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Art Walk

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


Laguna Art Museum

307 Cliff Drive

(949) 494-8971 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 Artists

3251 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna College of Art & Design

2222 Laguna Canyon Road

(949) 376-6000 Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free admission.

*[seven-degrees] gallery

891 Laguna Canyon Road

(949) 376-1555 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


(949) 715-6767

Stara d’ Arts Gallery/Showroom

3305 Laguna Canyon Road

(949) 376-9800 Hand-picked artifacts from around the globe.


*Arin Contemporary Art

350-352 N. Coast Hwy. 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.

*Gallery McCollum

206 N. Coast Hwy.


(949) 497-4027 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.

(949) 494-0669 Two-person show: Linda Christensen’s “Divine Dismay,” and Sherry Karver, “Everyday Narratives.”

*JoAnneArtman Gallery

326 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 510-5481 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.

(949) 494-4324

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.

Open daily

(949) 494-8074 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.

(949) 497-5442 “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.

(949) 494-4422

Thursday: Josie Weber paints contemporary still-lifes and graceful florals during Art Walk.

Rohrer Fine Art

346 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-8200

Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily 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.

*Sandstone Gallery

384A N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-6775

Open noon to 5 p.m. daily and Tuesday by appointment. 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.

(949) 497-7289

*Studio 7 Gallery

384 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-1080 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.

*Whelan Galleries

353 N. Coast Hwy. No. A

(949) 494-5076 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.

(949) 497-5747


*Art Cube Gallery

266 Forest Ave.

(949) 376-8800 Closing Monday: Gustavo Lopez Armentia, “One Man Show.”

Thursday: Featuring permanent gallery artists during Art Walk.

BC Space Gallery

235 Forest Ave.

(949) 497-1880 Gallery open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, other hours by appointment.

*Peter Blake Gallery

435 Ocean Ave.

(949) 376-9994

*Dawson Cole Fine Art

326 Glenneyre St.

(949) 497-4988 Thursday: Artist reception for James Galindo, new paintings, during Art Walk.

*DeBilzan Gallery

224 Forest Ave.

(949) 494-2406 or (727) 804-7649 New mixed-media paintings by abstract expressionist, William DeBilzan. Also featuring sculptures by Leslie Begert from Austin.

William Merrill Gallery

611 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 464-0067

Miranda Galleries

417 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-4491 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

(949) 494-0491

“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.

Surf Gallery

911 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-9155

*Swenson Fine Art

460 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-1122 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.

*Townley Gallery

570 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-1860 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.

(949) 494-1145

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.

Whitney Gallery

305 Forest Ave.

(949) 497-4322

Open daily.


*Artist Eye Laguna Gallery

1294-A S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-5898 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. 497-6690

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.

(949) 715-3555 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.

(949) 463-4414 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.

(949) 376-2048 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.

(949) 497-8932

Thursday: Art Walk reception for a special show, “The Spirit in Art,” with each piece expressing the passion, soul and spirituality of the artist.

*Cove Gallery

1492 S. Coast Hwy. No. 8

(949) 494-1878

Enjoy classical-style oils by Farshid Babazadeh and striking sculpture designs by Maggi Leduc and Cherie Pohling.

DeMossa Gallery

1294-D S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-9229

Open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Closing Saturday: Photography by James Tapscott.

*DeRu’s Fine Arts

1590 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-3785 Thursday: Art Walk reception for “Impressionist Landscapes: California & Beyond.” Live music and refreshments.

Diana Ferrone Gallery

1999 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-1842

Joseph Wise Fine Art Gallery

1550 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-7902

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.

(949) 494-0676

Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment 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.

(949) 494-1397

*Mandarin Fine Art Gallery

1294C S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-9608 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.

(949) 793-4013 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.

*purelagunabeach gallery

1590 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 315-5015 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.

(949) 497-3356 Important historical paintings of American/California Impressionists as well as contemporary Impressionists Macpherson, Hull, Cosby.

*Salt Fine Art

1492 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 3

(917) 957-3387 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.

(949) 376-6703 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.

(949) 376-2400 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.

(949) 494-3633

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.

(949) 376-1619 Caleb Siemon, glassworks. Simple forms taking advantage of gravity and centrifugal force in their design.

*Studio 7 Gallery – South

1590 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-0012 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.

(949) 376-7422 Travel around the world with travel posters.

*Watercolor Gallery

1492 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 7

(949) 494-8838

Bill Drysdale’s “La Dolce Villa” series.

*The Esther Wells Collection

1390 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-2497

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.

Wendt International

1550 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 102

(949) 497-4292