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First Friday Santa Cruz


About First Friday Santa Cruz


This month First Friday Santa Cruz returns to in-person events!
"450 Pieces" A Tri-Gallery exhibition of the Visual Arts Network.

February 3 - March 28, 2021

In 2020, Arts Council Santa Cruz County launched a new program called the Visual Arts Network. At the height of the pandemic, it became a way for artists to still be visible to their buyers and stay connected with their peers. The exhibit features over 450 original works of art in all media from 150+ artists throughout Santa Cruz County.

“450 Pieces” is divided by artists’ last names amongst three commercial galleries:

A - G : Blitzer Gallery (westside in the Wrigley Building) 2801 Mission Street
Santa Cruz , 95060. First Friday hours: 1-4pm

H - R : Curated by the Sea (downtown) 703 Front Street
Santa Cruz, 95060. First Friday hours: 12-8pm

S - Z - Radius Gallery (Tannery Arts Center). 1050 River Street #127 Santa Cruz, 95060. First Friday hours: 6-9pm

This exhibition is a partnership with Arts Council Santa Cruz County, Radius Gallery, R. Blitzer Gallery, and Curated by the Sea.

AND tune into this VIRTUAL event hosted by the Printmakers at the Tannery!

6:00 am - 1:30 am
Full run of show Mar 5, 2021 - May 2, 2021
Paintings and Prints by PATT member artists: Margy Baron, Julie Erreca, Jane Gregorius, Cindy Haug, Andrée LeBourveau, Lu Lee, Catharina Marlowe, Ann Miya, Mary Neater, Margaret Niven, Janis O'Driscoll, AV Pike, Bob Rocco, Lynne Simpson, Frank Trueba.

States of Mind:
Confined and solitary in Covid lock-down, we continue to draw hope, inspiration and ideas from making art.
Due to the pandemic, viewing will be virtually only. To see the exhibit, please visit: and follow the link.


*See the full month's line up of artists and venues on our website,

First Friday is a free event and is perfect for enthusiastic Art Goers or those just looking to have a fun and enjoyable evening checking out the art scene is Santa Cruz. We are pleased to provide this opportunity and promote this event for the many talented Santa Cruz Artists exhibiting their work.
Don't forget to share your favorite artists with friends on social media, visit their virtual galleries, shop online at the great businesses who support First Friday every month, and stay social as you socially distance.

Free Event

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