Events April Downtown

Artisans Gallery – Joan Hellenthal

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Joan Hellenthal has a bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Brown University and a masters degree in Fine Art from San Jose State University.  Her work is exhibited in galleries and corporate and private collections.  She teaches painting at the Santa Cruz Art League. Hellenthal [...]

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Camouflage – Julia Miho Nakamura

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1329 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz The intricacy of traditional henna designs has never failed to amaze me.  The combinations of a few basic repeating patterns are truly infinite and I have always found solace and peace with these never-ending creations.  I am a self-taught artist and love working with henna [...]

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Cosmic – Typography, Tequila & Tacos!

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 115 Cooper Street Santa Cruz Cosmic Hosts: Typography, Tequila & Tacos! Typography, Live Calligraphy, Award-winning Packaging Design. We’ll be showcasing it all at the Cosmic Studio on First Friday, April 3rd. See behind the scenes of typeface design with Jason Mark Jones. He’ll be sharing the process of creating his [...]

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Cruzio Internet Presents – April Ink!

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 877 Cedar St, Suite 150 Santa Cruz Cruzio Internet’s First Friday Event April Ink Come by Cruzio Internet’s location on Cedar street for this upcoming First Friday event! Cruzio is showcasing tattoo art from a variety of local shops in the area! Featuring incredible talent from O’Reilly’s Tattoo, Goodluck Tattoo, [...]

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Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden – Coeleen Kiebert and Co.

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Elm Street Santa Cruz Felix Kulpa Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming show: Personal Collections I Opening reception Friday April 3, 5-9pm A body of work by each artist shows how their imagery began, came forth in clay, developed and became sculpture. The power of their engagement with their [...]

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HealthMarkets – Wayne Adachi

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 505-A River St Santa Cruz Our artist for the month of April is Wayne Adachi. Please, enjoy this exhibit all through the month at our offices and join us for the opening event on First Friday!

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Network Chiropractic Wellness Center – Amber Romano

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 149 Josephine Street, Suite A Santa Cruz ABOUT AMBER ROMANO: I was born in 1990.  I have had much beauty and pain in my life which has deepened the meaning of my work as well as my life. My love for art began humbly at the age of 6 when [...]

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New Leaf Community Markets – Downtown – Madia

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1134 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Madia is a self-taught artist who became inspired by the natural world at a young age growing up in rural Northern California. She prefers the medium of colored pencil, but likes to experiment with watercolor and acrylic. In 2013, Madia illustrated a children’s book about [...]

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Ocean Conservancy – Martha Seaver and Victoria Dean

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 725 Front St. Suite 201 Santa Cruz Ocean Conservancy Santa Cruz Artist-in-Residence Reception Above & Below:  Paintings and mosaics by sisters Victoria Dean and Martha Seaver. Inspired by the ocean’s thundering waves, expansive water, and wonderful and sometimes weird inhabitants. First Friday Santa Cruz April 3, 2015  5:30 – 8:30 [...]

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Palace Art, Downtown Santa Cruz – Whitney Humphreys

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm 1407 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz Palace Art in Santa Cruz is very excited to feature Whitney Humphreys as their First Friday Artist for the month of April.  Whitney likes to make art about the ladies celebrating ladies. Currently based in Santa Cruz with a bachelors’ degree in Fine Art Practice [...]

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Pure Pleasure – Ron Meadow

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 204 Church Street Santa Cruz “We are surrounded at every moment by the swirling energies of Life, from which we emerge and into which we will soon merge again. Human incarnation is an opportunity to explore and express the mystery and majesty of the Universe and join in its never-ending [...]

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Santa Cruz Atelier – Lisa Joseph

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 303 Potrero Street Bldg 47-202 Santa Cruz Paintings and Drawings by Lisa Joseph Santa Cruz Atelier instructor.

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Santa Cruz County Bank – California Dreaming

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 720 Front Street Santa Cruz February 20 – August 7, 2015 When you think of California, what images come to mind? Opening February 20th, five local contemporary painters explore new frontiers of expression in California Dreaming in answer to that question. Presented by Santa Cruz County Bank Arts Collaborative, this [...]

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History – FREE First Friday

  5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 705 Front Street Santa Cruz Free First Friday 11am – 9pm Free admission every First Friday and extended hours every Friday. Tonight from 5-9pm, enjoy a no-host bar, live music from 6:30-9 and an art activity for all ages in the classroom. 5:30-6:15 Join us in the auditorium for a [...]

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Stripe – Chloë Martinez

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Creating and producing art is my search for the Holy Grail, my way down the rabbit hole, my looking glass. Doodling on math tests in grade school started it all. From the beginning, my love for creating exercised my imagination in a way where I [...]

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Stripe MEN – Lucas Elmer

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Join us at Stripe MEN on Friday, April 3rd from 5-9pm for an art reception and refreshments! Artist Statement: I was raised with a deep-rooted appreciation for the wilderness and I have come to revere its awesome power as my nourishment. The ocean has had [...]

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The Nook – Giorgia Siriaco

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1543 Pacific Ave, Suite 215 Santa Cruz Trunk show and hanging artist. Giorgia Siriaco is our hanging artist for the month of April. Of Italian origins, I was born in the London, lived in Europe and Brazil before moving to California. I have an undergraduate degree and PhD in Biological [...]

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The True Olive Connection – Mary Altier

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 106 Lincoln Street Santa Cruz Mary Altier is a travel photographer who, over the past 35 years, has traveled to over 100 countries in six continents, and photographed most of them. She specializes in environmental portraiture, but often documents the physical beauty of the locations she visits also. Her photographs [...]

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Village Yoga – Karen Robey

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1106 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz “Botanicalia” “This exhibition of a series of works entitled “Botanicalia” is a representation of the female form and its coalescence with nature. The inspiration of nature and its amazing flora and fauna is my muse and I have combined it with the truest human form [...]

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