June 1, 2017 First Thursday

May’s 1st Thursday couldn’t have been a nicer evening. It’s always fun running into old friends and meeting new ones. We had a chance to meet student artists at fINdings Art Center proudly show off their work. You might attend an artist opening reception or watch artists at work. Just walking around you’ll see an abundance of outdoor murals.

Punto Cubano Restaurant Restaurants: You’re in for a real treat visiting San Pedro’s restaurants. The cuisine ranges from English Pub to Mexican Cafes, Mediterranean to Italian, Japanese to California Cuisine, Thai, Organic Raw Vegan Cuisine, Cuban and others. Susan and I had dinner at the “Punto Cubano Restaurant” on 7th Street and were encouraged to try dishes new to us. We were glad we did.

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

I was a stranger and you welcomed me.During your Art Walk in Downtown San Pedro make a stop at the Garden Church (429 6th Street) to enjoy live music and meet Reverend Anna Woofenden.

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.

The tour begins at 6:30 in the Chamber of Commerce Board Room Gallery.