Futurescapes: Projects from the Coha-Gunderson Collective

Institute of Arts and Sciences, UCSC 100 Panetta Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

The Humanities Institute presents “Futurescapes: Projects from the Coha-Gunderson Collective,” a multi-media exhibition by UCSC students and alumni winners of the Coha-Gunderson Prize in Speculative Futures. 13 winners of the […]

First Friday with Steve Mandel

Sanctuary Exploration Center 35 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Come view the underwater microscopic world! Steve Mandel has been a nature photographer for over 25 years, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, […]

Wine Tasting and Glassblowing at Chris Johnson Glass in Davenport

Chris Johnson Glass - Glassblowing Studio and Gallery 131 Old Coast Rd, Davenport, CA

We're teaming up with MJA Vineyards for First Friday! Come sample award-winning locally produced wines while you enjoy an evening of glass blowing demonstrations in our working hot glass studio. […]

Marie Massey at Midtown Modern

Midtown Modern Art Gallery 709 Frederick Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Welcome summertime at Midtown Modern Art Gallery. June is dedicated to local artist Marie Massey. Her work focuses on seascapes and landscapes – Coastal California waves, gardens, architecture, natural scenes […]

Sketches from Paris

Studio 120 & Gallery 1050 River St #120, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Carol Eddy is featuring her latest travel sketches, "Carnets de Voyage: Paris 2023" with drawings and watercolor paintings done on-site in April and May. Original works include varied sketchbooks and […]

Fun in the Sun, with Art of Santa Cruz!

Art of Santa Cruz 1855 41st Avenue, Suite J-10, Capitola, CA, United States

With summer just around the corner, and warmer, sunnier days to help erase those dreary winter blues… …The artists at Art of Santa Cruz joyfully invite you to visit the […]

Flora & Fauna

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center 9342 Mill St, Ben Lomond, CA, United States

Beautiful blooms, verdant trees, creepy crawlers or lovable pets – plants and animals have always been a wonderful source of joy and inspiration for many artists. When we take the […]

Art at the County Government Center

Santa Cruz County Government Center 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

See artwork from FIVE local artists: Kevin Lohman (photography), Shirley Lehner-Rhoades (oil paintings), Bryn Del Mano (up-cycled sculptures), Lupe Santos (watercolors), and Donna Theresa (pastel paintings). Parking is free!

After Hours at the Museum of Natural History

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA

Nerd out on your night out during monthly after hours events in Seabright. Free admission to the Museum all day 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with special outdoor festivities, food, […]

Project 24/seven

Tannery Arts Center 1050-1060 River St, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Project 24/seven is an artist led exhibition that showcases the creativity and passion of nine women artists living in the Tannery Lofts. Our goal is to bring attention to the […]

First Friday at the Homeless Garden Project Store

The Homeless Garden Project Downtown Store 1338 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Come join us at our downtown store (1338 Pacific Ave.) on Friday, June 2nd from 5-8 PM to celebrate the beginning of a new month! We will be sharing samples […]

First Friday Mushroom Mocktail Party

Far West Fungi 224 Laurel Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Join us for an evening of elevated sips, as we collaborate with the local beverage artisans behind Living Swell Kombucha and Pourgirl Bartending. Olana will be mixing up medicinal botanical […]

Transformed by Fire: The Foundry WOMEN of SJSU

Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Transformed by Fire: The Foundry WOMEN of SJSU Over 4 Decades of Women Working in Metal Linda Walsh, Cynthia Handel, Mary Tartaro, Elena Lourenco, Hedwig Heerschop, Lynn Dau, Lynne Todaro, […]

Art, Wine, Bubbles at OXY Hair and Gallery

OXY HAIR SALON & GALLERY 227 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Come join us for an evening of 7th Arts. Arts, music, wine and bubbles. The art of local Artists Cece McNeil and Ariel Perez. Grab a drink, enjoy arts, New, […]

June First Friday @ Treehouse!

Treehouse Dispensary 3651 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA, United States

FIRST FRIDAY at TREEHOUSE We offer specials on our featured cannabis brands, discounts on artists who have work on display, and a penny wheel for you to spin when you […]


Radius Gallery 1050 River St #127, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

The San Jose State University 22/23 MFA cohort will be exhibiting artworks from 13 graduate student artists in this year’s annual “LiftOff” show at Radius Gallery. The show features artwork […]


Everyone’s Music School 1060 River St unit 101, Santa Cruz, Ca

Join Everyone’s Music School for the June installment of CORNER CACOPHONY. A series of performing arts installations featuring youth & adult musicians living, working, & learning at the Tannery Artist […]

Hi-Rise Santa Cruz Paintings by Russell Brutsche

Wallflower 103 Locust Street, Santa cruz, california

Please join us for a vision into the future with local artist and songwriter Russell Brutsche. A stunning thought-provoking collection of original paintings with Santa Cruz at the core. Not […]

Jim Denevan

Minnow Arts 204 Locust Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Acclaimed land artist, chef, and Outstanding in the Field founder Jim Denevan showcases over three decades of his life and work at the Minnow Arts Gallery starting on June 2nd. […]

First Friday June 2, 2023

Santa Cruz Art Expressions 1545-A Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA

We are excited to present a first peek at a unique collaboration between Santa Cruz Art Expression’s in house fine artist Kelli C Foss know for her unique style and […]

Danny Fernandez at Studio 105

Studio 105 - Tannery Arts Center 1060 River Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Local illustration and tattoo artist Danny Fernandez will be joining us at Studio 105 at the Tannery Arts Center this First Friday June 2! This is a special chance to […]

Aja Bond, “I Love You And I Don’t Want You To Die”

Gravy Gallery 714 Riverside Dr, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Gravy Gallery is pleased to present "I Love You And I Don't Want You To Die" by interdisciplinary artist Aja Bond who primarily works at the intersection of death/grief and […]

Myra Eastman – A Life’s Work

Curated by the Sea Contemporary Art Gallery 703 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

First Friday, June 2nd we will be hosting a thought provoking exhibition of painting by award winning Santa Cruz Artist Myra Eastman. "A Life's Work" will be on view through […]

Summer Art Show

17th Ave. Artists 980 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Come celebrate the start of summer with Artists at 17th Ave. Studios. Multi-Artist show hosted by Dahlias & Details, featuring Beverly Connelly, Petrina Burkard, Richard Rossi, Madrone D’Ardenne with Tiny […]

SATORI an Artist’s Space Grand Opening

SATORI 815 Almar Avenue, Santa Cruz, California

OPEN EXHIBIT   ▪︎   PERFORMANCE  6 pm to 9 pm INFORMAL SOCIAL FOOD & BEVERAGES  6 pm to 7:30 pm If you're interested in sharing - I'm interested in getting to […]


Little Giant Collective 115 River St. S., Santa Cruz, CA

Paisajes is a series of reduction prints inspired by retro postcard aesthetics. These landscapes are meant to evoke nostalgia in the viewer and take them back to a specific memory […]

Group Show

Printmakers at the Tannery 1060 River St #107, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Come join us for First Friday, June 2 from 6 to 9 PM. Our June Show features work by artists: Jane Gregorius, Andrée LeBourveau, Margaret Niven, AV Pike, Bob Rocco, […]

First Friday with Liz Talley

Lupulo Craft Beer House 223 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Liz Talley (b.1990) is a digital illustrator and artist from south county Santa Cruz, CA. After spending a decade away from California's coast living and traveling in places ranging from […]