Events November

Dream Maker Creative – Christopher Allen

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1001 Center St. STE 2 Santa Cruz We are pleased to host a reception featuring the work of Christopher Allen, a local recycled materials artist. Christopher will display his collection of whimsical creatures for indoor or outdoor spaces, made from recycled, salvaged, and reclaimed materials. A graduate of UCSC, he […]

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Homeless Services Center – Touched by Homelessness

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 115B Coral Street Santa Cruz On Friday, November 3, Homeless Services Center (HSC) will host a community exhibition of art: Touched by Homelessness. For the first time, HSC invites the public onto its two-acre campus for an exhibition celebrating the strength of the human spirit, a new way for community […]

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Vault Gallery at Coffeetopia – John F. Johnson

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 3701 Portola Avenue Santa Cruz The art of John F. Johnson  (Oct. 7, 1944 – Jan. 23, 2017). This art show will exhibit the work of John Johnson, local artist and creator of the KPIG logo.  John F. Johnson was an iconic cartoonist and graphic designer in Santa Cruz, he had […]

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EarthBelly – Bruce Harman

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 318 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz Bruce Harman will be sharing his visionary paintings to some sweet musical sounds and delicious organic food. 

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Oasis Tasting Room & Kitchen – Amanda Prairiewind Hess

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 415A River Street Santa Cruz Oasis Tasting Room & Kitchen is proud to host artist Amanda Prairiewind Hess‘ work for the month of November. About Amanda: Amanda Prairiewind Hess Owner/Designer/Artist at Ev & No Art Instructor at Mariposa Arts Part-time Team Member at Mandala “As with many artists, at a […]

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Hive & Hum – Cynthia Spillman

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 415-B River Street Santa Cruz Hive and Hum is happy to host local encaustic artist Cynthia Spillman. Enjoy our signature Bees Knees cocktail, meet Cynthia, and get a closer look (and touch!) of her Wabi-sabi inspired layered beeswax creations! “My work is primarily instinctive. Something known is revealed through action […]

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

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River St. Space #125 Santa Cruz In honor of beautiful Autumn in Santa Cruz, Gallery 125 is serving pumpkin pie with whipped cream, along with showing the wonder-filled work of 7 diverse artists! Come and party with us! Lynne Todaro, sculpture, mixed media art and silversmithing Jean Sheckler Beebe, […]

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Bhody – Janet Allinger

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1526 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Bhody is proud to be collaborating with Janet Allinger for our November First Friday Artist!  Janet moved to Santa Cruz from Detroit after working 14 years in the Automotive industry doing graphic design. Now, after a 10 year break from the fine art scene, Janet is […]

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Pacific Wave Surf Shop – Daniel Wojtowicz

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1502 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz I’m 15 years old, and I use a Nikon D3300 with a 70-300mm Tamron lens. I spend most of my free time searching for new sandbars and fickle waves. Most of my photos consist of waves, nature, or landscapes. When a swell shows up, I’ll […]

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Botanic and Luxe – Micha Kauert

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 701A Front Street Santa Cruz Please join Micha Kauert, Friday November 3rd as he features his stunning photography on the walls of Botanic and Luxe.  Micha’s love of the outdoors is expressed in capturing the mood of a place and the magic of our natural world. Complimentary cocktails will be served […]

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Wargin Wines Soquel Village – Laurie McCann

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 5015 Soquel Drive Soquel Fall is in our Soquel Tasting Room! We will be open until 7pm (ish) with our artist reception from 4pm – 7pm including light nibbles, new wines and a perfect pairing of Art & Wine.  We are thrilled to present Laurie McCann –  Laurie is an […]

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Ann Baldwin May Art Quilts – Ann Baldwin May

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street #4 Santa Cruz New Works  Fabric collages, Mexican inspired art quilts, underwater fantasies and trees made from redirected materials and found objects. Kaiser Permanente recently bought two of my trees for  in their Scotts Valley facility. Small art pieces will be on display at Gayle’s Bakery Dec. through […]

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Agency – FJ Anderson

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1519 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz First Friday Artist F.J. Anderson F.J. is a local artist from santa Cruz, California. He achieved his BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also received a Master’s Certificate in Science Illustration from UCSC. In 2010 F.J. travelled to New Zealand where he […]

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Food Lounge – Grant Stoner

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Downtown Santa Cruz Artist: Grant Stoner  I drew as a child, but never continued or even thought about art, until visiting a few modern art museums in the past decade. It inspired me, and I knew somehow I could contribute something to the art world. […]

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Home/Work – Courtney Kalinowski

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1100 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz Join Home/Work this First Friday for an out of this world exhibit by Courtney Kalinowski, plus a jewelry and clothing trunk show with traveling boutique Baizaar. Kalinowski’s work focuses on patterns. She often experience phosphenes, patterns that occur when one’s eyes are closed, during meditative […]

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Stockwell Cellars – Sefla Joseph & Company

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 Sefla Joseph and Company. Ashlee Tews of Flow and Grow Studios will also be showing her jewelry, so come prepared to […]

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Nectar Creations – Franky Helix

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1325 pacific ave Santa cruz Hello come join us for First Friday on November 3rd at our downtown location…. Our featured Artist is a pottery designer and sculptor. We are also showcasing lots of new clothing designs, leather bags and goods by our in house label Nectar Creations. Jennifer Cervelli […]

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Radius Gallery – micro/MACRO

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River Street #127 Santa Cruz micro/MACRO An exhibition that offers imagined realms and smaller works that serve as the artifacts of these dreamt up spaces. micro/MACRO features large and small scale work by four artists creating a new world in paper. Curated by Dana Peters. Andy Byers (LA), Adriane […]

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Garimo’s Real Soap Studio & Gallery – Bryan Garrison- Wetfeet Photography

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 6225 Hwy. 9 Felton November 3rd. First Frday at Garimo’s Real Soap Studio will be mixed media photography of Bryan Garrison- Wetfeet Photography        “The display of art of Wetfeet Photography is a mixed media of finishes. There are some traditional matted prints in custom repurposed wood frames and there are […]

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The Loft Salon & Spa – Erik Oberg

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 402 Ingalls St Suite #8 Santa Cruz Join us November 3rd from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm for photographer Erik Oberg! Meet the artist, enjoy live music, refreshments, and as usual enter our FREE RAFFLE – Massage and haircuts! We Look forward to seeing you there! For more information: www.theloftsantacruz.com

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The True Olive Connection – Alanni Lanni

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 106 Lincoln Street Santa Cruz Alanni Lanni: Painting offers a restorative process for the soul. I hope the viewer will experience this calming effect in my new series, “Places I Love”.  My journey seeks to capture truth worthy of the complexity I experience in nature.  My style of Realism requires careful observation […]

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Wargin Wines – Spencer and Nicole Simmons

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 11 Hangar Way Watsonville Wargin Wines is thrilled to present our First Friday Artists Spencer and Nicole Simmons at our Watsonville Winery. Join us this Friday for a celebration of Art & Wine. Light nibbles, and a great way to come together and take a collective pause. Even is held from […]

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Wallflower Boutique – Brittany Costanzo

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 103 Locust St. Santa Cruz New work from local botanical artist Brittany Costanzo.  

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Santa Cruz Art League – Luck of the Draw-SCAL Fundraiser

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm 526 Broadway Santa Cruz Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, November 12, 2017 Reception: November 12, Sunday, 2:45pm It’s a Fun Holiday time at the Santa Cruz Art League Like supporting local art and artists? Come join us for one of our most exciting events…
Luck of the Draw! Every ticket is […]

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Sesnon Gallery at UCSC – The Gail Project

3:00 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 is delighted to present guest curator Philip Brookman to talk about his current research during the exhibition:  THE GAIL PROJECT: AN OKINAWAN-AMERICAN DIALOGUE Oct 5, 2017 to Sat, Dec 2, 2017 […]

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Stripe MEN – Enrique Lopez

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Enrique Lopez is a Printmaker/Creator born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He studied Art while attending the University of California Santa Cruz and spent three years working as a Course Assistant in the Art Department. Currently, he is a monitor in the Print Department […]

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Miss Mae’s House of Beauty – Ted Cocuzza

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 527 Seabright Ave. Santa Cruz TED DRAWS Illustrations by Ted Cocuzza DJ Cool Raul…Celebrating Miss Maes 18 year anniversary *Raffel to benefit wildfire victims *After show immediately following reception with Pyro Mids & Peer Pressure at the Blue Lounge

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Artisans Gallery – Taly Shemy and Sarit Khen

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Please join us at Artisans in welcoming Taly Shemy as our First Friday Artist ! I  was born and raised in Israel in a farm based, collective community settlement (kibbutz).  When I  was a child my parents would take our family on nature walks  and […]

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R. Blitzer Gallery – Kalie Granier-Women’s Swim-West Coast Debut

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2801 Mission Street Santa Cruz Opening Reception.  After moving from Paris to Santa Cruz one year ago, Kali Granier will present her works on the west coast for the first time.  The impetus of “Women’s Swim,” an underwater variation of the worldwide Women’s March, is to question the Feminine in-and-of […]

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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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Michaelangelo Studios – Multiple Artist

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 1111-A River Street Santa Cruz Michaelangelo Gallery continues its 25 year tradition with our November exhibit of “Day of the Dead” or “Dia de los Muertos”.  This is an annual event is guarenteed to bring smiles to all and maybe a few tears of remembrance as well.  Please join us […]

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Stripe – Erika Perloff

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz All my life I have been drawn to the edges of things: the edge of the continent or the wilderness, the edge of town, the places where habitats meet, or where the sky meets the land. Exciting things happen along edges. Light strikes in interesting […]

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Pure Pleasure – Frank Leonard

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 111 Cooper Street Santa Cruz Frank Leonard is a landscape, fine art nude figure, and astronomy photographer. He loves each of these genres and sometimes combines all of them into a single image. His two main bodies of work are The Nude As Nature, and Celestial Bodies.  Frank has loved photography since […]

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TANNERY ARTS CENTER – Artists of the Tannery

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 / 1060 RIVER STREET SANTA CRUZ NOVEMBER 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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