Events March Downtown

Agency – Tracy Oliver

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1519 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Tracy Oliver “My art is a way for me to try to understand and balance the mystical or inexplicable against the seemingly fixed laws of nature. Often times, a painting will appear in my mind and hover in my head until I attempt to re-create [...]

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Ann Baldwin May Art Quilts – Ann Baldwin May

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street #4 Santa Cruz Ann Baldwin May Art Quilts    Color! Texture! Movement! Inspiration for the abstract pieces comes from the textures and colors of the fabrics.Art from redirected materials.Impressionistic views of the natural world of underwater fantasies, trees and wild life will be represented in fabric.New pieces [...]

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Artisans Gallery – Katell Le Bourdonnec

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz  Katell Le Bourdonnec Katell Le Bourdonnec was born in France. She is based in Santa Cruz and Paris when she is not on the road traveling around the world where she finds her inspiration. She uses images that are very colourful and exotic in order [...]

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Bhody – Andrew Power

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1526 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Bhody is featuring Artist Andrew Power from Santa Cruz this March.  His paintings are whimsical, magical landscapes you can day dream and get lost in.  His vivid use of color is striking and indicative of his unique style.  Come check out Andrew Power’s art this First Friday [...]

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Botanic and Luxe – Jared Chandler

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 701A Front Street Santa Cruz (Across from Trader Joe’s in the alleyway to El Palomar) Please join photographer, Jared Chandler, on Friday March 3rd as he features his stunning botanical portraits on the walls of the lifestyle store, Botanic And Luxe. You can also expect delicious appetizers and complementary cocktails to sip [...]

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Cornucopia Real Estate – Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Santa Cruz

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 5 Santa Cruz Judy Zeigler of Cornucopia Real Estate invites you to join Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Santa Cruz for a photo exhibition from around the world highlighting host country hospitality. Peace Corps Week is the celebration of President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on [...]

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Food Lounge – Rich Mick, Boys & Girls Club Regional Arts Celebration

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Downtown Santa Cruz Artist: Rich Mick  You can sense Rich’s love of nature and open space through his paintings. His years as a graphic artist and floral designer are evident in his composition and use of color. You can imagine him at Yosemite or Mono Lake [...]

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Luma Yoga and Family Center – Anne Scott-Chambers + Hip Chick Organiks

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1010 Center St Santa Cruz Join us for First Friday! We are happy to showcase the nature-inspired illustrations of Anne Scott-Chambers as well as a trunk show featuring Hip & Chick Organiks, small-batch bath and body products! Our doors will be open for art, wine, snacks, music + mingling from 6-9 [...]

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Mandala Holistic Hair and Wellness Studio – Greer Linksvayer

6:30 pm – 11:00 pm 107 River St. santa Cruz We welcome you to our First Friday Party and art show featuring artist Greer Linksvayer at Mandala Holistic Hair & Wellness Studio. Join us for live music, drum circle, Tea Service, Kava ceremony, art show, and Dj Jose Madre for dance! Bring your friends and [...]

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Mutari Chocolate House & Factory – Elliott Bliss

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 504 A Front Street Santa Cruz The Mutari Chocolate House & Factory presents the work of:  Elliott Bliss Where:  Front Street Kitchen, 504 A Front St.  Downtown SC When:  First Friday March 3rd, 2017 Hours:  5-10pm Why:  Celebrating Art & Chocolate!   BIOGRAPHY Elliott Bliss  Freelance Painter & Muralist Elliott [...]

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Nut Kreations – Ben Davis

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 104 Lincoln St Santa Cruz We are happy to be displaying the work of local Santa Cruz artist Ben Davis for First Friday in March. Come meet Ben, see his amazing art work and sample some of Nut Kreations’ tasty treats! Ben Davis has been painting oils since 2006, capturing [...]

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Pacific Wave Surf Shop – Jared Leake

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1502 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Jared Leake is a high school art teacher and practicing artist in Santa Cruz, California.  He earned his BA as an arts education major at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts.  Jared received his MED-Teacher of Visual Arts degree from Lesley University/Art Institute of Boston where [...]

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PF Atelier – Gerri Russell, Patrick Hobbie, Anita Heckman, Jennifer de Groat, Deana Fukatsu, Annette Nemes, Alaya Vautier, Tami Zohar, Lynne Todaro, Ron Rice, Paola Favatà

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm 2027 N. Pacific Ave, Suite C Santa Cruz This March we are showing the work of eleven artists: Gerri Russell, mixed media; Patrick Hobbie, watercolors; Anita Heckman, monotypes and acrylics; Jennifer De Groat, studio jewelry; Deana Fukatsu, studio jewelry; Annette Nemes, studio jewelry; Alaya Vautier, studio jewelry; Tami Zohar, wearable [...]

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Pure Pleasure – Nancy Peach

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 111 Cooper Street Santa Cruz Join us for an exciting First Friday with fabulous art, burlesque dancers, sex toy give-away, libations and tasty treats. Our featured artist is a woman on fire, erotic artist Nancy Peach. She paints with vibrant colors in oils on enormously large canvases.  Nancy has portrayed [...]

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Sanctuary Exploration Center – Maggie Hurley

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 35 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz On Friday March 3rd, the Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz will host a free, family friendly art and science evening focusing on sounds in the Sanctuary. Marine animals rely on sound to acoustically sense their surroundings, communicate, locate food, and protect themselves underwater, yet [...]

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Santa Cruz County Bank – Color & Light – John Babcock, Kathleen Crocetti, Stacy Frank and Heidi Hybl

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 720 Front Street Santa Cruz June 27, 2016 – July 28, 2017 Group exhibit featuring John Babcock, Kathleen Crocetti, Stacy Frank and Heidi Hybl. 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 [...]

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Santa Cruz County Government Center – Dianne Bollentini, Ken Zaremba, Beth Sherman, Mark Holsapple, and Michael Lane

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 701 Ocean Street, 1st and 5th floors Santa Cruz See a variety of art from Ken Zaremba (photography), Dianne Bollentini (painting), Beth Sherman (ceramics), Mark Holsapple (photography) and Michael Lane (painting). Come on down to meet the artists – light refreshments and FREE parking. See you there! Exhibit continues through [...]

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Santa Cruz METROpolitan Transit District – Santa Cruz METRO

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 110 Vernon Street Santa Cruz   Join Santa Cruz METRO at First Friday!  Public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban and rural communities. In fact, public transportation helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive.  Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in [...]

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History – Exhibition Opening: We Who Work: Prints & Tapestries by Hung Liu

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 705 Front Street Santa Cruz Celebrate the opening of brand new exhibition We Who Work; Prints and Tapestries by Hung Liu.  ARTIST TALK | 5:30-6:30PM | Auditorium | Catch an artist talk from internationally renowned artist Hung Liu. Growing up under the Maoist regime, Hung Liu uses historical Chinese photographs to create vibrant prints [...]

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Stripe – Caryn Owen

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz As a passionate artist and scientist, I have devoted my life to studying both marine biology and artistic expression. Although these topics may seem mutually exclusive, I have spent years blending both of my passions. Over the past decade, I created abstract art while simultaneously [...]

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Stripe MEN – Danny Shimoda

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz

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The Nook – DeLaveaga Elementary

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1543 Pacific Ave, Suite 215 Santa Cruz The exhibit showcases the students’ art at Delaveaga Elementary.  Kindergarten through 5th grade enjoy art classes weekly exploring a varity of media, artists, and cultures.  This exhibit is a small sample of what the students create in art class. The students’ work show [...]

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