First Friday Santa Cruz



Kristin Gustavson First Friday at Botanic and Luxe

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

Kristin Gustavson is a second-generation artist showing and selling in the Bay Area for over 20 years. As long as she can remember she always wanted to be an artist, just like dad. Having that goal from a young age motivated her to take full advantage of every opportunity to learn from the artists she […]

First Friday: Tumbleweed Found Showcases Asha of LILJAX / Music by MossSelecta

Tumbleweed Found 1025 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA

Open 11-8pm, Artist Reception 5-8pm Asha Tobing, is an upcycler, clothing maker, artist, and creator, who resides near the sea and redwoods of Santa Cruz, California. Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, of Indonesian and Dutch heritage, she derives her design approach from a culmination of life experiences, people, places, and rich cultural exposure. When Asha […]

Coping Mechanisms: Solo Exhibit by Steve Davis

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

Coping Mechanisms: Steve Davis Solo Exhibition Cast Metal, Mixed Media Sculpture and Installation March 1-April 27,2024 Felix Kulpa Gallery 107 Elm St, Downtown Receptions: Friday March 1,5-8pm Friday April 3, 5-8pm Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sun 11-6pm Free and Open to the public

Big Basin Vineyards Wine Bar features Brad Burkhart, Ceramic Sculptor

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

Brad Burkhart Ceramic Sculptor Ekphrastic Art Book Launch: Reflexions: Sculpture & Poetry Brad Burkhart is a ceramic relief sculptor working in mythical/archetypal images. With training in both science & art, his artistic focus is on reintegrating intuitive and scientific views of the world. He has collaborated with poets, musicians, and physicists who have created work […]

FIRST FRIDAY AT NECTAR CREATIONS Featuring Tania Choi incredibly beautiful paintings!

Nectar Creations 1325 PACIFIC AVE, santa cruz, ca

Come join us at our boutique on pacific avenue for a wonderful evening of fashion, art & community. Our featured artist Tania Choi’s art /paintings has evolved from learning to draw from her architect father, sitting in art competitions at age 5, surviving Art School and now having alcohol painting and watercolor be part of […]

Celebration of Women, Music & Minnow Arts!

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

Friday, March 1st, Minnow Arts is hosting performances and a special gallery exhibit to celebrate Women's History Month, and honor the power and diversity of women’s voices through art and music. This salon-style show will showcase artwork from a diverse range of local women artists. 10% of all sales/donations will go to the Walnut Avenue […]

Rachael Roehl at Satellite workspace & Digital Media

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

Satellite Workspace & Digital Media host local artist Rachael Roehl. Rachael grew up on the coast in Santa Cruz, California where she was instilled with a love of wild places from a very young age. In 2014, she left California to pursue a degree in environmental sustainability with a minor in art at the University […]

Psychedelic First Friday

Green Magic Yoga Studio 738 Chestnut St, Santa Cruz, California

Psychedelic First Friday is where art, consciousness, and the psychedelic meet, creating a one-of-a-kind event that leaves you inspired, enlightened, and awestruck. This event is organized by the Santa Cruz Psychedelic Society along with their community partner Green Magic Yoga. Osher, our guest speaker for our Educational Talk, will share lessons from the last two […]

8th Annual Sea Love Event

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

Join us for our 8th Annual "Sea Love" event on March 1st from 6-8pm. Every year we are proud to honor our good friend and amazing artist Doug Ross by supporting the organizations (the Marine Mammal Center & Marine Life Studies) Doug loved and was a part of. Purchase raffle tickets in store or online […]

Selections: Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship, 2006 – 2021

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

"Selections: Rydell Visual Arts Fellows 2006-2021" - is an inspirational collection of artworks from 23 past Fellowship award recipients presented alongside work from 30+ extraordinary local and regional artists . Artist Reception with live Jazz music March 1, 6-8PM The Twenty Three Exhibiting artists in Selections: Jody Alexander, Andrea Borsuk, Robert Chiarito, Kathleen Crocetti, Tim […]

Daily Soup

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

Little Giant Collective Proudly Presents Daily Soup A solo exhibition of illustrations from the archives by Louise Leong. Daily Soup (Drawings for Everyone and the Kitchen Sink) compiles a selection of drawings made between 2016-2024 for community events, political campaigns, diary entries, customer signage, birthday gifts for loved ones and more. Event takes place Friday […]

Millennial Garden: A Solo Show by Abi Mustapha

Santa Cruz Art League 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA

Join us this First Friday from 6-8 pm at the Santa Cruz Art League for the Opening Reception of Abi Mustapha's Solo Show: "Millennial Garden". Step into a world of captivating portraits that unveil the essence of the millennial experience through Abi's visionary lens. "Millennial Garden" is not just an art show – it's a […]

Isabelle Goldstein

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

Isabelle Goldstein, Izzy, is an abstract painter and photographer born and raised in Santa Cruz. A lover of the Abstract. Always looking to find the beauty in all things, especially unsuspecting places. Her art journey all started with wanting to pursue her truest passion, and found, isn't it art? 5 years before that she graduated […]

First Friday March 1, 2024

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

🎉 Join us for a spectacular celebration at Santa Cruz Art Expressions as we mark our 1-year anniversary! Immerse yourself in the vibrant art of our in-house artist Kelli C Foss, explore the captivating works of our newest featured artist Melissa Ay who paints with air, , and indulge in an expanded selection of rare […]