Events March

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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Apricity Gallery – Enchantment

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1060 River St, studio #104 Santa Cruz “Enchantment” Visual artists were invited make or contribute a piece (or more) of work that pertains to the theme of “Enchantment” in Santa Cruz, home of enchanted forests and waters.  Embracing the predictable themes of enchantment that make sense for Santa Cruz: natural beauty, music, fairy tales, [...]

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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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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, Jewelry, Printmaking and more! Participating businesses include Boulder Creek Antiques [...]

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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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First Friday Felton Art Walk – Natalie Wadlington, Garimo

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Shops along Hwy. 9 Downtown Felton. Rain or no rain, participating Felton shops will hosting local artist exhibits and receptions. Images posted are of a exhibiting artists being hosted by downtown Felton venues. Featured artists for First Friday Felton Art Walk – March 3rd. 2017 are: , : Mountain Spirit, [...]

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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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Gallery 125 – Andrew Purchin, Beth Shields, Chela Zabin, Fanne Fernow, Jean Sheckler Beebe, Joan Hellenthal, Lynne Todaro

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River St. Space #125 Santa Cruz Join the 7 artists of Gallery 125 at the Tannery Arts Center for our second First Friday celebration! Beth Shields, evocative abstract oil paintings Jean Sheckler Beebe, bold painting, collage and mixed media assemblage Lynne Todaro, sculpture, mixed media art and silversmithing Andrew [...]

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GREENSPACE – Christopher Allen

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 719 Swift Street, 56-A Santa Cruz Join recycled materials artist Christopher Allen and local musician John Seales

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HealthMarkets – Sara Sha

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 505-A River St Santa Cruz for the Month of March we have Sara Sha! you can see her work at Gallery 505 for one whole month.  505 River St, 95060 Sara Sha is an abstract artist and printmaker in Capitola. With her abstract paintings she focuses on brush strokes, movement [...]

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Hive & Hum – Chris Allen

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 415-B River Street Santa Cruz Christopher Allen came to Santa Cruz in 1996 to attend the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has worked as an educator for the last 15 years and as a recycled materials artist for the last three. Chris was first drawn to art by an [...]

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Home/Work – Group Show: How Did We Get Here?

5:00 pm – 8:00 am 1100 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz Over the past few months you’ve been walking around in a haze, asking yourself, “how did we get here?” Home/Work, located on the corner of Soquel and Cayuga, hosts five artists, each showing work that looks at the world through surreal and abstract eyes. Sip [...]

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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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Michaelangelo Studios – Michael Mote

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 1111-A River Street Santa Cruz Michaelangelo Gallery’s 25th year continues with our March show, “Still Standing,” oil paintings by Michael Mote. These iconic images include his recent works reflecting the endurance of the earth against the relentless energy of the ocean. Our First Friday reception is March 4th, 5:30 PM [...]

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Mmē. Boutique – Sarah Diaz-Bastin

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 910 B Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz We are pleased to host artist Sarah Diaz-Bastin. Sarah’s work explores the abstract landscape of meditative and mystical experience. Her study of Chinese medicine, qigong, meditation and indigenous healing practices provide the context for work that appears as spontaneous lines, ancient symbols, and universal forms. 

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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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R. Blitzer Gallery – From Beat to Beyond

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2801 Mission Street Santa Cruz Curated by April Reed.  Beat artists Gerd Stern, Raymon Ginghofer, Madge Bennett and George Abend. Madge Bennett, Gerd Stern, Raymon Ginghofer, and George Abend were peers and rising stars on San Francisco’s North Beach arts scene in the early Fifties. Then their lives took very [...]

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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 Art League – The Figure Contemporary- A National Art Exhibit

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm 526 Broadway Santa Cruz Exhibition: February 10 to March 12, 2017 Reception: February 18, Saturday, 3-5pm Throughout time, the body has served as a subject for artists given the various opportunities it offers for exploring nature’s beauty. The national exhibition will explore a multitude of approaches to showcasing the human [...]

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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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Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios – Webster Quoc Nguyen

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 118 Coral Street Santa Cruz Double Consciousness Double Consciousness deals with the oftentimes clashing worlds and narratives placed on minorities living in white spaces. As a first generation Vietnamese son of refugees, Double Consciousness serves as a visual collection of emotions and narratives of someone who is heavily Americanized while [...]

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Stockwell Cellars – Mary Vidnovic

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 Vidnovic. They will be offering flights and glasses of wine to enjoy while perusing the art and listening [...]

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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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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 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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The Scribbles Institute – Spring Sketchup Drawing Party!

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm 303 Potrero #59 Santa Cruz Kick off the 2017 drawing season at our Spring Sketchup Party, March 3rd! Anyone who loves to draw is welcome to join us—absolute beginners, professional artists, educators, students. Experiment with materials. Enjoy our friendly Santa Cruz studio. Get ready to have fun drawing! We look [...]

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Vital Body Therapy – Tricia Carr

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm 556 Ocean View Ave. Santa Cruz Patricia Carr was born in Ithaca, New York. Surrounded by an artistic family, her interest in creativity started early. She moved to Santa Cruz, California in 1979 where she studied art at Cabrillo College. Later she pursued  a career in Decorative Arts. Her paintings [...]

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