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!
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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. Classes, outreach programs of First Night Monterey's ArtWorks! are free to Greenfield residents and open to adults and youth.
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First Night Monterey is celebrating 25 years of community arts celebrations on New Year's Eve and year-round arts outreach in Monterey County! Click here to 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.
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 Moreabout Volunteering at the Concours.
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 2017