While Oceanside has long been known for its thriving surf, skate and military community, along with some of the best beaches in Southern California, the City now boasts a growing art district. On the First Friday of each month, join us in downtown Oceanside as we celebrate our vibrant art community to showcase live performances, music, poetry, art education, culinary and pop-up art galleries embedded in local businesses and public spaces.
The walk takes place at businesses and vacant spaces throughout downtown Oceanside, and extending down the coast. The intersection of Mission Avenue and Ditmar is a good place to start the walk. The art walk is free to attend.
The event began as a result of the efforts of the Oceanside Cultural Consortium (OCC) which was established in 2013 with the goal of highlighting Oceanside and surrounding communities as an important arts, culture, entertainment and tourism hub/destinations. Consortium members include nearly 50 different Oceanside arts, community, business, and civic organizations