Events June Downtown

Agency – Maggie Hurley

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1519 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz  Maggie Hurley Most of my work is made with paint – watercolors, gouache, acrylic, or oil, I love it all. Lately, my work has centered around some displaced whales: floating through deserts and cities. I have a few recurring characters: some little creatures that are […]

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Ann Baldwin May Art Quilts – Ann Baldwin May

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street #4 Santa Cruz Welcome to Summer. Underwater fantasies, nature and abstract art quilts will be featured. Kaiser Permanente recently bought two of my trees for display in their Scotts Valley facility. SAQA, the international group of Studio Art Quilt Associates started in 1989  in Northern CA. Yet, […]

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Artisans Gallery – Judy Miller

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Judy Miller In 1970, while working toward a degree at UC Berkeley, I got my first apartment. Needing dishes, yet knowing nothing about ceramics, I rolled out clay and drew scenes from my life. What began as necessity became an enormously gratifying, full time career […]

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Bhody – Andrew Simoni

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1526 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Bhody is happy to be showcasing Andrew Simoni this on June 3rd for the next Santa Cruz First Friday! He has a beautiful eye and captures some breathtaking photographs from all over the coast and beyond! Please come join us for wine, tea and hors’devours and view Andrew Simoni’s incredible pieces of work. The Artist’s […]

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Botanic and Luxe – Maia Negre

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 701A Front Street Santa Cruz Please join Santa Cruz based artist, Maia Negre, on Friday June 2nd as she features her gorgeous paintings on the walls of Botanic and Luxe.  Maia Negre is most renowned for her dreamy surfscapes, mermaids, and soulful coastal paintings.  She captures the beauty of her surroundings […]

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Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting – Laura Young

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1411 Pacific. Ave. Santa Cruz We are delighted to have Laura’s work in the shop for the month of June. Please join us for wine, light bites and art!  From the Artis:  Laura has lived in Santa Cruz most of her life, aside from short stints in northern Minnesota, San […]

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Cooper Street – Ebb & Flow Artists

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cooper Street btwn Front and Pacific Santa Cruz Ebb & Flow River Arts Celebration begings on June 2nd with free art making activities for kids, stage filled with amazing dance performances, a flash mob, and a glow-stick nighttime walk to the Riverwalk where we’ll see a sculpture lighting ceremony, LED […]

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Cornucopia Real Estate – Daniel Stolpe

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 5 Santa Cruz Judy Ziegler of Cornucopia Real Estate invites you to join Daniel Stolpe for First Friday Santa Cruz, June 2nd, 5 – 8 PM ‘SnapView’ at Daniel Stolpe’s life long devotion to explore, create and promote unique fine art. Dive into the mythic imagery […]

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Fish Princess Farm – LOIS COLE

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 109 Locust Street Santa Cruz Please join us to celebrate June and artist Lois Cole.   Keeping with our “farm” theme we’ll have both animals and abstracts on display – on canvas of course!  Here’s a little about Lois: Art is both a process and a means of communication. Right […]

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Food Lounge – Kim Ferrell

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Downtown Santa Cruz Artist: Kim Ferrell   Kim Ferrell received her degree in Graphic Design from Cal Poly, SLO and made a career in branding and packaging design working for local companies and design agencies. However, as technology took over the design field she found herself […]

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Go Ask Alice – Mr. Fungi

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1125 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz “When the lights go out, Get lit. With Fungi Lighting” Mr. Fungi will be lighting our lives up June, 2nd for First Friday. His  company Fungi Lighting is a glass art company where he creates fungus  themed nightlights for adults and kids. As his time in […]

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Hidden Peak Teahouse – Pop Up & Paint Out

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1541-C Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz It’s time to Pop Up and Paint Out at  First Friday Santa Cruz! Twenty professional Bay-area artists will be out from sunrise to create a piece or two of what they do best: plein air. They set up easels on Pacific Avenue, along the Riverwalk, […]

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Luma Yoga and Family Center – Sasha Neese

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1010 Center St Santa Cruz Join us for First Friday! We are happy to showcase the paintings of local artist, Sasha Neese. In her words, “I have always loved nature and the exploration of dreams and these works are a play between the two: a blending of the lines between what […]

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Lúpulo Craft Beer House – Whitney Wirtz

5:30 pm – 10:30 pm 233 Cathcart St. Santa Cruz My recent abstract series focuses on our natural local surroundings, the power and beauty of the ocean, and the ethereal & atmoshpheric properties of the coast. Of my painting process, it sometimes starts with a plan but frequently it’s just a feeling. The art has a direction and a life […]

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Mandala Holistic Hair and Wellness Studio – Margeau Bohol

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm 107 River St. Santa Cruz We welcome you to our First Friday party and art show, featuring artist Margeau Bohol, at Mandala Holistic Hair & Wellness Studio.  Artist’s Statement: Margeau Bohol is an emerging mixed-media artist, born in the Philippines and raised in The Bay, currently based out of Oakland, […]

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Mutari Chocolate House & Factory – Gayle Strombom

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 504 A Front Street Santa Cruz The Mutari Chocolate House & Factory presents the work of:  Gary Irving  Where:  Front Street Kitchen, 504 A Front St.  Downtown SC When:  First Friday June 2nd,  2017 Hours:  5PM-10PM Why:  Celebrating Art & Chocolate!   BIOGRAPHY Gary Irving Multimedia Artist Gary Irving is […]

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Nut Kreations – Scott Mehner

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm 104 Lincoln St Santa Cruz We are happy to be displaying the artistic poetry of Scott Mehner for First Friday in June. Come meet Scott, see his art, listen to poetry and sample some of Nut Kreations’ tasty treats! Scott Christopher Mehner is a creative writer with his roots happily […]

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Pacific Wave Surf Shop – Yeshe Jackson

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1502 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz I was born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Forests full of towering redwood trees and the nearby Monterey Bay gave me endless opportunities to connect with and be inspired by nature. At San Lorenzo Valley High School I took my first art class, and have […]

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Pure Pleasure – Jen Raynes

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 111 Cooper Street Santa Cruz Not unlike the release of energy from a gratifying morning stretch…my new series is a release of creative expression.  I have expanded from my primary focus of animals to a new genre; Nudes!  My nudes dwell in a surreal landscape where they pose without fear […]

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Rivendell – Samuel Bautista Lazo

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1001 Center Street Suite 6 Santa Cruz  

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Sanctuary Exploration Center – Amadeo Bachar

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 35 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz On Friday June 2nd, the Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz will host a free, family friendly art and science evening. Come learn all about fishing in our Sanctuary! Our bay is host to hundreds of species of fish, and we rely on multiple fisheries for […]

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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 art from five local artists: Sonia Calderon (painting), Bryn Del Mano (3-D Assemblage), Janas Durkee (painting), Mark Overgaard (photography), and Irene Reti (photography). […]

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History – Abbott Square Opening + Ebb & Flow

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 705 Front Street Santa Cruz Celebrate the opening of a community plaza and marketplace more than five years in the making. Preview Abbott Square’s diverse and delicious vendors. Soak in performances on a closed-down Cooper St and explore the Ebb & Flow Festival of river arts. Grab your free Abbott […]

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Santa Cruz Zen Center – Santa Cruz Zen Center Artists

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 115 School Street Santa Cruz SCZC returns to First Friday, hosting mixed media /fiber artist Laurie McCann, stone sculptor Michael Bashista, and guest artist Tracy Marie Oliver. Tracy Marie Oliver’s unique style was inspired by traveling in the middle east and being mesmerized by the jeweled colors of fired enamel […]

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Solaire Restaurant + Bar @ Hotel Paradox – João de Brito

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 611 Ocean Street Santa Cruz First Friday June, hosted by Solaire at Hotel Paradox, will feature: Paintings by Portuguese-American artist João de Brito  De Brito was born in a small town on the Island of São Miguel in the archipelago of the Azores, Portugal and as a young man immigrated with his family […]

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Stripe – Sandra Cherk

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Sandra is a native Californian whose art is inspired by the hills and coastlines of Northern and Central California. Essentially self-taught, Sandra has considered herself an artist all her life, but started painting professionally with watercolors over twenty years ago. Almost ten years ago, the […]

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Stripe MEN – Jim Winters

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz I love clowns, specifically vintage clowns. Not monster clowns (Stephen King’s It), not real-life serial murderer clowns (John Wayne Gacy), not rapping clowns (Insane Clown Posse). Killer Klowns from Outer Space is another story… a movie, actually, and I LOVE it.  Clowns get a bad […]

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Village Yoga – Deborah Good

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1106 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz Deborah Good holds a BFA and participated in graduate studies in painting at San Francisco State University. Her illustrations and paintings are informed by her studies in design, color, symbolism, art history, Zen Buddhism, perennial philosophy, and an abiding interest in the Mystery of LIfe. […]

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