1st Thursday ArtWalk - San Pedro - September 1, 2016

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"LA Fleet Week" welcome to the Crews of the USS America, USS Champion - MCM 4 and the USS WAYNE E. MEYER ( DDG 108) .as you enjoy the First Thursday Welcome Celebration. The San Pedro Business Improvement District welcomes all to downtown San Pedro to kick off LA Fleet Week™ with an evening of entertainment, community and camaraderie at 6th and Mesa Streets in San Pedro.

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.

This 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. fINdings Art Center Women's Project is currently participating in creating 1000 Totes for National Center for Families Learning and Toyota "Families Learning Summit" this October. You will find and assortment of handmade items for sale. fINdings is located next to the Warner Grand Theatre at 470 West 6th St.

Volunteers are needed for Fleet Week September 1-4th, 2016 LA’s very first Fleet Week is fast approaching and we’re going to need all the hands we can muster to pull off the biggest party to happen in San Pedro since the fleet called this port home. The San Pedro Chamber of Commerce is assisting in the festivities and volunteers will be needed. If you’re interested in helping out, call 310-832-7272.

The First Thursday Artwalk always offers something new. Each month, a one hour tour visits about three different artists and galleries, providing an overview and introduction to the event. Participants enjoy the interaction with the artists and curators, learning about the artists’ techniques and inspiration.

Parking will be available in the building on the corner of 6th & Centre for $5.00 flat fee.

The tour begins at 6:30 in the San Pedro Chamber Board Room Gallery. A new exhibit is called “It took 70 years to get this far” and it features two painters in their 70s from one of the community classes taught by Logan Fox at Angels Gate Cultural Center.

“Photographer Annie Appel has her muse, a lovely woman named Silvia Askenazi, who has inspired and is the subject of an ongoing series of photographic portraits on view at Gallery 381 in San Pedro. “The Gratitude Journals: A Love Story” consists of 20 pictures taken from 2008 to the present, and we’re going to find out a little bit more about how they came to be.” Quoted from the article by Bondo Wyszpolski.

Annie Appel has been honored to have a series of photographs documenting the Occupy Movements included in the collection of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian. Here’s a link to the extraordinary series:

Marymount California University Arts & Media presents Beyond Dimensions - a group exhibition featuring the works of artists Jesse Small, Stuart Hamilton, and Harrison Storms. Each artist exhibits a captivating body of work that reflects upon the connection existing within evolving steel structures and architecture, cartography, and the human figure.There is a deep integration and exploration of identity, displayed in each artist’s body of work, which connects the artwork. Each artist uniquely meditates upon the changing experiences behind home, culture, artifact, personal story, presence and memory in order to prompt our own reflection of this subject matter.

Angels Gate Cultural Center has a Pop Up Gallery on 6th Street. This month’s show features the work of artists from Angels Gate’s studios including Nguyen Ly’s printmaking and sculptural works, Frank Minuto’s paintings, Frank Rodriguez’s photography and Joyce Weiss’s paintings.

Calling all artists, galleries and First Thursday participants to help! Contact Elise Swanson o at 310-832-7272 or email Chamber of Commerce CEO and PBID Executive Director Lorena Parker.

Read more about LA Fleet Week 2016 from the official website and the Daily Breeze.

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