Events February

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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Allterra Solar – Russell Powell

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 207 McPherson Street Suite B Santa Cruz We are very excited to host internationally renowned artist, Russell Powell and his unique handstamping work February 2nd from 5-9pm at Allterra’s office on Santa Cruz’s Westside. His method is to create a portrait on his hand and then transfer the image to paper. Handstamping, […]

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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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Apricity Gallery – Nuala Leather & Sarah Bianco

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1060 River St, studio #104 Santa Cruz Apricity Gallery welcomes and is excited to introduce our new in-house leather artist, Terry McInerney.  She will be using Apricity Gallery as her workspace alongside painter, Sarah Bianco.  Please join us for the first of many collaborations showcasing the beautiful and functional leather […]

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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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Cosmo Chic – Sonia Le

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River St Unit 117 Santa Cruz Cosmo Chic is a small fashion studio at the Tannery Arts Center. We offer sewing classes for ages 9yrs and up, teaching basic to advanced sewing classes as well as summer camps. Book now for summer camps as space is limited. We create women’s […]

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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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Gallery 125 – Stilson Snow, Adrienne Momi, Lynne Todaro, Joan Hellenthal, Chris Miroyan, Chela Zabin, Beth Shields

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River St. Space #125 Santa Cruz Come join our monthly First Friday party! Seven diverse artists, fabulous and intriguing art, and great conversation! We will be showing the work of two new Gallery 125 artists, Stilson Snow (stilsonsnow.com), an amazing award-winning photographer from Humboldt, CA and Adrienne Momi (adriennemomi.com), […]

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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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Michaelangelo Studios – Tony Cockrell, S. Fuess, Nina Koocher, Maggie Yee

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 1111-A River Street Santa Cruz Michaelangelo Gallery celebrates February with an exhibit called “For The Love of Animals.” This multimedia, multi-artist event brings visualization to the connection we all have with animals. Images ranging from wildlife in their native habitat to special moments with pets will be on display. 20% […]

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MJA Vineyards – Sally Vaughn

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 328 Ingalls Street, Ste. A Santa Cruz Stop by on First Friday Santa Cruz About MJA…The evolution of MJA has been an adventurous one. Our founder Marin John Artukovich comes from a long lineage of CROATIAN winemakers. Although he was the first generation of his family to be born in […]

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Nectar & Be Heart Now – Christopher Allen

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 330 Ingalls Street Santa Cruz Nectar & Be Heart Now little art collective… is SUPER Excited (AGAIN) to Host ….. the awesome innovative …Christopher Allen….(He’s SOOOO good we are doing an Encore First Friday!!!) Here he is …in his own words… My name is Christopher Allen, and I came to […]

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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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Printmakers at the Tannery – PATT

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1010 River St, studio 107 Santa Cruz Come join us for First Friday, February 2, 2018. Featured Artist: Andree LeBourveau Medium: Serigraphs and Mixed Media Theme: Red wings of Love In honor of the month of love I will be exhibiting my prints and cards of butterflies, birds, flowers 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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R. Blitzer Gallery – SCRAP-Santa Cruz Recycled Art Project

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2801 Mission Street Santa Cruz Spoken/Unspoken The Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program (SCRAP) offers selected artists access to the waste stream at the City’s Resource Recovery Facility on Dimeo Lane with the mission of highlighting our growing landfill problem and culture of waste. The City has a goal of 75% […]

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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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Stephanie Schriver Gallery – Stephanie Schriver

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River Street #122 Santa Cruz SCULPTED KOI FISH SERIES // Stephanie Schriver’s sculptured three dimensional Koi Fish Series!  Seven individual Koi with iridescent glazes, hanging systems incorporated and rated for outdoor/indoor wall or fence display. Each measure 14″ L X 10″ W X 4″ D, $125.  ABOUT STEPHANIE Stephanie Schriver […]

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Stockwell Cellars – Anne Green

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 Anne Green.  Stockwell Cellars will be offering glasses of wine for purchase to enjoy while perusing the art and listening to […]

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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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Studio114 Gallery / Shalom Clothing – Emma Formato & Ezzie Degiovanni

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River St. #114 Santa Cruz Studio 114 Gallery & Shalom Clothing Present: Lichen & Marigold New art by Emma Formato & Ezzie Degiovanni for 1st Friday Art Walk. Doors: at 5pm – 9pm  Location: Tannery Arts Center in Studio114 / Shalom Clothing 1050 River St. #114, Santa Cruz, Ca. […]

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TANNERY ARTS CENTER – Artists of the Tannery

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 / 1060 RIVER STREET SANTA CRUZ FEBRUARY 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 Art Cave – Lovebirds

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm University Business Park, 2801 Mission Street, Studio #2883 Santa Cruz In honor of February, the month of love, The Art Cave presents “Lovebirds” a group exhibition of bird-inspired art by local artists Noelle Correia, Victoria Galitzine, Rachel Barnes (Human Shaped Animal), Adam Horwitz, Bridget Mary Henry, Allison Wegren Metzger, Janis O’Driscoll, Emily Livingston Stout, Lauren Ringelman, Felicia Gilman, Leigh Erickson, […]

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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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Wargin Wines – Central Coast Plein Air Painters

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 11 Hangar Way Watsonville Wargin Wines will host the Central Coast Plein Air Painters’, Art, Love & Wine Exhibition & Sale at their Tasting Room at 11 Hanger Way in Watsonville.  18 of the finest local artists working in oil, pastel and watercolor will be offering works in celebration of Valentines Day […]

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