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First Friday - August 2019

Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)

On the first Friday evening of every month, Santa Cruz galleries, shops, and cultural venues open their doors to showcase the works of Santa Cruz County artists. With a block party-like vibe, this multi-venue event provides an opportunity to discover local creative talent in a fun and festive setting! Check out  for the complete list of shops and artists that will be featured!

As part of First Friday activities, the Museum of Art & History is scheduling a street closure and the chance to explore three floors of interactive exhibitions for free!

Please visit to see what exhibit will be hosted in the museum and the band that will perform in Abbott Square.


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