About Us

Vol. 2 Issue 3, Summer issue.  August 2014

Vol. 2 Issue 3, Summer issue.  August 2014

Based in the new Tannery Arts and Digital Media Center Studios, in Santa Cruz, CA., our mission is to capture the vibrant creative spirit of The West Coast in writing and art from around the world.

Catamaran Literary Reader  published its sixth issue in May 2014. Catamaran features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and the visual arts.

We seek to present diverse national and international voices around the themes of the natural world and the environment, the arts and artistic spirit, and personal journey and freedom. 


Our First annual Art and Jazz Gala in 2013

Save the Date: November 8th, Art Auction & Gala

Come to Catamaran’s 2nd Anniversary Art and Jazz Gala at The R. Blitzer Gallery on November 8th.  We'll be celebrating with food, wine and live jazz from the Santa Cruz Ensembles. Tickets go on sale in October, for $40. The show opens to the public on First Friday, November 7th.

The Gala will feature 25 artists that have all been published in Catamaran this year! The full exhibition will last for the month of November. All pieces will be for sale at the art auction, so don't miss your chance to own original work by Catamaran featured artists. Any pieces not sold during our art auction will remain for sale throughout November 2014.

Gallery hours are 11am-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is located at 2801 Mission Street Extension, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, on the Westside of Santa Cruz.