Very good group shows at First Friday.
The Art Loft has a show exploring "Local Scenes", and the Blitzer Gallery has 6 artists from Monterey Peninsula with sculpture, painting, mixed media and printmaking exploring abstraction.
Also saw the Susanna Arias show at the MAH on the members reception a few days before, that's really great.
Susana Arias: Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year: July 19 – September 22, 2013
Also the Mary Karlton show at the Octagon is a lot of fun.