First Friday Santa Cruz



First Friday with Viki Miessler

Palace Art & Office Supply 1501-K 41st Ave, Capitola, CA

Victoria Cristine Miessler is a painter and fashion illustrator based in Santa Cruz, CA. She creates psychedelic felines with cosmic backgrounds and bright colors that celebrate the beauty of femininity, nature and all living beings. Her main choice of mediums are acrylics and gouache paints as well as digital illustrations. Her work is for people […]

First Friday Multi Artist Art Event at Home by Zinnias in Scotts Valley

Home by Zinnias 262 Mt Hermon Rd #102, Scotts Valley, CA

Mark your calendars! Home by Zinnias, in collaboration with the First Friday Santa Cruz Tour is thrilled to present the introductory first Friday art event at Home by Zinnias in Scotts Valley. Join us on [June 7] from [4-8pm] for an evening celebrating local artists. Home by Zinnias will be hosting an array of local […]

First Friday with Donna Maurillo Photography

Bottle Jack Winery & Silver Mountain Vineyards Tasting Room 328 Unit D Ingalls Street,, Santa Cruz, CA

The Bottle Jack & Silver Mountain Vineyards Tasting Room combines two popular local wineries under one roof. It is located in the middle of the vibrant Swift & Ingalls area of Westside Santa Cruz alongside an expansive list of the finest wineries, breweries, restaurants, artisan foodmakers, restaurants and shops. Often dubbed an "adult playground" but […]

First Friday at Picture Appeal with artist Erica Aitken

Picture Appeal 123 Maple St, Santa Cruz, CA

Picture Appeal highlights silkscreen artist Erica Aitken in the first of many First Fridays. Erica Aitken explores the juxtaposition of inkjet and silkscreen printing because one is rigid and the other fluid. In some of the work, accidents and inconsistencies are invited. In others, silkscreen tries to be like inkjet but never really manages. This […]

It's so Metal! Art, that is!

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

Art of Santa Cruz has over 60 amazing artists under one roof, located in the Capitola Mall. And four of these artists sell their creations on metal! Stop by on the First Friday in June and see for yourself. Friday, June 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Jay Topping, Vintage signs on metal Jose Quevedo, […]


Adorn Apothecary 9099 Soquel Drive Cabin #4, Aptos, CA

Portal into the wilderness of the mind, a lawless space tethered by humanity. Dreamscapes expressed through subconscious imagery guides the way to your psyche. Abstract nature oil on wood & acrylic on canvas by Michelle Autumn Kelly and Lexis Runenis.

First Friday After Hours | New Exhibit Opening

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

Join us during monthly after hours events every First Friday, featuring rotating themes, vendors, and activities. Free admission to the Museum all day 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with special outdoor festivities 5-8 p.m. June’s event celebrates Great Outdoors Month and the Museum’s latest exhibit, Cotoni-Coast Dairies: Monument Steps. Join local community groups and organizations […]

Dog Park Exhibition

MUD Gallery of Studio Ceramics 1111 River St #A, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

An exhibit of ceramic dogs being dogs Created by Cabrillo College students, faculty and staff First Friday Weekend - June 7, 8 & 9 Opening Reception: Friday, June 7th, 5;00 - 8:00 pm Open Saturday and Sunday - June 8th and 9th, 12:00 to 4:00 pm Prepare to be charmed and awed by these amazing […]

Big Basin Vineyards Wine Bar: Randie Silverstein Glass and Jack Mento Abstract Painting

Big Basin Vineyards Tasting Room and Wine Bar 525 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Big Basin Vineyards Wine Bar presents Randie Silverstein's "Looking Up: Elemental Forces in Glass" and Jack Mento's "Without and Within" Abstract Paintings Come and see two distinct but incredibly colorful shows this month! Randie's piece features over 20 glass discs that hang suspended from the ceiling in an array of colors and shapes and sizes. […]

In The Pink: Opening Reception and Membership Celebration

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond, CA, United States

Don your prettiest pinks on First Friday from 5-7 pm for the Opening Reception of our latest exhibit, In The Pink. This color-themed exhibit is our annual members-only show and we are throwing a Pink Party as our annual Membership Celebration.

Multi-Sensory Collaborative Art Experience with Visual Endeavors

Visual Endeavors Santa Cruz, CA

A multi-sensory collaborative experience featuring immersive projection and lighting. Attendees will be enveloped in a responsive lighting and audiovisual landscape featuring generative visuals. Upon arrival, they will receive a tracking beacon to observe how their movements influence the surrounding installation.

First Friday Pop Ups on the Patio

Pono Hawaiian Grill 120 Union St, Santa Cruz, CA

Each month at Pono's "Pop Ups on the Patio", we will invite two local artists and small business owners to showcase their trade on our lanai. Sip on a signature Mai Tai, enjoy authentic Hawaiian cuisine, sway to the sound of live Hawaiian music, and support your local artists! In June, we're kicking off the […]

First FriGay at Santa Cruz Clay!

Santa Cruz Clay 2100 Delaware Ave Suite E, Santa Cruz, CA

Welcome to First FriGAY at Santa Cruz Clay🌈 !!! Calling all queers and allies who are gay for clay, come join the pride-filled fun on the evening of June 7th! Head to 2100 Delaware to buy ceramic art and pottery from 10+ artists, explore the gorgeous studio, and enjoy the music and refreshments. Everyone is […]

First Friday at the Institute of the Arts and Sciences

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

Join us on June 7 for First Friday at the Institute of the Arts and Sciences (100 Panetta Ave, Santa Cruz, CA). Enjoy an after-hours viewing of Seeing through Stone with student-led exhibition walkthroughs at 5:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. Admission is always free. Student-led Tour Schedule: 5:15 p.m.: Tour by Alexandra Singer 6 p.m.: […]

The Satellite Host Cece McNeil

Satellite Workspace & Digital Media Studio 325 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA

The Satellite Workspace & Digital Media Studio is excited to host Cece McNeil.

First Friday at the County Government Center

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

See art from FIVE local artists - Johanna McCormick, John McKinley, Margaret Morrison, Melissa West, Mike Allison - in ONE location! Plenty of free parking and a short walk to downtown.

Ferrari's First Friday Santa Cruz – June 7th

Ferrari Florist & Gardens 415 River Street, Santa Cruz, California

We're excited to have you join us on Friday June 7th, when we'll be continuing our support of local photographic artists. On exhibit this month will be images from Megan Hurst Deleon. Her majestic florals compositions will be on display in our store, just adjacent to the Patagonia store on River Street. We'll also be […]

The WilderWilds ft. The Works of Rosebud Wild and Chris Mountain

Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz 2801 Mission St. Ext. #204, Santa Cruz, CA

Meet the many creatures of the WilderWilds and explore a surreal world tucked between sleep and wake. A lucid fever dream manifested in a variety of mediums including limited prints, creature dolls and wood crafts. A collaborative art showing from the minds of Rosebud Wild & Chris Mountain. Ambient Sound Wall by ACKLABS and Santa […]

The Loft Presents: PHOTOGRAPHY BY Megan Hurst DeLeon

The Loft Salon & Spa 402 Ingalls St #8, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Join us Friday, June 7th for an incredible photography experience by Santa Cruz local, Megan Hurst DeLeon! Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments in our beautiful loft and perhaps even take a stunning photograph home. We cant wait to see you there! A word from the artist: As an artist, my work is a celebration of […]

New Exhibition, Shelter from the Storm on view at the First Friday in June Artist Reception!

M.K. Contemporary Art 703 Front Street, SANTA CRUZ, CA, United States

Shelter from the Storm - An art exhibit offering refuge in tumultuous times. "So while our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all.” ~ Ray Bradbury. Curated by Santa Cruz artists Dee Hooker and Chris Miroyan, Shelter […]

Grand Re-Opening of Gallery 125 at the Tannery!

Gallery 125 at The Tannery 1050 River St #125, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Featuring Melissa West, Joan Hellenthal, Linda Fillhardt, Lynne Todaro and our newest fabulous artist, Megan DeLeon! Brand new freshly painted white walls, new work from everyone, new layout…come see us! Friday June 7 from 6 to 8.

SATORI OPEN MIC Featured Poet Dwight Bitikofer. JOIN US FOR hors d’ oeuvres, WINE AND SWEETS

SATORI an artists space 815 Almar Avenue unit 9, Santa Cruz, California

STEP ONTO THE BLANK PAGE - LEAP INTO THE POSSIBLE JOIN us for a captivating evening of creativity and expression at SATORI Feature Poet Dwight Bitikofer exhibit and OPEN MIC! ​ WALK-INS WELCOME – REGISTER AT ​ Whether you're a seasoned Poet-Author or just love the power of words, this event is for you. […]

Carolyn Robinson Cassady

Nicely 103 Locust St., Santa Cruz, CA

Inviting you to see a piece of history at Nicely, Women of the Beats; The Beatniks of Greenwich Village. So Great, we have to do it again before it's gone! 103 Locust St. Works by, Carolyn Robinson Cassady: Oils, Pastels, Conte' and Ink Portraits of her family were closest to her heart. We have over […]