Oceanside, California – December 2, 2022.
First Friday Art Walk Oceanside is partnering with the SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Camp Pendleton Toys for Tots, for the 5th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to kick off the holiday season, while illuminating the art community here in Oceanside on Friday, December 2nd from 5:00pm-9:00pm.
“This will be our largest Art Walk event of the year with over 50 artists registered to exhibit and we are excited to house the Art Walk in a single location. This will be the last Art Walk event until next April 2023 and is particularly timely as we head into the holiday season looking for those unique, locally created gifts for our family and friends,” says Susan Brown, president of the Oceanside Friends of the Arts.
Doors will open at 5:00pm and the tree lighting ceremony will occur at 6:00pm. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy donation for Camp Pendleton Toys for Tots. Local artists, dancers, live music, Hello Betty’s chef and many more are participating. Party Pop, Oceanside’s local Popcorn delight will be showing during Art Walk. For those who like to participate in Interactive mural painting THE ART MILES MURAL PROJECT, will be in action with the Art Miles Muralist facilitator who designs murals with you, Joanne Tawfilis, Ph.D., Muralist & Cofounder, Art Miles Mural Project. All paint, brushes and canvas provided. For Kids and grandkids, ACE will have interactive art projects to make, guided by their art instructors.
Featured Art Walk Artist
Jeff Prior. Space ML-5. Jeff is an Oceanside Resident of over 20 years. His photos represent the way he sees the world around him. He loves to capture images that put the subject in a new light, perhaps opening the viewer’s mind to a new prospective.
About The Oceanside Friends of the Arts
The Oceanside Friends of the Arts, a Non-Profit 501c3 Foundation, was established in 2016 with the goal of promoting Oceanside and surrounding communities as an important arts, culture, entertainment and tourism hub/destination that catalyzes economic prosperity and a high quality of life for Oceanside’s future. The Oceanside Cultural District was recently selected as one of California’s 14, premier state-designated cultural districts by the California Arts Council. The California Cultural Districts program aims to leverage the state’s artistic and cultural