1st Thursday ArtWalk - San Pedro, CA - May 2, 2013
1st Thursday Artwalk May 2, 2013 Flyer & Map
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 to Mexican, Mediterranean to Italian, Japanese to California Cuisine, Hungarian, Thai and others. Limani Taverna a new Greek Restaurant at 301 W. 6th St will be open till 11:00pm.
Live Entertainment For May:
Shops: May promises more suprises to come in the unique downtown stores and shops. Downtown San Pedro is the perfect place to shop for unique gifts for family and friends.
Take a walk down memory lane visiting antique shops or attend a book signing at Williams' Book Store at 443 W. 6th Street. This 1st Thursday, Several Mobile Food Vendors greet you through out the Downtown. The Food Trucks will be located on 6th, 7th and Mesa Streets!
Many dining opportunities await you in Downtown San Pedro. Popular independent restaurants featuring a variety of ethnic and American food options are joined by several of the most popular gourmet food truck in Los Angeles. To find out where your favorite truck will be located check out the Interactive Map.
Williams' Bookstore on 443 West 6th Street, will host author
Gloria Ewing Lockhart will discuss and sign her new book "Unmasking: A Woman's Journey" from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
This month Lazy Dog Studio presents award winning artist "Richard Berger" opening reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The free one hour First Thursday Artwalk tour will feature exhibits by local and visiting artists. The diversity of art created and displayed in San Pedro will be on show, and participants will meet most of the artists. Each month a different itinerary is planned. The free one hour guided tour leaves the Chamber of Commerce at 6:30 p.m.
Michael Stearns at Studio 347 will show us his new sculpture work, utilizing elements from nature set against newsprint cuttings and alluring images. The magnetic impressions explore the organic and mystical spirit of the world and combine robust pigments, movement and rhythm. The guest artist is Lori LaMont. The paintings in her presentation are a fanciful exposition of LaMont’s talent, with images of human figures and fantasy works involving fish, birds and animals that tell colorful stories and captivate the viewer, allowing them to draw their own conclusions. LaMont uses large-scale canvases with vibrant watercolors that often require numerous months of full-time work to finish.
The Loft is a special place in San Pedro, with permanent studios for 10 artists, most of them are open on First Thursday. The Loft's main gallery features about 6 different exhibits each year. The Redondo Beach Art Group presents its 2013 Juried Art Show. The Art Group has over 100 members, and about 23 of their artists are represented. The exhibit features the variety of art created by the members, including sculpture, pencil, pastel, painting, photography, glass, mixed media, ceramics and more.
Park free after 6:00 p.m. downtown, and always free at Ports O' Call near the San Pedro Art Association (open First Thursday), Berth 77, just north of the Ports O' Call Restaurant. The Red Car Trolley will pick you up there, and take you to (and from) downtown San Pedro. It runs from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
SPECIAL NOTE: In order to honor the 4th of July national holiday, there will be no tour offered on First Thursday in July. Be sure to mark your calendars for August 1st First Thursday. San Pedro will be kicking off the celebration of its 125th Anniversary!
Each month (except July) 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 information by email.
New Parking for First Thursday: The San Pedro Historic Waterfront Distict has negotiated the use of the parking structure located at 222 W. 6th Street for First Thursday parking through March of 2014. Parking is $3.00 per vehicle (flat rate) and is available from 5:00 PM - midnight. The entrance to the structure is on Centre Street, between 5th & 6th Streets.
Park free after at Ports O' Call near the San Pedro Art Association (open First Thursday), Berth 77, just north of the Ports O'Call Restaurant. The Red Car Trolley will pick you up there, and take you to (and from) downtown San Pedro. The Red Car Trolley runs from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. on 1st Thursday.
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