Ebb & Flow River Arts Celebration Continues

The Celebration on Friday, June 2nd & Saturday June 3rd for Ebb & Flow was Beautiful and Fun! 

On Friday night we turned Cooper Street in downtown Santa Cruz for a First Friday filled with music, dance, art-making, a flash mob, food trucks and fun in Abbott Square! Then hundreds of people followed the New-Orleans Jazz music procession to the San Lorenzo River for a River Nightwalk, watched LED-lit aerial dancing, a sculpture lighting ceremony, and heard a naturalist talk about the secret nightlives of river critters. The Kinetic Art Parade was a beautiful compilation of water-themed paraders–see the parade winners on display now at Radius Gallery through July 7th. The Celebration was an amazing day of free, family-friendly fun at the Tannery. Enjoying dance, music, food, and a full kid’s area with face painting, artmaking, and giant bubbles! Click here to see the incredible performances, that featured local musicians, dancers, and actors, and the Robert Moses’ Kin dance company from San Francisco!

And it continues…Come see “We’re All Downstream” – a new public art installation at the Tannery featuring the work of a dozen Tannery artists and youth, led by artist Kathleen Crocetti. It is a sight to see, both during the day and at night!


Special Thanks to all the volunteers who came out to make

the celebration such a beautiful success!

Thank you to our project partners: the City of Santa Cruz, the Coastal Watershed Council and San Lorenzo River Alliance, City of Santa Cruz Arts Commission, City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department, Tannery Arts Center, First Friday, the Downtown Association, the Museum of Art and History, The Museum of Natural History, Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center, and numerous public agencies. Thanks also to the California Arts Council’s Creative California Communities program.