Every month there are artists placed on our waiting list.

Sign up early, pay by deadline and be in you space by 4:30pm to secure your placement.


You can participate as an artist, vendor, volunteer or make a tax deductible donation to Oceanside Friends of the Arts. Please read the important guidelines to the right before registering.

Please remember, until the $25 donation is received, Artists and Vendors will not be placed at an Art Walk venue. 

Use the DONATE button to access PayPal.  When paying through PayPal please let us know specifically which event your donation is for.  Do this in the PayPal field marked..."ADD SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO THE SELLER"

Or write us a check and mail it to:

Oceanside Friends of the Arts
PO Box 901
Oceanside, CA  92049

After filling out the form, click SUBMIT.  To donate, click on the Donate button anywhere you see one.  Then you can access PayPal and make your donation.

Your payment must be made no later then Friday, ONE WEEK BEFORE our art walk, or you space will be given to a person on our waiting list.

Important Guidelines

Please read EVERYTHING

  • First Friday Art Walk begins at 5pm and ends at 9pm. You must be in your space by 4:30, otherwise you space will be given to a person on our waiting list.

  • We recommend artists and vendors arrive early, park and unload gear from the adjacent church parking lot. Then park vehicles for the evening in any number of free parking spaces around Artist Alley including the southern most part of the church lot.

  • Artists need to have at least five family friendly pieces of artwork to show.

  • Every artist is 100% responsible for their space set up. That includes easels, tables, grid walls, signs and especially wireless lights when necessary.

  • Artist Alley cannot accommodate 10x10 canopies.

  • Please leave your space in Artist Alley at least as clean as it looked when you arrived.

  • Oceanside Friends of the Arts is not responsible for any theft or damage to participants’ artwork or supplies.

  • Finally, ENJOY THE EVENT! First Friday Art Walk provides excellent opportunities to network with other artists and meet potential art buyers.

A few important reminders:

You must be 18 to exhibit your work in Artist Alley and surrounding areas.

Be respectful of you fellow artists.

No pets allowed (unless it’s a specially trained service dog)

Do not encroach onto your neighbor’s space!! Space size is approximately 8ft wide and 3 ft deep.

Any consistent violations will jeopardize your future to show at the Art Walk.

Artist/Vendor Form

Name *
Type of Participation *

Support us

Thank You to all our wonderful Partners and Sponsors!

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK OCEANSIDE is a great way to promote the local artist community and businesses by creating a unique marketing program using art.

We need the support of the entire community to keep this going as a free event!

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Volunteering with First Friday Art Walk is a great way to support your community and have fun! Here are some ways you can help:

Night of the Event Volunteer

  • Distribute maps

  • Welcome & information table

  • Track the number of people at a location

  • Direct foot traffic toward exhibits

Do you have more specific talents? Let us know.


Volunteer Form

Name *