1st Thursday ArtWalk - San Pedro - July 2, 2015

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Joanna Allred McKethan, “Crab Net”, 30”x 23”, 2013, watercolorArt 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 free one hour First Thursday Artwalk Tour features a different itinerary each month, highlighting the diverse talents of local and visiting artists in open studios, and galleries in the Arts District of Downtown San Pedro.

The tour begins at the Chamber of Commerce Board Room Gallery and visits about 3 galleries/studios each month. It provides an opportunity to hear from and talk to the artists and curators about the shows, and each month follows a different itinerary.

The Board Room Gallery features work by member artists of the San Pedro Art Association. And includes all media - oil and watercolor paintings, assemblage, photography and more.

Studio 347 offers “Entities” - works by Lance Green and Michael Stearns National Watercolor Society welcomes back artist Lance Green for this two-man show highlighting the analogous styles of these two artist-storytellers. Lance Green is a Colorist and an Expressionist, but more than that he is a Storyteller conjuring images that take the viewer beyond the mere skin and bone of the subject and into the soul that lies hidden beneath. The greater part of his works are self portraits of sorts but all are universal in their application, expressing the human paradox of grace and despair. There is an ambiguous optimism implied in the work that speaks an invocation for subject and viewer in the artist's secret language that brings one to rest deeply in an ultimate redemption of all things. Green, a former Long Beach resident has exhibited widely throughout California and the Southwest.

The South Bay Contemporary Arts/Zask Galleries sent this invitation to local artists: “You are invited to participate in this art show event because you are a respected San Pedro artist. We have selected you to show your art and launch the outreach with other emerging, mid-career & established artists in San Pedro. It is our hope that this will create a synergy and balance of all levels for the artists representing San Pedro.

We strive for a natural balance, connecting all levels of respected artists. These new relationships may spin off to inspire smaller and more carefully curated exhibitions of San Pedro artists in the future.” The art show, Untitled San Pedro, is at two locations. The tour will visit the exhibit at the Marylyn and Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts.

fINdings Art Center welcomes Alta Sea to San Pedro through a multi-media exhibit honoring the Ocean. AltaSea is currently developing as a world class urban marine research and innovation center at the Port of Los Angeles. The exhibit's featured artists' work includes the late Leonard Aube photography, Gil Mares, photography, Nikolas Ciketic, fused glass and a collaborative painting collage lead by artists Logan Fox and Annette Ciketic. Students from the Port of Los Angeles High School, have been invited to participate in the intensive sea/art study production. fINdings


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