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October First Friday: Shadow Puppets

  • Santa Cruz MAH 705 Front Street Santa Cruz (map)

Make the MAH a stop on your Santa Cruz First Friday Art Tour. Explore three floors of exhibitions for free, including the newest exhibition ‘Infinite Other’ opening that day. Play with light and shadows in a hands-on art activity and listen to live music in Abbott Square.

ART ACTIVITY | 5-9 PM | Atrium | Enjoy an art activity that's great for friends, families, and all ages! This month's activity is Shadow Puppets! Make your own shadow puppets and create stories in our small puppet theater with your creations. Made in collaboration with editor of 'Santa Cruz Noir', Susie Bright and artist Jon Bailiff.

FREE EXHIBITIONS | All day | Dig deeper into old favorites like the history gallery and enjoy exploring new ones!

NEW EXHIBITION | Second floor | Enjoy our newest exhibition, Infinite Other: Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra. 


MCXT is a creative partnership between Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra, using drawing, installation, murals, and other media to cultivate a sense of wonder and mindfulness that can help us see the infinite stories in and between people, objects, and ideas.



LIVE MUSIC | 6:30-9PM | Abbott Square | Listen to the rhythms of Drumskull Djembes, with students and teachers playing side by side. Join us at 8pm if you'd like to participate in the drumming workshop led by world class instructors!

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals, Santa Cruz Economic Development, PG&E and MAH Members.

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