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 Coha-Gunderson prize in Speculative Futures, a prize competition made possible by UCSC alumni Peter Coha (Kresge ’78, Mathematics) and James Gunderson (Rachel Carson ’77, Philosophy, […]

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, Smithsonian Books, NASA website and publications and more. His recent work has focused on plankton, the base of the marine food web. Take a close […]

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. Our First Friday gallery exhibit features recent works by Chris Johnson, Tyler Clark, and beautiful handmade jewelry by Corvetti.

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 and wildlife. She takes a fresh look at the world inside and outside herself to see beauty and express it anew. Join us for Cruz […]

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 a zig-zag series "Sur les Berges de la Seine" with views from walking along the banks of the river. Digital prints available.

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 Gallery for the June 2nd First Friday Event. We are located in the Capitola Mall, right next to Target! You can’t miss us!! And we […]

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 time to trace the intricate details of a leaf or try to capture the expression in an animal’s eye, we are drawn into nature’s mysteries […]

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, and drink from 5-8 p.m. June’s event celebrates Great Outdoors Month! Join local community groups that support access to the outdoors while learning more about […]

MUD Gallery closing reception for Don Fritz’s show, WONDER: ceramics, paintings, prints

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

Don Fritz, a child at heart, has a love for the popular culture elements of cute, campy and kitch. Images of cowboys, wagon wheels, rubber ducks and clowns abound in his mixed media works. The artwork is the result of a multitude of symbolic connections, each piece telling a story in a slightly twisted fairytale. […]

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 talent that resides behind these walls and to build community while doing so. Artworks will be displayed in two locations; Radius Annex and the Arts […]

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 of our delicious Herbs de Provence seasoning with bread and olive oil. As always, there will be music, wine and community! Our featured artist this […]

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 mocktails with immune-boosting mushroom tinctures and locally wildcrafted ingredients, based around a flight of Living Swell Kombuchas. Mix, mingle, and chat about fermentation, mixology, and […]

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, Rebecca Wallace, Jackelin solorio, Cynthia Gonzalez, Jennifer Cannon. June 2 -30,2023 Felix Kulpa Gallery and Sculpture Garden 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz CA. Gallery Hours: […]

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, used, vintage clothing and to tunes of our local Dj.

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 spend over $50! Specials run all day! Event is from 5 - 8p! Live Music by Eyes Like Lanterns from 6- 7:30p! Resident Artists on […]


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 in a variety of theory based themes and mediums including photography, spatial art, pictorial and digital media. Exhibiting artists: Heidi Alonzo, Karlie Anderson, Sydney Brown, […]


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 Lofts. JUNE MUSICIANS DJ JAX - Jaxon is a versatile musician, DJ, & composer from Santa Cruz. With a passion for piano, trumpet, DJing (studying […]

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 only does he paint a beautiful picture, he shines light on the harsh realities of societal growth. Russell shows us how change is cyclical and […]

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. The exhibition, intricately curated by photographer and director Patrick Trefz (Man in the Field, Surfer’s Blood), expresses Denevan’s unique, otherworldly perspective through thoughtfully-compiled art works, […]

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 vibrant use of color and west coast street artist Tiger Style recognized for his bold urban edge. This is not to be missed!!! Live DJ […]

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 see and buy his illustration work in original and print form. Danny moved to Santa Cruz 14 years ago. Tattooing, skateboarding, graffiti, and metal music […]

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 compost/decomposition. She uses iterative processes, ritual, feminist science, writing, and social practice to explore the potential to be transformed by deepening relationships with the soil […]

Big Basin Vineyards Tasting Room features Leslie Morgan: The Year Of Water

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

Leslie Morgan, Artist The Year of Water Water is my passion, my hope, my medicinal liquid! Because it connects us all and is always at risk, I seek to make work that gives the observer the depth of feelings that water evokes for me. Impressions of weightlessness, buoyancy, freedom, happiness, beauty, lightness, the awe and […]

First Friday with Laurie Winthers and Desert Moon Designs at ARTISANS & agency

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

Artisans & agency is excited to showcase Laurie Winthers' dreamy landscape paintings. Perfect artwork for June, as we enter into Summer. We will also be featuring the jewelry of Desert Moon Design. Ali is the creator behind Desert Moon and we are excited to share her sleek designs. Come meet both Laurie and Ali at […]

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 Saturday, June 17th. In addition, we will be showcasing the work of 35+ extraordinary local and regional artists who are part of our gallery roster. […]

Gallery 125 at The Tannery First Friday, with Lynne Todaro, Melissa West, Wendy Meg Siegel, Linda Filhardt, Joan Hellenthal and Beth Shields.

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

sCome join us for our monthly First Friday party! A diverse group of artists showing art of many types and sizes, for many budgets...paintings, prints, sculpture, assemblage, cards, pastels, etc. Please wear a mask to help protect the more vulnerable members of our community. Masks available gratis.

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 House Theater and others! Tacos El Chuy, boasting the best quesabirria tacos, will be serving up some deliciousness from their women-owned taco truck. Look for […]

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 know you, to hear about what brought you to Santa Cruz.  Performance Artist Tom Brady WILL EXHIBIT photos as statement pieces and documentation of performances […]


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 or moment in time. That can be anything from the road trip with their pals, or the summer vacations when they were kids, to their […]

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, and Frank Trueba.

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 the Pacific Northwest to sailing through the Bahamas to living in a Rhode Island arts non-profit to eventually studying fine art in Nova Scotia, she […]