Events July Downtown

Agency – Bridget Henry

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1519 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Bridget Henry is a local woodcut artist with a unique eye for vibrant color combos and whimsical, storybook-like scenes. She is a graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz and a recipient of the 2001 James D. Phelan Award in Printmaking.   First Friday reception: [...]

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Ann Baldwin May Art Quilts – Ann Baldwin May

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street #4 Santa Cruz Come to the Art Center of Santa Cruz and help me celebrate the opening of my new art quilt studio and gallery. Underwater fantasies made out of fabric will be on display. Large and small pieces will be available. They are made with the [...]

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Artisans Gallery – D. Hooker

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz D. Hooker is an award-winning artist, in collections in the United States, Europe and Mexico.   She lives and works in Soquel, California. Daria Salus will also be joining us with her jewelry designs. First Friday reception: July 1st , 6pm-8pm

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Botanic and Luxe – F.J. Anderson

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 701A Front Street Santa Cruz (Across from Trader Joe’s in the alleyway to El Palomar) Please join us, Friday July 1st at Botanic and Luxe for our first First Friday event!  We will be featuring the ocean inspired artist, F.J. Anderson.  Enjoy delicious appetizers and refreshments while browsing the work [...]

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Camouflage – dejon weldon

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1329 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Dejon Weldon is an California artist who loves to travel and is inspired to paint with simple lines and bright colors. Most recently her painting theme has focused on skeletons. Dejon’s paintings are motivated by: her imagination, the people she meets, places she visits, and her [...]

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Cornucopia Real Estate – Nancy Lynn Jarvis

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 5 Santa Cruz Judy Zeigler of Cornucopia Real Estate invites you to an evening of reading, talk, and book signing with Nancy Lynn Jarvis, the author of Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries which are set in Santa Cruz. Come meet Nancy and find out where the bodies [...]

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Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden – Peter Koronakos

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Elm Street Santa Cruz American Bison to Zone-tailed Hawk: Alphabet of Oddball Animals 2016 Exhibition Back By Popular Demand – Innovative Artist Creates Quirky Animal Sculptures “ People love Peter’s work! It’s a rare joy when art offers such freshness and depth,” said Robbie Schoen, Director of the Felix [...]

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Fish Princess Farm – Stephanie Martin

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 109 Locust Street Santa Cruz Please join us to celebrate artist Stephanie Martin and her lovely art.  Stephanie’s recent series of intaglio etchings depicts the flora and avifauna of her native landscape. She sketches birds and nests at regional natural history museums, and finds botanical subjects in local gardens, farms, [...]

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Food Lounge – David Rowe

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Downtown Santa Cruz Artist: David Rowe I’ve a long history of taking too long on walks, even on errands, on account of taking photographs, and I’ve been fascinated for most of my 25-year history with landscapes and natural still-life mainly, although I find portrait work, [...]

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L’Atelier Salon – Barbara Bartels

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 114 Pearl Alley Santa Cruz Join us here at L’Atelier Salon for drinks, snacks and art! We welcome Barbara Bartels on this First Friday in July. Enjoy! “While my topics vary, I remain intrigued with faces and figures. Although some of my subjects are known, and I often work from [...]

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Mutari Chocolate – Jeremey Bot

Mutarti Chocolate House Pop-up 504 A Front Street.  Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Features the art of Jeremey Bot www.jeremeybot.com 5-9pm

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Nectar Creations – Victor Kuusk

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1325 pacific ave Santa cruz Hello come join us for First Friday on July 1, 2016 at our downtown location…..Spring Clothing & Accessories Collections on Display! ….. Local Art by the Talented Victor Kuusk…Victor is originally from Russia, but he grew up in San Francisco. He’s always been fascinated by [...]

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Nut Kreations – Nick Craig

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 104 Lincoln St Santa Cruz We are happy to be displaying the inspired paintings of local Santa Cruz artist Nick Craig. Come meet the artist and sample some of our tasty treats!

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Palace Art, Downtown Santa Cruz – Elliott Bliss

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm 1407 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz Elliott Bliss was born in Boulder Creek in 1987 and was raised in Scotts Valley. He has always gravitated towards art epecially painting and drawing. In high school he began customizing blank vans shoes and surfboards for friends and business grew from word of mouth [...]

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Pure Pleasure – Sandra Cherk

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 111 Cooper Street Santa Cruz  Join us for another fun First Friday event and celebration in our fabulous new location!  Once again, we will be offering a bit of bubbly and tasty treats to indulge your senses. Sandra paints landscapes of the the places she loves- the near-by forests, ocean [...]

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Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub & Restaurant – Luis Contreras

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1220 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Rosie McCann’s will be participating in First Friday for the month of July 2016 featuring artist Luis Contreras. Luis is an undocumented native of Mexico City studying art at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). At UCSC he works to expand his drawing-based art by [...]

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Sanctuary Exploration Center – Joe Platko

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 35 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz A Shark–Tacular  Art and Science Event at the Sanctuary Exploration Center Please join us for an evening of family-friendly art, science and discovery at the Sanctuary Exploration Center’s First Friday! Help us celebrate the ocean’s top predators – SHARKS!  Featured artist Joe Platko will bring [...]

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Santa Cruz County Bank – Color & Light

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 720 Front Street Santa Cruz June 27, 2016 – January 17, 2016 Using strategies of accumulation, layering, and the repetitive mark, four artists explore their fascination with saturated color and light. The exhibit features a unique range of mediums and techniques including: encaustic, mixed media, neon, oil, papermaking, printmaking, and [...]

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History – Art Works & UnLandscape

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 705 Front Street Santa Cruz Create art with working artists in Art Works, an experimental exhibition featuring artists in pop-up studios. Share your scar stories and create prints with Nanci Amaka. Recreate domestic spaces with food, drink and cultural conversation in La Casa de Cultura y Comida with Carmina Eliason. Create a [...]

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Stripe – Susan Howe

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz As artists and as citizens of the world we can actively decide to participate in public discussions or exhibitions that reflect our point of view. Whether or not we realize it, all our visual works represent some position or opinion, opaque as they might appear. [...]

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Stripe MEN – Kit Eastman

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Contemplations Kit Eastman             I came to be a painter/printmaker as a result of great changes late in my adult life. A search for meaning and identity brought me to art – a visual record of the journey of my mind, body and spirit, without [...]

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