Open House Extravaganza 2018

Cruzio's Open House Extravaganza 2018 poster

First Fridays at Cruzio are an amazing time, and our annual celebration on Friday, November 2nd in the Cruzio building was no exception! Our local community is celebrated, and was happy to be a part of it.

Where else can you have glow-in-the-dark hula hoops, conga lines snaking around our co-working space, fog machines, flamenco guitar and a giant Lite Brite (TM) display? Themed with a nod to the Enchantment Under the Sea prom as seen in "Back to the Future” this year certainly didn’t disappoint. We are fortunate to have the Jolokia offices in such good company that appreciates local talent of all kinds. Cruzio’s First Friday Open House Extravaganza in downtown Santa Cruz was the place to be when everything was buzzing with art and wine and music. Food trucks, drinks from local wineries and breweries, local artists and a trivia contest were part of the repertoire. Did we mention there were cool prizes?

Shannon Shamoon's giant sized Lite Brite (TM)

At Cruzio’s Annual Open House, which is part of monthly First Fridays, local artists and local businesses (members of Cruzioworks) assembled for an amazing party in the Cruzio building to meet with the public and introduce their companies and products to them. We here at had local artist Shannon Shamoon's adult size Lite Brite (TM) on display and everyone loved it. Putting a fun twist on something old and familiar to so many was a big hit. In the past Jolokia has showcased Joshua Logan, a local magician who is the proprietor of the Boardwalk Magic shop on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, and Frisky Biscuits (Maddy Morrison), a local Santa Cruz Derby Girl who made the faces of our guests come alive with fantastical creations in black light paint.

Here in Santa Cruz we like to support local businesses and entities. There is nowhere better to do that than at First Fridays events in our beloved Cruzio building location. Thank you to Cruzioworks for your hospitality and we will see you all at the next one.