Events September Downtown

Agency – Brian Rounds

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1519 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz   Brian Rounds Art has the power to instill within us a sense of belonging.  I grew up in the Bay Area where rapid suburban development resulted in a dichotomous landscape–places of commerce and consumption intermixed with patches of land left somewhat wild.  While “the […]

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Ann Baldwin May Art Quilts – Ann Baldwin May

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street #4 Santa Cruz Come celebrate all things Mexican during this month’s First Fridays Art Tour. New Mexican inspired art quilts will be shown before they will be taken to the Mountain View Performing Arts Center for display October 3- December 5. Fabric collages adorned with found objects. […]

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Artisans Gallery – Sandra Cherk

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Please join us in welcoming Sandra Cherk for Septemper First Friday artist! Sandra is a native Californian whose art is inspired by the hills and coastlines of Northern and Central California. Essentially self-taught, Sandra has considered herself an artist all her life, but started painting […]

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Botanic and Luxe – Whitney Mitchell Wirtz

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 701A Front Street Santa Cruz Please join Santa Cruz based artist, Whitney Mitchell Wirtz, Friday September 1st as she features her stunning paintings on the walls of Botanic and Luxe. Her most recent abstract series focuses on our natural local surroundings, the power and beauty of the ocean, and the ethereal & atmoshpheric properties […]

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Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden – Flair Goldman and Keith Millar

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, Felix Kulpa presents Rust-by-the-Sea: reimagined metal sculptures, endowed with life and personality, by Santa Cruz artists Flair Goldman and Keith Millar. Opening reception will include refreshments and a musical performance by Jazzified. For more information, including artists’ biographies, or to book an event at the […]

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Food Lounge – EM Burton

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Downtown Santa Cruz Artist: EM Burton EM Burton is an artist and architectural designer based in Santa Cruz. Daily trips to Mitchell’s Cove provide endless inspiration and materials for her photography that explores life at the edge of the ocean, and reflects on the nature of […]

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Go Ask Alice – Susan Kessler

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1125 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Artistic Creations by Susan Kessler Susan Kessler is a local artist inspired by the beauty of Santa Cruz. Over the years, she has done many acrylic paintings, mainly abstracts. However, it is through her photographs and especially her photo collages, that she challenges the observer […]

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Lulu Carpenters – Ed Smiley

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1545 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Enter city here Featuring the work of Ed Smiley. Ed’s work will be on display for the month of September. Join us on Friday, September 1 from 5pm to 9pm for the opening event.

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Mandala Holistic Hair and Wellness Studio – Amanda Prairiewind Hess

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm 107 River St. Santa Cruz We welcome you to our First Friday party and art show, featuring artist Amanda Prairiewind Hess, at Mandala Holistic Hair & Wellness Studio.  About The Artist: Amanda Prairiewind Hess Owner/Designer/Artist at Ev & No Artist Statement: As with many artists, at a young age I […]

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Mutari Chocolate House & Factory – Diana Viacheslavovna Walsworth

12:00 pm – 10:00 pm 504 A Front Street Santa Cruz The Mutari Chocolate House & Factory presents the work of Diana W (Viacheslavovna Walsworth) Where:  Front Street Kitchen, 504 A Front St.  Downtown SC When:  First Friday September 1st,  2017 Hours:  Noon-10PM Why:  Celebrating Art & Chocolate!   SERIES Diana’s 2017 series, Brink – The Art of […]

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Nut Kreations – Judy Garvey

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm 104 Lincoln St Santa Cruz We are happy to be hosting the art of Judy Garvey for First Friday in September. Come meet the artist, see some great art and sample some of our awesome treats! Judy was raised by wild librarians. She lives in Berkeley California with some guy […]

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Pacific Wave Surf Shop – Matt Miezio

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1502 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Matt Miezio is an Analog Collage artist based out of Santa Cruz, CA. Using vintage magazines, scissors, glue, and an X-Acto knife he depicts the surreal worlds he envisions in his mind. Close to 90% of the material used to make his work is sourced […]

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Pure Pleasure – Isabella Melo and Lynnix

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 111 Cooper Street Santa Cruz Join us for the celebration of our Sexy September. We will feature erotic art, performances by members of Sin Sisters Burlesque, and tasty treats and beverages. And be sure to ask about our “First Friday Special”.  So, come on down and get your sexy on […]

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Rare Bird Salon – Kristin Gustavson

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 227 Cathcart Street Santa Cruz       As a second generation artist I have been studying art under the direction of my father for all my life in one way or another. Influenced by art all my life, I’ve always had the goal of becoming an accomplished artist.   I can’t […]

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Resource Center for Nonviolence – The Art of Protest

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, California Join us for our September First Friday Reception! Featuring the exhibit “The Art of Protest” with narrated presentations, the Dance of Peace live Performances by Khalilah Ramirez, and photos by Bob Fitch. Schedule: 7:00 pm – Dance of Peace outside in front of RCNV; 7:15 pm – narrated presentation on The Art […]

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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 County Government Center – County Government Center Art Exhibit

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 701 Ocean Street, 1st and 5th floors Santa Cruz Start your First Friday at the County Government Center where, in addition to FREE parking, you can see art from a variety of local artists: Samuel Torres (photography), Open Studios artist Sandra Cherk (pastel), and art created by dozens of Santa […]

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Santa Cruz Zen Center – Santa Cruz Zen Center Artists

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 115 School Street Santa Cruz Ziggy Rendler Bregman, a Santa Cruz for over 40 years, completed her B.A. at UCSC in “Aesthetic Studies” in 1973 and has worked primarily as a visual artist and poet while raising a family as well as community organizing and advocating for arts education for […]

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Stripe – Jason Cowan

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz The work selected for this show was made between 2010 and 2017.  Most of the pieces, (the panel series), where made between Winter 2015 and Summer 2017. The physicality of the work stems from first integral step of the creative process.  The selecting of material […]

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Stripe MEN – Anna Fletcher

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz

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