Events September Downtown

Agency – Julie Howard

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1519 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Julie Howard Mother of 2. Art history major and previous shop owner of Leo kids. Currently launching my own brand and online shop of handmade wall Weavings, garlands and nursery mobiles and decor. Obsessed with color and textiles and things that make me happy! Julie [...]

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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  Ann Baldwin May presents her International Peace Series of art quilts. Fabric collages incorporate international fabrics and international inspired fabrics. Found objects often adorn these whimsical pieces of art. SAQA, the international group of Studio Art Quilt Associates is [...]

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Artisans Gallery – Denise Davidson

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Denise Davidson Mosaic Artist Denise Davidson, works with glass tile and/or stained glass creating beautiful mosaic art that tends to focus on the natural environment. I am inspired by natural beauty. Often, I use my photographs as part of the process for creating a mosaic. [...]

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Bhody – Francisco Graciano

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1526 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Bhody is featuring Artist Francisco Graciano for our very first “First Friday”! We are so excited to have Francisco, who is local to the Bay Area.  We are featuring his Metal Wire Art:  Small Wire Figurines and his large Wire faces that are so unusual you [...]

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Cornucopia Real Estate – Marilyn Bosworth

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 5 Santa Cruz Judy Zeigler of Cornucopia Real Estate invites you to an evening of art featuring Marilyn Bosworth. September 2nd 5-9pm @ Cornucopia Real Estate located in The Santa Cruz Art Center, 1001 Center St. Suite 5, Downtown Santa Cruz Marilyn Bosworth is a prolific painter, now [...]

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Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden – George Hitchcock

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Elm Street Santa Cruz The rarely-seen paintings of legendary Santa Cruz poet and editor George Hitchcock will be on display in two exhibitions at Felix Kulpa Gallery during the months of September and October, 2016. The kickoff to two months of Hitchcock’s visual art begins on First Friday September [...]

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Fish Princess Farm – Rochelle Carr

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 109 Locust Street Santa Cruz Please join us to celebrate artist Rochelle Carr.   Her work is described as “layered abstract expressionism” and features hearts, abstracts, and landscapes. Her life is inspired by two themes, and you can find both in her art and poetry. “A heart theme in my work [...]

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Food Lounge – Calene Luczo

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Downtown Santa Cruz Artist: Calene Luczo Calene Luczo is a science illustrator who has had a passion for the ocean since a very young age. Her art focuses on marine animals and local wildlife. Her goal is to create visual representations of the natural world [...]

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Go Ask Alice – Chrissy Wagner

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1125 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Native Santa Cruz, Chrissy Wagner has been a painter, illustrator and sculptor for over 30 years. Much of her work entails deliberate and precise details such as in her graphite and charcoal pieces. Her love of surrealism and fantasy art translates into her acrylics and [...]

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Mutari Chocolate Pop-up – Katie Cater

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 504 A Front Street Santa Cruz The Mutari Chocolate House Pop-up presents the work of:  Katie Cater :  Theme Silver Light Where:  FSK, 504 A Front St.  Downtown SC When:  First Friday August of course! Hours:  5-10pm Why:  Cause its art and chocolate together as one! BIOGRAPHY Katie Cater studied [...]

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Nectar Creations – Sadie Wing

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1325 pacific ave Santa cruz Hello come join us for First Friday on September 6,th at our downtown location…. Our featured Artist Sadie Wing is a visual artist who works primarily in digital collage, mixed-media collage, illustration and ink paint, the fantasy-based artist focuses on phantasmagorical and spiritual themes when creating work. We are [...]

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Nut Kreations – Janice Serilla

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 104 Lincoln St Santa Cruz We are happy to be displaying the fantastic paintings of local Santa Cruz artist Janice Serilla. Come meet the artist and sample some of our tasty treats!

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Pacific Wave Surf Shop – Mario Guizar, Matthew Buchanan, Erik Taylor, and Dominic Ennamorato

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm 1502 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Join us this First Friday for a viewing of local artists Mario Guizar, Matthew Buchanan, Erik Taylor, and Dominic Ennamorato.  Each artists will be showcasing their original paintings and illustrations.  Stop by for an evening of art, refreshments, and appetizers provided by Keep Calm & [...]

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PF Atelier – Richard Voorhees, Linda Pedersen, Rachel Tirosh, Paola Favata

3:30 pm – 7:30 pm 2027 N. Pacific Ave Suite C Santa Cruz We are showing the work of four artists: Richard Voorhees, Watercolors; Linda Petersen, Oils and Linocut Prints; Rachel Tirosh, Ceramics; Paola Favata’, Mixed Media, Textile Art, and Precious Jewelry.

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Pure Pleasure – George Haas and Studio Nudibranch

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 111 Cooper Street Santa Cruz   “La Difference” Photography by George Haas and Studio Nudibranch George Haas Photography celebrates “La Difference”, through different perspectives on preferences, using a variety of artistic styles, from the edgy to the sublime. And Studio Nudibranch presents a series of male nudes featuring model Craig [...]

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Santa Cruz County Bank – Color & Light

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 720 Front Street Santa Cruz June 27, 2016 – January 17, 2017 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 mediums and techniques including: encaustic, mixed media, neon, oil, papermaking, printmaking, and [...]

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Santa Cruz County Government Center – Steve Booth, Raines Janecka, John Wells, and Santa Cruz County Employees

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 701 Ocean Street, 1st and 5th floors Santa Cruz See a variety of works from Santa Cruz County employees, Steve Booth (photography), Raines Janecka (mixed media – epoxy/resin), and John Wells (woodworking). Come on down to meet the artists – light refreshments and free parking. See you there! Exhibit continues [...]

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History – Chamber of Heart & Mystery, History Journal #8

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 705 Front Street Santa Cruz Celebrate the release of a new History Journal and the opening of the Chamber of Heart & Mystery, a whimsical new exhibit that will function as a portal to The Word Lab, a new afternoon writing lab at the MAH. HISTORY TALKS | 5:30-6:30pm | Auditorium [...]

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Santa Cruz Zen Center – Santa Cruz Zen Center Artists

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 115 School Street Santa Cruz Michael Newhall and Carrie Toder showcase their paintings and prints. Rane Hoogner’s woven baskets complete the trio of artists. And, as usual, light refreshments and  live music accompany. This will be our last evening participating until next summer as we exhbit outdoors. Please drop by.

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Stripe – Lisa Hochstein

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz From This Distance works in collage by Lisa Hochstein STATEMENT Every now and then, a certain nostalgia for time and place finds its way into my work. The collages in this show evolved from my recollections of New England and other places I’ve called home. [...]

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Stripe MEN – Iris Gottlieb

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Iris is an illustrator, animator, and layman scientist currently living in Oakland, California. She grew up collecting dead and living things and has continued to do so, documenting and researching them along the way. She has collected 3,714 shark teeth. When not exploring, Iris works [...]

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The Homeless Garden Project Downtown Store – Catamaran Literary Readings

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 110 Cooper St Suite 100G Santa Cruz Join us for readings from the summer issue of Catamaran Literary Reader. Poets Terry Adams, Robin Estrin, and Cynthia White will read their works. Readings will take place 6-6:30 and the store doors will be closed. Digital photography by Sean Kennedy. Live Music [...]

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The True Olive Connection – Jules Herman

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 106 Lincoln Street Santa Cruz When I’m drinking my tea these golden liquid moments are when I receive my inspiration ideas in my imagination begins to flower! I begin to visualize what I would like to create. I am presenting here paintings of my past and present work. They contain [...]

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