Events June

Agency – Michael Marshall Smith

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1519 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Michael Marshall Smith is a suspense novelist and photographer. First Friday reception: June 3rd , 6pm-8pm

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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. I will be highlighting Abrazos Del Alma/Hugs from the Heart, my Mexican inspired art quilts. They were a special exhibition last October [...]

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Arrow Beauty Bar – Jeff Schwab

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2027 N Pacifc Ave Santa Cruz Introducing Jeff Schwab! I was born and raised in Santa Cruz.  I have always had an interest in photography but it wasn’t until recently that it has became my passion.  I began by experimenting with local sunrise and sunset shots but since have expanded [...]

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Artisans Gallery – Carrie Clayden

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Carrie Clayden is a local artist with a passion for acrylic painting. She sees the endless possibilities of a blank canvas. She enjoys capturing a mood, a moment, a place and freezing it on canvas. To her, the feeling is as intoxicating as a falling [...]

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Arts Council at O’Neill’s Surf Shop – Arts Council Skateboard Decks

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 110 Cooper Street, #100D Santa Cruz All hands on deck! This fundraising raffle supports Arts Council Santa Cruz County and its work to power the arts in Santa Cruz County by driving creativity, innovation, & vibrancy. This is your opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind art deck, simply by buying raffle [...]

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Camouflage – Jesster

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1329 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Jesster-Jessica Larae Carroll-”Can’t remember exactly when my affection for tattoos began, but I’ve frequented tattoo/piercing shops since I was old enough to be there. I thought to combine my obsession with tattoos and my desire to dabble in photography, so here’s my first project: The [...]

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Central Avenue – Art Walk

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Highway 9 Boulder Creek Stroll historic Boulder Creek and enjoy, fine art, live music and mingling at the Boulder Creek Art Walk! Many Boulder Creek businesses will be hosting different artists working in a variety of mediums including Painting, Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Printmaking and more! Participating businesses- Lille Aeske, The [...]

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Cornucopia Real Estate – Max Weinreich

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 5 Santa Cruz Max Weinreich and The Year of the Hawk The Santa Cruz Art Center, Suite 5 Artist Statement I draw what I think is beautiful. I use charcoal because it is messy. I make things because I have to. I draw birds of prey [...]

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Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden – Ted Orland

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Elm Street Santa Cruz A Community Of Artists The artists sharing this exhibit are the current members of a group that has been meeting regularly in Santa Cruz for nearly thirty years now. Our gatherings are loosely modeled after the artists’ communities of Paris in the 1930s, where painters, [...]

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First Friday Felton Art Walk – Matthew Molcillo, Darci Shea Bogdan, Debbie Wiley, Steve Wiley,

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Shops along Hwy. 9 Downtown Felton. Each image posted is of a different downtown Felton venue hosting local art. Featuring artists for Friday June 3rd., 2016: Matthew Molcillo, hand tooled leather, latex, metal fashion accessories, at: Mountain Spirit, 6299 hwy. 9 – Darci Shea Bogdan, Oil paintings, at: Garimo’s Real [...]

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Fish Princess Farm – Joan Hellenthal

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 109 Locust Street Santa Cruz Please join us to celebrate artist Joan Hellenthal and her lovely art.  From Santa Cruz she is best known for her luch colorful oil and pastel landscapes. We’ll be serving Beauregard Vineyards wine along with savory biscuits from Iveta Gourmet paired with Gabriella Cafe’s own [...]

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Food Lounge – Mark Fort

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Downtown Santa Cruz Artist: Mark Fort: is a native of Santa Cruz county. Fort works primarily in oil on canvas and is renowned for capturing seascapes at sunsets. Fort has won contests locally and nationally for his creative works. He has been recognized by fortune 500 [...]

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Garimo’s Real Soap Studio & Gallery – 3rd. Yearly Fun•ction•al Pottery Show: Jasper Marino, Tom Watson, Kyle Jouras, Travis Adams, Taylor Rae (music)

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 6225 Hwy. 9 Felton Third yearly FUN•CTION•AL POTTERY show First Friday Felton Art Walk, June 3, 2016 fun•ction•al (ˈfʌŋ k ʃə nl) pottery adj.1. of or pertaining to a fun-er function or functions. 2. capable of operating or functioning fun-ly. 3. having or serving a utilitarian fun-ish purpose; capable of [...]

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Go Ask Alice – Danny Fernandezz

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1125 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz First Friday for the summer, Go Ask Alice will showcases the artwork of Danny Fernandez. Danny just finished painting our entire shop with his wonderful art work. June  3rd, 6:00 -8:30. Music by Jack Gates. Wine, kava and snacks served. We look forward to seeing [...]

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Lulu’s at the Octagon – Kristian Echenique

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 118 Cooper Street Santa Cruz Kristian Echenique is from Santa Cruz and happy to be living here on the Monterey Bay. His inspiration comes from nature, culture and the inherent patterns in all things. His art is a vibrant mixture of design, color and the natural world around us. He [...]

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Nut Kreations – Addi Somekh

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 104 Lincoln St Santa Cruz We are happy to be displaying the balloon art and photographs of Addi Somekh and Charlie Eckert for First Friday in June. Meet the artist and sample tasty treats at Nut Kreations! A self-taught balloon twister, Addi’s style incorporates improvisation, abstract design, and comic delivery, [...]

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Pure Pleasure – Frank Leonard

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! Indulge your senses with treats from a chocolate bar and sip champagne while viewing a sensual photographic exhibit. Our featured artist, Frank Leonard has loved photography since the age of [...]

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R. Blitzer Gallery – Abstract Aspects of the Universe

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2801 Mission Street Santa Cruz You are invited to explore aspects of the universe as visually interpreted by painting, sculpture and photography.  Curated by Robert Blitzer ad Ralph Joachim. June 3 – June 30,2016 Exhibiting artists:  Sarah Blanco (painting), Robert Blitzer (painting), C.C. “Tazio” Childress (painting), Laurie Hatch (photography), Ralph [...]

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Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub & Restaurant – Justin Schwarze

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1220 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Rosie McCann’s will be joining First Friday for the first time summer 2016. Our first featured artist is Justin Schwarze, an art student at UCSC. He will be displaying a selection of drawings, paintings, and prints. He explores many subjects, from realism to the Grotesque, [...]

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Sanctuary Exploration Center – Andrew Ward

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 35 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Savvy Seafood: An 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! Let’s Celebrate Monterey Bay’s sustainable fisheries and learn how you can make smart seafood [...]

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Santa Cruz Art League – 86th Annual California Land & Sea Exhibit

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm 526 Broadway Santa Cruz Attention Land & Sea art lovers! Exhibit and Lecture SCAL’s 86th Annual “Land & Sea” Exhibit June 3 – July 3, 2016 Reception: June 11, Saturday, 3-5pm and Lecture: Friday, June 10th, 7pm Come in and see the gorgeus landscape paintings in our gallery. Also, attend [...]

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Santa Cruz County Bank – Unbridled

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 720 Front Street Santa Cruz January 25 – June 17, 2016 Where would be without horses?  Known to have evolved over 55 million years ago, no other animal can match the contributions these majestic creatures have made to human civilization and societies around the world.  Santa Cruz County Bank’s newest [...]

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Santa Cruz County Government Center – Cristy Aloysi & Scott Graham, Shelly Errington, Kat Moseley, Janice Serilla, Shmuel Thaler, and Melinda Vahradian

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 701 Ocean Street, 1st and 5th floors Santa Cruz See the works of Cristy Aloysi & Scott Graham (glass), Shelly Errington (photography), Kat Moseley (painting), Janice Serilla (painting), Shmuel Thaler (photography),and Melinda Vahradian (painting). Come on down to meet the artists – light refreshments and free parking. See you there! [...]

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

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 705 Front Street Santa Cruz Create art with working artists in the brand new exhibition, Art Works. Build collaborative sculpture with Heidi Cramer about the San Lorenzo River. Share your scar stories and create prints with Nanci Amaka. Create your own mythologies with masks and divination with Huameng Yu. Meet [...]

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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History – California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

11:00 am – 8:00 pm 1305 East Cliff Drive Santa Cruz The Art of Nature | April 9 – June 19, 2016 The Museum welcomes back the California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators for its annual exhibit highlighting the amazing detail and artistry of local science illustrators. Come experience 40 works in a variety of media, depicting botany, [...]

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Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios – Brandon Oleksy

10:00 am – 12:00 am 118 Coral Street Santa Cruz Stage Art: Concert photography by Brandon Oleksy Artist Reception: Friday, June 3 – 6-8 p.m. Brandon Oleskey started photographing concerts in San Diego, California in 2014. Since then, Brandon has criss crossed the state, shooting as many shows as possible. Currently based in Santa Cruz, [...]

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Santa Cruz Yoga – Katherine Lee

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm 402 Ingalls Street Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Yoga is Pleased to Present: “Passively Powerful” by the artist Katherine Lee Come join us for an evening of art, community, conversation and yoga. The show is from 7:30-10p.m. and all are welcome to participate beforehand in the Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga Class [...]

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Santa Cruz Zen Center – Santa Cruz Zen Center Artists

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 113 School Street Santa Cruz Joining First Friday for the summer, the Santa Cruz Zen Center showcases the artwork of its sangha members.  Deborah Good (illustrations), Laurie McCann (mixed media), and Michael Bashista (sculpture) exhibit June  3rd, 6:45 -8:30. Music and light food will also be shared.

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Smooth Body Lounge – Sarah Jane-Watch her paint live to the groovy sounds of DJ OL’Right

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 2345 Mission Street Santa Cruz “Growing up in a large family of siblings, we thrived in the chaos and found comfort in the company. I felt like I was always trying to find my voice and be heard. At 15 I picked up a guitar and started to write songs, [...]

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Stockwell Cellars – Anne Green

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1100 Fair Ave. (Entrance is located on the Ingalls St. side of the building) Santa Cruz Stockwell Cellars, the Westside’s newest winery, invites you to join us as we celebrate local artist Anne Green. Please join us in our spacious wine cellar / gallery. We will be offering flights and [...]

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Stripe – Cher Roberts

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz I paint with acrylics applied to stretched canvas.  My abstract themes focus on small events within daily living, reverence for intimate and personal settings, a concern for the environment and an appreciation of our stunning west coast.  My current “in progress” series, Strange Weather, calls [...]

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Stripe MEN – Gina Tuzzi

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Gina Tuzzi was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. On the day she was born, Mark Richards was the world champion of surfing and Jack and Diane was the number one song on the radio. Gina lives and works in Arcata, California.   ______________________________________________________   [...]

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TANNERY ARTS CENTER – Artists of the Tannery

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 / 1060 RIVER STREET SANTA CRUZ JUNE 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 Nook – Alaya Vautier, Briya Serrano, Brandy Williams, Kristen Mulvaney, Rebecca Ford, Amy Wolfe, and Scottie Johnson

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1543 Pacific Ave, Suite 215 Santa Cruz We have a wonderful opportunity to take over the storefront on 1543 Pacific to showcase 7 local artists with ties to Santa Cruz Pride. Please join us for light refreshements, a glass of wine and beautiful art. Alaya Vautier, Briya Serrano, Brandy Williams, [...]

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The Pocket-Johnny Fabulous – Fabled Images

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 3102 Portola dr Santa Cruz Friday, June 3rd from 5-9 PM Johnny Fabulous presents Fabled Images’ “No Acid Required”, an abstract Photo Art collection at The Pocket. JF will also be singing at the piano throughout the show. The images are colorful, mystical and will probably make you look at [...]

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The Scribbles Institute – Summer Kickoff Drawing Party!

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm 303 Potrero #59 Santa Cruz Let’s get sketchy on Friday, June 3! Join us for our SketchTribe Summer Kickoff Drawing Party/Meetup! Partake a rollicking evening of laughter, friendly banter, and high energy drawing of all sorts. Our lively gatherings have become a popular First Friday Art Tour event for anyone [...]

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The Treehouse – Treehouse Collective

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 108 Locust St, suite C Santa Cruz All of us have many blessings and skills. In this month’s special event we will be featuring the expressive art of the healing artists who make up the Treehouse! The evening will include: musical and poetry performances by SarahJoy Zell, Lanakila Iesu, and [...]

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The True Olive Connection – Jim Nelson

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 106 Lincoln Street Santa Cruz JIM NELSON: I started oil painting in college, UCSC, 1967 as a reprieve from my studies of English Literature. I was excited by visual impressions of nature and subjective color, both in the garden and the eastern Sierra mountains. These have become the subjects of [...]

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Tomboy – Mountainside Jewelry

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1207 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz Join us on Friday June 3rd as we celebrate the first week of our fifth year in business! our featured artist will be Amber Duncan of Mountainside jewelry, hand cast here in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains Live musical performance by Frankie Boots and the County [...]

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Wallflower Boutique – Vickie Nam

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 103 Locust St. Santa Cruz Vickie’s woven art collection ‘Open Destiny’ is comprised of thirteen wall hangings. Although the series is inspired by people, places, and things in and around Santa Cruz (e.g., “Chai Time on West Cliff,” “Little Dipper,” “Jellyfish Jam” and “Hipsters on Pacific”), each piece was a [...]

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Wargin Wines – Julia Starr White

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 11 Hangar Way Watsonville Wargin Wines is thrilled to present our news First Friday Artist Julia Starr White. Showing at both locations in Soquel & Watsonville – her work is captivating and paris perfectly with our wines anf festivities. $5 Wine Tastings / Complimentary for Club Members About Julia Julia [...]

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Wargin Wines Soquel – Julia Starr White

3:00 pm – 8:00 pm 5015 Soquel Drive Soquel Wargin Wines is thrilled to present our “first” First Friday Artist Julia Starr White at our newest Soquel Tasting Room. Showing at both of our locations in Soquel & Watsonville – her work is captivating and paris perfectly with our wines anf festivities. $5 Wine Tastings [...]

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work. shop.- a mobile gallery – nora dougherty

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm hosted by felix kulpa gallery 107 elm street santa cruz join work. shop. for the release of the “art of life travelogue,” a collection of stories, images and artworks created and collected during a cross-country trip taken by the mobile gallery last summer.  this event also marks the kick off [...]

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