1st Thursday ArtWalk – San Pedro – June 4, 2015
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.
- San Pedro Brewing Co – Long Beach Soul Review/DJ Flip – 331 West 6th Street
- Pavilion at 6th & Mesa – Special Guest: MOI Lead Singer-Tomorrow’s Bad Seed
- Sacred Grounds> – Live Music – 464 West 6th Street
- Off the Vine – Live Music 7-9pm– 491 W. 6th Street
- Godmother’s Saloon – Live Music – 302 W. 7th Street
- Mishi´s Strudel Bakery & Café – Piano 6 pm, Live Opera 8 pm – 309 West 7th Street
- The Whale and Ale English Pub – Barry Anthony & the Whalers – 327 W. 7th Street
- Jackson’s Place – Markus Carlton – 335 West 7th Street
- Caliente Cantina – 465 West 7th Street
- Gallery 741 (downstairs in the Cabaret Room) – Calle 6 – 520 West 8th Street
- Warner Grand Theatre – 478 West 6th Street
- The Grand Annex – 434 W. Sixth Street
- Croatian Cultural Center – ‘Serial Killer of Comedy’ Mike Muratore – 510 West 7th Street
- Little Fish Theatre – 777 S. Centre Street
- Theatrum Elysium Meet the Company, Tour the space and see Sneak Peek performances – 311 W. 7th Street
- The San Pedro Theatre Club – 624 S. Pacific Ave.
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.
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 one hour 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.
The tour begins at the San Pedro Chamber Board Room Gallery and visits about 3 galleries/studios each month. It provides an opportunity to hear from and talk to the artists and curators about the shows, and each month follows a different itinerary.
The Board Room Gallery features work by member artists of the San Pedro Art Association. And includes all media – oil and watercolor paintings, assemblage, photography and more.
Only twice a year does the tour visit the wonderful gallery of the National Watercolor Society. The NWS presents the best of water media painting, representing a wide range of directions and techniques, from experimental to traditional, and encourages support for watercolor as a vital, enduring and expressive medium. Artwork in this annual Member Exhibition includes paintings by Signature, Life and Associate Members.
And, as a special treat, The Loft (which is a private residence) at Gallery 741 Pacific Ave. will be open. The Penthouse entrance is through cast bronze elevator doors originally in the Cooper Bldg. downtown Los Angeles. There are Art Deco antiques, including a Parker Pen collection, and a Wurlitzer jukebox. For me, one of the highlights of the spacious living area are two classic bumper cars. It’s a beautiful place, but obviously with a touch of whimsy.
Gallery Azul features “The Tarot of Ray Vasquez” These are all news works in which Ray used the Tarot deck to guide his show. The Tarot is centuries old and the ancestor to our modern playing cards. A journey through the Tarot is a journey of the self. Utilizing the Tarot deck, Ray embarked on a journey of the self. He has projected his innter world onto the outer via these artworks. Come and see what is triggered for you.
And, you may want to end your visit to this unique building by checking out the downstairs Cabaret, one of San Pedro’s many music venues. The group performing is a local band, Calle 6.
Studio 347 Presents: “Writers in Search of the Sacred” Kerouac On the Road Cie Gumucio. A multimedia art exhibit by Cie Gumucio explores the works of American writers: Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemingway, Emily Dickinson and John Steinbeck and the common thread expressed in each – a yearning for an experience of the transcendent. Michael Stearns Studio 347 is located at 347 W. 7th St. in San Pedro
This month at the Croatian Cultural Center will be everyone’s favorite, the ‘Serial Killer of Comedy’ Mike Muratore. This will be Mike’s 4th appearance on the show. Be forewarned, the show can get rather explicit, yet you’re promised that at the end of the night, your face will hurt from laughing too hard! Also on the show will be the hilarious Matt Walker and San Pedro’s own Chris Simpson. You seriously don’t wanna miss this!
Angels Gate Artists will exhibit work from 6:00 to 9:00pm at the Arcade Gallery 479 6th Street, San Pedro. Artists’Logan Fox work will be exhibited at the Arcade Gallery from June 4th to June 28.Please download and print the 1st Thursday Artwalk June 4, 2015 Flyer & Map to use as your guide. (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 788 KB)
Reminder: 1st Thursday Parking on Streets and in Municipal Lot is Free After 6:00 pm, No Matter What the Signs Say. No Kidding!