1st Thursday ArtWalk - San Pedro - September 3, 2015
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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.
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.
San Pedro is lucky to have a major Corita exhibit at the Klaus Center for the Arts. The show is titled: “Be the Change: The Corita Experience.” Corita’s art reflects her spirituality, her commitment to social justice, her hope for peace, and her delight in the world that takes place all around us. Presented by Marymount California University in collaboration with the Corita Art Center and fiNdings Art Center.
“Via Negativa: The Transcendence of the unReal” presented by South Bay Contemporary at the Loft, this group show examines the idea of negative theology, an attempt to clarify religious experience and language about the Divine God through discernment, rather than by describing what God is. Participating artists: Lynn Aldrich, Sean Higgins, Kirk Miller, David O’Brien, Christopher O’Leary, Christopher Pate, Debra Scacco, Lisa Schulte, Nichole Speciale & Curt D. Miller, Christian Tedeschi, Kyle J Thompson, Shannon Willis and Zaid Yousef.
Councilman Joe Busciano is hosting a Homelessness Forum at the Warner Grand Theatre from 6-8pm.
Three panel members will offer their perspective on the issue. They include Greg Spiegel, Mayor Garcetti's homeless czar, LAPD Senior Lead Officer Deon Joseph, who has spent the past 17 years policing downtown's Skid Row and Shari Weaver, Director of the Family Resource Center at Harbor Interfaith Services.
The panel will share their valuable expertise in addressing the homeless issue and offer insight into the problem.
People's Yoga Health and Dance will show a FREE SNEAK PREVIEW of the festival of the arts. There will be a free dance concert with many dance companies to give you an idea of what you can enjoy at the festival.
Louise Reichlin & Dancers/Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, People's Place/Jan Kain, Strickly Addikcted Dance Theater andRebecca Green Moves. People's Yoga Health and Dance is located at 365 West 6th St.
Please download and print the 1st Thursday Artwalk September 3, 2015 Flyer & Map to use as your guide. (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 821 KB)
Reminder: 1st Thursday Parking on Streets and in Municipal Lot is Free After 6:00 pm, No Matter What the Signs Say. No Kidding!