1st Thursday ArtWalk - San Pedro - December, 2014
View 1st Thursday Artwalk December 4, 2014 Flyer & Map
Art 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.
Movies, Theater and More
Shops: This month will be the last 1stThursday before Christmas so bring your list for that special, unique, present.
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.
SPECIAL 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.
Before the Artwalk join Councilman Joe Buscaino for the Annual Tree Lighting Festivities at Pepper Tree Plaza on 6th and Beacon Streets. Enjoy real snow, carolers, Marching Band, characters from the Nutcracker, performances from Encore, Santa Claus, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, and Food Trucks.
At 5p.m. come meet Saul Frausto during his Grand Re-Opening of Le Grand Salon (479 6th Street). There will be a holiday botique and more.
The San Pedro Urban Greening Project will be holding its 3rd Design Workshop from 6:00-8:30 PM at the Warner Grand Theatre Lobby. Enjoy refreshments while providing your input on Design Concepts, Elements, and Priority Projects. Help transform your Community!
The San Pedro Art Association will be setting up at The Croatian Cultural Center of Greater Los Angeles. Are you looking for that one of a kind Christmas or Chanukah gift? Then look no further! We will have all kinds of artsy gift giving ideas on hand for you to take home and put under the tree.
Along with great art we have great food and libations as well. To entertain, we have Nellie Bly performing for us.
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. 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 walk down Paciific Avenue.
Only twice a year does the tour visit the wonderful gallery of the National Watercolor Society. The NWS presents the best of water media painting, representing a wide range of directions and techniques, from experimental to traditional, and encourages support for watercolor as a vital, enduring and expressive medium. Artwork in this annual International Exhibition includes the work of 79 artists which were accepted for this show, from the images entered by 823 artists.
Over $40,000 in Purchase Awards, Cash, and Merchandise Awards were presented to artists for paintings selected by Juror Jean Stern, Executive Director, The Irvine Museum.
Following the tour, you will want to explore other galleries, most are located on 6th and 7th streets between Pacific and Centre, but don't miss the multi artist studios at the Loft on 4th and Mesa.
Please download and print the 1st Thursday Artwalk December 4, 2014 Flyer & Map to use as your guide. (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 752KB)
Visit the 1st Thursday Facebook Page
Reminder: 1st Thursday Parking on Streets and in Municipal Lot is Free After 6:00 pm, No Matter What the Signs Say. No Kidding!