Events April

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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Central Avenue – Art Walk

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Highway 9 Boulder Creek Stroll historic Boulder Creek and enjoy, fine art, live music and mingling at the Boulder Creek Art Walk! Many Boulder Creek businesses will be hosting different artists working in a variety of mediums including Painting, Ceramics, Jewelry, Printmaking and more! Participating businesses include Boulder Creek Antiques [...]

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Childish Santa Cruz – Kelsey Cerdas

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1127 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz Local artist Kelsey Cerdas showcases her bohemian-inspired, one of a kind wall art and home decor. Kelsey’s designs, featured in her popular Etsy shop Inspired Soul, include modern dream catchers, ethereal feather wall hangings, and hand-dyed tapestries. Kelsey’s handmade decor adds the perfect, whimsical touch to any [...]

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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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Ethan Estess Art+Design – Ethan Estess

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 15 Ingalls Street Santa Cruz Local artist/marine scientist Ethan Estess will exhibit a new series of print works at his studio/gallery on the Westside of Santa Cruz on the First Friday of April 2017. This series, titled Tide Lines, will explore the artist’s adaptation of a Japanese printmaking technique called [...]

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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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First Friday Felton Art Walk – Steve Booth, Chris Moran, Maggie Blackwell

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Shops along Hwy. 9 Downtown Felton. Rain or no rain, participating Felton shops will host local artist exhibits and receptions. Images posted are of a exhibiting artists being hosted by downtown Felton venues. Featured artists for First Friday Felton Art Walk – April 7th., 2017 are: , : Mountain Spirit, [...]

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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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Gallery 125 – Jean Sheckler Beebe, Andrew Purchin, Beth Shields, Chela Zabin, Fanne Fernow, Joan Hellenthal, Lynne Todaro, Chris Miroyan

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River St. Space #125 Santa Cruz Join the 8 artists of Gallery 125 at the Tannery Arts Center on April 7 for our First Friday party! Jean Sheckler Beebe, bold painting, collage and mixed media assemblage Beth Shields, evocative abstract oil paintings Lynne Todaro, sculpture, mixed media art and [...]

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GREENSPACE – Christopher Allen

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 719 Swift Street, 56-A Santa Cruz Join us in welcoming recycled materials artist Christopher Allen and local musician John Seales to greenspace. Christopher Allen creates art using recycled materials, including bottles, wire, bicycle parts, industrial materials, reclaimed wood, and plywood, as well as random materials found on the street and [...]

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HealthMarkets – Amy Barela

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 505-A River St Santa Cruz for the Month of April we have Amy Barela! You can see her work at Gallery 505 for one whole month.  505 River St, 95060      Combining figurative work, surrealism and assemblage, I create mixed media pieces. Much of my work represents stories about people [...]

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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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Michaelangelo Studios – Barbara Codd

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 1111-A River Street Santa Cruz Michaelangelo Gallery’s 25th year continues with our April show, “Color my Memories,” Abstract paintings by Barbara Codd. This Carmel Valley artist has created an amazing collection of paintings with a free-flowing abstract expressionist style. Color, light and texture dance across her compositions evoking emotions along [...]

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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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R. Blitzer Gallery – Fiber Reflections: Shared Dimensions

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2801 Mission Street Santa Cruz The New Fiber Group is composed of textile artists celebrating their work through the media of batik, felt making, paper making, quilting and weaving. NFG members exhibiting their work in the April show entitled “Fiber Reflections: Shared Dimensions” are: Ann Baldwin May, Marilou Moschetti, Carole [...]

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Radius Gallery – NEW WORK

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River Street #127 Santa Cruz NEW WORK Four artists represented by Radius Gallery, premiering new bodies of work. Sarah Bianco / Ann Hazels / Peter Hiers / Margaret Niven BIANCO: paintings on wood with acrylic, oil, and graphite / HAZELS: sculpture and installation in clay and copper / HIERS: [...]

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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 Art League – Panoply of Prints

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm 526 Broadway Santa Cruz Panoply of Prints- A National Show Printmaking has been expanding as an art form, from traditional methods such as engraving and woodcuts to the exciting area of printstallation. This exhibition will showcase an exciting, diverse group of printmakers and will be juried by printmaker and UC [...]

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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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Sesnon Gallery at UCSC – Crochet Coral Reef

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 1156 High Street at Porter College, 2nd Floor Santa Cruz Visit us on  First Friday! The Crochet Coral Reef  project, by Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, responds to the environmental crisis of global warming and the escalating problem of oceanic plastic trash. Residing at the intersection of mathematics, marine [...]

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Sesnon Underground – Charles Griffin Farr & UCSC Art Students

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Porter College, Room D140, University of California – Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street Santa Cruz The Sesnon Underground is proud to present the 1st annual Underground Figurative Show – a collection of student works in conversation with late Bay Area artist Charles Griffin Farr. The exhibition showcases the transformation and diverse [...]

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Stockwell Cellars – Lee Reiff

2:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1100 Fair Ave. (across the street from New Leaf Market) Santa Cruz Stockwell Cellars, the Westside’s newest wine cellar / gallery, invites you to join them as they celebrate local artist Lee Reiff. They will be offering flights and glasses of wine to enjoy while perusing the art and listening [...]

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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 You can also see her on stage monthly [...]

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TANNERY ARTS CENTER – Artists of the Tannery

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 / 1060 RIVER STREET SANTA CRUZ APRIL FIRST FRIDAY  Find diversity in ART at the Tannery Arts Center. The Tannery Arts Center is dedicated to providing an affordable, accessible and sustainable home for Santa Cruz County artists and arts, cultural, education and heritage organizations so that all offerings on this [...]

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The Loft Salon & Spa – Brandy Gale

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 402 Ingalls St Suite #8 Santa Cruz Join us April 7th, from 5:00pm-9:00pm for an exhibition of select paintings and photographs from Brandy Gale’s Coastal Synesthesia, a body of work made over a three year period that explores the artist’s synesthetic responses to intertidal areas in Fiji, Hawaii and California. Meet the artist, [...]

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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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Wargin Wines – Marie Massey

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 11 Hangar Way Watsonville Wargin Wines is thrilled to present our First Friday Artist Marie Massey with her stunning collection of paintings at our Watsonville Winery. Join us this Friday for a celebration of Art & Wine. Light nibbles, and a great way to come together and take a collective [...]

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Wargin Wines Soquel Village – Nick Barrett

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 5015 Soquel Drive Soquel Spring is in our Soquel Tasting Room! We will be open until 7pm (ish) with our artist reception from 4pm – 7pm including light nibbles, new wines and a perfect pairing of Art & Wine. Hobbyist turned artist – we are excited to present Nick’s first [...]

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