The deadline to submit your First Friday event listing is the 21st of every month by midnight.
The First Friday Santa Cruz Art Tour is an exciting monthly event that features art exhibits and events in galleries and art spaces across the county. It is an opportunity for the community to discover and explore the creative culture that lives and thrives in Santa Cruz.
What you get: Listing your First Friday event on our website gets you a listing on our events page, inclusion in our 3-4 page ad spread in the Good Times, social media blasts & tags and inclusion in our e-newsletter! We also offer a marketing tool kit with links to our logos, a poster file and other tips for promoting your event.
To get started as a First Friday venue, follow the step-by step instructions below. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We can’t wait to see you on the First Friday Santa Cruz Art Tour!
2. Purchase Event Credits
Manage your account and purchase credits securely on Stripe. Venue participation costs $50 per month, $150 for 3 months, $275 ($25 savings!) for 6 months, or $500 ($100 savings!) for a full consecutive year. Credits must be used within one year of purchase. Once the event credits have been purchased, you will be able to set up your venue profile and submit events.
3. Create your venue profile
Login to create and manage your profile. Your profile is the place folks can find relative information about your business: address, contact info, website, social media handles, and a brief overview of your business.
4. Find an artist
Artists are the core of First Friday. If you already have an artist or artists lined up, great! If you are looking for an artist, please visit the First Friday Artist Registry. This is a great directory of active and interested artists complete with images of their artwork and contact information. Search by medium or just browse the incredible talent.
5. Create and submit an event
From your account, add your upcoming event. Use lots of images of the art and check for errors! Your listing will appear on our website once you’ve published it.