July 6, 2017 First Thursday

June’s 1st Thursday was a great  evening event. It’s always fun running into old friends and meeting new ones. We watched artists at work. Just walking around you’ll see an abundance of outdoor murals. We visited Bloom Aesthetics at 302 West 5th St., Suite 204, to wish them well on their Grand Opening.

Happy DinerRestaurants: You’re in for a real treat visiting San Pedro’s restaurants. 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. We ate at the Happy Dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. If you want good food at an affordable price, check them out.

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.

I was a stranger and you welcomed me.During your Art Walk in Downtown San Pedro make a stop at the Garden Church (429 6th Street) to enjoy live music and meet Reverend Anna Woofenden.

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 tour begins at 6:30 in the Chamber of Commerce Board Room Gallery.