The struggles of one thousand Watsonville cannery strikers will be remembered and honored through a unique art and historical exhibit entitled, Remembering the Struggle. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the hardships that faced strikers through contemporary and historical artwork.

Currently contemporary pieces of art are being collected to commemorate the impact of the strikers on the Pajaro Valley community. Many local artists as well as well known political artists will participate.  

This recent body of artwork will also be joined by posters and art created during the eighties in response to the strike's events. These pieces have never before been seen together in a gallery.

Names of participating artists will be listed as soon as they are available. Please check back soon for details.


Visiting the Gallery

The show will run July 30 through September 21, 2008 and admission is free!


Wednesday through Friday 11am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 4pm


Pajaro Valley Arts Council and Gallery
37 Sudden Street
Watsonville, CA 95037

The Pajaro Valley Gallery is wheelchair accessible.


About the Gallery

The Pajaro Valley Arts Council formed in 1984 and the Gallery has been open since 1986. This non-profit organization presents rotating visual art galleries that encourage "artistic resources found in our rich local cultural diversity, historical heritage and the natural beauty of the Central Coast."

Visit the Pajaro Valley Gallery website