The Well is a venue for fostering community space, art, spirituality, and creativity. It offers free wi-fi, gallery space to local artists, and sale of coffee, snacks, and other tasty treats. The Well hosts the annual Freedom Arts Fests, student lounge for Aptos HS on Wednesdays, movie screenings, gallery space, the Mission Boutique, and a variety of discussion groups.
Easily accessible off of Hwy 1 and Freedom Blvd in Aptos @ Aptos Christian Fellowship’s foyer, The Well offers a contemplative, yet creative environment away from the distractions of the urban zones. Proceeds from the cafe and boutique go to benefit local and international outreach projects, ranging from education efforts in South Africa to a food pantry in our own back yard (literally).
The Well Cafe prototype launched at the Freedom Arts Fest, on October 2nd, 2010. It officially opened five days a week in August of 2011. Mellisa, our manager and creative energy behind the well, serves up an amazing menu of drinks, snacks, and home-made goodies.
In 2010 Cherice also put together a small boutique featuring recycled, fair trade, and local arts. This “missions boutique” generates revenues to support outreach to the marginalized and disadvantaged all around the world.