1st Thursday ArtWalk - San Pedro - October 6, 2016

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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 Pub to Mexican Cantina, 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 First Thursday Artwalk Tour is different every month – new artists in town, galleries with rotating exhibits, and artists that have been part of the Arts District for years. Each month the tour lasts about one hour and visits different artists and galleries, providing an overview and introduction to San Pedro’s lively Arts District. Visitors enjoy interacting with the artists and curators, learning about the artists’ techniques and inspiration. Wear your walking shoes for this month’s tour – we’ll be covering several blocks.

The tour begins at 6:30 in the San Pedro Chamber Board Room Gallery Board Room Gallery,

“Stones and Sticks” bring San Pedro artists Jan Govaerts and Don Guthrie together offering insights into the most basic elements clay and wood and mankind’s uses of them.

Gallery 347 - Gallery owner Michael Sterns continues “Shipping Out: The Photography of Gil Mares. Mares’ photography focuses on the ships traveling through the busiest port in the United States; the Port of Los Angeles. While searching for images in the harbor, Mares is drawn to the worn hulls of the ships that dock there. These ships seem as great whales with battle scars which record their life-long struggle to survive.

Local artist Julie Bender will meet us at Rainbow Services to talk about her stunning glass mosaic which covers the front wall of the building on 7th St. Learn her process, which includes community involvement. Rainbow is having an open House to commemorate October as Domestic Violence Month and has client and staff’ art on display.

Dark Progressivism: The Noir Series - This art exhibition pays homage to film noir, hardboiled crime fiction, and the seedy landscape of Los Angeles that has contributed to this type of artwork. Curated by Rodrigo Ribera d'Ebre and Lisa Derrick.

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