The Artful Experience of the LA Waterfront

From live Shakespeare by the Sea performances, to international film festivals, public art installations and First Thursday art walks, the LA Waterfront invites you to come visit and indulge your inner artist.

Angels Gate Cultural Center

Tucked away up on a hill just behind the Korean Friendship Bell overlooking Catalina and the LA Waterfront, the Angels Gate Cultural Center brings art and culture to the community through interactive classes, gallery exhibits of both local and international artists, professional artists’ studios, art education programs in the schools, and cultural events.

Angels Gate Cultural Center


CRAFTED at the Port of LA

Take a trip to CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, a gigantic craft marketplace housed in a 100-year-old renovated cargo warehouse. There you’ll find unique, one-of-a-kind handmade arts & crafts made by local artisans. Or take one of its many hands-on art classes and create your own.

Film Festivals & Live Entertainment

The LA Waterfront is home to several entertainment venues and companies which offer live theatre performances, film festivals, live concerts and more.
Check out the historic Warner Grand Theatre or the more intimate Grand Annex, or take in a live Shakespeare by the Sea performance at Point Fermin Park's charming outdoor amphitheater.

Encore Theatre Company
Grand Annex
LA Harbor International Film Festival
Little Fish Theater
San Pedro Ballet School
San Pedro International Film Festival
Shakespeare by the Sea
Warner Grand Theatre

First Thursday Art Walks

Discover the LA Waterfront's vibrant and growing art scene. Where to begin? Head out for a night on the town for the First Thursday Art Walk in the Downtown Arts District of San Pedro, a two-decades-old tradition where local artists open their studios to the public on the first Thursday evening of each month. Enjoy the live music and gourmet food truck fare while you’re out.

First Thursday Art Walk

Public Art on the Waterfront

The Port of Los Angeles supports and encourages art with its public art installations along the LA Waterfront which engage local, regional, national and internationally known artists to create public works of art that reflect the interests, history, character and cultures of the local harbor community.  Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the authentic art of the LA Waterfront. 

Public Art Installations 

San Pedro Arts District

The San Pedro Arts District is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the resident art studios and galleries, unique restaurants and world-class artists in and around the LA Waterfront. The arts and the waterfront are primary resources of the revitalization of the area and provide physical, social, cultural and economic benefits to strengthen and sustain the community. 

San Pedro Arts District