Events April

Apricity Gallery – Sarah Bianco

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1060 River St, studio #104 Santa Cruz Apricity Gallery presents “Stars & Shadows” Paintings by: Sarah Bianco Leatherwork by: Crystal Liebold Live music by: Jesse Autumn

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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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Black Pearl Electric Tattoo and Fine Art – Black Pearl Tattoo

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 3911 Portola Ave Santa cruz This months First Friday art show at Black Pearl Electric Tattoo and Fine Art will be featuring an eclectic mix of art work from the collective of artist that call Black Pearl home.  Many different styles of art will be on display, everything from large [...]

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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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Click Click Bang – Beauty: Works by Bryson Bost

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 808 41st Avenue Santa Cruz ABOUT THE ARTIST: Bryson has been privileged to exhibit his works throughout San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Burlingame. As an artist, he enjoys providing many details to those who pause, and stand before his works.Mixing organic motions with intricate details, and unconventionally balancing forms [...]

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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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First Friday Felton Art Walk – Erica Wintrode, Carlos Olguin, Susan Steinberg, Linda Mastrangelo, Liz Chisler, Dana Weigand,

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Shops along Hwy. 9 Downtown Felton. Each image posted is of a different downtown Felton venue hosting local art. Featuring artists For Friday April 3rd., 2015: Erica Wintrode, Macrame at Mountain Spirit, 6299 hwy. 9 – CVMO (Carlos Vasile McCoy-Olguin), Acrylic on Canvass & Panels at: Garimo’s Real Soap Studio, 6225 hwy. 9 – [...]

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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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Iveta Cafe – Jeff Tse: Tse Nature

4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Far Westside- 2125 Delaware Ave. Outdoor Cafe, Beer & Wine Santa Cruz Opening Friday, April 3, an exhibition of photographs by Jeff Tse will be on view at Café Iveta in Santa Cruz, CA. The exhibition, featuring works from the artist’s Tse Nature series, will be open through April 27, [...]

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Michaelangelo Studios – Lu Lee and Mary Weeks

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1111-A River Street Santa Cruz Michaelangelo Gallery presents:  ”Marks in Conversation” – works by Lu Lee and Mary Weeks Before Lu and Mary became acquainted, they were drawn to each others work. There is a shared sensibility in how Mary and Lu approach markmaking in their printmaking and drawing processes.  What is [...]

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Miss Mae’s House of Beauty – This is Twenty Strong

11:00 am – 7:00 pm 527 Seabright Ave. Santa Cruz An ART SHOW and celebration with Miss Maes and Shalom

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Mission Industrial Art Studios – Hildy Bernstein, Masayuki Watanabe, and Gerow Reece

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2565A Mission Street Santa Cruz In the Fullness of the Moon-  The Work of Bernstein, Reece and Watanabe April 3, 5-9 pm  (reception) April 4 and 5, 11am-6pm at 2565A Mission Street Santa Cruz Ca. (between Swift and Western Drive) The work of these three artists has the common thread of the tea [...]

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Neil Simmons Photography – Neil Simmons Photography

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 747-F 41st ave. Santa Cruz This will be my galleries opening for the new year!   I will be along side my good friend Yeshe Jackson who will be selling paintings of local landscapes including a few inspired by my photography.    I will be printing new images that I’ve [...]

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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, Capitola – Julia White

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm 1501-K 41st Ave Capitola Palace Art in Capitola is very excited to be featuring Julia White for the month of April.  Julia White is a local mixed media artist. Julia teaches painting classes and does art demonstrations at Palace Art. She is also a Community Programs intern at the Santa [...]

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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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Peace United Church of Christ – multiple artists

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 900 High Street Santa Cruz Traditionally, Stations of the Cross is a depiction of scenes from the last days of Christ.  At Peace Church, artists among the members and the community have chosen to contemplate and interpret these scenes in a contemporary, multi-media, and progressive Christian way.  We invite you [...]

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Pleasure Pizza East Side Eatery – Selena Zontos

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 800 41st Ave Santa Cruz

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Pleasure Point Apothecary- Juliana Lazzarini

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 879 41st Ave. Soquel  

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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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R. Blitzer Gallery – A Figurative Affair 2015

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2801 Mission Street Santa Cruz Curated by Susan Hancey and Sefla Joseph.  This is the third Figurative Affair exhibit held at the R. Blitzer Gallery and featurs 19 accomplished local artists.  Paintings by Barbara Bartels, Linda Christensen, Lois Cole, Barbara Downs, Myra Eastman, Jane Gregorius,Dee Hooker, Carol Jeneid, Sefla Joseph,Linda [...]

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Santa Cruz Art League – Watercolor – Central Coast Artists

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm 526 Broadway Santa Cruz  ”Watercolor- Central Coast Artists” $500 in awards. Come in and see the wonderful watercolor pieces for this show. March 27-April 19, 2015. Reception: April 4, Sat.,3-5pm. Winners will be chosen by Jane Hofstetter. Call us at (831) 426-5787 with any questions. Visit our Facebook page at [...]

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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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Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios – Janina A. Larenas

10:00 am – 12:00 am 118 Coral Street Santa Cruz Janina A. Larenas: Graphic Works on Paper A collection of design projects ranging from posters to hand printed sticker images to original book illustrations. Artist Bio:Janina A. Larenas studied printmaking and book arts at the University of California Santa Cruz. Besides design her skills include [...]

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Smooth Body Lounge – Ousia Kutchins

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 2345 Mission Street Santa Cruz Join us Friday April 3rd for the First Friday Art Tour featuring Artist Ousia Kutchins Ousia has always been a doodler. Since she can remember, her most joyous moments have been when she is expressing through creative mediums. She imagination flies through whatever medium it [...]

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Stockwell Cellars – Sonia Calderon

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1100 Fair Ave. (entrance is located on the Ingalls St. side of the building) Santa Cruz Stockwell Cellars, the newest west side winery is proud to be featuring Sonia Calderon’s vibrant abstract paintings. Come, relax and taste wine in our spacious cellar / gallery. Live acoustic music is sure to add [...]

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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 Loft Salon and Spa – Conner Quinto Photography

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm 402 Ingalls St Suite #8 Santa Cruz Join us April 3rd from 6pm-9:30pm for Conner Quinto Photography! Featuring beautiful, local panoramas. Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments, LIVE music, and as ussual enter our FREE RAFFLE – Massage We Look forward to seeing you there! For more information:

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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 Rusty Gate – Mary Hopf

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 883 41st Avenue santa cruz The Rusty Gate in collaboration with watercolor artist Mary Hopf will be showcasing original pieces as well as prints.  Stroll through our shop while sipping wine and tasty nibbles.  Her work is sure to surprise and delight you! 

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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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Tomboy – Mountainside Made Jewelry with Live music by JnJ Dynamite

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1207 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz Join us for some great live music by JnJ Dynamite and jewelry, handmade in the mountains of Santa Cruz by Amber Duncan. We’ll have food and drinks too!  Mountainside resurrects vintage jewelry and forgotton goods and gives them a second chance. A mixture of idle [...]

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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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Wargin Wines – Tony Pagliaro

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 18 Hangar Way, Ste C Watsonville Welcome to Wargin Wines’ First Friday in Watsonville Each month – We feature different artists in a mixed show of multiple artists in our tasting room with complimentary wine tastings and new this month – catering from Cafe Ella at the Airport! This month [...]

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Y Studio and Gallery

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1125 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz  

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