Children of all ages love the chance to be creative, and First Night Monterey's Summer Day Camps use arts as a catalyst to nurture creativity and enhance skills in a non-competitive, safe, fun environment. No prior experience or talent needed. There is a lot of fun and learning with age-appropriate mentoring as your children create in a real studio environment and have the opportunity to paint, draw and make with a variety of materials. Each Friday features an "open studio" exhibit of the work completed during the camp week.
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!See the Poster Submissions
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! YOU ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL that will help create an exciting evening. We are seeking performances and art activities of all types!
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!
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