Events June

Apricity Gallery – A Ruby and a Single Nail…

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1060 River St, studio #104 Santa Cruz Apricity Gallery presents the work of 3 artists that paint together at the Avanami Center:  Majio, Lorrie Bogner & Rachel Van Dessel A Ruby and a Single Nail… “Late Prayer“ Tenderness does not choose it’s own uses. It goes out to everything equally, circling rabbit [...]

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Artisans Gallery – Barbara Bailey-Porter

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Barbara works in a variety of media and subject, but is primarily a landscape oil painter. She works en plein air, loosely interpreting the landscape around her in a spontaneous reaction to her environment. She works quickly and says “The initial instinctual reaction of what [...]

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Camouflage – Amber Romano

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1329 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz I was born in 1990.  I have had much beauty and pain in my life which has deepened the meaning of my work as well as my life. My love for art began at a very early age. I have taken art courses in community [...]

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Click Click Bang – So Many Possibilites: Shane Heath

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 808 41st Avenue Santa Cruz ABOUT THE ARTIST: Shane Heath is an artist currently residing in San Francisco. He developed So Many Possibilities as an outlet for his creative works. His work studies the power that the individual has in shaping culture. He immerses himself in his subjects and brings their vibe to [...]

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Cosmic – Shred: A Musical Surfing Collaboration

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 115 Cooper Street Santa Cruz Cosmic Hosts: Shred: A Musical Surfing Collaboration Join us in the Cosmic studio on Friday, June 5th for an evening of music, surf and discovery. The Santa Cruz Guitar Company and Ventana Surfboards & Supplies will be showcasing their handmade creations along with the design [...]

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Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden – MPC Printmakers

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Elm Street Santa Cruz Felix Kulpa Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming show: “Twilight Zone” June 5-28, 2015 Using traditional as well as experimental processes devised by its members, the MPC Printmakers presents an exciting show of over 50 original fine art prints. Each artist explores the mysterious hours between [...]

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First Friday Felton Art Walk – Ann Baldwin May, Jordan Knaup, Lori Canton, Dimitrious Nichols, Alanni, Linda Lord, Afrid Ghoffrani,

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 5th., 2015: ——–, ———-  at Mountain Spirit, 6299 hwy. 9 – Afrid Ghoffrani, “My Nepal” oil on canvas at: Garimo’s Real Soap Studio, 6225 hwy. 9 – Lori [...]

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Food Lounge – Kyle Kiff, Wesley Echelbarger, UCSC MA Social Documentation Class of 2015 Collaborative & Alan Souza

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Santa Cruz Food Lounge artists for the month of June:  Kyle Kiff – Filmmaker/Photographer Born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA and currently based on the North Shore of O’ahu, Kyle creates both motion and still images which range from some of the best surfing [...]

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Garimo’s Real Soap Studio & Gallery – fun•ction•al pottery show: Jasper Marino, Tom Watson, Jamie Lowe, Franco Di Majo, Kyle Jouras,

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 6225 Hwy. 9 Felton  - Our 2nd. yearly First Friday in June ceramics group show!!! Even bigger than last year featuring: fun•ction•al 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 [...]

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HealthMarkets – variuos artists

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 505-A River St Santa Cruz we have a groupd of artists with a wide range of projects for the month of June: ‘The Claraty Arts Project is a transformative experience for all thoseinvolved. At this studio, the relationship between artists and their art aswell as between instructor and artist, are [...]

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Lulu’s @ the Octagon – Kyle Sanders

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 118 Cooper St. Santa Cruz The Octagon is proud to present the work of Kyle Sanders. A local art student studying at Cabrillo College and working with the Cabrillo Gallery as their prepator/assistant, Kyle’s paintings blend material, narrative and approach to create opposing compositions balanced within the picture plane. Referencing [...]

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Michaelangelo Studios – Group Show: Justin Bowers, Ken Conklin,Virginia Draper, Linda Fillhardt, Angelo Grova, Chelsea Herman, Barbara Lawrence, John Maxon, Dan McFadden, Leslie Morgan, John Moseley, Elizabeth Palmer, Charles Prentiss, Neil Simmons, Melissa West

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1111-A River Street Santa Cruz Michaelangelo Gallery presents: Streams, Rivers, Bay to Sea – Artists as Visionaries Water is an essential element.  Artists of various medium address water as a theme of place and beauty and also as a lens to view issues related to water and the environment.  This [...]

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Miss Mae’s House of Beauty – Caia Koopman

11:00 am – 3:00 pm 527 Seabright Ave. Santa Cruz Devils Dance in the Details

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Nectar Creations – Thom Golia

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1325 pacific ave Santa cruz Hello come join us for First Friday June 5, 2015 at our downtown location….. We just got our spring collections….. Local Artist and Music by the talented Thom Golia…. Also previous First Friday artists on display!…… Come enjoy Art wine and Music and mingle….. 

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New Leaf Community Markets – Downtown – Chatanika Stoop, Ph.D.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1134 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Chatanika Stoop, Ph.D. quit her job at a large pharmaceutical company in order to spend 6 months traveling around Alaska and the western United States in search of everyday adventures. Joining her in her 15-foot trailer were her 14-year-old Chocolate Lab and 4-year-old Border Collie.  [...]

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ODONATA WINES – David Fleming

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 2343 Mission St. Santa Cruz Title: David Fleming: 75th Birthday Show Artists: David Fleming Description: Landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, and other paintings June 1st-30th First Friday Reception: Friday, June 5th 5:00-8:00pm June 2015

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Om Gallery – Sylvia Valentine

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm 1201 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Please join us as we welcome local photography artist Sylvia Valentine. We will also be serving light refreshments. Live music from 7-9 pm. Photographer- Sylvia Valentine “My photography is a reflection of what my heart connects with in the moment. I feel like art can [...]

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Palace Art, Capitola – Toaa Dallo

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm 1501-K 41st Ave Capitola Palace Art in Capitola is excited to present Toaa Dallo for the Month of June.  Toaa Dallo has been painting since early childhood. Working primarily in oil on canvas and pencil on paper, Toaa has pursued portraiture as a specialty throughout his art career. In addition, [...]

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Palace Art, Downtown Santa Cruz – Carol Mlasgar

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm 1407 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz Palace is proud to feature our very own Art Department manager, Carol Mlasgar for the month of June.  Spontaneity is key for Carol, whose work has been influenced by impressionism and sumi brush work. Her pieces incorporate mixed media; using a combination of watercolors, acrylics, [...]

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Pleasure Pizza East Side Eatery – Sylas T. Jumper

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 800 41st Ave Santa Cruz

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Primrose and Lace Lingerie – Karen Robey

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 3657 Portola Dr Santa Cruz Incredible local artwork to view by Karen Robey, treats to nibble and refreshing beverages, lingerie/jewelry/fragrances to try on.  Our extensive collection includes maternity/nursingwear by Belabumbum,Exsens French massage oils, MendoCruz jewelry and now featuring local Santa Cruz lingerie by Cadette!

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Pure Pleasure – Hippy Kama Sutra

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 204 Church Street Santa Cruz Meet the Authors of the Hippie Kama Sutra! Hippies, free love, and Kama Sutra- what more could you ask for on a First Friday? The Hippie Kama Sutra is a helpful guide for those who are grappling with those age old questions: Where does one find [...]

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R. Blitzer Gallery – Robert Blitzer-LUCKY

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2801 Mission Street Santa Cruz Paintings, sculpture and custom lamps by gallery owner/ artist Robert Blitzer.  June 5 – 24.  Gallery hours by appointment in June. 

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Santa Cruz Art League – 85th Annual Statewide Landscape Exhibit

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm 526 Broadway Santa Cruz 85th Annual Statewide Landscape Exhibit (Juried).  Exhibition: June 5 – July 5, 2015. Reception: June 13, Saturday, 3-5pm. Juried by Réne de Guzman, Sr. Curator Oakland Museum of California. The first Santa Cruz Art League Statewide Exhibition was in 1928. In celebration of our 85th Annual California Statewide [...]

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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 County Government Center – João de Brito, Janas Durkee, Peter Koronakos, Ed Penniman, and Sydney Zentall

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 701 Ocean Street, 1st and 5th floors Santa Cruz See the works of João de Brito, Janas Durkee, Peter Koronakos, Ed Penniman, and Sydney Zentall. Come on down to meet the artists, light refreshments, and free parking. See you there! Exhibit continues through August 7th. About: About the Arts Council: [...]

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Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park – PiVot

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 144 School Street Santa Cruz PiVot: The Art of Fashion presents Fashion at the Mission– Runway and Trunk Show  Runway show beginning at 7:00 pm – Trunk Show throughout the evening! Watch the Cosmo Factory and Lisa Cadiente from Faces Salon put models together for the runway during the live hair [...]

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History – FREE First Friday

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 705 Front Street Santa Cruz Free First Friday 11am – 9pm Free First Friday Exhibits: Check out our exhibition Dear Jerry, an exploration into the fan culture that exploded around the music of one band: The Grateful Dead. Travel through a landscape of musical artworks made up of materials of the unusual and [...]

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

10:00 am – 8:00 pm 1305 East Cliff Drive Santa Cruz The Art of Nature | April 10 – June 21, 2015 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 – Maddie Amelia Lewis

10:00 am – 12:00 am 118 Coral Street Santa Cruz Maddie Amelia Lewis: Dreamscaping Artist Reception: Friday, June 5 – 6-8 p.m. Bio: Maddie Amelia Lewis is a 2D artist with a fondness for acrylic paint and ink. She is a recent graduate from UC Santa Cruz. She is fascinated by fantasy, the arts, and textures. Paintings [...]

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Smooth Body Lounge – Lisa Sheridan

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 2345 Mission Street Santa Cruz My lifelong passions, photography and nature have come together as I work on open space conversation issues. Birds are my primary focus, however, I have recently expanded my interest in landscape photography. These local landscape images are a result of wanting to finally capture those [...]

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Stockwell Cellars – Jared Leake

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 will be hosting artist Jared Leake. Jared is a high school art teacher and practicing artist in Santa Cruz. Jared’s artwork is a blend of his love of [...]

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Stripe – Elise H. Mahoney

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Join us on June 5th from 5-9pm for a First Friday event featuring photography by Elise H. Mahoney. 10% of the night’s proceeds will benefit Unicef relief efforts in Nepal.  Elise H. Mahoney Photography I am a local Santa Cruz Photographer capturing images of everyday [...]

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Stripe MEN – Kyle Johnson

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Celebrate First Friday with us on June 5th from 5-9pm. Stripe MEN will feature art by local sign painter Kyle Johnson and freshly mixed cocktails. 10% of proceeds from Friday’s event will benefit Unicef earthquake relief efforts in Nepal.  Sign Painter Kyle Johnson “I am a [...]

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The Loft Salon and Spa – Kyle Vasquez

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm 402 Ingalls St Suite #8 Santa Cruz Join us June 5th from 5pm-9:00pm for Kyle Vasquez gorgeous portraits and mandalas! Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments, and as ussual enter our FREE RAFFLE – Massage and haircuts! We Look forward to seeing you there! For more information:

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The Nook – Claudia Amling-MacFarland

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1543 Pacific Ave, Suite 215 Santa Cruz Simon Gilbert’s breathtaking photos are on display at The Nook.  These photos capture the color and movement of Santa Cruz.  Joining Simon will be Jewelry Artisit Claudia Amling-MacFarland and classical guitarist Joel Di Mauro. Simon Gilbert is a fifteen year old photographer, born and [...]

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The Scribbles Institute – Summer Kickoff Sketchup Party

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm 303 Potrero #59 Santa Cruz Join us! Our 4th annual Summer Kickoff Sketchup Party is a great opportunity to party and meet other fun-lovin’, sketch-minded folks. This full-on evening of drawing is in conjunction with the First Friday Art Tour in Santa Cruz. It’s one of our biggest SketchTribe Santa [...]

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Tomboy – Art by Phoenix Rose & music by Jaime Wyatt / Aryel Rose / Cheraki

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1207 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz ♥Join us for a very special first friday celebration as we begin our fourth year in business!!! Art, Music, sweets, savory treats, wine & beer… perhaps a Champagne toast! Live music will begin around 7:00 We will be featuring art by Phoenix Rose: “As an [...]

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Wargin Wines – Lori Lester

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 18 Hangar Way, Ste C Watsonville Welcome to Wargin Wines’ First Friday in Watsonville Each month – We feature different artists in a mixed show of multiple artists in our tasting room with wine tastings and nibbles catered from Cafe Ella at the Airport! This month our featured artist is [...]

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