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 and grants to local high schools.

November 2 2018 First Friday Art Walk was under the lights. Fun all over the place!

First Friday Art Walk at SpringHill Suites Marriott in downtown Oceanside CA. Local artists, musicians, food and beverage vendors, dancers all together for a fun evening celebrating Oceanside's exploding art scene.

September 7 First Friday Art Walk at SpringHill Suites Marriott was sooooo much fun!

Do not miss our next event on Oct 5.    

September 7, 2018 from 5-9pm First Friday Art Walk will be held at the SpringHill Suites Marriott in Downtown Oceanside.

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


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.    

  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.

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

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:   

  • December 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.