Events September

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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Friday Realty – Niall Whelan

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm 1040 41st Avenue Pleasure Point Friday Realty is thrilled to debut the work of Irish photographer, Niall Whelan.  Though Niall is Dublin-based, he spends a great deal of time commuting to Northern California capturing the unique topography and vibrant personality of the region. He has a strong affinity for landscapes […]

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

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1050 River St. Space #125 Santa Cruz Join the 8 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! Joan Hellenthal, painterly colorful landscapes & still life in pastel […]

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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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HealthMarkets – Nana Montgomery

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 505-A River St Santa Cruz We’re excited to announce for the Month of September we have Nana Montgomery! You can see her work at Gallery 505 for one whole month.  505 River St, 95060 In fact her work is already on display since she was kind enough to stand in […]

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Hive & Hum – McKella Jo

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 415-B River Street Santa Cruz Please join us to celebrate the Nature-Inspired Art of McKella Jo this First Friday, September 1!  McKella has been adventuring & playing outside all summer and will be showing new originals and prints inspired by her travels. Enjoy our signature Bees Knees cocktail, meet McKella […]

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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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Nectar & Be Heart Now – Andrew Simoni

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 330 Ingalls Street Santa Cruz Nectar & Be Heart now are SUPER Excited to Host ….. Andrew Simoni…. …in his own words… “Humans are inexorably influenced by their environment. I came to Santa Cruz by chance, and stayed here  by choice. Born in the south bay suburb of Sunnyvale, our […]

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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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R. Blitzer Gallery – Metal Masters

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2801 Mission Street Santa Cruz Opening Reception First Friday September 1 Artists who work with metals- shaping with torches, cutting, pounding and bending-to explore limitless possibilities for amazing works of art. Artists include Pierre Riche, Jamie Abbott, Marilyn Kuksht, Wendy Ballen, Mandy Spitzer, Roy Holmberg, Robert Blitzer, Kirk McNeill, Doyle […]

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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 sound installation by San Francisco artist Ali True exploring presence and spatial histories. The work is reflective, mediative, and participatory. During the exhibition, performers, teachers, and meditation groups will respond to “The Song in Us.” On exibition August 31-October […]

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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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Robert Azensky Fine Art & Antiques – Erle Loran

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 3140 PORTER ST SOQUEL Come see the estate collection of over 50 paintings by influencial San Francisco Bay Area painter Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), a modernist of urban and coastal views and geometric painting. In 1954 Loran studied with Hans Hofmann in New York. As chair of the art department […]

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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 Museum of Natural History – Stephanie Martin

11:00 am – 8:00 pm 1305 East Cliff Drive Santa Cruz “The Art of Wonder” Etchings by Stephanie Martin Stephanie Martin’s art celebrates the exquisite design and diversity of California’s flora and avifauna. She observes her subjects in the field, sketches specimens in museums, and creates intaglio etchings that bring these dead birds to life. […]

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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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Stockwell Cellars – Jared Leake

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 artist Jared Leake. They will be offering glasses of wine for purchase to enjoy while perusing the art and listening to live […]

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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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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 Loft Salon & Spa – Micha Kauert

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 402 Ingalls St Suite #8 Santa Cruz Join us September 1st from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm for Micha Kauert Photography! 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:

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