Venues Downtown

Arts Council at O’Neill’s Surf Shop

110 Cooper Street, #100D Santa Cruz Skateboard Art Decks on display in the front window at O’Neill’s Surf Shop!

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Fish Princess Farm

109 Locust Street Santa Cruz Featuring locally made Bath & Body Porducts using small-batch, farm sourced ingredients.  Locally made art and edibles. Fish Princess Farm Copper Moon Apothecary Deerhaven Farm Blossoms Farm Friend in Cheeses Ashby Chocolates Iveta Gourmet Laguna Creek Farm Jessica Vaughan Bonny Doon Garden Company

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Go Ask Alice

1125 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Go Ask Alice has a great selection of herbs, tapestries, clothing for men and women, incense, jewelry and so much more. We are your One Stop Hippie Shop! Jack Welsh will be playing music for our June 1st Friday

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Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

1220 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Cead Mile Failte! – 100,000 Welcomes! This is not just a slogan at Rosie McCann’s, it is our mission Statement! Throughout the world today, the quintessential image of an Irish Pub, whether it be in Dublin, Santa Row or Santa Cruz, is a neighborhood place where people gather to share [...]

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Ann Baldwin May Art Quilts

1001 Center Street #4 Santa Cruz Come to the Art Center of Santa Cruz and help me celebrate the opening of my new art quilt studio and gallery. I will be highlighting Abrazos Del Alma/Hugs from the Heart, my Mexican inspired art quilts. They were a special exhibition last October at the Pacific International Quilt [...]

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Lulu’s at the Octagon

118 Cooper Street Santa Cruz The Octagon was built in 1882 as the Hall of Records of Santa Cruz County, which it did till 1968, after which it became variously, a condemned building, a museum and a gift shop. Today, it is Lulu’s at the Octagon coffee shop and in conjunction with the Santa Museum [...]

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Cornucopia Real Estate

1001 Center Street, Suite 5 Santa Cruz Judy Ziegler Broker/Owner of Cornucopia Real Estate, Suite 5 in the Santa Cruz Art Center

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Arrow Beauty Bar

2027 N Pacifc Ave Santa Cruz It is all about the style at Arrow Beauty Bar Nothing radiates confidence and inner beauty like an exceptional haircut, vibrant color and state the art extensions. Pamper yourself with natural gel nails and toes or stand out with custom nail sets. We aim to give our clients head [...]

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Nut Kreations

104 Lincoln St Santa Cruz Nut Kreations is a one of a kind nut, fruit, chocolate and edbile gift store located in downtown Santa Cruz. With over 120 products to choose from, we have everyone’s taste buds covered!

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Satellite Flexible Workspace & Digital Media Center

325 Soquel Ave SANTA CRUZ Live trees and a beautiful living wall make visiting our coworking and digital media center like a walk in the park.  But there’s more to this sunny, indoor garden than meets the eye. Hidden behind the weathered barn wood walls is a digital media creative space featuring a television studio, edit suites [...]

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Leom Designs aka LUMIN

1013 Cedar Street Santa Cruz Leom Designs AKA Lumin is a sweet lil store in downtown Santa Cruz filled with unique clothing designed by the local artist Margot Leom. But it is more than a store. It is a hub for voice coaching, a class room for arts, an art studio… a home to the [...]

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The Treehouse

108 Locust St, suite C Santa Cruz The Treehouse is downtown Santa Cruz’s center for healing and the arts. We have professional craniosacral therapy, massage therapy, coaching, Thai massage, and aesthetics available to help soothe your mind, body, and spirit. At the Treehouse we believe that the creation and appreciation of art is part of [...]

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So Fresh Clothing

911 Cedar Street Santa Cruz So Fresh Clothing is a men’s boutique located in Downtown Santa Cruz since 2007.

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SANTA CRUZ WARRIORS

903 Pacific Avenue, Suite 101 Santa Cruz

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Rare Bird Salon

227 Cathcart Street Santa Cruz Rare Bird Salon is inspired by Hollywood Regency glamour with a modern twist. The owner, Ashleigh Keller, has been in the industry for 15 years. Rare Bird offers haircuts, color, and special occasion hair. We carry Unite hair care products and offer a variety of jewelry as well. We support [...]

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Encompass Community Services

716 Ocean St. (upstairs) Santa Cruz We are located near the corner of Water St and Ocean St., directly next to the Chase Bank, and across from the County Court House, The event will be held in our upstairs Board Room. Follow the signs. There is parking available in our lot (in spots marked Alto), on [...]

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Home/Work

765 Cedar Street Santa Cruz Home/Work offer a selection of finely ckurated vintage furniutre and decor along with new, small-batch goods made by folks from around the Untied States. The shops aesthetic is clean and modern while keeping things approcable and fun. Come celebrate the best in past and present design with us.  

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Sanctuary Exploration Center

35 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz The Sanctuary Exploration Center! is located just steps away from the ocean and Santa Cruz Wharf, the center features state-of-the art exhibits and interactive displays highlighting Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and its incredible underwater environment. Visitors can explore the sanctuary’s remarkable marine environment as well as their personal role [...]

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Agency

1519 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Agency, located in downtown Santa Cruz, features “great stuff for great spaces.” Agency carries contemporary home goods and lifestyle accessories such as table top items, small scale furniture, clocks, linens, lighting and more. Agency features a monthly First Friday Artist and several locally made furniture lines. Agency is the second store [...]

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Kaiwa Art and Play Space

185 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz Kaiwa Art and Play Space is a new creative art studio, play space, and gallery for children in Santa Cruz to converse, create, and curate artwork and inventions to share with the community!  This summer, Kaiwa is offering fun and interdisciplinary art camps through which children explore the design thinking [...]

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STS Gallery

805 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz STS Gallery is a lifestyle boutique.  We offer everything from denim, tshirts to headwear and outwear. We bring in some of the best grassroots brands coming out of the US. We host brands such as Publish, FUCT, Durkl, ICNY, CLSC, Rare Panther, Mister, Alife, The Others, Unbranded Denim, Goodworth, Demploi, Suavecito, Field [...]

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Lulu’s @ the Octagon

118 Cooper St. Santa Cruz Lulu Carpenter’s is a community of coffee businesses in lovely Santa Cruz County, California. We operate several coffeehouses, as well as pop-ups at various farmers’ markets, and a full kitchen at our downtown flagship store. We have a long and storied history in the coffee industry, and we are passionate [...]

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Pacific Cookie Company

1203 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz Pacific Cookie Company is hosting a First Friday event in May featuring Lisa Keenan, food photographer. The show is named “All Walks of Life” featuring all 13 of our cookie varieties styled with a pair of shoes to show that everyone loves cookies from all walks of life. At the [...]

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Berdels

1233 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz “Berdels is so dang cool,” as mentioned by Kelly Slater’s friend earlier this year.   Berdels is a new men’s clothing store / skate shop located on the corner of Pacific Ave. and Walnut Ave.  There is also some girls stuff here too.  Berdels is a California beach lifestyle store [...]

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Food Lounge

1001 Center Street, Suite 1 Downtown Santa Cruz Food Lounge, new to downtown Santa Cruz, is a dynamic community-minded event venue focused on local food, art and entertainment. Owned by three woman entrepreneurs, Food Lounge profles rotating flash dinners, guest chefs, classes and local beer, wine and spirits. The Food Lounge incubator kitchen is home [...]

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Mutari Chocolate House and Factory

1001 Center St Santa Cruz Santa Cruz’s first Chocolate House invites you in with the sweet aroma of small-batch hot chocolate being crafted from bean to cup. Our handcrafted hot chocolates and sipping chocolates allow for the exploration of chocolate’s subtle notes and regional differences in a relaxing atmosphere. Other specialties include frozen hot chocolate, [...]

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Good Times & SantaCruz.com

1101 Pacific Ave. Suite 320 Santa Cruz The office of Good Times and SantaCruz.com in University Town Center. Enter from the parking lot at the back of the building off of Cathcart Street. 

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Home/Work

765 Cedar Street, Ste 103 Santa Cruz Located in downtown Santa Cruz, Home/Work offers a selection of finely curated vintage furniture and décor, along with new, small-batch goods made by folks from around the United States. The shop’s aesthetic is clean and modern, while keeping things approachable and fun.

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Santa Cruz Atelier

303 Potrero Street Bldg 47-202 Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Atelier is a small studio school for lessons in classical drawing and Painting. ‘Atelier’ is French for studio and refers to a tradition of studying in a master’s studio.  Traditional methods provide a logical sequence of exercises to build technical skill and helps us learn to see [...]

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Village Yoga

1106 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz Our studio space is beautiful, bright, clean and warm. The yoga studio is a heated space, with gentle, moist heat. It is a warm space, both physically and emotionally; it is a loving space that will fill you up when you feel empty and sustain you when you are already [...]

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HealthMarkets

505-A River St Santa Cruz We’re having our insurance agency offices double as exhibition space for local artists. We intend to have the shows change monthly and use First Friday as an opening event. For the month of March our artists are Jeff November, Wayne Adachi, and Beville.

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Palace Art, Downtown Santa Cruz

1407 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz Palace Art & Office Supply is the most unique art and office supply store on the Central Coast. Our friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff proudly offer a great selection of art and office supplies. You’ll also find a wide selection of specialty items including gifts, cards, frames, photo albums, journals, games and [...]

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Ocean Conservancy

725 Front St. Suite 201 Santa Cruz Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, Ocean Conservancy brings people together to find solutions for our water planet. Informed by science, our work guides policy and engages [...]

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Calvary Episcopal Church

532 Center Street Santa Cruz Describe your venue here

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BARE

738 Chestnut Street Santa Cruz Bare salon includes services of waxing, skin care and massage.

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Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz

543 Center Street Santa Cruz The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz is one of thousands of Clubs across the country joining in a search to identify talented young artists. n the Club’s 1st First Friday event, art created by the Club members will be on display. Winning pieces will be send to the [...]

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West Gallery

511 River Street Santa Cruz Gateway to Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz METRO

Corner of Pacific and Soquel Santa Cruz Santa Cruz METRO is the public transportation provider for Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz METRO connects the community to places they live, work, place, and learn. Come ride the bus with us! Visit us at www.scmtd.com or call (831) 426-8600 for more information. 

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Santa Cruz County Government Center

701 Ocean Street, 1st and 5th floors Santa Cruz The Arts Council coordinates year-round exhibits at the County Government Center (701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz), where paintings, prints, crafts, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, and mixed-media works by local artists and craftspeople are displayed.

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Joel Miller

532 Center Street Santa Cruz Docent tours of historic church. Photographs, maps and diaries on display.

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Rescued Treasures

325 Front Street Santa Cruz ~Rescued Treasures~    NOW OPEN!  Voted “Best Thrift Store” in the Santa Cruz Sentinel Readers’ Choice 2014! Come share the fun with unique eclectic, vintage, and quality contemporary items donated for resale to support local non-profit Project Purr fund spay/neuter for “community cats and kittens.”  Located at 325 Front Street, [...]

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Nectar Creations

1325 pacific ave Santa cruz Hello come join us for First Friday on May 6, 2016 at our downtown location…..Spring Clothing & Accessories Collections on Display! ….. Local Art by the Talented Photographer Deanna Glenz…. Also previous First Friday art on display!…… Come enjoy Art, wine and great tunes….. 

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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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Santa Cruz City Arts

Church and Pacific Streets Santa Cruz City Arts works to bring art projects that dovetail with City economic development goals into the public sphere, acting as collaborator, facilitator, catalyst, broker and curator as well as project manager. The Arts Commission advises on policy direction and public art planning.

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Sentinel Printers

912 Cedar Street Santa Cruz Contemporary art exhibition space. Hosting visiting curators, artists and collaborative projects.

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