1st Thursday ArtWalk - San Pedro - October 6, 2016

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.

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. © Copyright 2016 - All Rights Reserved