1st Thursday ArtWalk - San Pedro - December, 2015

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Linlin Hu, Plum Confetti Acrylic on Canvas at HuZ Galleries.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:

Councilman Joe Buscaino will be hosting San Pedro's Annual Tree Lighting Festivities at Pepper Tree Plaza at the Corner of 6th and Beacon Streets, from 4-6:30 p.m. Enjoy real snow, carolers, Marching Band, characters from the Nutcracker, performances from Encore, Santa Claus, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate and food trucks!

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 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. Usually lasting about an hour, this evening’s walk will be a bit longer and there will be lots more to see. Allow an hour and a half, and wear walking shoes. The art walk tour begins at 6:30 in the Chamber of Commerce Board Room Gallery.

The National Watercolor Society presents the 2015 95th International Exhibition with masterworks from around the world from Oct. 24-Dec. 20. NWS will be celebrating with workshops, exhibitions and demos. This year it showcases Eau en Couleurs an invitational exchange with partners from Belgium.

The Art Deco building at 731-741 South Pacific Avenue is a unique and popular stop when it is open for tours. Constructed in 1930 in the classic Art Deco style as a Montgomery Ward Department Store, it is now completely renovated and offers glimpses of art and memoirs from the past to the present. For openers, the main lobby has been designed to replicate a vintage movie theatre lobby and features include a grand staircase and the original chandelier from El Capitan.

The Penthouse residence features an open space, spotted with Art Deco antiques such as a Wurlitzer Jukebox, and my favorite – a bumper car from Pacific Ocean Park. Then there is the recently completed Train Club Car space. And, at the 8th Street entrance, Gallery Azul is celebrating "It's a Wonderful Life" to benefit Dharma Rescue of dogs and cats.

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