Venues Downtown

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Bhody

1526 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Sustainable & Ethical Lifestyle Retail store for the Home and Body. Premium, well designed apparel & natural bodycare products for Men, Women & Children.

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Botanic and Luxe

701A Front Street Santa Cruz Botanic and Luxe is a lifestyle boutique in downtown Santa Cruz carrying a curated collection of home goods, gifts, and indoor plants. The shop is located at 701A Front Street, across from Trader Joe’s in the breezeway to El Palomar and Santa Cruz Coffee Roasters. The style has a touch [...]

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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, fruit coolers, tea and coffee! Decorating classes and event space is now offered in [...]

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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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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 A creative studio in the sweet spot between freelancers & mega-agencies, we believe that good design defines & elevates great brands. 

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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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Faust Salon & Spa

110 Cooper Street Suite 100F Santa Cruz Faust is a full service salon and spa.  We carry high end hair and skincare products from Oribe, Kevin Murphy, SEVEN, Baxter of Beverly Hills, Kerastase, Bumble and Bumble, Pureology, Smith & Cult, and Epicuren.  Our salon has a team of 9 experienced beauty professionals, who specializ in [...]

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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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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 Twin Kitchen Jams Ashby Chocolates Iveta Gourmet Laguna Creek Farm Jessica Vaughan Soap of 7 Flowers Hip & Chick Organiks

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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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Full Moon Birth Center

701 Mission st. Santa Cruz

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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 (great festie attire), hoops, incense, jewelry and so much more. We are your One Stop Hippie Shop! Enjoy appetizers, wine and kava kava on first friday!

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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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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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L’Atelier Salon

114 Pearl Alley Santa Cruz With two open stories and high ceilings, the architecture affords ventilation and an airy, bright working space. L’Atelier was designed and fabricated by local artisans—from the stunning front desk to the rotating art on the salon’s walls—and provisioned by local vendors—from the low VOC paints to the sustainably harvested cork [...]

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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 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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Luma Yoga and Family Center

1010 Center St Santa Cruz Luma is an award-winning yoga studio, wellness center, urban retreat, and gathering place. We offer a variety of yoga and movement classes, wellness services, and unique programming for all ages. Visit Luma to stretch, play, and renew!

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Lúpulo Craft Beer House

233 Cathcart St. Santa Cruz Lúpulo Craft Beer House is a Santa Cruz beer café serving a curated selection of craft beer, wine, and tapas, where international sensibilities mix with a neighborhood vibe.

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Mandala Holistic Hair and Wellness Studio

107 River St. Santa Cruz Mandala Holistic Hair and Wellness studio is located in Downtown Santa Cruz in a historic building.  Our salon equipment rolls away creating a large open space with a lovely gallery like essence. 

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Mutari Chocolate House & Factory

504 A Front Street Santa Cruz Mutari Chocolate makes small batches of craft chocolate in downtown Santa Cruz and is Monterey Bay’s only Bean to Cup producer of artisinal chocolate.  At our factory in Santa Cruz we hand sort our beans, then roast to compliment the bean origin, and then grind the cacao down on [...]

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Nectar Creations

1325 pacific ave Santa cruz Nectar is a creation that has been underway for many years. In 1997 the creator of Nectar, Amy VanDam, started spending over half of every year abroad, playing, exploring, creating and falling in love with a culture far from her own. Within this new found love for Asia and beyond [...]

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Network Chiropractic Wellness Center

149 Josephine Street, Suite A Santa Cruz NCWC 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. We specialize in Gentle Chiropractic Care for children and adults who suffer with chronic pain, stress related illnesses, immune system challenges [...]

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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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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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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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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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Pacific Wave Surf Shop

1502 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz Pacific Wave Surf Shop is a family owned business that opened in 1993 on Pacific Avenue, in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz. 

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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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PF Atelier

2027 N. Pacific Ave, Suite C Santa Cruz PF Atelier is a studio jewelry / art gallery, dedicated to contemporary art and design. The gallery features paintings, studio jewelry, textiles, fiber art, sculptures, and ceramics.

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Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church

223 Church Street Santa Cruz You are invited to visit the interior of the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Santa Cruz, across the street from the public library.  You have joined us for our Festivals and Food Faires.  Now see what the driving force is.  We are honored to present our iconographer, and [...]

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Pure Pleasure

111 Cooper Street Santa Cruz Pure Pleasure is a welcoming pleasure shop located in Santa Cruz, California, and is locally owned by Amy Baldwin and Janis Baldwin. The concept behind Pure Pleasure was developed by Amy and her mother, Janis, and was created out of the need for a more inviting sex shop within the [...]

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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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