First Friday with Claudia Makeyev

Sanctuary Exploration Center 35 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA

Claudia Makeyev is a Science Illustrator, Children's Book Writer, Environmental Scientist, and more! Known as the Mermaid Scientist for her series of children's books, Claudia has been able to beautifully merge her passion for art with her love for the ocean. Come hear more from Claudia, and view her beautiful collection of scientific illustrations!

First Friday Wetfeet Photography

Botanic and Luxe 110 Cooper St Suite 100F, Santa Cruz, CA

Please join us Friday April 7th from 5pm to 7pm for our First Friday art reception with Bryan Garrison of Wetfeet Photography!   Bryan Garrison specializes in surf + sunset photography.  He enjoys the creative aspect of taking the photography and developing art using different medium and techniques to portray to the viewer.  Come check out […]

Spring Into Art: 24th Annual Youth Art Exhibit

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

Join us on Friday, April 7 from 5-7 PM for this "soft" opening of our 24th Annual Youth Art Exhibit and prepare to be wowed as the creativity showcased by artists age 0 through 21 fills the gallery during the month of April. Come back for the formal reception for the artists on Saturday, April […]

Art of Santa Cruz

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

Come join us for our inaugural First Friday event featuring over 60 local Santa Cruz County artists' work all in one place! Located inside Capitola Mall, close to Target. It's a great opportunity to mingle with several participating artists who will be present and enjoy the venue's wide variety of creative mediums; from painting, photography, jewelry, […]

Gene Holtan Encore- New Artwork Added!

Illuminée Studio 719 Swift St, Suite 59, Santa Cruz, CA

Illuminée is proud to present the abstract paintings of Gene Holtan at our studio location for an encore show. If you couldn’t make it last month, you’re in luck! On April 7th from 5-8:00 pm we will be hosting an encore event featuring his artwork. About the Artist: Born in Saskatchewan Canada, Gene Holtan was […]

First Friday After Hours | The Art of Nature

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

Get to know Santa Cruz's WILD SIDE at the Museum of Natural History. Nerd out on your night out 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. April’s event will feature […]

Ocean Art: Ventana Surfboards, Paintings & Photography

Wallflower 103 Locust Street, Santa cruz, Ca

Please join us Friday, April 7th from 5pm to 8pm for our First Friday art reception with a trio of local talent - Ventana surfboards, paintings by Pete Forbes and photography by Jason Rimmer.  Come check out some of their most recent work.  Refreshments will be served.  We hope to see you there!  

HELD OVER :Form, Figure and Space: 3 approaches to Ceramic Sculpture featuring Monica Van Den Dool, Andy Ruble and Shenny Cruces

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

HELD OVER THRU APRIL Figure, Form and Space: 3 approaches to Ceramic Sculpture featuring Monica Van den Dool, Andy Ruble and Shenny Cruces 3 Ceramic Sculptors who are also educators at local colleges and universities share their varied approaches to sculpture in clay. Monica works figuratively with introspective and humorous themes, Andy works in non […]

April First Friday at the Homeless Garden Project Downtown Santa Cruz Store!


First Friday Amanda Goss of Nocturn Obscura

Terra and Self 1349 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA

Please join us Friday April 7th from 5pm to 8pm for our First Friday art reception with Amanda Goss of Nocturn Obscura, an arts studio with a focus on oddities and the unique. Amanda is a mixed media artist who uses her southern roots to connect with the macabre duality of aesthetics. She loves to […]

Pandemic Art and Spring Promises

Faust Salon Downtown Suite 100E, Santa Cruz, CA

A colorful response to the pandemic with abstract art and flowers by Hapa Artist, Elizabeth Lee. Elizabeth is a mixed media painter working with acrylics.

See, Sea, Si

Minnow Arts 204 Locust Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Closing party for Artist Stan Welsh. If you missed last month's show, you have one more chance to make it in. The exhibition runs through Sunday, April 9th. Sea, See, Si is a collection of new works by Stan Welsh. Work in the show includes ceramic sculpture, collage and prints. This collection of work is […]

Amber Moon Remedies Herbal Pop-Up

Salt 1050 River St #115, Santa Cruz, CA

Amber and Mizuki, a mother-daugther herbal medicine-making team will be sharing their gold from 5-8 in the store. Elixirs, Hydrosols, Solid perfume made from locally sourced plant resins and braided beeswax candles will be offered. Art prints will also be available. This is a special opportunity to meet the makers. From the artists: We are: Amber […]

Earth Art Celebration @ Watershed Art (Tannery Art Center)

Watershed Art Studios 1050 River St. #116, Santa Cruz, CA

Watershed Art Studio 116 @ the Tannery Art Center invited you to experience the work and interactive stations of 6 Eco Artists in residence. Linda Cover facilitates upcycled Vinyl Earth Art Beca & Crystal will debut their printmaking Rica leads a pocket altar assemblage activity Upcycled wearable art by designer Asha of LilJax Encaustic painting […]

Susan Brown, Isobel George, Alexei Korelyakov and more-First Friday April 7

Featured artists Susan Brown and Isobel George plus Russian pen and ink artist Alexei Korelyakov in the smaller rooms of the gallery.  Sculptors Henry Pikoos, Marilyn Kuksht, Eleanor MacGregor, Vince Broglio, Robert Blitzer and painters Gary Hughes, Barbara Lawrence, Dana Weigant, Robert Hyatt, Frank Hyder, and woodworkers Matthew Werner and Matt Berger and early music […]

April First Friday @ Treehouse!

Treehouse Dispensary 3651 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA

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 spend over $50! Specials run all day! Event is from 5 - 8p! Live Music by Jenny Thomas from 6- 7:30p! New Artists on Display: Doris Chang, Aj […]

SIN-fully RAD artistas!

SINfully RAD Studio#123 1050 River Street, Studio #123, Santa Cruz, CA

We are doing something RAD and collaborating with Original Sin Jewerly Design. There are so many RAD eclectic collections of one-of-a-kind, gemstone jewelry to check out! Lots of SINfully RAD pieces to choose, from body jewelry, earrings, jewelry, bracelets, essential oil diffuser jewelry to anklets. Also, feeling a little shroomy lately with all this rain? […]

Lizpotz Clay Studio Grand Opening

LIZPOTZ Clay Studio 1111 River Street, #A Unit 3, Santa Cruz, California

Join us for First Friday April 7th from 5-9PM to celebrate Liz Mazurek opening a new pottery studio in the Michelangelo Arts center, right next to MUD Gallery!  Come for refreshments and snacks as well as local music and photography. This studio will primarily be a production studio for Liz's ceramic work and will also […]

UCSC Merrill Pottery Coop benefiting KZSC

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

Come and discover the Merrill Pottery Coop! Friday, April 7: 5-9 pm and Saturday, April 8: 12-4 pm Friday's exhibition includes pottery and sculpture from the Merrill Pottery Coop with live DJ sets from guest KZSC DJs. Saturday afternoon exhibition includes DJ Kuddles on the Hi Fi!  Proceeds from sales benefit KZSC Radio.

Live Art at The Vision Sanctuary for First Friday

The Vision Sanctuary 313 Cedar St A, Santa Cruz, Ca

Join us for a reception for our newest art exhibit: Gaia & Beyond. Featuring artworks by Asa Spades and Joff Jones. We provide tea and snacks, and will be creating art all evening to music by DJ Luna Chikk. We have communal art supplies if you wish to create - donations accepted for craft supplies. […]

First Friday April 7

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

SANTA CRUZ ART EXPRESSIONS FREQUENCY exhibit Come Experience the art of     Kelli C. Foss abstract artist known for her vibrant use of color and unique style. You will feel the energy! Live DJ Refreshments

Scratched Vessels by Carol Eddy

Studio 120 & Gallery Santa Cruz, CA

Carol Eddy’s wheel-thrown vessels in dark clay are animated with gestural scratches then high-fired with pale glazes. Cups that nestle in your hand can rest next to bowls with tasty snacks, all with rich clay tones. Her scratching marks derive from her drawings, “January Rains” also on display and available as digital prints. Artists Bev […]

Studio Market

Studio 122 1050 River St. #122, Santa Cruz, CA

Come by Studio 122 at the Tannery Arts Center for a First Friday market pop up! Resident ceramic artists Aria McCamant and Abigael Elizabeth will have new work on display. In addition the studio will have pop up artists and vendors featuring vintage clothing, jewelry, and razor cuts. Artists include Sun Drunk Studio, Salt + […]


Studio 121 Santa Cruz, CA

Sculpture liquidation sale! $20,000 sculpture going for $1,000!.. Veiw artist website for availability or contact directly at Don't miss out come on down to the Tannery Art Center April 7th Friday night!  

First Friday with Calene Luczo at ARTISANS & agency

Artisans & agency 1368 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA

We are please to be hosting Calene Luczo as our featured artist for the month of April. Her illustrations of sea life are captivating and rich with detail. Please join us on the First Friday of April to admire her work and meet the artist. Calene Luczo is a professional freelance marine science illustrator. Her […]

Minhwa 민화: Korean folk Art painting : 호작도 ( The legend of tiger and magpie)

Santa Cruz Korean Art Gallery 1050 River St. #114, Santa Cruz, CA

EunKyung will be show and tell about Korean Folk Art. It is called Min Hwa(민화) It is very unique and authentic korean folk art. Also, EunKyung will show her Korean Folk art. "The tiger and magpie " Enjoy . *Santa Cruz Korean Art Gallery provided Korean Coffee and some Korean snacks after show and tell […]

Big Basin Vineyards Tasting Room presents Michael Singer Photography

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

Photographs by Michael Singer Photography has been a passion of mine since college. Most of my work as a full time furniture designer/maker requires a great deal of creative iteration, detailed planning, forethought, and technical deliberateness.  Photography gives me a more spontaneous creative outlet as a way to balance all of that left-brain structure.  Images […]

Gallery 125 at the Tannery presents Melissa West, Wendy Meg Siegel, Lynne Todaro, Linda Filhardt, Joan Hellenthal, and Beth Shields, showing for First Friday.

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

Gallery 125 shows the work of the following diverse and intriguing artists: Melissa West, Joan Hellenthal, Wendy Meg Siegel, Lynne Todaro, Linda Filhardt, and Beth Shields. Come visit us for First Friday! We have art of all sizes, prices, and types, including paintings, prints, sculpture, assemblage, cards and jewelry. New work every month.

Unapologetically Black – Santa Cruz Art League

Santa Cruz Art League 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA

Join us this First Friday from 6-8pm for the closing reception of Unapologetically Black. Unapologetically Black consists of an exhibition that expresses and represents the rich cultural heritage of Santa Cruz and the Bay Area’s Black visual and performing artists. Consisting of 18 very talented artists, we will be showcasing over 80 original artworks in […]

April 7 First Friday at PATT

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

Come join us for First Friday, April 7 from 6 to 9pm. Printmakers at the Tannery, Studio 107. The April exhibit features the works of PATT members: Jane Gregorius, Andrée LeBourveau, Lu Lee, Ann Miya, Janis O’Driscoll, AV Pike, and Bob Rocco. Masks are recommended.

About Printmaking

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

The opening reception for our new exhibition"ABOUT PRINTMAKING" showcasing the work of 12 world-class printmakers ~ Jody Alexander, Liz Chalfin , Juan Fuentes, Jane Gregorius, Erin Goodwin-Guerrero, Karen Kunc , Robin McCloskey , Luz Marina Ruiz, Princess Rashid, Robynn Smith , Francesco Siqueiros, Dan Welden This exhibition will be presented alongside work from 35+ gallery […]

Affirmation Station

Radius Annex Santa Cruz, CA

Join Abram in the Radius Annex for  "The Affirmation Station" -  a constructed 7' cell phone that originated from the concept of a physical space for people to enter into and reprogram negative self-imaging and the hurtful messages that often exist today in our smart devices.