This year 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.

Read about the path forward for First Friday Art Walk Oceanside


Friday, November 3, 2017 (5-9pm)

Check out our most recent video recapS below......


The October Art Walk was a huge success thanks to our many loyal partners.  Thank you everyone!!!

Oceanside, hot and sweaty? Heck yeah and we still had a great turnout and TONS OF FUN. 

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

What: Hundreds of regional residents attend the First Friday Art Walk, put on by downtown businesses, showcasing dozens of local artists. 

Where: Businesses, civic areas and vacant spaces throughout downtown Oceanside. 

Why: The Oceanside Friends of the Arts was established in 2016 with the goal of establishing 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. Monthly events began to be presented in August 2014 produced by the Oceanside Cultural Consortium. In 2015 First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk became a stand-alone nonprofit, and in 2017 the events are presented by Oceanside Friends of the Arts.

How Much Does it Cost:  NO COST, IT'S FREE !

Check out many of the artists that have participated!

And let us know if you would like to participate - as an artistsponsorvenue, or volunteer!

Coming Up in 2017, presented by Oceanside Friends of the Arts: 

  • December 1 - The entire First Friday Art Walk will be at the SpringHill Suites Marriott on Myers St, Downtown Oceanside.  More info to come!!  Check out our Art of Local video from earlier this year.