June 6: 1st Thursdays in San Pedro


1st Thursday ArtWalk – San Pedro, CA – June 6, 2013

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1st Thursday Artwalk May 2, 2013 Flyer & Map

–>Art Galleries & Studiosdot the old Downtown San Pedro area. Attend an artist opening reception or watch artists at work.

Live Entertainment For June:

Shops: June 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 month  Mary Jo Hazard will discuss and sign her new book “Palo’s World – Adventures of a Palos Verdes Peacock”.–> Several Mobile Food Vendors greet you through out the Downtown. The Food Trucks will be located on 6th, 7th and Mesa Streets! <!– Be sure and visit our 1st Thursday Food Truck Location Interactive Map. The Map is updated every month. Click here. A simple click on the truck’s name will show on a map the trucks location and address. A link to the food truck’s website is shown at the same time. –>
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.

TangerineKangaroo, at 366 7th Street and The Hemp Road present: Touch-Sew-Go Hemp! a family event to Promote Benefits of Industrial Hemp and Celebrate Hemp: Our Heritage, Our Future. The collaborative event includes the opportunity to make a hemp pillow cover while in the store. Pre-cut, pre-silk screened and ready-to-sew hemp fabric will be provided in a choice of beautiful Japanese crests and colors. No sewing knowledge required. Sewing machines and an experienced crew will be on hand. Discover the beauty of this natural fabric by sewing your own and taking it home.

Also this month Cuban Art Exhibit “Made in Havana” with works by: Yaima Gonzalez Cabrera & Jose Antonio Hechavarria Rivas will have their artists reception at Rivero Studio Gallery, 414 6th Street, at 6:00 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.

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. Also you can 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

Attending food trucks:

Asian Fusion
  Gravy Train
  Grilled Cheese Truck
  A Rockin Ice
  Sweet E’s
  Let’s Roll It
  Slummin’ Gourmet
  Palazzolo’s Truck
  Lobsta Truck
  China Jones
  Waffles de Liege
  Cousin’s Maine Lobster
  Aunties Fry Bread
  Ragin Cajun
  Get Toasted
  Sweet E’s
  India Jones
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