Events August

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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Friday Realty – Katie Kuzmar

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm 1040 41st Avenue Santa Cruz Friday Realty is stoked to be showcasing the beautiful paintings of Katie Kuzmar at our upcoming First Friday Santa Cruz Art Show! Inspired by Ansel Adams black and white photographs, Katie Kuszmar features a collection of acrylic paintings on wood-based surfaces. Her colorful landscapes honor […]

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

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River St. Space #125 Santa Cruz Join the 8 diverse artists of Gallery 125 at the Tannery Arts Center on August 4 for our monthly fabulous First Friday party! Artists! Art! Snacks! Fun! We hope to see you there! Lynne Todaro, sculpture, mixed media art and silversmithing Chela Zabin, […]

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HealthMarkets – Linda Levy

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 505-A River St Santa Cruz We’re excited to announce for the Month of August we have Linda Levy! You can see her work at Gallery 505 for one whole month.  505 River St, 95060  Inspired by local landscapes, marauding ravens and life drawings, most of my current work is painted […]

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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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Michaelangelo Studios – Shek & Clifton

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 1111-A River Street Santa Cruz Michaelangelo Gallery’s August Show: “It Takes Two….” features two new series of large paintings by local emerging artists, Nicole Shek and Joel Clifton. Nicole is a recent graduate of UCSC and Joel is self-trained.  The images presented are based on exploration of faces in some […]

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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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R. Blitzer Gallery – Santa Cruz Watercolor Societyy

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2801 Mission Street Santa Cruz Opening Reception August 4, 5-9 pm Santa Cruz Watercolor Society is a cooperative group consisting of plein air and studio watercolorists who are centered in Santa Cruz, California. http://santacruzwatercolorsociety.com/

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Radius Gallery – SCRAP

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River Street #127 Santa Cruz SCRAP: Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program Su Evers / Lisa Hochstein / Alex Khah / Rachel Maryam Smith  Twice yearly SCRAP awards artists a stipend and access to the City Dump to create new works of art. All work in the exhibition was created […]

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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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Robert Azensky Fine Art & Antiques – Marie Sarni

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 3140 PORTER ST SOQUEL Come meet and see wonderful abstract expressionist paintings from rediscovered San Francisco Beat Generation painter Marie Sarni (b.1931). She studied with Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliveira, Elmer Bischoff, Willem de Kooning and Wally Hedrick. She was a member and moved in the circles of the most significant […]

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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 Museum of Natural History – Sandra Cherk

11:00 am – 8:00 pm 1305 East Cliff Drive Santa Cruz Our Coastal California Pastels by Sandra Cherk In this exhibit, Sandra Cherk uses soft pastels to capture scenes of our much-loved shorelines, foothills, mountains and forests. Part of our Summer Art Series. Each month this summer, the Museum will feature a different local artist who […]

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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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Stockwell Cellars – Stacey Pollard

5:00 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 Stacey Pollard. They will be offering glasses of wine for purchase to enjoy while perusing the art and listening to live […]

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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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TANNERY ARTS CENTER – Artists of the Tannery

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 / 1060 RIVER STREET SANTA CRUZ AUGUST 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 – Sue Baldwin

4:00 pm – 8:30 pm 402 Ingalls St Suite #8 Santa Cruz Join us August 4th from 4:30 – 8:30 pm for Sue Baldwin Watercolors, “Water, Rocks & Wood” Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments, and as usual enter our FREE RAFFLE – Massage and haircuts! We Look forward to seeing you there! For more information: www.theloftsantacruz.com

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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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Vital Body Therapy – Cindy mori

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm 556 Ocean View Ave. Santa Cruz Cindy Mori is a local artist in Santa Cruz California.  She has been in the local Open Studios, many First Fridays in town and also has art displayed in Los Gatos.  Using mostly acrylics she also uses a variety of mixed media including collage, […]

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Wargin Wines – Adrienne Momi

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 11 Hangar Way Watsonville Wargin Wines is thrilled to present our First Friday Artist Adrienne Momi 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 – Judy Miller

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.  We are thrilled to present Judy Miller – “Capturing the essence […]

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