December 7th First Thursday – San Pedro Posted on December 6, 2017 by Susan Dorsey

A free Artwalk Tour gives a one hour sample of the diverse art scene in San Pedro, visiting about 3 galleries/studios. The tour gathers at 6:30 in the Chamber of Commerce Board Room Gallery. First Thursday Artwalk is celebrating it’s 20 year Anniversary 1997 2017.

December 7th is the last chance to do holiday shopping on 1st Thursday.
Last November 1st Thursday we were inspired to see entries by Dodson Middle School student in Ms Wright’s Art class. The entries were part of International Lion’s Club Peace Poster Contest. This year the theme was “A Celebration Of Peace”. The students work was exhibited at fINdings Art Center, 470 West 6th St.

Lion's Club Peace Poster

This month 1st Thursday starts at Pepper Tree Park (638 S. Beacon Street) with holiday fun for everyone. Councilman Joe Buscaino will continue the tradition of lighting the town Christmas Tree, between 4-8pm.

The Port of Los Angeles invites you to the unveiling of the 2018 Port calendar featuring photos by Michael Justice. Enjoy an evening with harbor community friends to honor Michael, admire his Port photography, and take home a 2018 Port of Los Angeles calendar.
All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. (Limit one calendar per person.) This event is to be held a The Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th Street.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles: Join us for San Pedro’s First Thursdays! 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 Be sure and check out the new booths for the San Pedro Art Association. They are pulling up stakes and heading down the aisle to where they held the last Harbor-Wide All Grades Student Art Exhibitions. They now have eleven booth spaces to market art work as well as hold classes and events. It also means that they will need a few more artists to help stock the gallery space as well as start giving some classes and demos.

World Stage: Live Music will be rocking the World Stage from 7 – 9pm!

Restaurants: You’re in for a real treat visiting San Pedro’s restaurants. Try one you’ve never been to before. We’re looking forward to sampling another one of the Downtown’s unique restaurants in October. The cuisine ranges from English Pub to Mexican Cafes, Mediterranean to Italian, Japanese to California Cuisine, Thai, Organic Raw Vegan Cuisine, Cuban and Seafood. Plan on visiting a new or favorite restaurant when you visit. The new kid on the block “Pappy’s Seafood” will soon become one of your favorite downtown restaurants.

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.