1st Thursday ArtWalk - San Pedro - July 7, 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.
Movies, Theater and More:
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.
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.
This July 1st Thursday the San Pedro Art Association will again set up inside the beautiful Arcade Building on 6th Street. 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. Last month AMHAM hosted an awesome standing room only show featuring top comics. So stick around and have a laugh or three at our free comedy show.
Start your First Thursday off at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles – Brouwerij West and the market both open at 4 p.m. You can leave your car here and ride the FREE Red Trolley to and around Downtown to make sure you see all the sites. The trolley will run about every 15 minutes from 4 to 10 p.m. You can pick up your car until 10 p.m. or the next day. Every First Thursday is a new and fun experience, so come down and join us!
The First Thursday Artwalk 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, a one hour tour visits different artists and galleries, providing an overview and introduction to the event.
Visitors enjoy interacting with the artists and curators, learning about the artists’ techniques and inspiration.
The tour begins at 6:30 in the Chamber of Commerce Board Room Gallery, where the exhibit by Michael Stearns Studio 347 presents a series of his work titled Shades of Red, consisting of some of his favorite pieces in his favorite color.
Menduiña Schneider Art Gallery presents Marcela Lopez “Sculptures from the End of the World”, which may sound ominous but actually was inspired by the artist’s dreams and her hauntingly beautiful homeland, Patagonia, at the southern end of Argentina.
The exhibition consists of 11 mixed-media sculptures that vary from female figures that resemble mythological beings to abstract, almost-mechanical pieces softened by splashes of colorful material made from found objects.
Cherry Wood’s gallery in the News Pilot Space presents “Poetic Illusions” by Richard Parker. Included are oils from the “Pastel Sticks´ series, charcoals and pastels from his latest series of large scale ink and pencil erasers.
Pat Woolley and Gloria Lee at their studio/gallery 345 are featuring their recent work. Pat Woolley is showing paintings inspired by Hokusai ( a Japanese painter of the Edo period). She started this series in France, where she returns every year. She used watercolor an dcollage, with images of favorite painters, Klimt being one of them. Gloria Lee is a master of mixed media, using layers, collage, monoprint, watercolors, and pastels.
After the tour, you have plenty of time to enjoy a meal or glass of wine with entertainment at one of the many of the popular independent restaurants in San Pedro, and explore other art venues on your own.
Each month the Artwalk tour starts at 6:30, meeting at the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, 390 W. 7th Street. Contact FirstthursdaySPtour@gmail.com to receive monthly Artwalk Tour information by email.
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Please download and print the July 7, 2016 First Thursday Art Walk Artist Studio & Gallery Guide