July’s First Thursday was a great evening event. It’s always fun running into old friends and meeting new ones.
Restaurants: We had an excellent meal of Fish and Chips at the Whale and Ale. Andrew is a wonderful host and his staff specialize in excellent service. You’re in for a real treat visiting San Pedro’s restaurants. We’re looking forward to sampling another one of the Downtown’s unique restaurants in August. The cuisine ranges from English Pub to Mexican Cafes, Mediterranean to Italian, Japanese to California Cuisine, Thai, Organic Raw Vegan Cuisine, Cuban and others. Plan on visiting a new or favorite restaurant when you visit August 3rd’s First Thursday.
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. Live music and food trucks add to the festive atmosphere. It is a wonderful free event with new experiences every month.
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 free guided tour provides a focus on a few stops for a one hour introduction, and there is a different itinerary each month. The tour begins at 6:30 in the Chamber of Commerce Board Room Gallery.
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.
New this July “3rd Saturday Art Walk“ starts on July 15th, continues to August 19th and September 16 from 2:00-6:00 pm