Last Friday, I was among a handful of Santa Cruzans to take place in the First Friday Art Tour sponsored by the Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts. It used to be called the Art Walk, but this time, there was a bus, which went the rounds. For $5, you get to ride the bus from gallery to gallery — from the Tannery at Highway 9, down all the way to the Hide Gallery on the far southern end of downtown, and a few stops in between.
It was a fun event, with the side effect of bringing folks downtown who might not come down on their own. It should be attended even better next time (First Friday every month; next one May 4). Would love to hear from those who rode the bus and saw the art. A lot of fun for a five-spot, I say.