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 Arts community through cultural events like the Art Walk. Oceanside Friends of the Arts also provides scholarships to students interested in studying The Arts.    


Celebrate the Cinco de May weekend and get some Mother's Day shopping done at the First Friday Art Walk on May 4 from 5-9pm.  We'll be back to our classic format, with artists and musicians located at 16 different downtown locations.  


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

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

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

NEXT ART WALK IS ON MAY 4, 5-9PM. WE RETURN TO OUR CLASSIC DOWNTOWN FORMAT ON:

  • MISSION AVE

  • ARTIST ALLEY

  • PIER VIEW WAY

  • COAST HWY  

SEE YA THERE!!!


RICHARD SHAW 3D WIRE ART

3D Wire Art© is a natural extension of my career as a TV Writer and Producer.
“Whimsical Stories & Fantastic Realism Told with Twisted Wire and Mixed Media”  

I created this unique new art form to tell stories with framed art, sculptures and my exclusive Boing Plants—colorful and bright, simple, complex or controversial.  Each buyer receives a numbered and signed Certificate of Authenticity with a fun, clever story.


To purchase an art piece or commission custom art work for that special someone, someplace or occasion, contact me 3DWireArt@att.net
— Richard Shaw

First Friday Art Walk Artist Richard Shaw and his new 3D Wire Art Robots will be in Artist Alley near Pier View Way May 4, 5-9pm. 


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 May 4, 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 May 4 Art Walk.

Welcome Magician Matthew Singer to First Friday Art Walk

Magician Matthew Singer will be performing in Artist Alley at the May 4 Art Walk.


CHECK OUT OUR RECAP OF THE VERY EXCITING MARCH 2 FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK AT THE SPRINGHILL SUITES MARRIOTT.

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK ON 3/2/18 AT SPRINGHILL MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN OCEANSIDE HAD A HUGE ATTENDANCE AND MUCH FUN WAS HAD BY ALL.

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


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Collaborative Art Notecards FOR SALE!!! 

Buy individually for $2.95 or get a pack of 10 for $20 and support Oceanside Friends of the Arts. 

Use the Donate button to purchase and make sure you specify which card you like and how many packs you want.  

Art Walk Artist Taylor Mohr's photography is currently featured on the covers of both Carlsbad Magazine and About Town Magazine.  Way to go Taylor!!! Check out Taylor's work on Instagram @taylor.mohr


Incredible turnout from both artists and the public on December 1 at the  SpringHill Suites Marriott in Downtown Oceanside.  Wonderful collaboration and a fantastic time had by all that attended.  More pictures and video to come....

The December 1 First Friday Art Walk at the SpringHill Suites Marriott Downtown was AWESOME. Absolutely great way to end the Art Walk year. April 6, 2018 is the next Oceanside Art Walk and we will again be at the Marriott. See you there!

Tijs Groen blew us away in December with his world class musicianship. How he ended up performing for us we're not sure but we certainly want him back!!


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.


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

A beautiful cool evening in Oceanside as we celebrate our love for the Oceanside Art Scene.

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. 


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

  • May 4, 2018 from 5-9pm JOIN US as we celebrate the eclectic Oceanside art scene.  We'll be back to our classic format. Check out our new event map.

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.