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.
Dedicated shuttle service starting 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. Sunday through Wednesday and Friday, with extended hours to 9 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students and active military. Children younger than 12 are admitted for free. Free admission on First Thursdays Art Walk nights. Art Shack Summer Pass available.
6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday: The museum hosts a book sale in its lobby to benefit its library. The sale features lightly used or never read book and exhibition catalogues for 50% or more below Amazon prices. Curator and author Nancy Moure has donated brand new copies of her book "California Art: 450 Years of Painting and Other Media," which will be $25 each.
"Art Shack": 31 California artists create architectural environments.
"Artists in California, Early Twentieth Century," select works from Northern and Southern California artists
"Mud Houses and Bird Shacks," Laguna Beach dwellings interpreted by Festival of Arts students.
Laguna Canyon Artists
3251 Laguna Canyon Road
*Laguna College of Art & Design
2222 Laguna Canyon Road
Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission free.
Student Summer Exhibition.
891 Laguna Canyon Road
Presenting artists Patrick Moran, Al Esquerra and Siân Poeschl. Featured in the front gallery: artist Angela de Reis.
Southern California Artists Assn.
3251 Laguna Canyon Road F3
Stara d' Arts Gallery/Showroom
3305 Laguna Canyon Road
Hand-picked artifacts from around the globe.
484 North Gallery
484 N. Coast Hwy.
Open noon to 6 p.m. daily
Original paintings and vintage prints
*210 AR4T — Artists Republic for Tomorrow
210 N. Coast Hwy.
Multi-media gallery featuring fine art from the world of youth culture.
6 to 9 p.m. Saturday: Opening reception for Ben Brough's "A Million Charming Creatures." Also featuring Dano Forte's "Juke Joint Freak Show."
*Arin Contemporary Art
350-352 N. Coast Hwy.
Closing Sunday: Peter Fox, "Burst," and Charlotta Westergren, "The Fate of Vegetable Money." 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Opening reception for Bradley Corman and Cara Cole. Their solo exhibitions will run concurrently until Sept. 19.
305 N. Coast Hwy.
206 N. Coast Hwy.
*Sue Greenwood Fine Art
330 N. Coast Hwy.
Closing Saturday: Sally Chiu and Marianne Kolb.
Opening Thursday: Suhas Bhujbal and Siddharth Parasnis.
326 N. Coast Hwy.
Closing Saturday: "Surrender," featuring new works by international artist Rimi Yang.
Opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: "The Back Room," featuring Columbian American artist America Martin; Seattle artist Jane Richlovky; and abstract expressionist James Verbicky. Reserve a spot by Sunday by calling (949) 510-5481.
*Laguna North Gallery
376 N. Coast Hwy.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Reception hosted by Jean Choi (pastels) and Pam Panattoni (oils). Oil demonstration by Chris Hooker.
*Lu Martin Galleries
372 N. Coast Hwy.
Featuring original paintings, traditional and contemporary, by 16 regional and international artists including Mostafa Keyhani, Brad Elsberry, Alfredo Gomez, Donat Barbe, Ian Ramsay, Alan Murray, John Pugh, Irene Borg, Stephen Shortridge, Richard Harsh, Cristina Joia, Lu Martin and Greg Martin.
*Marion Meyer Contemporary Art
354 N. Coast Hwy.
The gallery will be closed Sunday to Aug. 16 for remodeling.
Closing Saturday: "Ascension, Abstract Landscapes, Real and Imagined:" Paintings in various media by selected gallery artists Candice Eisenfeld, Christopher Mathie, Lisa Lala and Sylvia Torres.
*Quorum Art Gallery
374 N. Coast Hwy.
Ethel Alvy, American Modernist: landscapes that evoke a strong sense of place; dream-like, haunting and verge on the abstract.
384A N. Coast Hwy.
Open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Monday and Tuesday by appointment.
Closing Monday: "Interior Sojourns" by Jennifer Griffiths, "Stratitudes" by KL Heagen and "Reflections" by Kay Flierl. Regular exhibitors include Marge Chapman, Howard Hitchcock , Anne Moore, Marjorie Sanders and Lynn Welker.
Opening Wednesday: "Works on Paper" by Lynn Welker with guest artists Kay Flierl and Jan Koury-Hale.
Schaar Art Studio
305 N. Coast Hwy.
Call for appointment
353 N. Coast Hwy. No. A
*Annette Wimmer Fine Art
238 N. Coast Hwy.
Featuring original work and limited edition giclees by fantastic realist painter Annette Wimmer.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Watch Wimmer in gouache.
Len Wood's Indian Territory Inc.
305-D N. Coast Hwy.
DOWNTOWN LAGUNA GALLERIES
*Art Cube Gallery
266 Forest Ave.
Presenting Chery Ekstrom, "Out on a limb."
BC Space Gallery
235 Forest Ave.
Gallery open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, other hours by appointment.
Peter Blake Gallery
435 Ocean Ave.
Coffin/Fulton Fine Art
301 Forest Ave. (upstairs)
Figurative and landscape work by A. Jane Fulton and Lesanne Coffin.
David & Sons Fine Art
451 S. Coast Hwy.
Estate of California artist Hendrik Grice (1914-1983), featuring his original abstracts from the 1970s.
*Dawson Cole Fine Art
326 Glenneyre St.
Richard MacDonald: New works. Zhaoming Wu: New works.
224 Forest Ave.
(949) 494-2406 or (727) 804-7649
Featuring works by abstract expressionist William DeBilzan. Stop by and see the new "DeBilzan Collection," an accessory line by Mario Hernandez, one of the top designers from South America. Also featuring sculptures from the Austin collection by Leslie Begert.
Endangered Planet Gallery
384 Forest Ave., Suite 13
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
"Eight EcoVisionaries," portraits by Kait Matthews and "Seaduction," Beverly Factor's macro-photography of underwater sea life.
210A Forest Ave.
Artwork by current and 20th century masters.
Kush Fine Art
265 Forest Ave.
Featuring the original oils, limited edition giclees on canvas and sculptures of Vladimir Kush and eight other artists.
Clark Little Gallery
550 S. Coast Hwy.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Featuring surfing photography by Clark Little.
Gallery opening Thursday.
William Merrill Gallery
611 S. Coast Hwy.
417 S. Coast Hwy.
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 Signature Gallery Laguna
220 Forest Ave.
Featuring contemporary masters and emerging talents.
911 S. Coast Hwy.
*Swenson Fine Art
460 S. Coast Hwy.
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.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: New figurative work by Artist C. Gumpert from Seattle. Also, J. Kowalski will discuss his urbanscapes.
570 S. Coast Hwy.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Chris Vance, with permanent artists Thomas Tirado, Brian Allan, Greg Balogh and Sylvia Tupper.
577 S. Coast Hwy.
Oil paintings of Hawaii, and Laguna Beach, Catalina and other Southern California scenes by artist-in-residence Walter Viszolay. Reproductions available.
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.
"All Mixed Up" group show.
305 Forest Ave.
*Artist Eye Laguna Gallery
1294-A S. Coast Hwy.
Featuring the works of 18 award-winning Southern California artists. The gallery exhibits a variety of media including watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry.
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
Specializing in contemporary California Impressionist paintings. Featuring George Gallo, William Dorsey, Elaine Hughes, Joseph Aaron, Felice Hrovart and Martin Weekly.
*La Bottega Dell'Acquaforte
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
Extended to Aug. 8: "Tuscan Sun," paintings by Carla Carli Mazzucato.
The gallery will present a large variety of original etchings by internationally recognized Italian artists including Faraoni, Cacciarini, Orselli, Zaliani, Ceschin, Zec, Piazza, Petro, etc. Sculptures by Marie-Pierre Philippe-Lohezic, Chris Schulz, Edward Eyth and Margaret Tavares. Guest artist Carla Carli Mazzucato, Italy.
*Larry Christy Studio Gallery
1496 S. Coast Hwy.
Featuring large field color abstract acrylics on canvas. Works matted on watercolor paper include seascapes, landscapes and figurative. Also featuring pen, charcoal and wash, and still-life drawings.
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" (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.
Showcasing the works of Rich Cross, Eve Plumb and September McGee. They offer a variety of style and medium; something for everyone. Also new pastel pieces by Joann Quinlivan, Marie Tippets and Scott Jones, watercolors by Kim Doherty and mixed media by Gene Berryhill.
1492 S. Coast Hwy. No. 8
Guest artist Ruth Gooch exhibits her sensational encaustic creations.
Janet Mackaig with mixed media designs and Lucy Arnold's fanciful metal jewelry.
1294-D S. Coast Hwy.
Open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Closing tonight: Collaborative photography by Jeff Charbonneau and Eliza French. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Art Walk opening reception for Porntip Sangvanich.
*DeRu's Fine Arts
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
"Early California Impressionists: Painting the Light and Color of the California Landscape" William Wendt, Granville Redmond, and others.
Diana Ferrone Gallery
1999 S. Coast Hwy.
1294-B S. Coast Hwy.(949) 497-5578
Exhibiting four emerging contemporary artists: Gaylord Soli, Michael Hall, Dustin Otterbach and Steve Metzger.
Joseph Wise Fine Art Gallery
1550 S. Coast Hwy.
Presenting dynamic contemporary and modern art, 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
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.