SUMMER ART DAY CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN
Fun! Creative! Field Trips! Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media & Printmaking First Night Monterey's Summer Art Day Camps are designed to develop positive, creative thinking for children, using the arts as a catalyst! Our goal is to nurture creativity and enhance art skills in a non-competitive, safe and fun environment. No prior experience or artistic talent is needed! Staff are professional artists and teachers; your child will have lots of one-on-one attention from staff and assistants. Read more about the day camps.. Download registration forms. Sign up early for best selection! Classes are limited.
FNM 2015 POSTER CONTEST - VOTE NOW!
SeaChanges, the Seaquel is the theme for First Night Monterey 2015. The CSUMB graphics arts students have been working hard on their poster and button designs, and have submitted their final designs for judging. Help us make the decision by choosing your favorite! Vote here! You may vote once a month. Last year's winner is pictured at left.
FNM 2014, "SEA-CHANGES"
Thank you to everyone who came out to First Night Monterey to celebrate New Year's Eve in Historic Downtown Monterey as we danced, performed, created and sang our way into 2014! SeaChanges presented the majesty of the ocean and the issues of pollution through artwork completed this past year by youth and community members and the resolution room challenged all of us to see the change we can make in our individual lives to SeaChanges! By buying a First Night Button, you supported First Night artists and enable First Night ArtWorks! Outreach programs!
THE MAIN EVENT!
You "Buttoned-up" for 9 hours of entertainment, from Classical to Jazz, Blues to Rock to Country, Hip-Hop to Folk! World dance in the street with international costumed dancers, including Chinese Lion dancers. We danced to the sounds of oldies, rock-n-roll, tropical beats and West African sounds, joined friends dancing with the Wii game "Just Dance!" You bought blinkies and light ups from our kiosks supporting First Night and our art outreach programs. In the Monterey Conference Center, Golden State Theatre and the Church of Religious Science, we enjoyed music, art and community, we danced to the sounds of live bands, rap. Celtic, folk, Flamenco, Jazz and marimba are just a few of the sounds we heard all the way to the New Year! We viewed art exhibits from First Night-sponsored workshops from Greenfield to Salinas and Marina. Download the 2014 Program Guide.
GRAND FINALE - THE COUNTDOWN TO 2014!
The Grand Finale! Our 2014 headliners, two reknowned local bands brought us into the New Year; Mike Beck and the Bohemian Saints with their Americana/Rock and Roll music style, and Chris Cain with his original sound of jazz-inspired blues! Both events featured a countdown to the New Year!
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
We couldn't do it without you!
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR FIRST NIGHT VOLUNTEERS
It would not be possible to present FNM without the support of hundreds of volunteers. First Night volunteers this year included teens, military personnel, retirees, service organizations and community members just like you! Click here for more information about volunteering with FNM!