3rd Friday July: Street Art Night
Note: This event has passed.
Channel your inner Banksy, Fairey and JR and take part in workshops, demonstrations and performances that probe the realm of public art, street art and site-specific art for Street Art Night at the MAH, July 20th from 5-9.
The Museum and Abbott Square will be transformed in our drive to redefine ordinary spaces and objects into art. Light poles will become knitted sculptures, bubble blowing baths will deck the patio, trees may change their colors and moss will grow in words on our walls.
Leave your mark on planters in our back patio with mosaic artist Kathleen Crocetti. Master various spray-painting techniques with artist Krusch Rhoades. Contribute to our new mural along the front street entrance led by artist Elijah Pfotenhauer. Enjoy music by various buskers and the Dusty Porch Orchestra as well as theatre performances.
Try out an array of workshops in knitting from local knitting groups and origami with Linda Jiang. Enjoy live painting and chalk art with Made Fresh Collective or learn finger knitting from students in the MAH’s Urban Arts Camp as they teach visitors how to yarn bomb our stairway.
Learn about Santa Cruz County Libraries Inside Out Project and participate in a voting booth.
In the atrium of the museum visitors are invited to make their dream city out of cardboard to explore alternative architecture and redefine public spaces in a collaborative cardboard version of Pacific Ave. Create urban art in our galleries by writing your own labels for the artwork on post it notes.
Artist Trading Cards are miniature artworks that are traded, never sold. They must be 2.5”x 3.5” and can be made with any time of medium. They can be painted, sewn, collaged or drawn.
Participant will be invited to make Artist Trading Cards made from different materials and media. They can then trade or give away their sewn, painted, collaged or drawn cards to each other throughout the evening with artists Sarah Brothers and Carmina Eliason.
As John Newling once said, “Public art, in all its diversity, can mediate all spaces as places.” Come out and make the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History your place.
Thank you to the following collaborators:Kathleen Crocetti, Shay Barsabe, Krusch Rhoades, Made Fresh Collective, Elijah Pfotenhauer, Denise Shaw, MAH Urban Arts Camp, Carmen Clark, Taylor Reinhold, Linda Jiang, Sarah Brothers, Carmina Eliason, Libraries Inside Out Project, Crystal Birns, Trink Praxel, Abra Allan-Colacicco, Mariah Roberts and the Dusty Porch Orchestra.