Events September

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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Apricity Gallery – Jesse Autumn: Magical World

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1060 River St, studio #104 Santa Cruz Magical World: The Tiny Paintings of Jesse Autumn Apricity Gallery is pleased to present a one-night-only event showcasing the tiny artwork of musician/artist Jesse Autumn. Through her miniature paintings that can fit in the palm of your hand, enter a world of music [...]

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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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Central Avenue – Art Walk

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Highway 9 Boulder Creek Stroll historic Boulder Creek and enjoy, fine art, live music and mingling at the Boulder Creek Art Walk! Many Boulder Creek businesses will be hosting different artists working in a variety of mediums including Painting, Ceramics, Jewelry, Printmaking and more! Participating businesses- lille æske, Viscosity Glass, [...]

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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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First Friday Felton Art Walk – Jetti Garrison, Lisa Undercoffler, Christine Moran, Crystal Pearl, The SkiffleBeats

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Shops along Hwy. 9 Downtown Felton. Each image posted is of a different downtown Felton venue hosting local art. Featuring artists for Friday September 2nd., 2016: Crystal Pearl, feather jewelry: Mountain Spirit, 6299 hwy. 9 – Christine Moran, Mobiles!! at: Garimo’s Real Soap Studio, 6225 hwy. 9 -  Lisa Undercoffer, [...]

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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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Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria – Mary Berkana

6:30 am – 8:30 pm 504 Bay Avenue Capitola Please join us on Friday, September 2nd from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for the opening of Mary Berkana’s show. Mary’s intention with this collection of bird drawings/paintings is to convey and celebrate the beauty and complexity of birds. Her aim is to create a sense [...]

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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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Michaelangelo Studios – fashionART Santa Cruz

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 1111-A River Street Santa Cruz Michaelangelo Gallery presents…Straight from the Runway 2015 fashionART Santa Cruz Designers and Artists up close!  Come see what was on the Runway last year and meet the fabulous Designers and Artists behind these creations.     Christina Morgan Cree – Kathleen Crocetti – Angelo Grova – Charlotte [...]

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Miss Mae’s House of Beauty – Whitney Humphreys

11:00 am – 5:00 pm 527 Seabright Ave. Santa Cruz “Phase Queens: Lovely Ladies of the Moon” Prints and Paintings by Whitney Humphreys

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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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R. Blitzer Gallery – Mark Wainer Photographic Art

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2801 Mission Street Santa Cruz Mark Wainer Photographic Art: A 50 year retrospective.  Opening Reception First Friday September 2, 5 -9 pm Hospice Benefit Reception/Raffle -  September 15, 5:30 – 8:00 pm PAMF Cancer Benefit Reception/Raff;e – September 21, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

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Radius Gallery – Locally Sourced

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River Street #127 Santa Cruz LOCALLY SOURCED Michael Singer, Troy Stafford, and Mark Yanowsky come together for an exhibition about time and place, home and domesticity. Each artist uses wood as the predominate material that is sourced from the area – and all three are incredibly mindful of the [...]

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Santa Cruz Art League – Arrangements in Black & White Art Exhibit

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm 526 Broadway Santa Cruz Arrangements in Black & White – A National Exhibit August 13 – September 11, 2016 • Reception: August 20, Saturday, 3-5pm Juror: Margaret RinkovskyPainter| Printmaker| Lecturer in Black and White are opposite ends of the Light/Dark Value Scale but each of these extremes is rich in [...]

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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 Museum of Natural History – Jason Bradley

11:00 am – 8:00 pm 1305 East Cliff Drive Santa Cruz California: At the Water’s Edge September 2 – November 13, 2016 Opening Reception with the Photographer: September 2, 5-8pm Explore California’s coastal habitats above and below the oceans surface in this breathtaking photographic exhibit by nature and underwater photographer, Jason Bradley.  Bradley’s photos explore the [...]

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Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios – RockCards

10:00 am – 12:00 am 118 Coral Street Santa Cruz A Tribute to RockCards In 1991 the world of metal was turned upside down with the release of Brockum’s RockCards. 288 different trading cards were assembled featuring dozens of rock, hair and metal bands including Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Mötley Crüe, Whitesnake, [...]

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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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Smooth Body Lounge – Artist-Oliver Whitcroft with D.J. OL’ Right

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 2345 Mission Street Santa Cruz Inside Job. Multi-graphic artist, Oliver Whitcroft combines painting, printmaking, & photography to curate this pseudo-political & super-colorful art show. Flowing from abstraction to a a creative record aesthetic, the works speak to the versatile nature of distraction itself while containing humor, detail and chaos.

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Stockwell Cellars – Ray Sherrod

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1100 Fair Ave. (Entrance is located on the Ingalls St. side of the building) Santa Cruz Stockwell Cellars, the Westside’s newest winery, invites you to join us as we celebrate local photographer Ray Sherrod. Please join us in our spacious wine cellar / gallery. We will be offering flights and [...]

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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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TANNERY ARTS CENTER – Artists of the Tannery

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 / 1060 RIVER STREET SANTA CRUZ SEPTEMBER 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 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 Loft Salon and Spa – Cole Franklin

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 402 Ingalls St Suite #8 Santa Cruz Join us September 2nd from 5:00pm-8:00pm for Cole Franklins body of work “During The Time of Atlantis” Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments, and as ussual enter our FREE RAFFLE - Massage and haircuts! We Look forward to seeing you there! For more information:

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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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