Events April Downtown

Agency – Ronna Schulkins

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1519 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz  Ronna Schulkin is a talented local painter and  was selected as the best emerging artist in a UCSC alumni show. First Friday reception:April 7th, 6pm-8pm

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Artisans Gallery – Amy Wolfe

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz  Amy Wolfe Amy Wolfe of …Be. Heart. Now™… hand makes ‘HEART-Headed’ ….hand-sewn, wire-worked little figures… …Takes ‘em on wild Whimsical Perspective photoshoots… striking poses with fun local landmarks… Offering an incredibly hopeful and quite literal visualization of what the world … IS and CAN BE… with [...]

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Bhody – Lucy Liew

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1526 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Lucy Liew is a Malaysian-American artist whose paintings have been described as a “rich tapestry of color” a reference to her colorful, multi-layered painting style. Lucy’s paintings draw upon her personal experiences as well as her travels throughout Borneo and California. Using indigenous symbolism and [...]

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Botanic and Luxe – Tom Cannon

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 701A Front Street Santa Cruz Please join photographer, Tom Cannon, on Friday April 7th as he features his stunning Bird Series on the walls of Botanic and Luxe.  Browse Tom’s vibrant photography while enjoying complementary cocktails and nibbles. Tom Cannon’s work will be up for the entire month of April, so [...]

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Cornucopia Real Estate – Russell Brutsche

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 5 Santa Cruz Judy Zeigler of Cornucopia Real Estate invites you to join Russell Brutsche for First Friday Santa Cruz, April 7, 5-8 PM Russell has been painting here in my Santa Cruz studio since the early seventies, and much of his work has centered around local places, people and [...]

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Downtown Branch Library – The View From Santa Cruz, California

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm 224 Church Street Santa Cruz The downtown library exhibits 14 artists in sculpture, paint and photo visually exploring the culture and perspectives of our unique coastal community whose creative influence is global.  Artists: Meg Venter, Rich O’Reilly, Steve Guisinger & Lanny Headrick, Lloyd Tabb, Tim Kelly, Carrie Cox, Clay Butler, Kirby [...]

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Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden – MPC Printmakers

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Elm Street Santa Cruz A DECADE OF PRINTS “A Decade of Prints: Work by the MPC Printmakers,” an exciting exhibit of contemporary fine art printmaking by the MPC Printmakers, will be at the Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, April 7-30, 2017. With images ranging [...]

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Food Lounge – Jessie Marie, Simone Renee Cardona, Cristina Valdez

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Downtown Santa Cruz Artist: JESSIE MARIE  Jessie Marie is an urban modern artist with vast influences, so many styles and creative techniques have helped her become who she is on and off the page, and the learning never ceases.  She has had the luxury of [...]

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L’Atelier Salon – Vera Aronson and Lynn Lundstrom Swanger

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 114 Pearl Alley Santa Cruz Vera Aronson “I grew up in Budapest. I loved to draw as a child and loved looking at art, especially sculpture. I was 17 years old when I came to the United States. A semester in life drawing and one in sculpture in college was [...]

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Lúpulo Craft Beer House – Viv Lynn

5:30 pm – 10:30 pm 233 Cathcart St. Santa Cruz Renoir, Seurat, Kathleen Petyarre, Clifford Possum, all spoke a language and each stroke of their brush, put together, tells a powerful story. Viv’s stories begin with a specific series of dots, and has been categorized as a new style of pointillism.  Having spent 26 years [...]

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Mandala Holistic Hair and Wellness Studio – Miranda Powell

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm 107 River St. Santa Cruz We welcome you to our First Friday Party and art show featuring artist Miranda Powell at Mandala Holistic Hair & Wellness Studio.  Miranda is a graduate of the Memphis College of Art with a BFA and an emphasis in Photography.  She is also interested in [...]

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Nut Kreations – Gary Irving

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm 104 Lincoln St Santa Cruz We are happy to be displaying the work of local Santa Cruz artist Gary Irving for First Friday in April. Come meet Gary, see his amazing art work and sample some of Nut Kreations’ tasty treats! Gary Irving is a multimedia artist with a digital [...]

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Om Gallery – Scott Mehner

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1201 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Scott Christopher Mehner is a creative writer with his roots firmly planted in the rich soil of romantic poetry.   He has a history of collaborating with other artists, thereby providing his writing with a wide variety of platforms.  Working as a ghostwriter in the music [...]

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Pacific Wave Surf Shop – Cassie Oseguera, Dominic Ennamorato, Daniel Ennamorato

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1502 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz This First Friday Pacific Wave will be having a mixed media showcase featuring local artists Cassie Oseguera, and Dominic and Daniel Ennamorato.  Beverages and appetizers will be provided by Pleasure Pizza.  

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PF Atelier – Katie Vigil, Maura Carta, Belinda Ortis, Himani Natu, Pablo Cutangbang, Jennifer de Groat, Deana Fukatsu, Annette Nemes, Alaya Vautier, Paola Favatà

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2027 N. Pacific Ave, Suite C Santa Cruz Katie Vigil is the creative and colorful featured artist of our April Group Exhibition. Her free, meticolous, and uncanonical acrylics and collages makes us proud to have her in our Gallery. We have chosen to celebrate with her artwork the arrival of [...]

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Pure Pleasure – Bill Flynn

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 111 Cooper Street Santa Cruz As an observer of life in all its aspects, my art is influenced by my passion for the human form. My work is about celebrating the spirituality and emotion of the physical figure. Sensual lines, flowing and connecting through the shadowing edges of light and [...]

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Rare Bird Salon – Terra Dawson

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 227 Cathcart Street Santa Cruz Terra Dawson is a Scientific Illustrator and passionate advocate for nature and educationbased in Watsonville, CA. She joined the community of working artists in Santa Cruz after earning her B.A. from UCSC and her graduate certificate in Science Illustration from CSUMB.Terra has always had a love for the [...]

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Rivendell – Rachelle A Weiss

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1001 Center Street Santa Cruz Two different types of textile work, each with a focus on stitching, will be included in my First Friday exhibit at Rivendell. Stitching and mark making: My miniature compositions draw on shared elements of disparate materials (hand-dyed textiles, beads, kumihimo braids) to provide a backdrop [...]

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Sanctuary Exploration Center – Yeshe Jackson

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 35 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz On Friday April 7th, the Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz will host a free, family friendly art and science evening. Spring brings an abundance of life to the Monterey Bay area, including within our very own Marine Sanctuary! Come celebrate springtime in our ocean [...]

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Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission Office – Marie Massey

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 1523 Pacific Ave. Upstairs – take the elevator Santa Cruz You are invited for a beautiful, fun Springtime Evening of Wine Tasting, Nibbles & Fine Art! Local La Selva Beach artist, MARIE MASSEY of Dolphin Dunes Studio, presents a collection of Fine Art Original Oil Paintings featuring Springtime vineyards, dining [...]

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History – She Sang Me A Good Luck Song

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 705 Front Street Santa Cruz Celebrate a brand new exhibition featuring Native American photography and artifacts by Dugan Aguilar and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Enjoy live music and get hands-on with an all-ages art activity. AUDITORIUM TALK | 5:30-6:30PM | Auditorium | Don’t miss a talk with Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Chairman Valentin [...]

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Stripe – Kate Jaffe

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Kate Jaffe taught herself weaving and spinning from old library books. Her first loom was a redwood frame loom she built with her mother but she now weaves on a Japanese floor loom and other small looms she makes with retired fence wood. She enjoys [...]

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Stripe MEN – Amanda Payne

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Amanda Payne is a painter, textile, tattoo artist and performer native to Santa Cruz and is terrible at writing about herself. More of her work can be seen at F U Tattoo or on her website velvethammertattoo.com. You can also see her on stage monthly [...]

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The True Olive Connection – Carol Smidt-Shaw

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 106 Lincoln Street Santa Cruz Carolee Smidt received her B.A. from San Jose State University in 1988. Ten years later she opened her business, Pottery Pear, where she restored damaged pottery/china, paper, jade, alabaster and even a marble fireplace. During these years she developed a passion for working with acrylics [...]

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Village Yoga – Afrid Ghoffrani

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1106 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz Come explore the amazing art of Afrid Ghoffrani and help us in celebrating our 16 years anniversary of Village Yoga!!! Afrid Ghoffrani-   “Travelling for the past 30+ years in Asia has deeply influenced me. Most of my paintings start as a drawing in my [...]

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