Welcome to First Night Monterey—Celebrating Art for 26 Years!

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Bringing the arts to youth of Monterey and Greenfield! Each year First Night brings art education through our outreach program in Greenfield and in Monterey at our Archer Park Studio. In the Summer and Fall we conduct free art camps in Greenfield. Your donation will bring the arts free to an underserved community in the County and to help provide scholarships to our Monterey Camps! Our art camps include instruction by professional teaching artists and an art show at the end of camp.
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BUTTONS NOW ON SALE FOR FNM 2019!

First Night Monterey, Monterey County's premier New Year's Eve celebration of the arts is in its 26th year, and the event on New Year's Eve promises to be the best one yet! Buy your buttons online now at discounted Early Bird prices, or after Thanksgiving at our retail partners; Early Bird prices end December 9th. FNM Buttons are a work of original art and when purchased in stores they can make great Secret Santa gifts and Stocking Stuffers!
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Ellen at Art Camp

JOIN US CONGRATULATING ELLEN MARTIN!

First Night Monterey Executive Director Ellen Martin was honored as a Luminary by the Arts Council for Monterey County at their 2018 Champions of the Arts Gala. Ellen was lauded for her work with First Night's outreach program ArtWorks! She is an accomplished arts administrator, creative director and event producer committed to making the arts more accessible to everyone in Monterey County.

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SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR FNM 2019

It would not be possible to present FNM without the support of hundreds of volunteers. First Night volunteers included teens, military personnel, retirees, service organizations and community members just like you! Volunteering with FNM is a great way for youth to fulfill their community service hours; artful activities are ongoing throughout the year.
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ABOUT OUR NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION

First Night is Monterey's most exciting, imaginative and uplifting cultural event. FNM is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration of the arts on New Year's Eve from the 3 pm Opening Ceremony to the Countdown to Midnight. The many performances range from Classical to Hip-Hop, Jazz to Reggae, dance ensembles and artwork created at our year-round outreach programs. Kids' Night Out (free for ages 5 and under) features music, art & activities for the little ones, culminating with the Twilight Procession at 5:30 pm. Read MoreAbout FNM 2018

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