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, […]

Jo Ann Allen First Friday at Wargin Wines

Wargin Wines - Soquel Village 5015 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

Jo Ann Allen is a local watercolor artist that paints an eclectic array of images that bring her joy. She rarely paints a series of one subject matter, as she […]

3rd Anniversary Party at Studio 105

Studio 105 - Tannery Arts Center 1060 River Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

3rd Anniversary party with guest artist Gazelle Parsons, live music and refreshments. New work by in studio artists Cristina McCutcheon, Amanda Hess and Bree Karpavage featuring dried and fresh florals, […]


Radius Gallery 1050 River St #127, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

D E C A D E Celebrating 10 Years of Art at Radius Gallery This milestone event showcases the incredible journey of Radius Gallery. Since 2014 Radius Gallery has been […]

Meet the River Studio 116 Collective

Tannnery Arts Center Santa Cruz, CA

Meet the creatives: Beca, Crystal, Grace, Linda, Lisa and Shani . We are a collective of 6 diverse and engaged artists in River Studio 116 @ Tannery. In addition to […]

The Line: Exploring line in our art

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond, CA, United States

Visit the SCM Art Center on First Friday from 5 - 7 pm for a reception for the exhibit, The Line: Exploring line in our art. Line is the most […]

Santa Cruz Clay Pottery Sale

Santa Cruz Clay 2100 Delaware Ave Suite E, Santa Cruz, CA

A newly established ceramic studio and gallery will open to the public for showing and selling work from the Santa Cruz clay community! Light refreshment, music and conversation will be […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Carol Eddy: "La Pluie des Larmes"

Studio 120 & Gallery 1050 River St. #120, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Ceramic sculpture installation by studio artist Carol Eddy. A multi-section sculpture cascades down the wall like rain, evoking the deluge of tears from wounds to the soul. Constructed of high […]

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 […]

Guitar Works Santa Cruz Presents “Attack of the Killer Guitars”

R. Blitzer Gallery 2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Guitar Works Santa Cruz Presents "Attack of the Killer Guitars" with Rick McKee (luthier), Eric Hoffman (painter), Craig Mitchell (sculptor). An art exhibit of electric guitars painted, set up and […]

March First Friday @ Treehouse!

Treehouse Dispensary 3651 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA, United States

*Photo: Love Bugs by Beth Purcell @BethPurcellmosaics FIRST FRIDAY at TREEHOUSE Join us for Treehouse Dispensary's March First Friday! Join us & enjoy great music, great deals on cannabis, great […]

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 […]

Sarah Bianco: Paintings & Prints

Apricity 1060 River St. #104, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Join us at Apricity Gallery featuring paintings and prints by Sarah Bianco. Sarah's original paintings are created with mixed media on used drop cloths, panel and canvas express feelings of […]

Night of Ideas at the Institute of the Arts and Sciences

Institute of Arts and Sciences, UCSC 100 Panetta Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

A global event, taking place simultaneously in more than 100 countries and 22 cities in the United States, Night of Ideas invites thought leaders, activists, performers, authors, and academics to […]

Surviving the Winter with Art!

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

March is such a great month to look forward to! First, it starts off with First Friday!! Always a plus! Then there's the longer days of light; a little bit […]

Barbara Gerry

The Loft Salon & Spa 402 Ingalls St #8, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Join us Friday March 1st for the incredible mosaics of Barbara Gerry! 5:30pm- 8:30pm Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments and even take an incredible one of a kind piece home! […]

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 […]

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 . […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Group Show

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

The exhibit in March is a continuation of the February group show. Featured artists are: Bob Rocco, Frank Trueba, AV Pike, Sue Gilchrist, Jane Gregorius, Lu Lee, Catharina Marlowe, and […]

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 […]