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 participating galleries.
5 p.m. Thursday: Art-To-Go reception at Laguna Beach City Hall, 505 Forest Ave. Join the Festival of Arts Artists Fund to celebrate BLUE, the Art-To-Go collection for 2010. Wear blue to support the theme.
Dedicated shuttle service starting at 6:15 p.m. from the Laguna Art Museum at the corner of 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 www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com.
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
www.lagunaartmuseum.org Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
“Artists in California, Early Twentieth Century:" Northern and Southern California artists included in the museum’s permanent collection, including William Wendt, Joseph Kleitsch, Matteo Sandonà, Charles Rollo Peters, Frank Cuprien, Granville Redmond, Donna Schuster and Mabel Alvarez. In the upstairs gallery through June 12. $5 admission.
LAGUNA CANYON GALLERIES
Laguna Canyon Artists
3251 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna College of Art & Design
2222 Laguna Canyon Road
www.lagunacollege.edu Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free admission.
891 Laguna Canyon Road
www.seven-degrees.com Art Walk, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: A collective of [seven-degrees] multimedia artists and a performance by Blue Ritual.
Southern California Artists Assn.
3251 Laguna Canyon Road F3
Stara d’ Arts Gallery/Showroom
3305 Laguna Canyon Road
www.staradarts.com Hand-picked artifacts from around the globe.
NORTH COAST HIGHWAY GALLERIES
*Arin Contemporary Art
350-352 N. Coast Hwy.
www.arincontemporary.com Closing Sunday: Solo exhibitions presented concurrently: Jeffrey Gibson, “Submerge,” and Steve Hough, “Precious States.”
Thursday: Art Walk opening reception for Peter Fox and Charlotta Westergren.
206 N. Coast Hwy.
www.gallerymccollum.com Specializing in original landscape paintings of Italy and France, tropical and local scenes. Featuring Caroline Zimmermann, Patrick Tobin, David Solomon and Michael Obermeyer.
*Sue Greenwood Fine Art
330 N. Coast Hwy.
suegreenwoodfineart.com Two-person show: Linda Christensen’s “Divine Dismay,” and Sherry Karver, “Everyday Narratives.”
326 N. Coast Hwy.
www.joannartmangallery.com Opening Tuesday: “Surrender,” featuring new works by international artist Rimi Yang. Opening reception during Art Walk, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. RSVP to (949) 510-5481 by Sunday.
*Laguna North Gallery
376 N. Coast Hwy.
Thursday: Art Walk reception hosted by Christine Hooker (oils) and Elaine Ruettiger (oils). Oil demonstration by Pam Panattoni.
*Lu Martin Galleries
372 N. Coast Hwy.
www.LuMartinGalleries.com New paintings by 16 regional and international artists, including seascapes by Alfredo Gomez, kitchen still-lifes by Lu Martin, Tuscan landscapes by Donat Barbe, and abstracts by our newest artist, John Pugh.
*Marion Meyer Contemporary Art
354 N. Coast Hwy.
www.marionmeyergallery.com “Ascension” — Abstract landscapes, created in various media, by Candice Eisenfeld, Sylvia Torres, Lisa Lala, Christopher Mathie. Eileen Chan, “Deja Vu,” extended through Monday.
*Quorum Art Gallery
374 N. Coast Hwy.
Thursday: Josie Weber paints contemporary still-lifes and graceful florals during Art Walk.
Rohrer Fine Art
346 N. Coast Hwy.
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
www.rohrerfineart.com Featuring a global spectrum of master works, antiquities and contemporary art.
“Global Synthesis,” arts from around the globe, spanning both time and continents. A chorus of cultures and art gives voice to a world cloaked in mystery.
384A N. Coast Hwy.
Open noon to 5 p.m. daily and Tuesday by appointment.
www.sandstonegallery.com Closing Monday: “Con Brio,” digital mixed media imagery by Marjorie Sanders, as well as “Fragments” by Susan Volpe and “To The Light” by Park Yusun.
Thursday: Art Walk reception for “Landscapes: Real/Imagined,” by Howard Hitchcock, with guest artists Kathleen Addams Mattrange, Susan Volpe, Zoe Fischer and Susana Guardiola.
Schaar Galleries Ltd.
484 N. Coast Hwy.
*Studio 7 Gallery
384 N. Coast Hwy.
www.studio7gallery.com Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Thursday: Live oil painting demonstrations by award-winning plein air artists Eagle, Egan, Moore, Nowell, Robison, Wiederman, and Wodark, plus live musicians during Art Walk.
353 N. Coast Hwy. No. A
www.whelanartgalleries.com Showcasing original fine art oil paintings and rare classic book cover illustrations created by internationally known artist, Patrick Whelan. Sculpture by Leon Richman.
Len Wood’s Indian Territory Inc.
305-D N. Coast Hwy.
DOWNTOWN LAGUNA GALLERIES
*Art Cube Gallery
266 Forest Ave.
www.artcubegallery.com Closing Monday: Gustavo Lopez Armentia, “One Man Show.”
Thursday: Featuring permanent gallery artists during Art Walk.
BC Space Gallery
235 Forest Ave.
email@example.com Gallery open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, other hours by appointment.
*Peter Blake Gallery
435 Ocean Ave.
*Dawson Cole Fine Art
326 Glenneyre St.
www.dawsoncolefineart.com Thursday: Artist reception for James Galindo, new paintings, during Art Walk.
224 Forest Ave.
(949) 494-2406 or (727) 804-7649
www.debilzanmiami.com New mixed-media paintings by abstract expressionist, William DeBilzan. Also featuring sculptures by Leslie Begert from Austin.
William Merrill Gallery
611 S. Coast Hwy.
417 S. Coast Hwy.
www.mirandagalleries.com Miranda Galleries features international and contemporary artwork from all over the world, including an extensive collection of sculpture, fine art glass and works on canvas, as well as paper.
Pacific Edge Gallery
540 S. Coast Hwy., No. 112
“The Best of Laguna,” a group show featuring new original paintings by all four gallery artists: Maria Bertran, Tom Swimm, Sandra Jones Campbell, and Brenda K. Bredvik.
911 S. Coast Hwy.
*Swenson Fine Art
460 S. Coast Hwy.
www.swensonfineart.com Contemporary fine art gallery with a mixture of styles ranging from abstract to expressionism to realism. Also showcasing three-dimensional artists, working mainly in glass, wood and ceramic.
Thursday: Manuel Nunez in person for Art Walk with three new originals.
570 S. Coast Hwy.
townleygallery.com Thursday: Artists in attendance during Art Walk will be Irina Negulescu, Eren Alptekin, Sylvia Tupper, Shane Townley, Steve Wang and Hugo Rivera.
Wells Fargo Bank
260 Ocean Ave.
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
Festival of Arts “Preview 2010:" work by 14 artists from the Festival of Arts on the third floor through June 24.
305 Forest Ave.
SOUTH COAST HIGHWAY GALLERIES
*Artist Eye Laguna Gallery
1294-A S. Coast Hwy.
www.artisteyelagunagallery.com During First Thursdays Art Walk we are pleased to introduce a new featured and guest artist. The gallery also hosts live sculpting, jewelry making and art demonstrations during Art Walk, and we invite you to visit with our artists to discuss their unique techniques and styles.
*La Bottega Dell’Acquaforte
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
A large variety of original etchings by internationally recognized Italian artists. Sculptures by Marie-Pierre Philippe-Lohezic, Chris Schulz, Edward Eyth and Margaret Tavares. Guest artist Boril Radoykov, Santa Fe, N.M.
Deborah Carman Gallery
Faux Paw Gallery
540 S. Coast Hwy.
www.fauxpawproductions.com Featuring the art and sculpture of Debby Carman, including paintings, graphics and ceramic animals, and decorative sculptures.
*Larry Christy Studio Gallery
1496 S. Coast Hwy.
www.larrychristy.com Featuring large field color abstract acrylics on canvas. Works matted on watercolor paper include seascapes, landscapes and figurative.
Coolsville – Roark’s Studio Gallery
2894 S. Coast Hwy.
www.coolsville.com Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
Specializing in underwater photography, “Liquescent” (becoming liquid), of dancers and more by Roark Gourley. Also contemporary paintings and sculpture by Roark and Michelle Gourley, featured in such collections as the Wynn Encore.
*The Cottage Gallery
1524 S. Coast Hwy.
Thursday: Art Walk reception for a special show, “The Spirit in Art,” with each piece expressing the passion, soul and spirituality of the artist.
1492 S. Coast Hwy. No. 8
Enjoy classical-style oils by Farshid Babazadeh and striking sculpture designs by Maggi Leduc and Cherie Pohling.
1294-D S. Coast Hwy.
Open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Closing Saturday: Photography by James Tapscott.
*DeRu’s Fine Arts
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
www.derusfinearts.com Thursday: Art Walk reception for “Impressionist Landscapes: California & Beyond.” Live music and refreshments.
Diana Ferrone Gallery
1999 S. Coast Hwy.
Joseph Wise Fine Art Gallery
1550 S. Coast Hwy.
Presenting dynamic contemporary and modern art, frescos and oil paintings; indoor and outdoor serpentine stone sculpture. Commissioned creations available for corporate and residential venues.
Kuhnert’s Art Gallery
1493 Glenneyre St.
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment
www.kuhnertsartgallery.com www.manfredkuhnert.com Celebrating 26 years of featuring the original paintings, serigraphs, posters and digital prints of the internationally known artist Manfred H. Kuhnert.
Lang Fine Art
The Art Center
1450 S. Coast Hwy.
*Mandarin Fine Art Gallery
1294C S. Coast Hwy.
www.mandarinfineart.com Featuring an eclectic mix of some of mainland China’s most accomplished artists. Zhao Kailin, Hu Jundi and Wang Niandong are displayed; also Asian antiques and designer jewelry.
*Notion Fine Art
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
www.notionfineart.com Exhibitions of contemporary representational fine art that includes an eclectic mix of painting, mixed-media, sculpture and ceramics. Featuring Alia E. El-Bermani, Stefani Tewes, Maria White, Mike Regnier and Andrea Regnier.
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
www.purelagunabeach.com Featuring new work by painter Todd Kenyon. Also showing the photography of Tom Lamb and sculpture by Andrew Myers.
*The Redfern Gallery
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
www.redferngallery.com Important historical paintings of American/California Impressionists as well as contemporary Impressionists Macpherson, Hull, Cosby.
*Salt Fine Art
1492 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 3
www.saltfineart.com Specializing in Latin Contemporary, featuring internationally exhibited museum artists from master painters to emerging talent.
Closing Monday: “Land of the Free — Palenque,” work by Colombian artist Ana Mercedes Hoyos. Opening Thursday with a carnival celebration during Art Walk: Lucas Rise, featured in “The Spectacle,” functional sculpture from Buenos Aires.
Situ Art Gallery
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
www.situartgallery.com Featuring fine contemporary art by Mian Situ, Andrew Peters, Ruo Li, Carole Cooke, Bi Wei, Dan Goozee, Zhuo S. Liang, Longyao Le, Sandy Scott, Robert Peters and Ralph Oberg.
*SKYLAB Modern Art
1452 S. Coast Hwy.
www.skylabmodernart.com During Art Walk, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, enjoy live music and “SKYLAB” martinis on our candle-lit patio.
*Vladimir Sokolov Gallery
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
Sokolov Gallery is celebrating its 30th year of business in Laguna Beach. Featuring new abstract expressionism and mixed-media paintings by Vladimir Sokolov; acrylic paintings by Alexander Sokolov and laminated acrylic sculpture by Vasa.
*Studio Arts Gallery
At the Old Pottery Place
1200 S. Coast Hwy.
www.studioartslaguna.com Caleb Siemon, glassworks. Simple forms taking advantage of gravity and centrifugal force in their design.
*Studio 7 Gallery – South
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
www.studio7gallery.com 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Thursday: Live oil painting demonstrations by award-winning plein air artists Eagle, Egan, Moore, Nowell, Robison, Wiederman, and Wodark, plus live musicians during Art Walk.
*The Vintage Poster
1476 S. Coast Hwy.
www.thevintageposter.com Travel around the world with travel posters.
1492 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 7
Bill Drysdale’s “La Dolce Villa” series.
*The Esther Wells Collection
1390 S. Coast Hwy.
www.estherwellscollection. com Thursday: Art Walk reception for “Three Sisters,” works by Beverlee Warshawsky, Bracha (Barbara) Fox and Latife Kahraman-Warshawsky (LCAD), benefitting Neve Ruchama Academy.
1550 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 102