During Augusts 1st Thursday we were treated to a preview of the Beach City Roller Derby team from the Longshoreman Memorial Hall in Wilmington, promoting their upcoming competition. Be sure and stop by the Warner Grand Theater’s recently completed mural by Local Artists Kent Yoshimura’s entitle “The Song She Sings”. The mural was unveiled during the LA Fleet Week Welcoming Party on August 30th. On 7th Street, this September 7th, Trixie’s 4 Pets will have their Grand Opening. Live Music, Free Treat Bar for Dogs, Human Snacks & Adult Beverages.
Restaurants: You’re in for a real treat visiting San Pedro’s restaurants. We’re looking forward to sampling another one of the Downtown’s unique restaurants in September. The cuisine ranges from English Pub to Mexican Cafes, Mediterranean to Italian, Japanese to California Cuisine, Thai, Organic Raw Vegan Cuisine, Cuban and others. Plan on visiting a new or favorite restaurant when you visit September 7th’s First Thursday.
Shops: Take a walk down memory lane visiting art galleries and shops along 6th and 7th Streets. The “Tivoli Lights” crisscrossing the streets makes it feel like you’re going to a special party and set the mood for a fun evening. Live music and food trucks add to the festive atmosphere. It is a wonderful free event with new experiences every month.
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. The free guided tour provides a focus on a few stops for a one hour introduction, and there is a different itinerary each month. The tour begins at 6:30 in the Chamber of Commerce Board Room Gallery.
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.