First Friday Art Walk Oceanside & Holiday Tree Lighting


Friday Art Walk Oceanside is partnering with the SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Camp Pendleton Toys for Tots, for the 4th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to kick off the holiday season, while illuminating the art community here in Oceanside on Friday, December 7th from 5:00pm-9:00pm.

“This will be our largest Art Walk event of the year with over 70 artists registered to exhibit and we are excited to house the Art Walk in a single location. This will be the last Art Walk event until next March and is particularly timely as we head into the holiday season looking for those unique, locally created gifts for our family and friends,” says Pete Harwood, vice president of the Oceanside Friends of the Arts.

Doors will open at 5:00pm and the tree lighting ceremony will occur at 6:00pm. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy donation for Camp Pendleton Toys for Tots. Local artists, dancers, live music, Hello Betty’s chef and much more are participating. As a special attraction this year, Oceanside authors Julia and Nancy Glen will be debuting their new illustrated children’s book “Oceanside Adventures”, that focuses on the history of Oceanside, current events and attractions (see attached Oceanside Adventures Children’s Book press release). Also returning, will be the Cadence Dance Project to perform on the 2nd floor deck of the SpringHill Suites. Art Walk is a free, family friendly event.

About The Oceanside Friends of the Arts
The Oceanside Friends of the Arts (OFA), a Non-Profit 501c3 Foundation, was initiated 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.

Students from The Cadence Dance Project will be featured at the December Art Walk.

About The Cadence Dance Project
Cadence Dance Project located at 222 Wisconsin Avenue cultivates an environment where dance and community can harmoniously blend together. Our youth are given exceptional dance technique and instruction, while playing an integral role in our community through service and leadership. We offer a variety of classes including: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Threatre, Yoga, Adult Hip Hop, Adult Tap, Senior Tap, Baby & Me and more. All ages and levels are welcome.

About The Oceanside SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Located at 110 N. Myers St. in downtown Oceanside, SpringHill Suites is the top choice for the California traveler who seeks unique. Take in sweeping views of the Pacific, take a dip in our rooftop heated pool or walk along the historic Oceanside Pier and feel the charming sea breeze. From breathtaking views to friendly service, our beachfront hotel has everything you need for a stress-free Southern California getaway.


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