Events July Downtown

Artisans Gallery – Scott Hamill

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Scott Hamill is a native Californian artist that specializes in oil paintings and plein air landscapes. He has spent most of his life in and around the ocean and mountains, developing a strong connection to the water and land while surfing along the Pacific coast [...]

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Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting – Elizabeth Vines

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 109 Locust Street Santa Cruz Artist Elizabeth Vines will be showing her abstract paintings in our shop for the month of July! Stop by on July 3rd for our First Friday celebration complete with wine, a dessert table, and cupcakes!  About the Artist:  Elizabeth played with art throughout her childhood [...]

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Camouflage – Whitney Romberg

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1329 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Whitney Romberg (b.1991) is a California based artist. Themes within her work include ideas of identity as a queer multi-racial woman, relationships to oneself or others, and the human consciousness. Romberg holds a B.A from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Fine Arts with [...]

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Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden – Peter Koronakos

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Elm Street Santa Cruz What: American Beaver to Zebra Finch: Alphabet of Oddball Animals 2015 Exhibition When: July 4 – 26, 2015; First Friday Reception on July 3, 2015 6 – 9 pm Where: Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA   For Immediate Release June 10, 2015 Santa Cruz, [...]

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Food Lounge – Terri Schneider, Samuel Amigo & musical guest Trio Saudade

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Santa Cruz Terri Schneider - As an endurance athlete I’ve been ‘moving forward’ for most of my life—literally—via running, triathlon, adventure racing, mountaineering and adventuring. I am incessantly curious, enjoy pushing myself physically in nature and thrive in exotic cultures and remote geography. My passion of [...]

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HealthMarkets – Ed Smiley

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 505-A River St Santa Cruz for the month of July we have Ed Smiley! I am a local Santa Cruz artist.  I have had numerous one man shows at galleries and alternative spaces, and have been selected for many juried shows, and have received multiple awards for my work.   [...]

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Nectar Creations – Adrian Rasmussen

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1325 pacific ave Santa cruz Hello come join us for First Friday July 3, 2015 at our downtown location….. We just got our summer collections….. Local Art by the talented Adrian Rusmussen…. Also previous First Friday artists on display!…… Come enjoy Art, wine and a live DJ and mingle….. 

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New Leaf Community Markets – Downtown – Jen Raynes

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1134 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Jen Raynes             Acrylic on Canvas             Jen Rayne’s passions throughout her life have been art and animals. Ever since she can recall, She has been fascinated, enraptured and enthralled with animals and has always [...]

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Om Gallery – Nicole Bennet

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm 1201 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Nicole Bennet takes the viewer on rides across the canvas on the backs of elephants and necks of the giraffe into a deep investigation of contemporary portraiture. Light refreshements will be available. Live music by Akeera. Nicole Bennet- Mixed Media Artist Faces are my thing. [...]

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Palace Art, Downtown Santa Cruz – Star Huson

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm 1407 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz Palace is proud to feature Star Huson for the month of July.   Star is a Santa Cruz based artist who works primarily as a printmaker, painter, and illustrator. Star humorously refers to herself as “artistically obese”, due to the constant depiction of food throughout [...]

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Pure Pleasure – Destiny Rose Mattson

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 204 Church Street Santa Cruz Featuring select paintings from her “Within” collection. Destiny Rose Mattson is a mixed-media artist who was born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Her work deals predominantly with the human figure, its movement, its story. She studied Visual and Public Art in the Monterey [...]

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Santa Cruz County Bank – California Dreaming

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 720 Front Street Santa Cruz February 20 – August 7, 2015 When you think of California, what images come to mind? In this exhibition, five local contemporary painters explore new frontiers of expression in California Dreaming in answer to that question. Presented by Santa Cruz County Bank Arts Collaborative, this [...]

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History – FREE First Friday: Princes of Surf Exhibition Opening

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 705 Front Street Santa Cruz Free First Friday 11am – 9pm The boards are back. Original, 130-year-old, redwood o’lo surfboards. Two of the three original surfboards that introduced surfing to Santa Cruz in 1885. Celebrate their legacy at the First Friday opening of Princes of Surf, an exhibition about the [...]

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Stripe – Rinat Goren

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Join us on Friday July 3rd from 5-9 pm for a First Friday event featuring Encaustic works by Rinat Goren as well as tastings from Venus Spirits.  Artist Biography: Artists are often recognized through a certain technique or subject matter. The same is true for [...]

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Stripe MEN – Tommy Parker

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz My name is Tommy Parker and I’m a photographer in Santa Cruz, CA. Growing up here fueled my passions for adventure and travel, and I’ve spent the last 5 years living abroad in Ireland, Thailand, and New Zealand. During those travels I developed a love [...]

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The True Olive Connection – Maggie Renner Hallmann

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 106 Lincoln Street Santa Cruz Maggie: ‘I love the Poetry of Brushwork and the Joy of Color!’My oil paintings express my love affaire with Nature. I can feel the magic of nature feeding my energy through sun and wind, temperature, sound and movement. Painting is also, my way of drinking [...]

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