Main Street in Huntington Beach sings with creativity and local love every day, but once a month the stops are pulled for a night dedicated to local artists and the local community. The HB Downtown Art Walk returns tonight from 6-9 p.m., taking over sidewalks along and near Main Street, as well as the walls and nooks of participating businesses. It's the rare occasion where small business meets art meets community, and it's not to be missed.
July's Art Walk features more than 60 artists, making it the biggest HB Downtown Art Walk to date. Artists will be ready to chat and sell—and some ready to bust out live works right before the admiring eyes of passers-by. Here are some handy maps and details to help guide your walk.
Art Walk Map
Hard copies of the Art Walk map can be scooped up at the International Surfing Museum at Fifth and Olive, where attendees can register to win a $25 gift card to their favorite downtown HB business.
"Surfboards on Parade," an ongoing community exhibition of artist/shaper collaboration boards created in honor of 100 years of surfing in HB, displays as a limited time addition to HB's monthly Art Walk. The boards will display throughout the city through August. If you take your photo with the week's featured board, you'll be entered to win a sweet prize. Follow "Surfboards on Parade" on Facebook for details.
"Surfboards on Parade" Map
Event attendees are encouraged to bicycle or use public transportation this evening. An interactive Orange County Transportation Authority map is available here to help you plan your route. Drivers, refer to the below downtown parking map.