Free Annual Art Festival to Showcase Local Harbor Area Talent

 SAN PEDRO, Calif. — May 1, 2007 — The Port of Los Angeles is holding its second annual “Art on the Waterfront” event on the L.A. Waterfront in San Pedro on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  The festival, along the Main Channel of the nation’s number one containerport, is free and open to the public.


Produced by Angels Gate Cultural Center and San Pedro Arts Association, Art on the Waterfront brings together a broad collection of artists to showcase their talents.  Activities for the day include art and video installations in cargo containers called “FR8”, an artisan fair, chalk art exhibitions, skateboarding demonstrations, artist-led children’s activities and the team from Radio Disney.  Food vendors will also be on-hand.

The festival also will mark the first major Port event where free trees will be given to the public as part of the Port’s efforts to support the Million Trees Los Angeles campaign.  Attendees can take two, one-gallon trees home for free.

Free shuttles will usher attendees from the parking lots at 22nd Street & Miner and 22nd Street & Sampson Street to the event on Harbor Boulevard and 1st Street.  The Red Car can also be utilized for visitors who want to park in Ports O’ Call Village to the south of Harbor Blvd. Parkway or the Cruise Ship Promenade to the North, and rides are free.

Celebrating its Centennial in 2007, the Port of Los Angeles is America's premier port. As the leading seaport in the nation in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 259,000 regional jobs and $8.4 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars. At the Port of Los Angeles, high priority is placed on responsible and sustainable growth initiatives, combined with high security, environmental stewardship and community outreach. For its industry leading environmental initiatives, the Port received two Environmental Protection Agency awards in 2006. The Port of Los Angeles – A Cleaner Port. A Brighter Future.