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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]