Venues Downtown

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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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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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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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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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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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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The Hula School of Santa Cruz

1001 Center Street, Suite 10 Santa Cruz The Hula School of Santa Cruz has been sharing the Hawaiian culture with our community for the past 18 years. Offering beginning through advanced hula classes for adults, the award winning hula school supports charities and sponsors events such as lei-making workshops, ‘ukulele classes and Hawaiian music concerts. […]

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Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

144 School Street Santa Cruz The Santa Cruz Misssion State Historic Park houses the oldest building in the county. Perched on cliff above the TownClock the venue offeres a surprising view of downtown. We are located on Mission Hill and the end of School Street and five pedestrian paths lead up the hill to 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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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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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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The Nook

1543 Pacific Ave, Suite 215 Santa Cruz Located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, The Nook rests above the fray, secluded away on the top floor of a turn-of-the-century building. The Nook is a salon that understands our client’s desire to maintain their appearance while valuing their time. Our stylists take the time to […]

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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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The True Olive Connection

106 Lincoln Street Santa Cruz First Friday offers clients a 10% off anything they purchase that night, excluding the artwork. NEW APTOS LOCATION OPEN We’re a passionate boutique serving a wide variety of the highest-grade olive oils and balsamic vinegars around as well as specialty olive oil based skin care products. We’re not the run […]

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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. Stop by our 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 the […]

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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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Wallflower Boutique

103 Locust St. Santa Cruz Wallflower is a women’s boutique offering jewelry, clothing, gifts and art to the handmade enthusiast. We are located in Downtown Santa Cruz. Our boutique is also our workspace where we design, sew, make jewelry, create art and teach crafting workshops. In addition to offering our very own creations we also […]

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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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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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Rivendell

1001 Center Street Suite 6 Santa Cruz Rivendell is an eclectic purveyor of fashions, fabrics, and also features fine teas. Pat Moore and Wayne Brennan 831-425-8522                                                           […]

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

705 Front Street Santa Cruz About We’re a different kind of museum, one that focuses on building community here in Santa Cruz County. We build community through exhibitions, events, and projects that connect people to art, history, ideas, and each other. We believe that art and history are for everyone, and we work hard to […]

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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 Saturday and Sunday 12-5.  

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Stripe MEN

117 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz At Stripe we have an intel­li­gent approach to retail, the team curates a gor­geous space, show­cas­ing of all of the best ideas and items we could think of for both your home and for your wardrobe.The store is a 360 degree par­adise. A visual feast. A den of creativity. The […]

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work. shop.- a mobile gallery

hosted by felix kulpa gallery 107 elm street santa cruz “contrived to free you from the four walls of today!”  work. shop. is a vintage trailer that has been transformed into a beautiful, thoughtful space to provide a place for art that defies pretension.  it is an ongoing venue for north coast artists as well […]

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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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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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Santa Cruz County Bank

720 Front Street Santa Cruz August 15, 2017 – March 2, 2018 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 is an ambitious exhibition of 90 works of […]

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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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Stripe

107 Walnut Ave Santa Cruz At Stripe we have an intel­li­gent approach to retail, the team curates a gor­geous space, show­cas­ing of all of the best ideas and items we could think of for both your home and for your wardrobe.The store is a 360 degree par­adise. A visual feast. A den of creativity. The […]

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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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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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