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1st Thursday ArtWalk - San Pedro - September 1, 2016

"LA Fleet Week" welcome to the Crews of the USS America, USS Champion - MCM 4 and the USS WAYNE E. MEYER ( DDG 108) .as you enjoy the First Thursday Welcome Celebration. The San Pedro Business Improvement District welcomes all to downtown San Pedro to kick off LA Fleet Week™ with an evening of entertainment, community and camaraderie at 6th and Mesa Streets in San Pedro.

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.

This 1st Thursday the San Pedro Art Association will again set up inside the beautiful Arcade Building on 6th Street. When you stop in you'll find some beautiful amazing art and hand crafted jewelry. You should also come hungry, as they always have the tastiest food on the art walk.

Start your First Thursday off at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles Brouwerij West and the market both open at 4 p.m. You can leave your car here and ride the FREE Red Trolley to and around Downtown to make sure you see all the sites. The trolley will run about every 15 minutes from 4 to 10 p.m. You can pick up your car until 10 p.m. or the next day. Every First Thursday is a new and fun experience, so come down and join us!

The First Thursday Artwalk Tour is different every month – new artists in town, galleries with rotating exhibits, and artists that have been part of the Arts District for years. Each month the tour lasts about one hour and visits different artists and galleries, providing an overview and introduction to San Pedro’s lively Arts District. Visitors enjoy interacting with the artists and curators, learning about the artists’ techniques and inspiration. Wear your walking shoes for this month’s tour – we’ll be covering several blocks. The tour begins at 6:30 in the Chamber of Commerce Board Room Gallery,

After the tour, you have plenty of time to enjoy a meal or glass of wine with entertainment at one of the many of the popular independent restaurants in San Pedro, and explore other art venues on your own.

Each month 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 Tour information by email.

fINdings Art Center Women's Project is currently participating in creating 1000 Totes for National Center for Families Learning and Toyota "Families Learning Summit" this October. You will find and assortment of handmade items for sale. fINdings is located next to the Warner Grand Theatre at 470 West 6th St.

Volunteers are needed for Fleet Week September 1-4th, 2016 LA’s very first Fleet Week is fast approaching and we’re going to need all the hands we can muster to pull off the biggest party to happen in San Pedro since the fleet called this port home. The San Pedro Chamber of Commerce is assisting in the festivities and volunteers will be needed. If you’re interested in helping out, call 310-832-7272.

Calling all artists, galleries and First Thursday participants to help! Contact Elise Swanson o at 310-832-7272 or email eswanson@sanpedrochamber.com. Chamber of Commerce CEO and PBID Executive Director Lorena Parker.

Read more about LA Fleet Week 2016 from the official website and the Daily Breeze.

1st Thursday ArtwalkPlease download and print the 1st Thursday Artwalk Flyer & Map

Please download and print the sepember 1, 2016 First Thursday Art Walk Artist Studio & Gallery Guide

 

 

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