In March we continue the year long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the First Thursday Artwalk. The free Artwalk Tour gives a one hour sample of the diverse art scene in San Pedro, visiting about 3 galleries/studios. The tour led by Pat Carroll, gathers at 6:30 in the Chamber of Commerce Board Room Gallery at 390 W. 7th St.
The Boardroom Gallery features a tall ship experience featuring the artwork of world-renowned maritime artist Scott Kennedy.
The Loft Studios present “Not Always So”, a group show juried by Scott Candy.
Participating South Bay Artists are Ellen Cantor, Dan Dempster, Georgeann Dumkrieger, Bernard Fallon, Astrid Francis, Elke Goodno, Mercedes Guzman, Carol Hungerford, Suzanne Johnson, Carolyn Liesy, Grace Luo, Larry Manning, Katie Miller, Susan Rae Schilling, Mary Jane Sesto, Barbra Simpson, Mary Tarango, Shari Trulove, Tom Trulove.
The Loft is home to about seven artist studios. An area that was a warehouse has been turned into studios for new artists have opened studios and we’ll be meeting them. One new studio is Michael Stearns who has moved from 7th Street. He’ll still be in the process of finalizing his new space.
The Mourners Band – no the music isn’t funereal, will be playing at People’s Place on 365 W. 6th St.
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.
The Grand Annex (434 W. 6th St.) continues to hold Open Mic Night, Sign-Ups begin at 6:30 pm, $5 Entrance. South Bay’s Open Mic at the Grand Annex is dedicated to showcasing, connecting and providing a creative outlet for artists.
Don’t forget Crafted in Warehouse 10 (112 E. 22nd St.) 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. Here is the route and schedule for First Thursdays. 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! Crafted is open from 4-8 pm