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Oceanside Begins New Tradition with First Friday Art Walk

Oceanside  CA – Oceanside is the home to military, surf, skate and now a thriving art district. Join us as we promote our vibrant art community showcasing live performances, music, poetry, art education, culinary and popup art galleries embedded in local businesses and public spaces. Oceanside is joining a growing list of cities spotlighting the talent in their communities with Art Walks.

Over 1,000 regional residents are expected to attend the First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk, put on by dozens of businesses and showcasing dozens of local artists.

What: Downtown Oceanside is coming alive with vibrant arts, performances, music, poetry, activities, food, and fun for all ages, all free.

When: First Friday of August,  which also happens to be August 1st, from 6-9pm and every month thereafter.

Where: Businesses and vacant spaces throughout downtown Oceanside, and extending down the coast.

Why: The Oceanside Cultural Consortium (OCC) was established in 2013 with the goal of establishing Oceanside and surrounding communities as an important arts, culture, entertainment and tourism hub/destination. Its members include nearly 50 different Oceanside arts, community, business, and civic organizations.

How Much: Free to attend!

Event maps will be distributed every month, listing that month’s locations, art happenings and sponsors, also on www.oceansideartwalk.org

VENUES ALREADY COMMITTED INCLUDE:

● California Surf Museum

● Hill Street Country Club

● LinkSoul

● Main Street Oceanside

● Oceanside Library & Civic Plaza

● Oceanside Museum of Art

● Petite Madeline

● Sole Lab

● Star Theatre

● Sunshine Brooks Theatre

● Ty’s Burger House

● and more to be announced!

WE NEED YOU!

Artists Performers Musicians Poets: Artistic talent will be matched with a venue for a partnership that can range from one night to an entire month long exhibition. Visual, installation, performance and video artists should contact Margaret Hernandez at margaret@oceansideartwalk.org with up to 5 images of their work.

Venues Spaces: We need businesses or vacant spaces in the downtown Oceanside/Coast Hwy area that can accommodate presenting art or performances. Contact Dinah Poellnitz at dinah@oceansideartwalk.org if you are interested in hosting an artist.

Sponsors & Supporters: First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk is a great opportunity for visibility for many businesses and organizations in the community, to support this most important new event aimed at transforming downtown Oceanside into a thriving arts, culture, and entertainment destination for the region. Contact Cyndi Melfi at cyndi@oceansideartwalk.org for sponsorship opportunities.

For more information, please visit www.oceansideartwalk.org or email info@oceansideartwalk.org