Join member galleries from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month for a festive cultural evening. The next Art Walk is Thursday. Asterisk [*] denotes the participating galleries.
Dedicated shuttle service starts at 6:15 p.m. from the Laguna Art Museum at North Coast Highway and Cliff Drive, and Bluebird Center, 1590 S. Coast Hwy. Shuttles run until 8:45 p.m.
First Thursdays Art Walk is funded by member galleries, lodging establishments and the city. For more information, call (949) 683-6871, or visit http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com.
*Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and Fridays through Sundays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; and closed Wednesdays. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and active military. Children younger than 12 are admitted for free. The museum is closed on the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days.
Sept. 6: The next installment of the "Conversation With ..." series will feature art collective Fallen Fruit. There will be a presentation by the artists followed by a conversation with museum visitors. The event begins at 6 p.m.
Till Oct. 7: Three exhibitions will be on display: Clarence Hinkle, Modern Spirit and Group of Eight.
LAGUNA CANYON GALLERIES
Laguna Canyon Artists
3251 Laguna Canyon Road
*Laguna College of Art & Design
2222 Laguna Canyon Road
Till Sept. 21: Work by Hollywood storyboard artist Federico D' Alessandro in an exhibition called "An Artist's Journey from Script to Screen." Reception for artist from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6.
480 Ocean Ave.
Open Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment.
Specializing in local and international emerging contemporary art.
Oct. 6 through Nov. 4: "Continue To Continue" exhibit, dedicated to Carl E. Smith's late father. Public reception is 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 6.
891 Laguna Canyon Road
Till Aug. 31: "A Moment in Time" with Roark Gourley, Robert Celecia and Michelle Lance.
NORTH COAST HIGHWAY GALLERIES
484 North Gallery
484 N. Coast Hwy.
Open noon to 6 p.m. daily
Original paintings and vintage prints by Art Guevara
Artists and musicians are welcome to bring an easel and instruments to paint, sculpt and play music on the first Sunday of the month.
*AR4T Space— Artists Republic for Tomorrow
210 N. Coast Hwy.
Winter hours: 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
Multimedia gallery featuring fine art from the world of youth culture.
Introducing "The Garage," an edgy exhibition with new work by Brennan Coyle and Electric Coffin Supply Co.
Sept. 6: "Heaven's on Fire," a group art and photography show inspired by music icons, outcasts and legends.
305 N. Coast Hwy.
Dealers in historic Early California paintings, including Guy Rose, Joseph Kleitsch, William Wendt, Granville Redmond, Edgar Payne, Maynard Dixon, Maurice Braun, as well as contemporary and early California Art Club artists.
*Sue Greenwood Fine Art
330 N. Coast Hwy.
Exhibitions by Suhas Bhujbal, Marianne Kolb, Terry Turrell and introducing Johan Hagaman.
New pieces by artists Mark Beck, John Evans, Geoffrey Kruger and Gary Ruddell.
Exhibits from Susan Bennerstrom and Glenn Ness.
Hobrecht Sports Art
350 N. Coast Hwy.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
*Laguna North Gallery
376 N. Coast Hwy.
Landscapes, seascapes, still-lifes and plein-air by award-winning artists: Kirsten Anderson, Storm Case, Jean Choi, Patti Cliffton, Laurie Downey, Julie Christiansen-Dull, Christine Hooker, Margaret Jamison, Linda Johnson, Pam Panattoni, Elaine Ruettiger and Albert Stanchfield.
*Lu Martin Galleries
372 N. Coast Hwy.
Continuing exhibition of Zen inspired paintings by Canadian artist Martin Beaupre, local artist David Palmer's unique "Fallen Heroes" series of portraits painted on bullet casings, and other fine paintings of various styles by regional and international artists. Artists in attendance during First Thursdays Art Walk.
*Quorum Art Gallery
374 N. Coast Hwy.
The Quorum Art Gallery is a cooperative association of 12 local artists and a guest artist, which allows us to provide our guests with diverse styles and an impressive collection of fine art paintings.
"Aspen Glow on the Minarets" by Mike Kinney is featured.
*S Cube Gallery
346 N. Coast Hwy.
Sept. 6 through Sept. 30: Abstract expressionism work by Jordan Christian will be on display. An artist's reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6.
* Sandstone Gallery
384A N. Coast Hwy.
Open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Monday and Tuesday by appointment.
Sept. 5 through Oct. 1: "Cosmic Dream," abstract paintings of Sunny Kim and "Figuring It Out," paintings and mixed media by Marge Chapman. Meet the artists from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6 during Art Walk. Also exhibiting are contemporary artists Anne Marie deJony, KL Heagen, Howard Hitchcock, Mada Leach, Anne Moore and Lynn Welker.
*Studio 7 Gallery—North
384 N. Coast Hwy.
Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Live guitar music and oil painting demonstrations by award-winning plein air artists during First Thursday's Art Walk.
DOWNTOWN LAGUNA GALLERIES
*Art Cube Gallery
266 Forest Ave.
Peter Blake Gallery
435 Ocean Ave.
Ed Moses and Jimi Gleason.
Coffin/Fulton Fine Art
301 Forest Ave. (upstairs)
Figurative and landscape work by A. Jane Fulton and Lesanne Coffin.
*Dawson Cole Fine Art
326 Glenneyre St.
Artists include Chuck Close, Donald Sultan, Richard MacDonald, Jian Wang and James Galindo.
224 Forest Ave.
(949) 494-2406 or (727) 804-7649
Sculpture and paintings by Tony Dow are on display. Artist's reception will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 22.
Forest and Ocean Gallery
480 Ocean Ave. Suite B
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Gallery Q at the Susi Q
380 Third St.
(949) 497-244, ext. 6
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Till Sept. 25: "Gods and Goddesses — Myth and Imagination" is showing at the Gallery Q at the Susi Q, 380 Third St.
Kush Fine Art
265 Forest Ave.
Featuring original oils, limited edition giclees on canvas and sculptures of Vladimir Kush and eight other artists.
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
611 S. Coast Hwy.
The gallery was created by two gallery owners/gallery directors to bring contemporary work of the highest quality to downtown Laguna Beach from emerging to mid-career to internationally recognized artists.
William Merrill Gallery
611 S. Coast Hwy.
Pacific Edge Gallery
540 S. Coast Hwy., No. 112
Through September: The gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary with a summer group show of gallery artists titled, "The Best of Laguna 2012."
The Signature Gallery Laguna
220 Forest Ave.
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Showcasing artwork by Charles H. Pabst, Cara Pabst Moran, Jenny Simon, Sue Averell, sculptures by Kira, and fountains by Wolfgang Vaatz.
Swenson Fine Art
460 S. Coast Hwy.
570 S. Coast Hwy.
Wells Fargo Bank
260 Ocean Ave.
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
Till Sept. 7: "All Media 2012." Community Art Project Gallery presents a curated summer exhibit of 23 artists from Orange County, working in a variety of media.
Through September: "80th Anniversary Exhibit," an exhibit that chronicles the Festival of Arts 80 years of involvement in Laguna Beach.
305 Forest Ave.
*Artist Eye Laguna Gallery
1294-A S. Coast Hwy.
A cooperative venture of 16 local artists in watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media, as well as photography and sculpture.
Till Aug. 31: Featuring Italy inspired paintings by artist Giorgio.
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
Specializing in California plein air impressionist paintings. Featuring Felice Hrovat, Mark Cummings, Doug Stotts, William Dorsey, Joseph Aaron, George Gallo, Elaine Hughes, Stephen Schlanser, Mike Brennan and Renzi.
*La Bottega Dell'Acquaforte
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
Coolsville – Roark's Studio Gallery
2894 S. Coast Hwy.
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
Specializing in underwater photography, "Liquescent," of dancers and other subjects by Roark Gourley. Also contemporary paintings and sculpture by Roark and Michelle Gourley.
The Cottage Gallery
1524 S. Coast Hwy.
1492 S. Coast Hwy. No. 8
The Cove is an artist-owned gallery featuring artists specializing in plein air, landscapes, still life, portraits, classic figurative work, contemporary and abstracts, mixed media and even Asian-influenced art.
1294-D S. Coast Hwy.
Open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
*DeRu's Fine Arts
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
Floating Cloud Gallery
1999 S. Coast Hwy., Suite E
The gallery features the unique work of Wai Sin Ton-Darbonne, a master of Chinese watercolor.
1006 S. Coast Hwy.
Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
Till Sept. 15: "Looking Back 80 Years," the Festival of Arts presents an exhibit of objects, photos, and paintings celebrating its 80th anniversary, curated by Pat Sparkuhl.
Ivan Guaderrama Original Arts Gallery
1452 S. Coast Hwy.
Mixed-media works by Ivan Guaderrama.
"Guardian Angels" exhibit is on now.
1294-B S. Coast Hwy.
Featuring a collection of 20th century masters. Dali, Picasso, Miro, Vasarely, Erte, graphics and originals.
Joseph Wise Fine Art Gallery
1550 S. Coast Hwy.
Presenting contemporary and modern art, indoor and outdoor serpentine stone sculptures and fine art photography of Laguna beaches. Always original, always unique.
Now showing reverse painted glass art by Martin Gerard and pastels by Mary Aslin.
Kuhnert's Art Gallery
1493 Glenneyre St.
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment
Featuring the original paintings, serigraphs, posters and digital prints of Manfred H. Kuhnert.
Lang Fine Art
The Art Center
1450 S. Coast Hwy.
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
Featuring paintings by owner/artist Todd Kenyon and Mark Kerckhoff, and photography by Tom Lamb.
*The Redfern Gallery
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
Specializing in important historical American art. Now showing works by the early California impressionists: Guy Rose, Edgar Payne, William Wendt, Granville Redmond and contemporary painting virtuosos Kevin Macpherson, Gregory Hull and John Cosby, with sculpture by Carol Alleman and Mark Rossi.
*Salt Fine Art
1492 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 3
Specializing in Latin contemporary art including masters and emerging talent.
Till Friday: "Colectiva 2012," introducing the work of L.A. street artist Carlos Ulloa.
Saturday to Sept. 30: "Visual Chronicles," art in literary context, featuring artists Guillermo Bert, Luis Cornejo, Hillary Gruenberg, Matthew Heller, Rebecca Lowry and Susan Sironi. Artist reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6.
Situ Art Gallery
1590 S. Coast Hwy. Suite #6
Featuring fine contemporary art by Mian Situ, Andrew Peters, Ruo Li, Carole Cooke, Bi Wei Liang, Dan Goozee, Long Le, Lin Zheng and Ralph Oberg.
*Vladimir Sokolov Gallery
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
*Studio 7 Gallery – South
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
During Art Walk, live oil painting demonstrations by plein air artists.
*The Vintage Poster
1476 S. Coast Hwy.
Antique WWI posters on display.
1492 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 7
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