GET TO KNOW
Loc Art founders Dominic Elkin and Derick Delucchi both grew up in Santa Cruz, CA. They met as kids playing Little League baseball against each other and went on to become good friends over the years before both graduating from Santa Cruz High School.
Derick Delucchi, Director of Operations
Derick, after graduating from high school, attended classes at Cabrillo College while playing on the football team. He was recruited to play football at the University of San Diego and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. A 4th generation firefighter, Derick is currently working for Cal Fire and volunteers at the Bonny Doon Fire Station. Derick owns the vision for Loc Art; encouraged by friends within the art community, he sought an easier way to connect with local artists.
Dominic Elkin, Creative Director
After high school, Dominic pursued a degree in Web Design/New Media from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After graduating he returned home to Santa Cruz and is now working for iheartjane, a startup software company based in Soquel. Strong in UI design and familiar with software functionality, Dominic set out to design the initial versions of Loc Art in February 2017. Together, he and Derick slowly refined the look and feel to the product you see today.
A MESSAGE FROM US
Hi, it's great to have you here! We really appreciate your interest in Loc Art.
We believe that while Santa Cruz has an incredibly unique and vibrant art community, many people still experience difficulty immersing themselves in it. We set out to build a platform through which artists can connect to their community. Whether it’s providing someone with a starting place to begin exploring, or giving the seasoned collector a place to communicate directly with an artist and commission a custom piece, we believe Loc Art can make all facets of Santa Cruz art accessible to everyone.
If you have any feedback, we'd love to hear from you! We are committed to continually upgrading and making improvements to Loc Art. Should you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hello, drop us a line at