First Friday Art Walk Oceanside, August 3rd

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First Friday Art Walk Oceanside, August 3rd

First Friday Art Walk Oceanside comes alive in downtown Oceanside with art, performances, music, poetry, activities, food and fun for all ages on Friday, August 3rd from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

This month, Art Walk Oceanside will offer an added attraction with the Oceanside International Film Festival to be held at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre from August 1st – 5th for its eighth annual edition. Guests this year will be able to see over 50 films from all over the world.

“We are truly excited to collaborate with the Brooks Theatre in this acclaimed event and Art Walk will co-present the festivals documentary block entitled, ‘An Artist Collective’. We are especially proud to have our very own Stephen M. Jackson featured in the film short, ‘The Beauty Around Us’, an introspective look at the process and inspiration behind his unique art,” says Susan Brown

President of the Oceanside Friends of the Arts. Jackson’s film short will be one of five documentaries featured in this art film block.

Dozens of artists in several venues throughout downtown Oceanside will be featured with most located in Artist Alley at Pier View Way. The North County Art Group will be a new addition to this month’s Art Walk and will be exhibiting outside the Oceanside Public Library. The Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) will be featuring music at the museum with the Shane Hall Trio. Live music will also be featured at both ends of Artist Alley with Steelin’ Tin and newcomer Ashon Sylvester performing. Aki will also be leading a drum circle in the middle of Artist Alley.

Honey lady, Kelly Shiloff, displays her honey varieties at a recent Art Walk event.

The Oceanside Friends of the Arts (OFA)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. As part of it’s primary mission, OFA recently awarded two $500 scholarships to high school graduates to help further their art education at the collegiate level.

Scholarship award winners Drew Pfeffer, an El Camino High School graduate and Isabel Figueroa, an Oceanside High School graduate were each presented a check for $500 on behalf of the Oceanside Friends of the Arts to apply to further their art education at Palomar College and Mira Costa College respectively.

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.

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.

About Oceanside International Film Festival
Founded by the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation in 2009, the Oceanside International Film Festival (OIFF)is an annual opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their work competitively screened and professionally judged. Held August 1-5, OIFF 2018 will take place exclusively at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre at 217 N. Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside. To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, please visit www.osidefilm.org.

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

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