Artcetera

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.

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

(949) 494-8971

http://www.lagunaartmuseum.org

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.

Current show:

"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

GALLERIES

Laguna Canyon Artists

3251 Laguna Canyon Road

http://www.LagunaCanyonArtists.com

*Laguna College of Art & Design

2222 Laguna Canyon Road

(949) 376-6000

http://www.lagunacollege.edu

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.

*[seven-degrees] gallery

891 Laguna Canyon Road

(949) 376-1555

http://www.seven-degrees.com

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

(949) 715-6767

http://www.socalartists.org

Stara d' Arts Gallery/Showroom

3305 Laguna Canyon Road

(949) 376-9800

http://www.staradarts.com

Hand-picked artifacts from around the globe.

NORTH COAST

HIGHWAY GALLERIES

484 North Gallery

484 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-4578

Open noon to 6 p.m. daily

Original paintings and vintage prints

*210 AR4T — Artists Republic for Tomorrow

210 N. Coast Hwy.

Ar4t.com

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.

http://www.arincontemporary.com

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.

Edenhurst Gallery

305 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-9222

http://www.edenhurstgallery.com

Gallery McCollum

206 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-4027

http://www.gallerymccollum.com

*Sue Greenwood Fine Art

330 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-0669

suegreenwoodfineart.com

Closing Saturday: Sally Chiu and Marianne Kolb.

Opening Thursday: Suhas Bhujbal and Siddharth Parasnis.

*JoAnneArtman Gallery

326 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 510-5481

http://www.joannartmangallery.com

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.

(949) 494-4324

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.

Open daily

(949) 494-8074

http://www.LuMartinGalleries.com

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.

(949) 497-5442

http://www.marionmeyergallery.com

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.

(949) 494-4422

Ethel Alvy, American Modernist: landscapes that evoke a strong sense of place; dream-like, haunting and verge on the abstract.

*Sandstone Gallery

384A N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-6775

Open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Monday and Tuesday by appointment.

http://www.sandstonegallery.com

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.

(949) 497-7289

Call for appointment

http://www.schaargalleries.com

*Whelan Galleries

353 N. Coast Hwy. No. A

(949) 494-5076

http://www.whelanartgalleries.com

*Annette Wimmer Fine Art

238 N. Coast Hwy.

annettewimmer.com

(949) 494-3700

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.

(949) 497-5747

http://www.indianterritory.com

DOWNTOWN LAGUNA GALLERIES

*Art Cube Gallery

266 Forest Ave.

(949) 376-8800

http://www.artcubegallery.com

Presenting Chery Ekstrom, "Out on a limb."

BC Space Gallery

235 Forest Ave.

(949) 497-1880

bcspace@mol.net

Gallery open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, other hours by appointment.

Peter Blake Gallery

435 Ocean Ave.

(949) 376-9994

peterblakegallery.com

Coffin/Fulton Fine Art

301 Forest Ave. (upstairs)

(949) 497-2214

Figurative and landscape work by A. Jane Fulton and Lesanne Coffin.

David & Sons Fine Art

451 S. Coast Hwy.

(714) 878-4583

Estate of California artist Hendrik Grice (1914-1983), featuring his original abstracts from the 1970s.

*Dawson Cole Fine Art

326 Glenneyre St.

(949) 497-4988

http://www.dawsoncolefineart.com

Richard MacDonald: New works. Zhaoming Wu: New works.

*DeBilzan Gallery

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.

(949) 497-5690

http://www.endangeredplanet.org

"Eight EcoVisionaries," portraits by Kait Matthews and "Seaduction," Beverly Factor's macro-photography of underwater sea life.

Fingerhut Gallery

210A Forest Ave.

(949) 376-6410

Artwork by current and 20th century masters.

Kush Fine Art

265 Forest Ave.

(949) 376-8017

http://www.kushlaguna.com

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.

http://www.clarklittlephotography.com

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.

(949) 464-0067

Miranda Galleries

417 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-4491

http://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

(949) 494-0491

The Signature Gallery Laguna

220 Forest Ave.

(949) 376-4244

http://www.thesignaturegallery.com

Featuring contemporary masters and emerging talents.

Surf Gallery

911 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-9155

*Swenson Fine Art

460 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-1122

http://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.

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: New figurative work by Artist C. Gumpert from Seattle. Also, J. Kowalski will discuss his urbanscapes.

*Townley Gallery

570 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-1860

townleygallery.com

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Chris Vance, with permanent artists Thomas Tirado, Brian Allan, Greg Balogh and Sylvia Tupper.

Viszolay Gallery

577 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-0951

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.

(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.

"All Mixed Up" group show.

Whitney Gallery

305 Forest Ave.

(949) 497-4322

Open daily.

http://www.marcwhitney.com

SOUTH COAST

HIGHWAY GALLERIES

*Artist Eye Laguna Gallery

1294-A S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-5898

http://www.artisteyelagunagallery.com

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.

*Bluebird Gallery

1540 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-5377

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.

http://www.italianetchings.com

(949) 497-6690

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.

(949) 463-4414

http://www.larrychristy.com

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.

(949) 376-2048

http://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.

(949) 497-8932

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.

*Cove Gallery

1492 S. Coast Hwy. No. 8

(949) 494-1878

Guest artist Ruth Gooch exhibits her sensational encaustic creations.

Janet Mackaig with mixed media designs and Lucy Arnold's fanciful metal jewelry.

*DeMossa Gallery

1294-D S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-9229

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.

(949) 376-3785

http://www.derusfinearts.com

"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.

(949) 715-1842

http://www.dianaferrone.com

*GALLERY H

1294-B S. Coast Hwy.(949) 497-5578

http://www.artsellers.com

Exhibiting four emerging contemporary artists: Gaylord Soli, Michael Hall, Dustin Otterbach and Steve Metzger.

Joseph Wise Fine Art Gallery

1550 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-7902

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.

(949) 494-0676

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

http://www.kuhnertsartgallery.com

http://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.

(949) 494-1397

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