Events March

Apricity Gallery – Nicole Bennett

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1060 River St, studio #104 Santa Cruz Apricity Gallery presents new works by Nicole Bennett.

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Artisans Gallery – Coraly Hanson

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Coraly Hanson is a Santa Cruz painter with a focus on landscapes and seascapes, specializing in plein-air Impressionist techniques. Coraly has been a serious oil painter since 2000, though her creative spirit goes as far back as her early childhood. Since then, she has made quite [...]

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Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting – Deb R Collins

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 109 Locust Street Santa Cruz Come join us from 5-8pm on First Friday to celebrate Deb R. Collins’ beautiful artwork hung in our shop for the month of March! We will have refreshments and desserts as well as cupcakes, of course! Artist’s Statement: Art is a constant companion and a [...]

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Camouflage – Linda Levy

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1329 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Inspired by local landscapes, marauding ravens and life drawings, most of my current work is painted using a computer program Painter © Corel, as my artist’s media / tool to produce final, one-of-a-kind archival fine art images. All my pieces are originals: imagery is drawn [...]

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Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden – Coeleen Kiebert and Co.

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Elm Street Santa Cruz Opening reception for ‘Heads, Bowls and Favorite Pieces’ is March 6th from 5-9pm. What is “personality”? Check out these HEADs, the BOWLs they make and the FAVORITE PIECEs chosen by the artists and you’ll know the answer to that question. Individual expression in clay can’t [...]

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First Friday Felton Art Walk – Sharon King, Frank Leonard, Maggie’s Men’s Group, Svargo Schuller, Beast, Ed Smiley

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 March 6, 2015:  — at Mountain Spirit, 6299 hwy. 9 – Sharon King, Silkscreens & Prints at Garimo’s Real Soap Studio, 6225 hwy. 9 –  Ed Smiley, Paintings [...]

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HealthMarkets – Wayne Adachi – Jeff November – Beville

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 505-A River St Santa Cruz

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Louden Nelson Community Center – Mission Hill Middle School Students

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 301 Center Street Santa Cruz Mission Hill MIddle School Celebrates Youth Art Month “Building Cultural Bridges: Spirit Animal Portraits” Over 100 students contributing! March 6th-March 26th Opening Reception Friday March 6th 5:00-7:00 Awards ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Friday March 6th Open Mon.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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Michaelangelo Studios – Alex Chavez

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1111a River Street Santa Cruz Michaelangelo Gallery presents:  Destination Accepted – works by Alex Chavez Alex Chavez grew up in Watsonville and lives in Santa Cruz.  He has been heavily influenced by graffiti, and is a fan of Dali and Kandinsky. Alex is an up and coming artist who works [...]

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Miss Mae’s House of Beauty – This is Twenty Strong

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 527 Seabright Ave. Santa Cruz An ART SHOW and celebration with Miss Maes and Shalom

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MJA Vineyards – Tony Pagliaro

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 328 Ingalls Street, Ste. A Santa Cruz Stop by MJA Vineyards for a flight of wine and live music on the lanai.

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Nectar Creations – Phoenix Rose

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1325 pacific ave Santa cruz Hello come join us for First Friday March 6, 2015 at our downtown location….. We just got in pre spring collections….. Art by the talented Phoenix Rose….  …… Also previous First Friday artists on display!…..Live DJ and wine…. Come join us and mingle….. 

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Network Chiropractic Wellness Center – Amber Romano

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 149 Josephine Street, Suite A Santa Cruz ABOUT AMBER ROMANO: 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 humbly at the age of 6 when [...]

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New Leaf Community Markets – Downtown – Isabelle

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1134 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Introducing ‘Art by Isabelle’, an 11-year-old, Santa Cruz native who has a diverse style of art inspired by professional artists from around the world. She hopes to share her art while motivating and inspiring others. Join us for complementary bites and fabulous art.

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Ocean Conservancy – Martha Seaver and Victoria Dean

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 725 Front St. Suite 201 Santa Cruz Ocean Conservancy Santa Cruz Artist-in-Residence Reception Above & Below:  Paintings and mosaics by sisters Victoria Dean and Martha Seaver. Inspired by the ocean’s thundering waves, expansive water, and wonderful and sometimes weird inhabitants. First Friday Santa Cruz April 3, 2015  5:30 – 8:30 [...]

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Palace Art, Capitola – Kyla Frank

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm 1501-K 41st Ave Capitola Palace Art in Capitola is very excited to be featuring Kyla Frank for the month of March. Kyla is an illustrator working primarily in digital and water-based media. Her interests can be described as “fairy tales with shadows,” which she aims to communicate with her work, using [...]

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Palace Art, Downtown Santa Cruz – Mushi

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm 1407 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz In their very first First Friday showing, Palace Art downtown is excited to feature the artist “Mushi” for the month of March.  Mushi is inspired by tales of faerie and the mystery of nature. She loves drawing in the forest and trying new art mediums! [...]

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Pure Pleasure – John Hunter

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 204 Church Street Santa Cruz John specializes in high definition photography formats creating photos on metallic photo paper, which appears (almost) three dimensional. He also prints on hard aluminum. “My goal is to bring more ecological awareness too people.  I want them to realize that, we desperately need to be [...]

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R. Blitzer Gallery – Ray Ginghofer, painter, Fred Hunnicutt, sculptor-Masters Series III

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2801 Mission Street Santa Cruz Masters Series III Ray Ginghofer, painter Fred Hunnicutt, sculptor Two established Santa Cruz artists with over 25 years of experience as teachers, exhibitors and mentors. Exhibit runs March 6- 28.  Opening First Friday March 6

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Radius Gallery – Fearless

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River Street #127 Santa Cruz FEARLESS March 4 – 29, 2015 Fearless is an invitational group exhibition featuring Sefla Joseph and her community of students. All works were created during Selfa’s figurative classes.  Grace Abbett, Karen Cane, Lois  Cole, Aethia Danforth, Sefla Joseph, Connie Kleinjans,  Diane Levin, Sanda Spiegel, [...]

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Rescued Treasures – Donna Lee, Ginger Lee & Joyce Rice

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 325 Front Street Santa Cruz DOLLS BY DONNA LEE Although my background has been in weaving and fabric design, I took up doll making twenty-five years ago and have been creating dolls ever since. My dolls are composites of woven fabric, old quilt scraps, fur, found objects, clay heads, paper, [...]

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Santa Cruz Art League – SCAL

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm 526 Broadway Santa Cruz Coastal Spirits – Countywide Artists. Exhibition: March 6 – March 22, 2015. Reception: March 7, Saturday, 3-5pm. This show is open to Countywide Artists and is a non-juried exhibit, based on the theme: “Coastal Spirits”. What makes SC County such a captivating place to live? Capture the deeper essence of [...]

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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? Opening February 20th, 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 Museum of Art & History – FREE First Friday: Site-Sound Exhibition Opening

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 705 Front Street Santa Cruz Free First Friday 11am – 9pm Free admission every First Friday and extended hours every Friday. First Fridays at the MAH are all about you + new stuff. A brand new exhibition. A brand new way to make spinning tops in an all-ages art activity. [...]

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Sesnon Gallery at UCSC – P L a N E T S The Dark Woods live concert

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1156 High Street at Porter College, 2nd Floor Santa Cruz UC Santa Cruz Sesnon Gallery presents:  P L a N E T S The Dark Woods  live concert @ Porter College 7-9pm with alumnus Adam Cotton  as part of Tom Franco Co-Lab. Sesnon Gallery hours First Friday 12-7pm  Stop by the Sesnon [...]

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Stockwell Cellars – Sonia Calderon

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 newest west side winery is proud to be featuring Sonia Calderon’s vibrant abstract paintings. Come, relax and taste wine in our spacious cellar / gallery. Live acoustic music is sure to add [...]

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Stripe – Mckenzie Laird

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Please join us Friday, March 6th for an art reception featuring Mckenzie Laird and refreshments at Stripe.  We will also be hosting The Rettland Foundation and donating 10% of sales to this incredible local organization.  Find out more at http://rettland.org/. Show Statement  Economics Resources are [...]

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Stripe MEN – Celia Lara

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Please join us at Stripe Men on Friday, March 6th for an art reception featuring photographs by Celia Lara, refreshments, and a fundraiser for local non-profit The Rettland Foundation. Celia was born and raised in the tiny ocean state of Rhode Island. She grew up in [...]

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TANNERY ARTS CENTER – Artists of the Tannery

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 / 1060 RIVER STREET SANTA CRUZ FEBRUARY 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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Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center – The ART of DANCE…

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1060 River Street, studio #111 Santa Cruz The Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center is  located inside the Tannery Arts Center, 1060 River Street, studio #111, in Santa Cruz. Like every hoppin’ FRIDAY NIGHT at this cultural hub, NEW STUDENTS are welcome to take Haitian Folkloric Dance and Argentine Tango for [...]

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The Nook – Giorgia Siriaco

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1543 Pacific Ave, Suite 215 Santa Cruz Of Italian origins, I was born in the London, lived in Europe and Brazil before moving to California. I have an undergraduate degree and PhD in Biological Sciences. A research scientist by day, I have been creating for most of my life. Over [...]

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The Scribbles Institute – Drawing Sketchup Meetup Party

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm 303 Potrero #59 Santa Cruz Join us for a lively evening of laughter and high energy drawing of all sorts. The Drawing Sketchup Meetup Party at the Scribbles Institute has become a popular First Friday event for anyone interested in drawing—beginners & pros alike! It’s time to dust off those [...]

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Tomboy – Brigid Dawson

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1207 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz Please join us for an evening of Art, Music and Seabright neighborhood cheer! Featuring art by Brigid Dawson & music by John Donaldson. Brigid Dawson is an artist and musician from the UK and now residing in California. She has performed in many musical projects both [...]

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Wargin Wines – Chris Johnson

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 complimentary wine tastings and nibbles This month our featured artist is Chris Johnson with his stunning blown [...]

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