1st Thursday ArtWalk - San Pedro - May 7, 2015

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Elizabeth Williams, The Sentencing of Mahmud Salim for the Attack on MCC Guard Louis Pepe, May 3, 2004, 19 inches x 27 inches, brush pen, colored pencilArt Galleries & Studios dot the old Downtown San Pedro area. Attend an artist opening reception or watch artists at work.

Restaurants: You're in for a real treat visiting San Pedro's restaurants. The cuisine ranges from English to Mexican, Mediterranean to Italian, Japanese to California Cuisine, Hungarian, Thai, Organic Raw Vegan Cuisine and others.

Live Music:

Movies, Theater and More:

Shops: Take a walk down memory lane visiting art galleries and shops along 6th and 7th Streets. The "Tivoli Lights" criss crossing the streets makes it feel like you're going to a special party and set the mood for a fun evening.

First Thursday Food Trucks Gourmet Food Trucks. This 1st Thursday, Mobile Food Vendors greet you through out the Downtown. The Food Trucks are located on 6th, 7th and Mesa Streets! New Trucks will be Downtown along with some of your favorites from previous 1st Thursdays.

The San Pedro Art Association is holding a very special Art Walk celebration. When you stop in you'll find some beautiful amazing art and hand crafted jewelry. You should also come hungry, as they always have the tastiest food on the art walk. Of course libations are available as well. We are very proud to have our dear friend and fellow member Patti Orbeck & the Patti-O Band playing awesome live music. From country to blues, this pretty lady has it all! We even have a Birthday to celebrate this time around! SPAA After Hours!!! You won't want to miss our After Hours Comedy Show. The AMHAM SHOW!!! With Comedian headliner Perry Kurtz!! We will provide a wine and beer bar for your enjoyment. So stick around and have a laugh or three at our free comedy show. Come out and have some fun with us at the Croatian Cultural Center at 510 W. 7th Street. 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Tonight art work featuring Angels Gate Art Center Artists will be on view at the Arcade Gallery, 479 6th Street. Participating artists include: Sarah Elise Abramson, Stuart Hamilton, Lucinda Rudolph Deeble, and Deborah Wright.
Learn about Angels Gate Cultural Center and the Studio Artist Program. Discuss work and practice with the artists, and participate in a community art-making activity at 6:00 pm.

The free one hour First Thursday Artwalk Tour features a different itinerary each month, highlighting the diverse talents of local and visiting artists in open studios, and galleries in the Arts District of Downtown San Pedro.

The tour begins at the Chamber of Commerce Board Room and visits about 3 galleries/studios each month. It provides an opportunity to hear from and talk to the artists and curators about the shows, and each month follows a different itinerary.

The Board Room Gallery features work by member artists of the San Pedro Art Association. And includes all media – oil and watercolor paintings, assemblage, photography and more.

The Courtyard Artists have unique live/work spaces, forming a kind of arts community. Included are: Don Guthrie, an assemblage sculptor, often incorporating wooden trestle-like structures in his work; Orion Fisher’s drawings and paintings are enigmatic and mysterious landscapes; Chong Hahn’s abstract paintings combine subtle colored shapes and bold line; Charla Van Vlack works in many mediums, her primary focus has been creating work with mixed media and collages.

South Bay Contemporary at the Loft presents Visualizations in Art and Science, curated by Margaret Lazzari, Vice Dean of Art at USC's Roski School of Art and Design. In this show, Lazzari will use works by both artists and scientists to explore the overlap between the two fields. She borrowed the concept from Martin Kemp, who wrote numerous articles in the journal Nature, in which he showed that both artists and scientists use visualizations as a way to comprehend concepts beyond their knowledge.

Visualizations will have sculpture, painting, digital media and more. The show will include artistic renderings of human organs, seismic readings, and other natural phenomena. The works clarify scientific understanding while imparting a sense of wonder to the viewer. Art and science can be simply defined as human attempts to understand the visible and invisible aspects of their surroundings. Artists and scientists are on an ongoing quest for knowledge about the natural world.

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