Events August Downtown

Agency – Janet Allinger

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1519 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz   Janet Allinger Janet Allinger is a self employed graphic designer and illustrator here in Santa Cruz who’s known for her positive, strong female imagery as well as silly comic humor.  When time allows, she creates mixed media pieces made from vintage adult magazines applied to wood panels. […]

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Ann Baldwin May Art Quilts – Ann Baldwin May

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street #4 Santa Cruz Texture! Color! Movement! Like painting but with fabric-Featuring impressionistic trees and desert inspired abstract art quilts made with redirected materials from the SanFrancisco Design Center. Creating texture and movement  in my art quilts- I couch(zigzag) decorative threads. I cut up these pieces to use […]

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Artisans Gallery – Peter Koronakas

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Please join us in welcoming Peter Koronakas our August First Friday artist! The everyday stuff and junk we produce and use speaks to me— A twist of wire in the street Plastic toys found in the dirt Paper and photos Rusted steel and old machine […]

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Bhody – Mike Saleski

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1526 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Bhody is proud to be bringing back the amazing Mike Saleski for our August First Friday Artist! We are more than happy to have him and his collection of LED light sculptures and curious contraptions not like we have ever seen before! His art and […]

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Botanic and Luxe – Janet Silverglate

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 701A Front Street Santa Cruz Please join Santa Cruz based artist, Janet Silverglate, Friday August 4th as she features her stunning Assemblage and Mixed Media work on the walls of Botanic and Luxe.  Janet has a background in Art History and Dance and has always been a designer of may disciplines.  As an […]

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Cornucopia Real Estate – Aliza Hubbs

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 5 Santa Cruz Judy Ziegler of Cornucopia Real Estate invites you to join Aliza Hubbs for First Friday Santa Cruz, August 4, 5 – 8 PM I consider color to be the most crucial and satisfying part of my paintings. I am highly influenced by light […]

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Cosmic – Cosmic Hosts: Designed to Taste

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 115 Cooper Street Santa Cruz Explore Panama’s rich coffee culture with Cosmic, Verve, and Humble Sea.  On Friday, August 4th from 5-9pm, head down to the Cosmic Studio to check out stunning photography and videography from the Verve team’s adventure through Panama.  RSVP > Sip coffee-infused beer from Humble Sea Brewery or […]

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Food Lounge – Ed Martinez & Christopher Allen

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Downtown Santa Cruz Artist 1: Edward Martinez III Introducing an environmental awareness series by award nominated sculptor: Edward Martinez III, is a unique combination of prolic artist, designer, serial entrepreneur, environmentalist and marketing strategist with nearly 2,000 individual pieces created since 2012. His credits include premier […]

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Luma Yoga and Family Center – Eduardo Izquierdo

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1010 Center St Santa Cruz Join us for First Friday! We are happy to showcase the paintings of local artist + longtime Luma student, Eduardo Izquierdo. Eduardo’s work is in acrylic figurative + landscape paintings and he can be found in Valerie’s Breath, Form, and Flow classes! Jessie Marks, Luma […]

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Lúpulo Craft Beer House – Leah Anderson and Sara Sha

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 233 Cathcart St. Santa Cruz *Sara Sha* Sara Sha is an artist living and working in Capitola, CA. Sara’s passion for traveling is where she discovered her love of vibrant colors. Her main source of inspiration is derived from the beauty in nature. Sara’s style is continuously evolving the more […]

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Mandala Holistic Hair and Wellness Studio – Babacar Biaye

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm 107 River St. Santa Cruz We welcome you to our First Friday party and art show, featuring artist Babacar Biaye, at Mandala Holistic Hair & Wellness Studio.  About The Artist: Babacar Biaye is a third generation djembe drummer from Senegal, West Africa (who now resides in Santa Cruz). For ten years […]

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Oasis Tasting Room & Kitchen – Diana Viacheslavovna Walsworth

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm 415 River St. Santa Cruz Oasis Tasting Room & Kitchen is proud to host local artist, Diana Viacheslavovna Walsworth’s work for the month of August. Diana Viacheslavovna Walsworth’s inspiration for her artwork comes from her love of the wild outdoors, where she frequently has unique encounters with animals. She has been […]

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Pure Pleasure – Milan von Brunn

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 111 Cooper Street Santa Cruz Artistic Nudes – Photography by Milan von Brunn and Pole Dancing Performance  Milan is a Czech born photographer who grew up under the shadows of a medieval castle on the Czech-Austrian border. Haunted by the creative limits imposed on him by the culture he grew […]

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Resource Center for Nonviolence – ARRT: Artists Respond and Resist Together

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, California Join us for our 2nd First Friday Reception! ARRT: Artists Respond and Resist Together   –    A Juried Group Exhibition   – ARTISTS include Sara Friedlander, Hildy Bernstein, Janet Fine, Russell Brutsche, Myra Eastman, Lidia Hasenauer, Angela Gleason, Lucien Kubo, D. Hooker, Susan Vaughan, Aisha […]

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Rivendell – Michael Wildgoose

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1001 Center Street Suite 6 Santa Cruz Experience the aged beauty revealed in his barnwood furniture. 

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Sanctuary Exploration Center – Kirsti Scott, Monica Combs

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 35 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz On Friday August 4th, the Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz will host a free, family friendly art and science evening. Come learn all about how to recycle and reuse items once lost at sea! Come enjoy: sea glass art and jewelry by local artists Kirsti […]

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Santa Cruz County Bank – Quintessential Santa Cruz County

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 720 Front Street Santa Cruz – Group exhibit featuring members of The Santa Cruz Oil Painters (SCOP), whose works include inspiration from all areas of the county, north to south, all that is uniquely Santa Cruz County. Quintessential Santa Cruz County features 91 paintings on display throughout the Bank’s five […]

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Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building – Live Music, Visual Artists, Food

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 846 Front St. Santa Cruz Local veterans and artists will be coming together on August 4 from 5-9pm for a First Friday Event sponsored by the United Veterans Council. Both veteran and non-veteran artists will be featured.There will be a wealth of musical performances in the auditorium, including folk, classic rock, electronic, and acoustic. […]

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Santa Cruz Zen Center – Santa Cruz Zen Center Artists

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 115 School Street Santa Cruz Carole Rossi is a quilt & fiber artist. Creating art is not just important to Carole – it is how she thrives. The smell of fabric, the colors, the textures – it is her passion and her joy.  Currently, Carole uses improvisational piecing techniques, creating […]

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Stripe – Joshua Mitchell

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz My drawing and painting practice is guided by a search for small surprises that speak to formal issues as well as to an existential situation that is at once uncertain, temporary and unknowable. The recent 16” x 20” paintings stand in response to a longtime […]

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Stripe MEN – Stacy Frank

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Since taking her first printmaking class at Cabrillo College in 1994 Stacy has been exploring the techniques of pushing ink into paper. The series of  framed prints on display at Stripe for Men through August feature etchings, drypoints and monoprints in her signature botanical designs. […]

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The True Olive Connection – Tony Britton

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 106 Lincoln Street Santa Cruz Tony Britton is a Santa Cruz, California photographer with a primary interest in nature photography. His work has been published and has appeared in the United States, United Kingdom and Spain. The control and use of lighting, especially side-lighting, allows for a dramatic effect that provides […]

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