Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour with a sprawling street festival, free exhibitions, and live music under the stars.
Enjoy hands-on crafts and participatory performances throughout Cooper Street to celebrate Nina Simon’s eight years as Executive Director of the MAH and send her off in style. All activities will fall under the 'Do It Together' theme–so, expect to make new friends as you get creative in the streets.
Why 'Do It Together'? Nina is known for bringing the energy and community participation to the MAH. This special First Friday is a tribute to her impact here and across Santa Cruz County.
Explore three floors of inspiring exhibitions diving into the art and history of Santa Cruz County. Take action to help senior loneliness in We're Still Here and trace Santa Cruz's Chinese history in Guided by Ghosts.
Support local youth artists. Walk through the Subjects to Change Youth Summer Art Market and shop one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts. All proceeds go to the artists.