1st Thursday ArtWalk - San Pedro - September 4, 2014

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Ray Carofano, L.A. River #22, photograph, 2014Art 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 Entertainment For September:

Shops: This month promises more suprises to come in the unique downtown stores and shops. Downtown San Pedro is the perfect place to shop for unique gifts for family and friends. Take a walk down memory lane visiting 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 TrucksSPECIAL FEATURE! 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.

Closing reception of the "Tall Ships Discovery Art Exhibit". The exhibit also features a commissioned pen and ink watercolor drawing by Stan Hicks and photography by Jorge Vismara. 6:00pm - 9:00pm at fINdings Art Center, 470 W. 6th Street.

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 Gallery (6:30 pm) and visits 2 or 3 galleries/studios each month. It provides an opportunity to hear from and talk to the artists and curators about the shows. This month, be sure and wear your walking shoes as we make out bi-annual stroll down Paciific Avenue.

The Boardroom Gallery at the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a new exhibition of primitive artwork by local artist Leon Washington. He describes his work: "My style is primitive, not because it is unsophisticated, but because it comes from a creative spirit deep in my soul. I try always to paint something in a way no one else has ever seen it. Each painting holds the emotions I was feeling while I was painting. Every one of my creations is a very personal communication to the viewer.”

“life forms” at Angels Ink Gallery explores plant and animal beings and systems, current and extinct. Depicted either for their own beauty or as the basis for riffs on themes of mortality, interconnectivity or relationships to human beings. The theme is interpreted by five artists: Daniel du Plessis, Nancy Grenier, Kimiko Myoshi, Michael Paieda, and Jamie Sweetmean.

Well known photographer Ray Carofano at Gallery 478 has been riding beside the LA River for the past 5 years. He became drawn to the geometric shapes, muted colors, and reflections along the way. He returned with his camera and tripod for a more thorough look and a new series of work evolved, focusing on the abstract aspects of the LA River.

An intriguing style of art is offered at the Warschaw Gallery, featuring “New Solar Burned Paintings” by Jay McCafferty. He devised a "solar burn" painting technique. Working outdoors, using a magnifying glass and the sun’s heat and light, he burns holes of various sizes into stacked sheets of gridded vellum paper. Depending on the intensity of the sun and other atmospheric conditions, he can create a variety of effects. The burns in the paper also leave behind a smoky residue which adds a painterly quality.

The San Pedro Art Association will be having some the best art for you to feast your eyes on. For your taste buds...the finest home cook grub by our own John Stinson President SPAA. Patti O and her gang will be there to entertain us with a couple of surprises as well!

Remember you can always park free after 6:00 downtown, and always free at Ports O' Call near the San Pedro Art Association (open First Thursday), Berth 77, just north of the Ports O'Call Restaurant. The Red Car Trolley will pick you up there, and take you to (and from) downtown San Pedro. It runs from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

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