Venues Downtown

418 Project

418 Front Street Santa Cruz The 418 Project is a hub for social, ethnic and concert dance. The 418 Project provides professionally equipped, affordable space along with artistic and technical support to performing artists at all levels. We promote personal and artistic growth by hosting classes, jams, rehearsals and events and serve as an incubator [...]

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Agile Monkey Pilates Studio

121 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Agile Monkey is a fully equipped downtown Santa Cruz Pilates studio. We were honored to be awared the “Best Pilates Studio” designation and are excited to celebrate the continued growth of community. We offer private instruction to accommodate all needs and budgets, as well as a dynamic class schedule. Visit us [...]

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Annieglass

110 Cooper Street, Suite 100F Santa Cruz Annieglass is a locally owned business specializing in fine tableware and gifts for the home. A proud supporter of local industry, all Annieglass is made in Watsonville, CA. 2013 commemorates Ann Morhauser’s 30th year, supplying quality, handcrafted art for the table.  

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Art duJour & 7 SquidRow

7 Squid Row@Union Street Santa Cruz Art du Jour.org  Be Great. Create.      7squidrow.com     7Squid Row@Union St. Santa Cruz.  831-239-0654.   artdujour.org

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Art Loft

1319 Pacific Avenue, second floor Santa Cruz  The Art Loft Santa Cruz will be hosting “Faces of Santa Cruz County,” a free, night event with live music, food and non-alcoholic drinks. This First Friday Art Tour show will feature large scale portraits of a variety of Santa Cruz County residents, including local public figures and people [...]

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Art Research Office

285 Water Street, Unit B Santa Cruz Finding new artists, pairing collectors with new pieces, creating and producing new works, and providing professional installation services. Exploring how individual artworkaffects the world around it. And being consistently passionate, loving, and consumed in doing so.

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Artisans Gallery

1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Artisans Gallery features American made items with an emphasis on local artists. We carry wall art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, metal work, woodworking, cards, candles, kids items, bath products and more.

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Azhar Hair Design

507 Cedar Street Santa Cruz Azhar means to blossom and grow and since Azhar Hair Design’s inception in 2001 we have done just that.”We” began with Julie and Karen, stylist/co-owners who were determined to create a warm, welcoming environment with talented, friendly stylists.  “We” are now 5 multi-talented, friendly stylists, offering Santa Cruz contemporary, imaginative [...]

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Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting

109 Locust Street Santa Cruz Buttercup Cakes creates the quintessential Santa Cruz cupcake using local, seasonal and organic ingredients. Tucked away on Locust Street, this tiny shop offers a vast array of flavor choices including vegan and gluten free options. 

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Cafe Gratitude Santa Cruz

103 Lincoln Street Santa Cruz “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates Celebrating almost 2 years now in downtown Santa Cruz, Cafe Gratitude is a completely organic and vegan establishment that relies on local farming and community to complement it’s “from scratch” kitchen.  We strive to create a menu and [...]

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Camouflage

1329 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Welcome to Camouflage, located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, California since 1980. Camouflage offers a variety of fine lingerie, sexy clothing, and adult products. We strive to create a fun and comfortable place to shop, with a friendly and well-educated staff. When you are in Santa Cruz , please stop [...]

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Center Street Grill

1001 Center Street Santa Cruz, CA Center Street Grill welcomes you to lunch and dinner, and Weekend Brunch. Come in your High Heels or flip- flops.  We have something for everyone. We offer a full bar, California cusine salads, pasta, seafood, burgers, pizzas, and some delicious desserts.  We have an outdoor patio and indoor dining for [...]

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Chefworks

1527 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Chefworks, the premier cooking store in Santa Cruz County, is proud to participate in First Friday.  Established in 1996, Chefworks carries a wide selection of quality goods for the kitchen and dining room.

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Cooper Street Hair Salon

740 Front Street Ste 110A Santa Cruz Cooper St. Hair, a long established salon in Santa Cruz specializes in haircuts and coloring.  Experts in color correction and styling .

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Cosmic

115 Cooper Street Santa Cruz Design by Cosmic We’re a strategically small and focused crew of design geeks interested in cutting-edge technology. If it’s experimental & innovative, we want to check it out.   We’ve built a culture around living and working in an inspiring place. Santa Cruz is “California à la carte.” It’s got [...]

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Cruzioworks

877 Cedar St, Suite 150 Santa Cruz The communications hub of Santa Cruz is Cruzio Internet, and the center of Cruzio’s network is a beautiful renovated building that’s perfect for high-tech events and showcases of local talent, from entrepreneurs to artists. Located downtown near every possible convenience (restaurants, shopping, transportation…), by day Cruzioworks is a coworking and colocation facility where [...]

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CTV – Community Television of Santa Cruz County

816 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz Community Television of Santa Cruz County is a not for profit Community Media Center offering access to media content, creation, and training to all of Santa Cruz County, as well as streaming worldwide on the web. CTV offers channels featuring local public, education, and government access television with a hyperlocal [...]

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Downtown Branch Library

224 Church Street Santa Cruz The Downtown Branch Library is the largest branch of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries system.  It has two floors and displays art on both floors in all public areas.  The Branch is open seven days a week and hosts many meetings and events while also offering traditional library services.

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Duck Island Stage in San Lorenzo Park

137 Dakota Streeet Santa Cruz This a 4-part event, starting with the concert at Noon on Duck Island Stage in San Lorenzo Park, continues with a musical and sing-a-long procession over the San Lorenzo River footbridge, followed by a second performance by the Grammy-nominated William Winant Percussion Group in Abbot Square, next tot he Museum [...]

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Faust Salon & Spa

765 Cedar St Santa Cruz The Ladies of Faust Salon & Spa Would like to invite you to come out and Celebrate the Beautiful Photography of Sylvia Valentine Join us on Friday 6th,2013 6pm to 9pm Faust Salon & Spa 765 Cedar St Santa Cruz, Ca 95060 All are welcome for Food and Beverages The [...]

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Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden

107 Elm Street Santa Cruz The FELIX KULPA GALLERY’s address is: 107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, California. The Gallery is located right behind STREETLIGHT RECORDS on Pacific Avenue, directly across from the METRO BUS STATION. The Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon until 5PM. For Appointments or information call Gallery Director Robbie Schoen [...]

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Felix Kulpa II Art Gallery

209 Laurel Street Santa Cruz  Felix Kulpa II Art Gallery at 209 Laurel Street.

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Go Ask Alice (formerly known as The Happy Herb Shop)

1125 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Come into Go Ask Alice (formerly known as The Happy Herb Shop) and check out our great selection of herbs, tinctures, smoking blends, and essential oils! Browse the colorful variety of clothing, tapestries, and so much more! Enjoy a sample of our complementary damiana tea, or relax and read our [...]

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Hoffman’s Downtown

1102 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Been to Hoffman’s lately?  Drop in for a peek at our featured artist over quick round, or an intimate dinner!  Recently remodeled by professionals from the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible”, Hoffman’s celebrates California style cuisine with items ranging from fresh seafood, vegetarian appetizers, along with healthy and hearty entrees, all at affordable prices.  Hoffman’s also offers our [...]

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Jade

107 Locust Street Santa Cruz Jade is a downtown clothing boutique that specializes in unique and independent designers from the local area and around the world. 

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jewels On Pacific

1533 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Please join us November First Friday to view new jewelry collections by Anne and Rick Baker, Angela Blessing, and Aurora B.  We will also be featuring jewelry and spiritual art by Jeff Molno, formerly of Sacred Beads and Jewelry Gallery, Michelle Shaw and Jim Curas, as well as wearable art [...]

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Kuumbwa Jazz

320 Cedar Street Santa Cruz Since 1975, Kuumbwa Jazz has grown from its small beginnings to one of the most highly respected jazz-presenting institutions in the country, attracting artists of national and international renown. Weekly concerts featuring jazz, world music and beyond are presented in an intimate 200-seat theatre. Dinner served one-hour before Kuumbwa produced [...]

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L’Atelier Salon and Spa

114 Pearl Alley and 304 Lincoln Street Santa Cruz L’Atelier (definition: artist’s studio/workshop) offers all the ambiance and inspiration of a stylish artist’s loft while offering a relaxing and calming effect at our day Spa down the street. Our Salon features highly trained stylists, floor to ceiling windows and the craftsmanship of local artisans, the [...]

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Louden Nelson Community Center

301 Center Street Santa Cruz The Center’s mission is to seek a balance between social, recreational and cultural services to the diverse communities of Santa Cruz. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment accessible to all.

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Lulu’s Cafe at the Octagon (Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History)

118 Cooper Street Santa Cruz Lului’s Cafe at the Octagon is a charming downtown Santa Cruz cafe located in front of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. Stop by for an unbeatable cup of tea or an expresso drink and enjoy the regular art exhibitions sponsored by the museum. Regular hours are from [...]

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Lumin

1013 Cedar St. Santa Cruz LUMIN “a particle of light” is the home of Santa Cruz Creatives Rana Satori Stewart (fashion design), Margot Leom (fashion design), Leslie Benson (paper and leather art), and Kat Kim (graphic design). Each woman contributes her creative and artistic energy to the whole and to each other. “Lumin is not just [...]

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Lúpulo Craft Beer House

233 Cathcart St. Santa Cruz Craft Beer Tapas Bar in Downtown Santa Cruz. 16 Constantly rotating small-productions microbrews, wine, and small plates. 

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MakersFactory

877 Cedar Ste Ste 122 Santa Cruz MakersFactory LLC (MFY) is a Santa Cruz resource for those who want to develop technical skills and processes that combine the features of being locally based, widely relevant, and technologically advanced. MFY does this by offering both hands-on teaching and hands-off professional 3D services. In both cases the [...]

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Mission Hill Creamery

1101B Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Mission Hill Creamery is an Artisan Dessert Shoppe featuring handcrafted ice cream, pies, drinks, and other sweet treats. Everything is made on-site from scratch using all organic dairy products from Straus. We are committed to creating the highest quality products which you can find both in our Artisan Dessert Shoppe [...]

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Motion Pacific

131 Front Street Santa Cruz In 2011, Santa Cruz Dance partnered with Motion Pacific Studio to renovate the old Mill Building, South of Laurel on Front Street. The vision for Motion Pacific Dance was to create a center where both dance presentation and education could live cohesively, allowing for heightening of of both programs through [...]

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Motiv

1209 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz MOTIV creates a space for “inspired culture”, engaging our passions on many levels. The vital components of MOTIV’s DNA are music, art, food, drinks, politics, social causes and community events. Voted Santa Cruz’s best nightclub, best DJ and best bartender; MOTIV is also recognized for its’ fresh tapas-style menu and [...]

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Network Chiropractic Wellness Center

149 Josephine Street, Suite A Santa Cruz Dr. Bjorn Bostrom is a Santa Cruz chiropractor who has helped thousands of people take their life back, end their pain, create a healthy relationship with their body and gain more awareness of their spines. Dr. Bjorn specializes in Gentle Chiropractic Care for children and adults who suffer [...]

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NextSpace

101 Cooper Street Santa Cruz The nature of work is changing and NextSpace gives you the community, the place, and the tools you need to be a part of that change. Whether you’re starting a small business, embarking on a career as a freelancer, or telecommuting across town or across the globe, a NextSpace membership can [...]

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NextSpace Santa Cruz

101 Cooper St. Santa Cruz NextSpace provides innovative physical and virtual infrastructure that freelancers, entrepreneurs, and creative class professionals need to succeed in the 21st century knowledge economy.  Workspace plus Community = NextSpace. Our vision is to bring the (r)evolution of Work to every market in the world. Along the way, we’ll give every one of our customers the chance to work [...]

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Notorious Teaze

131 Front St #C Santa Cruz It’s our 8 year Anniversary!  Please come help us celebrate it on First Friday, Oct. 3rd!  5:30 – 9PM Notorious Teaze, Santa Cruz’s Green Certified Screen Printing Company, is celebrating its 8th Anniversary by showing people how to print shirts!  This family-friendly event is a great opportunity for the community [...]

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Nourish

130 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Voted the Best of Santa Cruz year after year, NOURISH is a wellness center in downtown Santa Cruz where you will find and enjoy yoga classes, nutrition consultations, massage therapy, yoga teacher training, and a boutique of wellness products. A tranquil refuge for both Santa Cruz locals and visitors to the area, our center has: [...]

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Nut Kreations

104 Lincoln ST Santa Cruz Nut Kreations is Santa Cruz’s very own Gourmet Nut Store ran by 4th generation Pistachio farmer Mina & 3rd generation Santa Cruz local Brody Feuerhaken. We carry over 120 fresh, exotic varieties of nuts, dried fruits, and other natural goodies. You can create your personalized trail mix or that perfect [...]

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Om Gallery

1201 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, Om Gallery’s retail location is a special place where you can enjoy the highest quality handmade asian fusion lamps, Chinese silk and bamboo lanterns, home furnishings, Feng Shui solutions, unique gifts, one of a kind art, and so much more from countries around [...]

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Pearl Alley Wellness Center

120 Pearl Alley Santa Cruz Pearl Alley Wellness Center is located in the center of Santa Cruz. Errol G. Specter is a local artist for more than 30 years. Take the chance to meet the artist in person and learn more about his methods and find the perfect gift for this Christmas. Furthermore, meet the [...]

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Pearl Alley Wellness Studios

120 Pearl Alley Santa Cruz 120 Pearl Alley Wellness Studios is home to 3 different types of holistic healing practitioners. Though each studio is different they all provide care for those who are in pain, stressed, or looking to heal from a natural approach. One of the studios is Evolve Wellness Studio and is used [...]

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