Events March

Agency – Bryan Garrison and Bella Evenson

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1519 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz First Friday Artist Please help us welcome Bryan Garrison and Bella Evenson as our First Friday artists for February: February 2nd 5-8:30pm Bryan Garrison I have always had a camera with me but finally picked up a nice DSLR camera and water housing about two […]

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Ann Baldwin May Art Quilts – Ann Baldwin May

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street #4 Santa Cruz More new works!  Featuring large and small wall art quilts of trees and  dragonflies.  New items-artful throw pillows. Come tell me what you think of them. One of my tree art quilts, Along the Path will be featured in the summer edition of Art […]

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Apricity Gallery – Sarah Bianco & Nuala Leather

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1060 River St, studio #104 Santa Cruz Apricity Gallery will be showing the work of leather artist, Terry McInerney, and painter, Sarah Bianco.   Both artists use Apricity Gallery as their work space and are excited to share their techniques and process.  Terry has been working on her bags, as […]

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Artisans Gallery – Sea Glass Artist : Josie Eselin, Kirsti Scott, Marylou Forrest

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Please join us at Artisans for our Sea Glass Artist Event on First Friday:, March 2nd 5-8:30pm Josie Iselin is a photographer, author and designer of seven books, with new projects in development in her San Francisco studio, Loving Blind Productions. Her books focus on those […]

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Bhody – Whitney Kitty

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1526 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Bhody is celebrating this first friday with artist Whitney Kitty and musician Armen Hovakimian. Peruse the sales floor with a glass of wine while checking out some of the latests works by Whitney Kitty and listening to Armen Hovkimian. As an added bonus, First Friday […]

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Botanic and Luxe – Greer Linksvayer

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 701A Front Street Santa Cruz Please join Greer Links, Friday March 2nd as she features her paintings on the walls of Botanic And Luxe. Greer is a multimedia artist from the cornfields of Illinois currently living here in Santa Cruz. Her creations are influenced by what comes through while catching the cosmic […]

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Cornucopia Real Estate – Vicki Assegued

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 5 Santa Cruz Judy Ziegler of Cornucopia Real Estate invites you to join Vicki Assegued for First Friday Santa Cruz, March 2, 5 – 8 PM. For me, art is life, and every aspect of the creative process is metaphorical and pertinent to everything else I do […]

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Cosmo Chic – Sonia Le

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River St Unit 117 Santa Cruz Cosmo Chic is a small fashion studio at the Tannery Arts Center. We offer sewing classes for ages 9yrs and up, teaching basic to advanced sewing classes as well as summer camps. Book now for summer camps as space is limited. We create women’s […]

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Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery- Ever Curious

Ever Curious: Maryjo Koch and the Art of Scientific Illustration March 2, 2018: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm The Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery is pleased to present “Ever Curious: Maryjo Koch and the Art of Scientific Illustration,” a solo exhibition of work by Maryjo Koch. As an artist, Koch combines a precise rendering of detail with elements […]

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Ethan Estess Art+Design – Ethan Estess

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 15 Ingalls Street Santa Cruz Local artist/ocean scientist Ethan Estess will exhibit a new series of works at his studio/gallery on the Westside. This First Friday will showcase the artist’s reclaimed fishing rope sculptures inspired by his scientific expeditions along coastal Japan. Estess collects old fishing rope from local fishermen, meticulously […]

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Faust Salon & Spa – Paul Richmond

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 110 Cooper Street Suite 100F Santa Cruz The Naked Eye, and exclusive exhibit of new work by world famous Paul Richmond, is at Faust Salon. Paul Richmond is an internationally recognized visual artist and activist whose career has included exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States as well […]

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First Friday Felton Art Walk – Carol Riddle, Leland Mackessy, Karuna Gutowski, Toni Cacciatore, Steve Hill

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Shops along Hwy. 9 Downtown Felton. Participating Felton shops will host local artist exhibits and receptions.  Free community event that’s family friendly too. Come on out for an evening stroll downtown Felton. March 2nd.  at The Felton Satellite will be Steve Hill showing found object succulent planters. at Garimo’s Real […]

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FLORA + FAUNA – FANNE FERNOW

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River Street #127 Santa Cruz FLORA + FAUNA  is a quaint little gift shop, currently featuring the work of a dozen local artists and designers. Located within Radius Gallery at the Tannery Atrts Center, you’ll find home goods, fashion accessories and ART!! We will have Fanne Fernow as our […]

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Food Lounge – Front Street Inc.

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Downtown Santa Cruz FRONT AND CENTER A collection of art from Front Street Inc.   Front St. Inc. is a local behavioral health agency serving hundreds of individuals in the Santa Cruz community. The art show “Front and Center” is a collaborative collection that supports […]

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Gallery 125 at the Tannery – Joan Hellenthal, Chela Zabin, Beth Shields, Lynne Todaro, Adrienne Momi, Stilson Snow, Chris Miroyan

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River St. Space #125 Santa Cruz Come join our monthly First Friday party! Seven diverse artists, fabulous and intriguing art, and great conversation! We will be showing the work of two new Gallery 125 artists, Stilson Snow (stilsonsnow.com), an amazing award-winning photographer from Humboldt, CA and Adrienne Momi (adriennemomi.com), […]

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Luma Yoga and Family Center – Monumental Action

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1010 Center St Santa Cruz This month’s Frist Friday will be a community art fundraiser hosted by Monumental Action.  Monumental Action is a grassroots, environmental activist group located in Santa Cruz, CA. They are comprised of business owners, artists, academics and conservationists, and they generate funding through the sponsorship of community art events. The […]

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Mandala Holistic Hair and Wellness Studio – Rica de la Luz

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm 107 River St. Santa Cruz We welcome you to our First Friday party art show, featuring artist Rica de la Luz, at Mandala Holistic Hair & Wellness Studio. Artist Statement: Rica de la Luz has spent the last 20 years nourishing herself and her audience with the ephemeral nature of […]

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Michaelangelo Studios – Don Maxwell

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 1111-A River Street Santa Cruz March blows in with an evocative painting exhibit by Don Maxwell at Michaelangelo Gallery. This show, “Beyond Horizons” is comprised of abstract paintings inspired by landscape, water and cloud images which he calls “Inscapes.”  Don has a long connection with Santa Cruz having lived and […]

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MJA Vineyards – D.J. Jackson Art

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 328 Ingalls Street, Ste. A Santa Cruz Stop by on First Friday Santa Cruz About MJA…The evolution of MJA has been an adventurous one. Our founder Marin John Artukovich comes from a long lineage of CROATIAN winemakers. Although he was the first generation of his family to be born in […]

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Mutari Chocolate House & Factory – Barbara Weiss

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 504 A Front Street Santa Cruz The Mutari Chocolate House & Factory presents the work of Barbara Weiss  Where:  Front Street Kitchen, 504 A Front St.  Downtown SC When:  First Friday March 2nd, 2018 Hours:  5PM-10PM Why:  Celebrating Art & Chocolate!   BIOGRAPHY Barbara Weiss is a local artist with […]

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Nectar & Be Heart Now – Brandy Williams

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 330 Ingalls Street Santa Cruz A Bitter Sweet Farewell First Friday with Brandy Williams…. @ Nectar & Be Heart Now’s little art collective…   The very beautiful and amazing painter Brandy Williams will be sharing her GORGEOUS Paintings with us before she embarks on a journey of more creativity and […]

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Ocean Conservancy – Leslie Morgan and Bryan Garrison

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm 725 Front St. Suite 201 Santa Cruz On the Half Shell:  Ocean Conservancy Artist-in-Residence Reception About the Artists:  Leslie Morgan was born and raised in the middle of a Texas desert where the nearest ocean was 600 miles away. As a kid, she dreamed of tropical islands, pirate boats and […]

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Pacific Wave Surf Shop – Diana Viacheslavovna Walsworth

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1502 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Diana Viacheslavovna Walsworth’s inspiration for her artwork comes fromher love of the wild outdoors, where she frequently has unique encounters withanimals. She has been chased by sea lions, circled by a great white shark,gobbled with turkeys, and strolled in the forest next to a rattlesnake. […]

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Printmakers at the Tannery – PATT

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1010 River St, studio 107 Santa Cruz Come join us for First Friday, March 2, 2018. This  month we are featuring the art of George Newell; his photopolymers of images taken in Africa as well as Mexico. We are also continuing the exhibit of serigraphs by Andree LeBourveau.

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Pure Pleasure – Sir Render

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 111 Cooper Street Santa Cruz Join us for an evening of art and tasty treats. Born with the heart of an artist and the mind of a scientist, Sir Render has a signature style that cannot be ignored. He might best be described as a master of negative space. This, […]

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Radius Gallery – BIT BY BIT

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River Street #127 Santa Cruz B I T   B Y   B I T A Solo Exhibition by Bean Finneran   The art of Bean Finneran moves us through wonderment, a visual poetry without words. Much like listening to grass blow in the wind or watching sea life pulse in […]

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Resource Center for Nonviolence – Imagining Safe Space- LAURIE McCANN, MARILOU MOSCHETTI; Black Lives in SC: What Matters- ALLISON GARCIA, MELISSA WEST- Printmaking, SARA FRIEDLANDER – Stonewalled in Jerusalem

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, California – On exhibit March 1 – 31 – Imagining Safe Space – a wildly creative and uniquely beautiful textile exhibit. Safe Space: What does it feel like? What does it look like? How can we create it for ourselves and for others? Safe space may take […]

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Sanctuary Exploration Center – Kathlene Powers

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 35 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz You are invited to see the unveiling of the Sanctuary Exploration Center’s new public art installation “Miniature Storm” by ceramics artist Kathlene Powers. Come meet the artist, and participate in a ceramic mini-workshop where you can make your own glazed and fired sea star to take […]

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Santa Cruz Art League – Members Exhibition A-L

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm 526 Broadway Santa Cruz This exhibtion is through Sunday, March 11, 2018 Reception: March 2, First Friday, 6-8pm Join us at the Reception for our Santa Cruz Art League Members (A-L) Exhibition. You’ll see a wide range of media, from sculptures, photography, paintings, drawings and more. Show your support, get […]

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Santa Cruz County Bank – Quintessential Santa Cruz County

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 720 Front Street Santa Cruz – Group exhibit featuring members of The Santa Cruz Oil Painters (SCOP), whose works include inspiration from all areas of the county, north to south, all that is uniquely Santa Cruz County. Quintessential Santa Cruz County features 90 paintings on display throughout the Bank’s five […]

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History – First Friday, March

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 705 Front Street Santa Cruz ARTIST TALK |6-7 PM |Explore the California coast through prints and poetry with exhibiting artist Tom Killion. Tom will be talking more in-depth about his newest collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Poetry, Prints, and History. Come hear the story […]

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Sesnon Gallery at UCSC – Spoken/Unspoken: Forms of Resistance

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm 1156 High Street at Porter College, 2nd Floor Santa Cruz Visit us on First Friday! The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery presents : Student led tours of the current exhibition Spoken/Unspoken: Forms of Resistance. Spoken/Unspoken: Forms of Resistance features a number of serigraphs donated by Self Help Graphics. Visit the Sesnon […]

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Sesnon Underground – Seráb

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Porter College, Room D140, University of California – Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street Santa Cruz The Sesnon Underground is proud to present Thoughts Provoking a solo exhibition by Seráb.  Closing reception and special screening First Friday, March 2, 2018 starting at 6pm

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Stephanie Schriver Gallery – Stephanie Schriver

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River Street #122 Santa Cruz ANTLERED GODDESS SERIES // Stephanie’s Antlered Goddess Series models Alexander McQueen’s fashion designs and reflect impressions of her visit to Yellowstone Nat’l Park. Four hand built slab clay originals. ABOUT STEPHANIE // Stephanie Schriver is a dynamic sculptor, painter and mixed media artist known for […]

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Stockwell Cellars – Mary Atkinson

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1100 Fair Ave. (across the street from New Leaf Market) Santa Cruz Stockwell Cellars, the Westside’s newest wine cellar/gallery, invites you to join them as they celebrate local artist Mary Atkinson.  They will be offering glasses of wine for purchase to enjoy while perusing the art and listening to live […]

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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 – Mickey Ta

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz As a photographer I enjoy capturing shapes and forms. I enjoy looking at the small features of mundane things most people pass by. Small parts are what make up the larger whole. I’m especially attracted to scenes that have just one or two focal points–the […]

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Studio #119 – Deviant Society

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz

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TAC East West Artist Exchange Program – Tannery Studio 102: Mixed Media Artists-in-Residence

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1060 River St. Studio 102 Santa Cruz The Arts Collective’s (TAC) East West Artist Exchange Program will display TAC Jewelry Co-op Members’ work and Maryland Art, including jewelry by Joyce Scott, 2017 McArthur Award Recepient.  Join us! Kids art and bracelet making table will be available in the hall. TAC […]

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TANNERY ARTS CENTER – Artists of the Tannery

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 / 1060 RIVER STREET SANTA CRUZ MARCH 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 Art Cave – Figment

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm University Business Park, 2801 Mission Street, Studio #2883 Santa Cruz The Art Cave presents “Figment”, an exhibition of total abstraction by a vibrant cast of local Santa Cruz artists: Scotty Greathouse, Courtney Kalinowski, Greer Linksvayer, Danielle Peters, Leigh Erickson, Olivia Barney (Blotgirl), Nicole Shek, E.M.J., Diana Viacheslavovna Walsworth (Studio DVW), and […]

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The Homeless Garden Project Downtown Store – Art by Creative Kids of the Boys & Girls Club

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 110 Cooper St. , Suite 100G Santa Cruz Join Us to Celebrate Creative art work by the Boys and Girls Club There will be delicious goodies and drinks! Live Music at Abbott Square

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The Loft Salon & Spa – Brian Capobianchi

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm 402 Ingalls St Suite #8 Santa Cruz Join us March 2nd from 5:30 – 9:00 pm for Open Ended Drift Photography by Brian Capobianchi! Meet the artist, enjoy LIVE MUSIC at 7:30 pm by drifter & Olright, wine & refreshments, and as usual enter our FREE RAFFLE – Massage and haircuts! We Look […]

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Wargin Wines – Central Coast Plein Air Painters

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 11 Hangar Way Watsonville Wargin Wines will host the Central Coast Plein Air Painters’, Art, Love & Wine Exhibition & Sale at their Tasting Room at 11 Hangar Way in Watsonville.  18 of the finest local artists working in oil, pastel and watercolor will be offering works in celebration of […]

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