Bank Arts Collaborative - Down on the Farm: Seven local artists whose work represents the beauty of simple life on the farm. Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-6pm. Thru Jan. 3. Free. Various Santa Cruz County Bank Locations, n/a, Santa Cruz.
Cabrillo Gallery - David Fleming & Diane R. Ritch: To award-winning artists selected from a juried exhibition. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm & Mon-Tues 7-9pm. Thru Dec. 13. Free, 831.479.6308. Cabrillo College Gallery, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos (Santa Cruz), 831.479.6308.
Pajaro Valley Arts Council - Mi Casa es Tu Casa: An exhibit of installations paying tribute to Dia de Los Muertos with the theme of "Passages." Gallery hours: Wed-Sun 11am-4pm. Thru Dec. 8. Free, 831.722.3062. Pajaro Valley Arts Council, 37 Sudden St, Watsonville (Santa Cruz), 831.722.3062.
A Very Vinyl Christmas - An exhibit of holiday LP covers. Open Mon-Sun, 10am-midnight. Thru December. Free, 831.425.7277. Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios, 118 Coral St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.7277.
Felix Kulpa Gallery - Neon art by Brian Coleman featuring glass tubes filled with multicolored glowing gasses. Gallery hours: Thurs-Sun, noon-6pm. Thru Jan. 26. 408.373.2854. Felix Kulpa Gallery, 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, 408.373.2854.
R. Blitzer Gallery - The Masters Series continues with an exhibit by Howard Ikemoto and Ron Milhoan. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Thru Dec. 28. Free, 831.458.1217. R. Blitzer Gallery, Mission Extension and Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz.
Free First Friday - View the exhibits for free every first Friday of the month. Docent tours at noon. First Friday of every month, 11am-6pm. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964, Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon.
Spotlight Tours - Bringing the artists' voices directly to visitors. Go behind the scenes and museum-wide exhibitions. Third and First Saturday of every month, 11:30am-12:30pm. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964, Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon.
Children's Rights Art Show - Art show from school children grades 6-12 about their concept of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Sat., Dec. 7, 12-4pm. Free, 831.425.7618. The Galleria, 740 Front St., Santa Cruz.
Life Drawing - Drop-in life drawing class featuring a different model each week. Telephone Julie for more information. Tuesdays, 7-9:15pm. 831.335.5000. Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond (Santa Cruz), 831.336.4273, Wed-Sun, noon-6pm.
Look Collective - An art show featuring sculpture, painting, woodcuts, jewelry and more by 11 local artists. Sun., Dec. 15, 11am-5pm. Free. Look Collective, #7 Squid Row, Santa Cruz.