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 […]

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!

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. […]

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.

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 […]

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. […]


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 […]

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 […]