Friday, October 27, 2017


Oceanside, California – October 27, 2017

Oceanside First Friday Art Walk will be celebrating its’ next monthly event with a “Fall in Love with the Oceanside Art Scene” theme featuring local artists, musicians and dancing in downtown Oceanside, Friday, November 3d from 5:00pm-9:00pm.

“Our monthly event has grown significantly this past year as more and more artists as well as visitors fall in love with the vibrant Oceanside Art scene. And the November event is particularly timely as we head into the holiday season looking for those unique, locally created gifts for our family and friends,” said Susan Brown, president of the Oceanside Friends of the Arts.

November’s event will continue to feature dozens of local/regional artists, several musicians and over 20 venues in the downtown Oceanside Cultural District. A new addition to the Art Walk this month will feature the Cadence Dance Project, which recently opened at 222 Wisconsin Avenue in Oceanside. The mission of Cadence Dance Project is to cultivate an environment where dance and community can harmoniously blend together. Our youth are not only given exceptional dance technique and instruction, but are playing an integral part in our community through service and leadership. Dance teams from the Cadence Dance Project will be performing at various venues throughout the November Art Walk event.

The Art Walk area covers a 5-block walkable expanse in downtown Oceanside that is bordered by Pier View Way and Mission Avenue (north to south) and Nevada Street to Cleveland (east to west). Oceanside Pedi-Cab will also be offering complimentary transportation between venues and art exhibits for attendees. Main pick-up locations will be on Mission Avenue or Pier View Way, or you can call the phone number for pickup that is printed on the back of the Art Walk maps available at the event.

Oceanside Art Walk is Produced by Oceanside Friends of the Arts a 501 © 3 Organization Tax ID 81-2397930
“The Oceanside Friends of the Arts seeks to develop, present and promote arts & culture programs in Oceanside through fundraising activities & endeavors, in partnership with the City of Oceanside & the Oceanside Arts Commission.”

Monday, October 23, 2017

Oceanside Sculptor


 Ving Simpson is a great man in stature, and an intrepid artist when creating his sculptures of materials which are normally not thought of in making of fine art.

His work is intricately involved with texture and mass. Tar Paper is a pervasive element in his work as it is easily melded into works both massive in size and exquisitely small in the assembly of texture. His work generates a force of presence which is seductive in it's ability to literally draw  you into the work.
Looking into the center of a Ving Simpson work of Art

His work may be viewed at the Hill Street Country Club Gallery at The Link Soul Lab, a couple of miles south of Artist's Alley it is a gem of a Gallery to find in our Oceanside Art scene...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Michael Rosenblatt Watching Eyes...

Michael Rosenblatt one of the original Artists Alley Artists. His work is on murals in L.A. and San Diego Counties... Welcome Back Michael, but has he has told me many times, His heart belongs to Artists Alley and Oceanside, for that is where he started on this path we call Art.