First Night Monterey - Celebrating Art & Community for 27 Years!

Paulette Lynch Tribute

A TRIBUTE HONORING PAULETTE LYNCH!

Light Up the Night! Honoring Paulette Lynch, Executive Director of the Arts Council for Monterey County and First Night Monterey's Founder, on her retirement! Join us for a tribute to her service to the Monterey County community she has known and loved for the past 30 years. A philanthropist who has given incredible service to the many people and associations, foundations and arts groups she has helped to organize, fund and run! The celebration will be at Sunset Center, Carmel, on Sunday, October 6th, from 5 to 8 p.m. Begin with time to mingle with Paulette, enjoying hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, wines and a silent auction. A special entertainment program awaits in the theater, followed by delicious desserts. Proceeds benefit FNM's Paulette Lynch Scholarship Fund.

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Students at CSUMB

DESIGNING THE POSTER FOR FNM 2020

First Night Monterey staff collaborate with CSUMB professor Bobbi Long and the Service Learning class for Graphic Design students, engaging the students into a creative competition to design the annual First Night Monterey Poster and Buttons. FNM artists work with the design students from theme concept "Light Up the Night!" to design for five weeks in class until selection of the final poster design. Congratulations to this year's winner Viridiana Gallardo!

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Band at First Night

CALLS FOR ARTISTS: FIRST NIGHT 2020 & GREENFIELD HARVEST FESTIVAL

First Night Monterey, Monterey County's premier New Year's Eve Celebration of the Arts is in its 27th year, and the event on New Year's Eve 2019 promises to be the best one yet! This year's theme is "Light Up the Night!", and First Night is inviting visual and performing artists to submit their applications to be part of a family friendly, alcohol-free celebration ringing in 2020!

The Greenfield Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 20 and produced by First Night, is seeking musicians, dancers and traditional artists to paticipate in this family-friendly festival in downtown Greenfield. Apply by 8/30/2019.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL that will help create an exciting event. We are seeking performances and art activities of all types!

Volunteers at FNM

THANKS TO OUR FIRST NIGHT VOLUNTEERS!

It would not be possible to present First Night Monterey without the support of hundreds of volunteers. First Night volunteers include teens, military personnel, retirees, service organizations and community members just like you! Volunteering with First Night is a great way for youth to fulfill their community service hours; artful activities are ongoing throughout the year. Read why volunteers are working the biggest end-of-the-year party in town!

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS