First Fridays Art Walk to celebrate Summer of Love

The First Fridays Art Walk in Bixby Knolls on Aug. 2 will turn back the clock to 1967’s Summer of Love. The evening will include: live art and interactive-art activities, jazz, incense and peppermints, classic cars, flower power, folk, politicos, break dancers, a Toaster Music (improvisational performance duo featuring Sumako and Sander Roscoe Wolff) sound installation, a hippie in stilts, goats and chickens, bubbles, the Knolls Ranger mascot, free books, gift items, antiques and the Big Red Bus.
The Summer Shutters 3.0 Photo Contest display will be in the Jones Gallery at the Expo Arts Center. Winners and prizes will be announced at 8pm.
Local band MOVE will perform hits from 1967 beginning at 7:30pm at 4313 Atlantic Ave.
When the sun goes down, Nino’s Italian Restaurant & Digital Installers will host a big-screen projection of Monterey Pop, the 1968 concert film about the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, in Nino’s parking lot.
Westerly School’s summer art camp will unveil a First Fridays mural in front of Expo Arts Center.
Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson’s “First Books at First Fridays” will take the month off and return in September.
Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin’s “Council on Your Corner” will be set up at Atlantic Avenue and Burlinghall Drive to meet and greet attendees
Attendees may dine on “Art-Lantic” Avenue at one of the local restaurants then grab the Big Red Bus to travel from venue to venue via designated stops at the participating businesses.
Bella Cosa, 3803 Atlantic Ave., will have all the information about First Fridays, maps, business info, and restaurant recommendations from 6:30pm to 8pm.

More Information
firstfridayslongbeach.com

Source: BKBIA

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