Oceanside is the home to military, surf, skate and NOW A THRIVING ART DISTRICT.  Join us as we promote our vibrant art community showcasing live performances, music, poetry, art education, culinary and pop-up art galleries embedded in local businesses and public spaces.

Read about the path forward for Oceanside Art Walk

Friday, April 7 will be the next Oceanside Art Walk!

** Hours: 5 pm - 9 pm **

Take a look at the Artists and Happenings for the last event! 

Who : Downtown Oceanside 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: Oceanside Art Walk, put on by dozens of businesses and 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. Its members include nearly 50 different Oceanside arts, community, business, and civic organizations. 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 will be presented by Oceanside Friends of the Arts, First Friday March through December.

How Much : Free to Attend!

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 : 

  • April 7  Includes a Collaborative Painting Project for all attending in Artist Alley
  • May 5  TBA Collaborative Project
  • June 2  Jazz and Arts
  • July 7 TBA
  • August  4  TBA
  • September 1  TBA
  • October 6  Halloween Trick or Treat
  • November 3 TBA
  • December 1 TBA