First Night Monterey will have four Summer Art Camp sessions for students 7 to 12 this year (two include ages up to 16), all led by FNM's professional artists. Students will participate in an exploration of the visual arts and projects may include painting, drawing, print-making, sculpture, mixed media or photography. Class size is limited and registration will close when class maximum is reached. Fill out your registration form now! Read More About Summer Art Camp, download the pdf document Summer Camp Flyer and the pdf document Summer Camp Registration Form.
Each year, FNM volunteers staff the RetroAuto venue at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® to raise money for First Night. It's a great opportunity for individuals as well as groups volunteering together! Outstanding benefits for volunteers who work 8+ hours: receive a Concours ticket ($375 value), Logo Vest or Jacket, included lunch, great after-party! Read More about Volunteering at the Concours.
First Night Monterey is celebrating 25 years of community arts celebrations on New Year's Eve and year-round arts outreach in Monterey County! See all of our previous posters. Watch for our 25th anniversary poster contest in June; help us choose among posters now being designed by students at CSUMB. Reminisce with us by sharing photos of your family at FNM in the early years on our Facebook page.
We are beginning 2017 with new classes at the Greenfield Cultural Arts Center, established by First Night Monterey with the Arts Council for Monterey County. Hartnell College interns are providing computer training to locals, and FNM artists are presenting Thursday Night Arts - classes in the visual arts. The classes, outreach programs of First Night Monterey's ArtWorks! are free to Greenfield residents and open to adults and youth. Visit the GCAC website.
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; our theme for FNM 2018 is "Celebrating 25 Years of Magic". 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 About our FNM 2017 Celebration.