasion. www.glowlounge.biz

Kaiwa Art & Play Space -185 Walnut Avenue, 316-0918

Kaiwa Art & Play Space is located in a beautiful space in downtown Santa Cruz, and offers enriching art opportunities for children ages 1-12. Check out Kaiwa’s About Us page for more information on workshops, open studio and play time, classes, and camps in a variety of media and on a variety of topics!  Kaiwa Art & […]

Paper Vision
1345 Pacific Ave – 458-1345

At Paper Vision, our passion is to provide unique cards and gifts for customers of all ages. We carry a large selection of greeting cards, calendars, children’s books, posters and prints in a wide range of styles (spanning from black light to fine art) , retro to contemporary toys, puzzles for all ages, science kits, […]

Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge
125 Walnut Ave – 458-1117

Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge is an upscale paint-your-own pottery studio. Here you can explore your personal creativity, enjoy time with friends — and take home the unique ceramic art you create. www.petroglyph.com

Santa Cruz Studio School
143 S. River St – 457-1374

Art classes for children and young adults. Santa Cruz Studio School offers each art student a variety of experiences aimed toward deepening and sustaining creative artistic expression. http://www.santacruzstudioschool.com/index.html

Serpent’s Kiss
2015 N. Pacific Ave – 423-5477

Your Source for Magic, Spells, Witchcraft, Spiritual Gifts & Ritual Supplies The first thing people say when they walk into the Serpent’s Kiss is “This place smells great!” The second thing they say is “it feels so good in here”. We are a Magickal Arts Shop and Botanica specializing in authentic, unique, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind ritual […]