Events October Downtown

Agency – Sara Diaz-Bastin

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1519 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Sara Diaz-Bastin Sarah Diaz-Bastin is a Santa Cruz County-based fine art painter focused on richly-colored abstract landscapes using both oils and acrylics.  Vibrant and spontaneous, her meditative landscapes are reflections and interpretations of the beauty of being present in the natural world.  Study of Chinese […]

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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 Preview of Open Studios Art Tour.Start your Open Studios Tour early.  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 […]

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Artisans Gallery – Doug Ross Open Studio

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Please join us at Artisans for a tribute to Doug Ross! Keeping the tradition going by hosting this year’s Open Studios for Doug Ross here at Artisans!  We will also be releasing our new Doug Ross Fine Art card line. So be sure to come […]

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Bhody – Ralph Joachim

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1526 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Bhody is proud to be collaborating with Ralph Joachim for our October First Friday Artist! For the past twenty years, Ralph has been painging large combinations of Geometric Abstractions with acrylics on canvas. We are excited to invite Ralph and his Geometric Abstractions into our […]

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Botanic and Luxe – Dan McFadden

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 701A Front Street Santa Cruz Please join Dan McFadden, Friday October 6th as he features a variety of his stunning pieces on the walls of Botanic and Luxe.  He will be featuring a variety of his work from his most recent crows and raven’s series to portraits, panels and still lifes. […]

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Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting – Laura Young

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1411 Pacific. Ave. Santa Cruz We are delighted to have Laura’s work in the shop for the month of October. Please join us for wine, light bites and art!  Laura is a local artist who found painting later in life. She is very experimental and likes to work with mixed […]

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Food Lounge – Thomas Peter Kochheim

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Downtown Santa Cruz Artist: Thomas Peter Kochheim  Thomas Peter Kochheim has been a Santa Cruz resident for close to thirty years. He has also lived in New York City, Cleveland and Casper, Wyoming. He was born in Los Angeles. He is a self-taught artist. He […]

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Go Ask Alice – Leah Seidl

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1125 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz My name is Leah Seidl, and I am the owner and designer of Lotuscircle. I create handmade wearable art from headdresses/wigs to many fun, festival fashion, inspired accessories. My inspiration to start Lotuscircle came from Burning Man, but I am inspired everyday by nature, color, […]

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Lúpulo Craft Beer House – Christopher DeLoach

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 233 Cathcart St. Santa Cruz “You may remember him as the bartender of Lúpulo. Christopher is making his return to his roots in gentrification through organic farming and passionate conspiracy realism. “DeLoach”, I dub his exhibit “Proud Flowers.” –Brandy Later, Local Man/Art Critic. Chistopher DeLoach was born in Brooklyn, NY […]

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Mandala Holistic Hair and Wellness Studio – Elderday Adult Day Health Care

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm 107 River St. Santa Cruz We welcome you to our First Friday party and group art show, featuring artists who participate in the Elderday Adult Day Health Care Program, at Mandala Holistic Hair & Wellness Studio.  SUNSET ON MARS: REMEMBERING WHAT WE KNOW Art therapy with Soledad Hess and Elderday […]

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Pacific Wave Surf Shop – Dan Ray Everett

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1502 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz My paintings and drawings deal with my curiosity for the power of myth. Throughout my life I have searched for mythical stories stemming from all ends of the world; myths ranging from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Hinduism, […]

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Pure Pleasure – SameSource P

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 111 Cooper Street Santa Cruz SameSource is a photographic artist with over two decades of professional experience recording images. SameSource fine art photography spans both landscape and bodyscape, often exploring human sexuality and its relationship with art. With recent showings from the Musée du Louvre, Paris, France, to Art Basel, Miami Beach, SameSource […]

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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 – Free First Friday

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 705 Front Street Santa Cruz Explore three floors of exhibitions for free, dance to live music and get hands-on with an all-ages art activity. AUDITORIUM TALK | 5:30-6:30PM | Auditorium | ART ACTIVITY | 5:00-9:00PM | Classroom | LIVE MUSIC | 6:30-9pm | Atrium | FREE EXHIBITIONS | Explore three floors of exhibitions for free. Chamber of […]

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Stripe – Sarah Sanford

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Santa Cruz artist Sarah Sanford combines photography, printmaking, drawing and installation to create hidden worlds of biological landscapes and scientific abstractions. Using the contrast between darkness and light, her work transitions between macro- and micro-cosmic worlds. Sanford’s practice focuses on exploring the physical nature of […]

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Stripe MEN – Laura Aitken

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Laura is a Santa Cruz based artist working with experimental screen printing processes. She has been focusing on the application of CMYK with screen printing to explore the relationship between the digital  preparation of art and the physical act of printing, as well as digital […]

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The Nook – Leah Anderson

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1543 Pacific Ave, Suite 215 Santa Cruz Please join us for drinks, light refreshemets, and to meet Leah Anderson. As a fourth generation woodworker, Leah is following in great-grandfather, grandfather and father’s footsteps.  She has a natural, intuitive approach to her craft and it allows her to be spontaneous in […]

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Village Yoga – Jeff Schwab

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1106 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz For this Very…. Very Special GRAND Re-OPENING FIRST FRIDAY…. we couldn’t possibly be more excited to host the OUTSTANDINGLY  talented photographer Jeff Schwab!!  His MUST see … AMAZING work is currently rocking our freshly painted walls…  Here’s a little mini bio…. from Jeff….  “Something about […]

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