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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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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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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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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Artisans Gallery

1368 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Artisans carries a wide selection of the best of American made items, including the work of many local artists. Artisans features jewelry, (including wedding bands), artwork, glass, ceramics, metal work, woodworking, housewares, cards, candles and bath products. One room is devoted to Artisans kids—toys, games and accessories. The items found [...]

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BARE

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

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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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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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Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting

1411 Pacific. Ave. Santa Cruz Buttercup Cakes creates quintessential Santa Cruz desserts using unique local, seasonal and natural ingredients. Check out our new shop on Pacific Avenue and try some of our new offerings including a variety of pastries, savory options, tea and coffee! 

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Calvary Episcopal Church

532 Center Street Santa Cruz Describe your venue here

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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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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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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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Cruzio Internet Presents

877 Cedar St, Suite 150 Santa Cruz CRUZIOWORKS CELEBRATES COMMUNITY WITH 5TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE EXTRAVAGANZA On Friday November 6th get ready for a First Friday party as Cruzio and our Works members celebrate with another Open House Extravaganza. We’re kind of renowned for throwing wild parties and this year’s looks like it’ll once again [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Joel Miller

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

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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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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

114 Pearl Alley 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 salon provides cutting-edge hair [...]

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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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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 @ 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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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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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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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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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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