First Friday El Paseo

“First Friday on El Paseo” — Multiple free events happening all along the famed shopping and dining avenue, including many in-store events and the famed Stilt Walkers!

FRIDAY May 3, from 4pm to 7pm


ArtWalk El Paseo

Take a self-guided tour of over 15+ fine art galleries and enjoy in-gallery artist receptions, stroll the El Paseo Median Art Exhibition and take selfies with the many wall murals found along the avenue!

Biennial Sculpture Exhibition

Check out 18 amazing sculptures in the Median, now with scannable QR codes to learn more about the artists, the various mediums and how they were selected as part of the 2023/24 El Paseo Sculpture Exhibition.

El Paseo Design District

From interior designers, home decor and consignment shops, El Paseo offers a newly expanded range of over 20 shops to help create a variety of perfect living spaces. Check out the full directory.

Catch a Free Ride

The FREE El Paseo Courtesy Carts operate daily from 11 am to 6 pm providing transportation to every block of El Paseo! Park anywhere in the district and catch a free ride to see all the galleries and in-store events, the Median Art Exhibition, the wall murals, and more! Simply flag the cart down, or download the convenient app, “Circuit” or text 760-582-3552 to have the cart come to you.

Special In-Store Events
May 3

Stop by these and other participating businesses for special First Friday & ArtWalk Events!


A Gallery Fine Art

Stop by to see our latest artworks!

Allan Pitchco Galleries

Come by to view our collection and enjoy a 50% savings on selected artwork.

Art 276 Gallery

Enjoy a reception celebrating “Art on Vinyl Record Covers” from around the globe, plus enjoy a glass of bubbly!

CODA Gallery

Presenting “The View From Here,” a curated exhibition of new paintings, sculpture, glass, and photography by the gallery’s most in-demand artists, as well as a retrospective of the 2023-24 season exhibitions. Enjoy a wine bar serving organic wines and other beverages to benefit Angel View, a Coachella Valley nonprofit serving children and adults with disabilities. A percentage of the evening’s art sales will be donated to support Angel View.

Dawson Cole Fine Art

Join us for Sips & Savors and view internationally renowned artist, Daniel Maltzman and our newest arrivals.

Desert Wolff

Come join us to celebrate the last ArtWalk of the season with a glass of Chardonnay, and some nibbles.

George Stern Fine Art

Featuring a special exhibition of the works of Conrad Bluff.

Jones & Terwilliger

Celebrate the final ArtWalk with a reception between 4p – 7pm featuring a thoughtful selection of contemporary and classical fine art.

Melissa Morgan Fine Art

Start your ArtWalk journey at our amazing Sculpture Garden on the corner of San Luis Rey and El Paseo to enjoy a student band from AMP, Academy of Musical Performance, before heading to the Gallery for sips and savors and a special exhibition.

Ramey Fine Art

Enjoy our final ArtWalk with a glass of Prosecco!

Skidmore Contemporary Art

A special reception with live music, sips & sweets!

That Gallery

Meet local artists, including Hank Hudson and Russ Phillips at our special reception.

Van Zaig Gallery

Celebrate Mexico City-based artist, Libia Rocha, whose work is now on view as part of “Medusa: The Power of Women in Art.” Gallery hours will be extended until 7 pm and refreshments will be served.


Eddie V’s

Enjoy fine dining and the stylings of Johnny Meza!


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo early at “Barcourts at Harcourts!” Join us for a fun celebration from 4 to 7 pm.

Sip & Shop At Lolo Interiors

Join us at Lolo Interiors for beer, wine, and everything design! Speak to our designers, shop the collection or just enjoy the space! From 4pm-5pm.

Style & Sip At House of Lolo

Stop by House of Lolo for a glass of wine while you shop + get styled by our team! From 4pm-5pm.

Victoria Vogel Interiors

Design Collective & Decor – serving refreshments.

Your CBD Store

Check out our selection of fine products and enjoy give aways and more.