Welcome to the First Friday Art Walk website.  We want everyone associated with our nonprofit organization to feel welcome, comfortable and to HAVE FUN.

Please visit our JOIN US page if you're interested in being a part of the fast growing cultural scene in downtown Oceanside. First Friday Art Walk is produced by Oceanside Friends of the Arts which gives back to the Oceanside community through cultural events like First Friday Art Walk. Oceanside Friends of the Arts also provides scholarships to local high school grads pursuing higher education in The Arts.    

Images below from the August 3 First Friday Art Walk.  Thanks so much to our roving photog James Guerrero!

Erin Schroeder will be showing at future First Friday Art Walks and we couldn't be happier. Check out Erin’s website at www.erinsillart.com

Don't miss the August 3 First Friday Art Walk!!  



2018 Scholarships Awarded

Local high school grads Isabel Figueroa and Drew Pfeffer received $500 each from Oceanside Friends of the Arts. Isabel is an Oceanside High School graduate headed to Mira Costa College to study Art and Business.  Drew is an El Camino High grad attending Palomar College in the fall to pursue Performance Art.  

July 6 First Friday Art Walk was a huge success!  Thanks to everyone involved as we continue to grow and make Oceanside Art Walk a better and better event.  Special thanks to James Guerrero who helped with photography.

Cory Whitlock of Whitlock Surf Experience promoting next week's First Friday Art Walk in downtown Oceanside.

Julia Fisher promotes Studio Ace and the July 6 2018 First Friday Art Walk.

The June 1 Art Walk was so much FUN!!!  Looking forward to another successful First Friday Art Walk on July 6 Art Walk.  

Masters Kitchen & Cocktail hosted Oceanside Friends of the Arts on May 29. We raised more than $1000 for our scholarship fund!!!

Please join us for this amazing fundraiser graciously hosted by Masters Kitchen & Cocktail.  Enjoy a delicious meal and give back to the Oceanside Arts Community at the same time.  20% of all food and nonalcoholic beverage sales will benefit Oceanside Friends of the Arts.  

  Locals know when and where the funnest events are in Oceanside.   

Locals know when and where the funnest events are in Oceanside.  







The May 4 First Friday Art Walk was an absolute BLAST!  Perfect weather and robust foot traffic always leads to a fun evening for everybody.  Thanks to all who participated and we look forward to more fun on June 1.

First Friday Art Walk regulars The Venture rockin out at Harcourts Sand and Sea Properties on Pier View Way in Oceanside, CA.

Beach Hut Deli Oceanside owner Bryce Moretti on the upcoming First Friday Art Walk. Food, beer, artwork, music and more. Don't miss First Friday Art Walk June 1, 5-9 Downtown Oceanside.

Joe and Mary Villela own the Oceanside Arty Gallery on Mission Ave. They are both super talented artists and big contributors to First Friday Art Walk.

Nicolle Hunt of Pacific Street Designs is looking forward to the June 1 Art Walk.

Welcome Magician Matthew Singer to First Friday Art Walk

Magician Matthew Singer will be performing in Artist Alley at the June 1 Art Walk.

New in 2018 for First Friday Art Walk are our Art Walk Moment video features showcasing individuals and organizations that make our Art Walk events tick.  Do you want to be featured in an Art Walk Moment?  Contact us and we'll set it up.  

Crystal Rodriguez is stoked that Holme Estate Cellars is an Art Walk venue on Coast Hwy in Oceanside

Gumaro talks about Main Street Oceanside and the First Friday Art Walk

Art Walk Artist Blake Allen

Steph Schempp explains the positive energy vortex on the path to positive intentions. 

Art Walk Artist Ashley Strong Smith

In 2017, Oceanside was named one of fourteen Cultural Art Districts in the state of California

Join First Friday Art Walk in promoting our vibrant art community showcasing pop-up art galleries, custom jewelry, dance performances, live music and poetry embedded in our local businesses and public spaces.

Coming up in 2018, presented by Oceanside Friends of the Arts:   

  • AUGUST 3, 5-9PM.  First Friday Art Walk in classic location.
  • SEPTEMBER 7, 5-9PM  First Friday Art Walk moves to SpringHill Suites Marriott on Myers St.

Oceanside Friends of the Arts is the proud producer of First Friday Art Walk.  Proceeds benefit Oceanside Friends of the Arts' commitment to enhance, encourage and support arts related activities for the Oceanside Community including scholarships for local students.  We are a nonprofit 501(c)3. Tax ID 81-2397930.