Events October

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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Childish Santa Cruz – Josephine Espinosa

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1127 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz Josephine Espinosa is a local Santa Cruz artist who expresses herself through experimenting with different types of recyclable materials.     Her understand of art is that it’s fun with endless possibilities. As a result, her art form ranges from drawings and painting to sculpture.  Always […]

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EarthBelly – Isabella Melo

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 318 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz Join us for an evening of art, music, and delicious organic food.  Bella will be sharing her oil on canvas pieces accompanied by a jazz combo band. House red and white wine will be 50%!  Bring a friend and rejoice in the lively vibe.  Isabella […]

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

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River St. Space #125 Santa Cruz Join the 7 diverse artists of Gallery 125 at the Tannery Arts Center on August 4 for our monthly fabulous First Friday party! Artists! Art! Snacks! Fun! We hope to see you there! Andrew Purchin, mixed media paintings: motion, figure and landscape intertwine […]

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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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Hager Collection – Steve Hager

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 844 17th Ave Santa Cruz My father, Steve, returned to Santa Cruz 8 years ago from Maui, Hi. Having a sizable art collection from years in the gallery business he decided to open a retail store.  With the baby boomers downsizing he mixed furniture with his art collection and opened […]

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HealthMarkets – Brian Bowes

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 505-A River St Santa Cruz We’re excited to announce for the Month of October we have Brian Bowes, renowned illustrator! You can see his work at Gallery 505 for one whole month.  505 River St, 95060 bio: Living in Santa Cruz, California, Brian Bowes’ illustrations shine with story-telling, draftsmanship, and […]

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Hive & Hum – Rachel Conable

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 415-B River Street Santa Cruz Hive and Hum is happy to host local designer Rachel Conable. Rachel creates bespoke chandeliers and other unique light fixtures using branches, driftwood, and other found objects combined with industrial fittings and hardware. She makes one-of-a-kind pieces in her Westside studio for residential and commercial […]

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Home/Work – Laura Shepardson

5:00 pm – 8:00 am 1100 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz Stop by Home/Work for October First Friday and take in the dreamy ocean views captured by painter Laura Shepardson. “I have always been mesmerized by the ever changing relationship with water and sky. Often, while walking the beach at low tide, the view is so […]

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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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Michaelangelo Studios – Paul Fortis

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 1111-A River Street Santa Cruz Michaelangelo Gallery’s October Show: “My Path” is a solo exhibit featuring the amazing Pastel works of Paul Fortis, a 30 year veteran of Open Studios. This year he is trying something different by having our gallery display his work for the whole month of October. […]

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Mmē. Boutique – Susan L. Brown

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 910 B Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz We are pleased to host painter Susan L. Brown.  “I love vibrant color. My goal with my painting and drawings is to evoke emotion and capture the essence of the subject or situation.”  Susan was an award-winning artist since her childhood in Ohio. She […]

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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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R. Blitzer Gallery – Open Studios Art Tour

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2801 Mission Street Santa Cruz Preview Opening Reception First Friday October 6. Work by artists from each end of the county.  Featuring artists exclusive to Davenport, Bonny Doon, San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, La Selva Beach and Watsonville. Open Studios Art Tour runs the first three weekends of October -the […]

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Radius Gallery – The Song in Us

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River Street #127 Santa Cruz The Song in Us A site-responsive sound installation by San Francisco artist Ali True exploring awareness, attunement, and community. During the exhibition, musicians, dancers, and gallery visitors are invited to respond and contribute to “The Song In Us”.  DANCE PERFORMANCE by Angela Chamber (TWDCC) […]

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Robert Azensky Fine Art & Antiques – Mike Wright

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 3140 PORTER ST SOQUEL Mike Wright is a painter of landscapes and architectural subjects in watercolor, acrylic, and oil. He earned a BA from Sacramento State University in 1983. His landscapes are heavily textured impressionistic and often have Southwestern or desert themes.Mike is a long distance runner and takes his […]

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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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Stockwell Cellars – Danielle Rahe-Fox

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 fine artist Danielle Rahe Fox. They will be offering glasses of wine for purchase to enjoy while perusing the art and listening […]

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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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TANNERY ARTS CENTER – Artists of the Tannery

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 / 1060 RIVER STREET SANTA CRUZ OCTOBER 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 Loft Salon & Spa – Greer Linksvayer

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 402 Ingalls St Suite #8 Santa Cruz Join us October 6th from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm for multimedia artist Greer Linksvayer! Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments, and as usual enter our FREE RAFFLE – Massage and haircuts! We Look forward to seeing you there! For more information: www.theloftsantacruz.com About The Artist: Greer is […]

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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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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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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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