First Friday Art Walk Oceanside, April 6th

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First Friday Art Walk Oceanside, April 6th

First Friday Art Walk Oceanside will be returning to its classic multi-venue downtown Oceanside format on Friday, April 6th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

“We continue to add new venues and artists to our monthly Art Walk events as we enter our second year under new management by the Oceanside Friends of the Arts. Masters Kitchen and Cocktail will showcase Art Walk Artists in its new gallery space adjacent to the restaurant, and new venues debuting will include Sunshine Brooks Theatre and School of Hard Locks in Artist Alley,”

says Susan Brown, president of the Oceanside Friends of the Arts. The Main Street Oceanside venue located on Mission Ave. will also be showcasing a “Youth Gallery” with a participative project for youth attending the Art Walk and the Breakfast Club will be serving some of their food specialties in the Pavilion at Artist Alley. Note cards featuring collaborative paintings from previous Art Walks will be available on sale for $2.95 each or 10 for $20.00 at various locations within the Art Walk.

Art Walk will also be featuring a new and different entertainment option at the April Art Walk with Mathew Singer who will perform his NEURO-MAGIC talents. Mathew Singer is a professional, world class Magic Castle Trained Magician, but is also a UCLA neuroscientist. His “Mind Bending Miracles” combine exceptional magic, mentalism and brain science.

In conjunction with Art Walk, the Oceanside Museum of Art(OMA) will be featuring its Post Apocalypse Shoe Fetish project as part of the Big Read partnership with the Oceanside Public Library. The Big Read was inspired by the 2014 National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Bestseller Station Eleven, an audacious, darkly glittering story of a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of civilization, risking everything for art and humanity in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse. To commemorate this, Art Walk visitors can bring their own shoes and used beads, baubles, bows and a bit of the unexpected to transform their footwear into museum artifacts.

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. The Oceanside Cultural District was recently selected as one of California’s 14, premier state-designated cultural districts by the California Arts Council. The California Cultural District’s program aims to leverage the state’s artistic and cultural assets. The shared values of this program are to grow and sustain authentic grassroots arts and cultural opportunities, increasing the visibility of local artists and community participation in local arts and culture, and promoting socioeconomic and ethnic diversity. The Oceanside Cultural District partners include: the City of Oceanside, Oceanside Public Library, Oceanside Arts Commission, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside Friends of the Arts and MainStreet Oceanside. Together they bring a focus on inclusivity, creativity, talent, and economic development to the forefront in the District.

About Oceanside Friends of the Arts
The Oceanside Friends of the Arts, a Non-Profit 501c3 Foundation, was established in 2016 with the goal of promoting 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. Fundraising proceeds will go to support First Friday Art Walk Oceanside and scholarships for high school graduates to further their art education.


Combining the latest in Neuroscience with mind-bending miracles, award-winning Magic Castle magician and UCLA PsychoBiologist, Matthew Singer creates a new style of masterful illusion with his acclaimed NeuroMagik™. Using the latest in cognitive science and clinical hypnosis, you’ll experience what can only be described as “Mind-Bending Miracles.” Come experience a new reality through exceptional magic, mentalism, and brain science.
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About Oceanside Museum of Art
Oceanside Museum of Art located at 704 Pier View Way, is a premier regional art museum and a leader of arts and culture in San Diego. In addition to several highly praised contemporary art exhibitions per year, museum programming includes classes, lectures, docent tours, parties, concerts, films, culinary events, and chartered travel to other cultural art venues and destinations.


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Media Contact: Susan Brown, Email – susanbrown7@me.com, Phone – 760-831-6387, www.oceansideartwalk.org

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