Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community and supporters celebrate the influence LGBT people have had around the world. Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.  This month, La Jolla First Friday Art Walk shines the light on LGBTQ community groups, artists, and impacts.  In the spirit of diversity, equality, and inclusion, La Jolla Village strives to be a place that welcomes everyone — no matter who they love!  A special thanks to LGBTQ+ organizations joining us for this very special evening.

Experience an evening at La Jolla’s new and iconic art galleries as art enthusiasts sip, snack, and stroll. The Stonewall Riots, beginning in June 1969, symbolized a turning point in the fight for LGBTQ rights. In honor of the Stonewall Uprising, the First Friday Art Walk, on June 3, celebrates PRIDE.  There will be  5 LGBTQ organizations attending the PRIDE Art Walk to share information and resources about their services and activities.

Attendees will stroll through the visiting art galleries and artists while enjoying tasty food and beverages. Catering the event will be Eddie V’s; the soon-to-be-opened Java Earth Coffee; and the brand new Lobster West, which celebrated its ribbon cutting last week. The San Diego Spirits Festival will also sponsor unique tastings and cocktails at various galleries.  This month, after the Art Walk, LIK Fine Art will feature an event beginning at 7:15: Embody Art Yoga and Meditation with Linda Gastaldello. Other highlights include:

  • L&G Projects hosts the incredible Tel Aviv artist Orit Fuchs who is known for her bold, dynamic female images.
  • Krista Schumacher’s mother and inspiration, Kathy Schumacher, will be in town as she and Krista reveal their 2022 mother/daughter painting.
  • The Conrad Performing Arts Center host local artist Edna Pines in the WuTsai QRT.yrd by the Ed Kornhauser Jazz Trio. The Cove House and Sotheby’s will feature other local artists.

While the event is FREE and no tickets are required we ask that all guests PRE-REGISTER HERE in order to help galleries estimate attendance.   When you do, you will be offered a FREE PARKING PASS for the event, compliments of ACE Mobility.

Participating LGBTQ+ Organizations and Locations

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) @Modernist Cuisine Gallery
ig @glsen

PFLAG San Diego @Krista Schumacher Art Gallery
ig @pflag

PRIDE San Diego @Sotheby’s Plaza
ig @ sandiegopride

Rainbow Spaces @Sotheby’s Plaza
ig @rainbowspacessb

Trans Family Support Services @BFree Studio
ig @transfamilysos

This month’s participating locations and visiting artists:

Artemis Fine Art Gallery
 ig @artemislajolla

Be Boutique featuring Hess Grace, Artist
Ig @gracegroup2
ig @beboutiquesd

BFree Studio
ig @bfreestudio

Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery
ig @contemporaryfineartsgallery

Conrad Performing Arts Center
featuring Edna Pines, Artist
Courtyard Concert 4:30 – 5:30 PM
www.ednapines.com @ ednapines
www.ljms.org @ ljmusicsociety

Cosmopolitan Fine Art

Cove House La Jolla (Happy Hour from 3 – 6 PM)
featuring Hannah Kazik, Artist
ig @artbyhannahkazik

ig @covehouselajolla

Greg Lawson Gallery
ig @greglawsonimages

Krista Schumacher Art Gallery
ig @kristaschumacherart

L&G Projects
ig @lg_projects/

Legends Gallery
ig @legendsgallerylajolla

Lik Fine Art
ig @peterlik

Mangelsen Images of Nature
ig @thomasdmangelsen

Martin Lawrence Galleries
ig @martinlawrencegalleries

Michael Seewald Gallery
ig @michael_seewald_99

Modernist Cuisine sponsored by Eddie V’s
www. eddiev.com
ig @eddievs_

ig @Modcuisine

Pacific Sotheby’s International Real Estate
featuring Geraldine Hummel, Artist
ig @geraldineabstractart
ig @pacificsothebysrealty

She’s Art And Soul
ig @shesartandsoul

Thumbprint Gallery
ig @ ThumbprintArtGallery

Yiddishland California
ig @yaaana__yiddish

Galleries and participants are subject to change. Alcohol may not be removed from host location.  City of San Diego law prohibits consuming any alcoholic beverage on sidewalks, streets, and other public locations. Please drink responsibly.