Events February Downtown

Agency – Blackbirddagger

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1519 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz First Friday Artist Please help us welcome Blackbirddagger Jewelry and Ivy Chew as our First Friday artist for February: February 2nd 6-8:30pm Nancy Dagdag of Blackbirddagger will be here starting a 5pm to share her amazing creative jewelry design. Nancy likes to “create to create” […]

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Ann Baldwin May Art Quilts – Ann Baldwin May

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street #4 Santa Cruz More new works!  Small wall art quilts of trees and shoreline scenes inspired by Big Sur.   Kaiser Permanente recently bought two of my trees for their Scotts Valley facility. Small art pieces will be on display at Gayle’s Bakery December through January. SAQA, the […]

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Artisans Gallery – Hearts for the Arts

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Please join us at Artisans for Hearts for the Art on First Friday:  We are hosting two seperate receptions for this fantastic event. First Friday will be on Friday, Februay 2nd from 6-8pm Artist Reception will be on Sunday, February 4th from 3-5pm. Here you will […]

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Bhody – Lee Fratto

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1526 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Bhody is proud to be hosting Lee Fratto of Bonny Doon for First Friday February! Lee Fratto was born and raised in New York City. He attended The High School of Art and Design, and received a full scholarship to The Art Institute in Fort […]

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Botanic and Luxe – F.J. ANDERSON

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 701A Front Street Santa Cruz Please join F.J. Anderson, Friday February 2nd as he features his stunning ocean inspired oil paintings on the walls of Botanic and Luxe. F.J. is a local artist from Santa Cruz, California who gets his inspiration to create art by being surrounded by the beauty of land, sea […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County – Club Members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 543 Center Street Santa Cruz On February 2, 2018, Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County (BGCSCC) will be hosting a local art show that includes art from youth in Santa Cruz County. A variety of art pieces from youth, ages 6-18 will be showcased. This art is inspired […]

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Downtown Branch Library – Spoken/Unspoken

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm 224 Church Street Santa Cruz Spoken/Unspoken: UNFINISHED BUSINESS Narrative art is art that tells a story through imagery. Artists visually narrate by using a series of images that represent a moment. The power of art is in how and what it makes us feel. Images ignite imagination. Through a myriad […]

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Food Lounge – DK Collection

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Downtown Santa Cruz THINGS WE CARRY  A First Friday introspective featuring art and stories of the physical and metaphorical things people carry. DK Collection In 2015, a local collector purchased a house that carried with it a rare and unexpected treasure – the DK Collection. […]

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Luma Yoga and Family Center – Courtney Kalinowski

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1010 Center St Santa Cruz Join us for First Friday! We are happy to showcase the art of Courtney Kalinowski. “Rhythm, repetition, and symmetry are all considered while I create and arrange shapes. I want to continue to explore the complex subtlety of these properties and their ability to give life to […]

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Lúpulo Craft Beer House – Todd LeJeune

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 233 Cathcart St. Santa Cruz Todd LeJeune is a self taught abstract artist whose work is internally driven and emotionally charged. Having no formal training has given him the freedom to simply create from the heart. He lives in Bonny Doon with his wife Vanessa and their nine year old […]

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Oasis Tasting Room & Kitchen – Bryan Garrison

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 415A River Street Santa Cruz Oasis Tasting Room & Kitchen is proud to host artist Bryan Garrison’s work for the month of February. About Bryan:   I have always had a camera with me but finally picked up a nice DSLR camera and water housing about two years ago. Initially […]

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Pacific Wave Surf Shop – Ethan Powers

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1502 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Ethan is a Santa Cruz artist currently living in San Luis Obispo where he studies Biology at Cal Poly. Art is a passion of his, however becoming a professional artist is not his end goal. He hopes to one day become a medical professional and […]

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Pure Pleasure – Jen Raynes

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 111 Cooper Street Santa Cruz Join us for another fun and exciting First Friday with fabulous art, tasty teats, and a special performance by What Is Erotic?  And What Is Erotic? invades Pure Pleasure  from 6:30 – 8:00.  Featuring the dancers of S Factor Movement of the Feminine, spoken word, comedy and […]

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Resource Center for Nonviolence – Black Lives in Santa Cruz: What Matters- ALLISON GARCIA, MELISSA WEST- Printmaking, SARA FRIEDLANDER – Stonewalled in Jerusalem

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, California – 3 Exhibits at the RESOURCE CENTER FOR NONVIOLENCE –  “Black Lives in Santa Cruz: What Matters” – A Photography and Interview exhibit by ALLISON GARCIA; MELISSA WEST- Printmaking; SARA FRIEDLANDER- Stonewalled in Jerusalem. “Black Lives in Santa Cruz: What Matters” – A Photography and Interview exhibit […]

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Santa Cruz County Government Center – County Government Center Art Exhibit

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 701 Ocean Street, 1st and 5th floors Santa Cruz Start your First Friday at the County Government Center where, in addition to FREE parking, you can see original art from five local artists: Shirley Lehner-Rhoades (painting), David Fleming (painting), Michael Bashista (sculpture), Kat Moseley (painting), and Linda Cover (printmaking). There’s […]

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History – First Friday

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 705 Front Street Santa Cruz Explore three floors of exhibitions for free. Dig into a hands-on activity that’s great for all ages. ART ACTIVITY | 5-9 PM | atrium | Make monarch butterfly art and wearable wings. Add your art to a community monarch installation. While you make your art, meet […]

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Stripe – Ellis Hepburn

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Landline, a mixed media series of fifteen varied works, is a self-reflective exploration of current events using analogue mediums. Simplifying information and striving to find moments of clarity and wit, allows me to process. This series focuses on color, texture and engaging with each piece […]

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Stripe MEN – Akiva Levi

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Continuum is a collection of “visual meditations” inspired by nature; an exploration of gestural line work, shape and color. Each piece stems from dozens of hand-drawn minimalist illustrations suggesting natural or imagined landscapes. The intent was to create subjective work that invites an exercise in […]

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The Homeless Garden Project Downtown Store – First Friday: Love & Cholocate

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 110 Cooper St. , Suite 100G Santa Cruz Join us on First Friday at our Downtown Store at 110 Cooper St., Suite 100G to celebrate love and chocolate! We will be debuting our new jewelry line of necklaces with organic, pressed flowers from our farm enclosed in a beautiful casing. Our […]

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The Nook – Emma Thompson and Bella Everson

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1543 Pacific Ave, Suite 215 Santa Cruz Please join us for drinks, light refreshemets, and to meet Emma Thompson and Bella Everson.  Emma’s stunning photography captures the beauty in and around Santa Cruz.  Bella is a local jewelry designer who specializes in hammered metals.

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Village Yoga – Sage Marin

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1106 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz Our walls are VERY blessed with Sage’s inspring art!!! She is a self-taught artist whose narrative style of painting is inspired by the abiding love and wisdom in the wild places of our hearts and world.  Her work depicts an intrinsically magical harmony between people […]

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