Events July Downtown

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall – Rosemary Hayward

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 110 Walnut Avenue Santa Cruz Local author Rosemary Hayward will entertain you between beers, for you and her, with readings from her recently published novel “Margaret Leaving” – with asides on the art of writing. “Margaret Leaving” is a mystery set in England in 1967.Jenny North gets home to find […]

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Agency – Maggie Hurley

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1519 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz   Christopher Allen My name is Christopher Allen, and I came to Santa Cruz in 1996 to attend UCSC.  I have worked as an educator in some capacity for the last 15 years, and as a recycled materials artist for the last three years.  I […]

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Ann Baldwin May Art Quilts – Ann Baldwin May

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street #4 Santa Cruz Like painting but with fabric-a  celebration of abstract art quilts.  Texture! Color! Movement! I choose the colors. I couch(zigzag) decorative threads to create texture. I cut up these pieces to use as fabric. I put them on my design wall. I add other pieces […]

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Artisans Gallery – Judy Miller

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Please join us in welcoming Wayne Adachi as our July First Friday artist! Wayne started painting in High School and double majored in Art and Science at Long Beach State University. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy with a Doctorate […]

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Bhody – Scott Mehner

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1526 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Bhody is proud to be showcasing Scott Mehner on July 7th for the next Santa Cruz First Friday! We welcome him and his fantastic brand of poetry and art and we are very excited to see what he will be showing at BHODY for his exhibit! The […]

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Botanic and Luxe – Katherine Weber

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 701A Front Street Santa Cruz Please join Santa Cruz based artist, Katherine Weber, Friday July 7th as she features her stunning “Treasures of the Earth” Series on the walls of Botanic and Luxe.  Katherine works on natural wood, clay board, and paper with gouache, acrylics, and occasionally metallic or iridescent mediums.  Her current […]

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Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting – Ed Smiley

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1411 Pacific. Ave. Santa Cruz We are delighted to have Ed’s work in the shop for the month of July. Please join us for wine, light bites and art!  From the Artis:  Thoughts on painting:  I believe in the elusive.  I believe in the poetic.  I believe in ecstasy and […]

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Food Lounge – Gina Orlando

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Downtown Santa Cruz Artist: Gina Orlando   Gina Orlando found her calling in Cambodia. Passionate about photography, she jumped at the opportunity to a part of a documentary photography workshop taking place in the kingdom of Cambodia. It was there that she realized she wanted to […]

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L’Atelier Salon – Poppy de Garmo

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 114 Pearl Alley Santa Cruz Poppy de Garmo is a local photographer specializing in portraiture, with a studio at The Tannery. She shows a group of local people with her annual event, ‘TOWNIES,” which last year featured farmers in Santa Cruz County. Poppy is also a professional chef with interests […]

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Nut Kreations – Ashly Deskins

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm 104 Lincoln St Santa Cruz My name is Ashly Deskins and I have been a photographer for 8 years. I moved to Santa Cruz from Ohio with my husband three years ago. I have my BA from The Ohio State University. I have been photographing squirrels for 1 year now. […]

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Oasis Tasting Room & Kitchen – Tessa Hope Hasty

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm 415 River St. Santa Cruz Oasis Tasting Room & Kitchen is proud to host Tessa Hope Hasty and her incrdible art as our first featured artist for the First Friday Art Tour. A Santa Cruz local, Tessa draws inspiration for her paintings and projects from her adventures and experiences, whether […]

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Pure Pleasure – Expressive Erotic Play

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 111 Cooper Street Santa Cruz 6:00 – 8:30pm  FREE Get ready for an Erotic Invasion! Join us at Pure Pleasure for an exciting evening of erotic sensations with art, performance, and chocolate taste treats. We will be hosting a collection of erotic art AND What Is Erotic? will be performing!!!      […]

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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 First Friday will feature Live Jazz and refreshments. ARRT: Artists Respond and Resist Together   –    A Juried Group Exhibition   – FIRST FRIDAYS: July 7 and August 4, 6:00 – 9:00PM.   EXHIBIT HOURS: M – TH, Noon – 4PM or by appointment   Exhibit […]

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History – Lost Childhoods Exhibition Opening

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 705 Front Street Santa Cruz Explore an all-new exhibition about foster youth, made with foster youth.  Lost Childhoods: Voices of Santa Cruz County Foster Youth and the Foster Youth Museum showcases the stories, struggles, and triumphs of youth who are aging out of foster care. You will see personal belongings […]

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Santa Cruz Zen Center – Santa Cruz Zen Center Artists

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 115 School Street Santa Cruz Shelly Errington is a photographer, writer, cartoonist, and anthropologist who takes special pleasure photographing what seems ordinary and is often overlooked, capturing moments of light, texture, and color, often creating Intimate landscapes that are somewhat abstract, often surprising, and usually beautiful.  Stone sculptor, Mike McClellan, […]

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Solaire Restaurant + Bar @ Hotel Paradox – Maia Negre

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 611 Ocean Street Santa Cruz First Friday July, hosted by Solaire at Hotel Paradox, will feature: Paintings by Santa Cruz’s very own Maia Negre   Santa Cruz based artist, Maia Negre, most renowned for her dreamy surf and oceanscapes, mermaids, and soulful coastal paintings, captures the beauty of her surroundings […]

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Stripe – Mary Magdalena

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Magdalena Maddox is a local commercial and fine art photographer on the Monterey Peninsula and has had over 25 solo and group exhibitions since 2006 when she graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. Magdalena currently lives in Pacific Grove.

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Stripe MEN – Campbell Steers

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz If you hadn’t noticed yet, I’m hopelessly obsessed with bicycles. They inevitably become an essential component to my art—and it’s fitting, as so much inspiration and idea generating is spurred by the sights and sensations experienced by pedaling them around. This series of linocut prints […]

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