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.
The premiere of "Eye View - the Laguna Beach Art Collection (Part II)" will be presented by the City of Laguna Beach from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at [seven-degrees]:. This documentary film is about six Laguna Beach artists and their inspiration in creating public art pieces for the city.
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 http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com.
*Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Open until 9 p.m. during First Thursdays Art Walk. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students and active military. Children younger than 12 are admitted for free. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days. Free admission on First Thursdays Art Walk nights.
Closing Sunday: "Art Shack": 31 California artists create architectural environments. Open house 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday with artists in attendance.
"Artists in California, Early Twentieth Century," select works from Northern and Southern California artists
Closing Sunday: "Mud Houses and Bird Shacks," Laguna Beach dwellings interpreted by Festival of Arts studentsSpecial events:
Oct. 10 to 17: Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. will host the 12th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational.
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.
"Moving Violations: Subversive Animation Art," gag animation drawings.
891 Laguna Canyon Road
A collective exhibition featuring artists Troy Poeschl, Gerard Basil Stripling, Sian Poeschl and Naomi Schoenherr.
5 to 6 p.m. Thursday: "Eye View - the Laguna Beach Art Collection (Part II)."
7:30 p.m. Thursday: The PGK Project presents "Streams," a dance performance in conjunction with the Laguna Dance Festival.
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.
"Straight to the Head." Solo show from Jackson Hole, Wyoming artist Mike Parillo.
*Arin Contemporary Art
350-352 N. Coast Hwy.
Bradley Corman: New Work; and Cara Cole: "An Immortality of Bliss." Concurrent solo exhibitions through October.
305 N. Coast Hwy.
One of California's premiere dealers in historic Early California paintings, celebrating its 25th year. Guy Rose, Joseph Kleitsch, William Wendt, Granville Redmond, Edgar Payne, Maynard Dixon, Maurice Braun, as well as fine contemporary California Art Club artists.
346 N. Coast Hwy.
Eclectic contemporary art.
206 N. Coast Hwy.
*Sue Greenwood Fine Art
330 N. Coast Hwy.
Art Walk reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Dana DeKalb, solo exhibition.
326 N. Coast Hwy.
Opening today: "Women on the Verge" featuring work by Jane Richlovsky, Laura Ross-Paul, and Brooke Shaden. Reception, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. RSVP by Oct. 9.
*Laguna North Gallery
376 N. Coast Hwy.
Art Walk reception 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday : Hosted by Kevin Davidson (watercolors) and April Raber (oils). Watercolor demonstration by Storm Case.
*Lu Martin Galleries
372 N. Coast Hwy.
Featuring original paintings, traditional and contemporary, by 16 regional and international artists including new sea and landscapes by Alfredo Gomez, Teddy bear still-life by Lu Martin, and contemporary figuratives by our newest artist, Gaylord Soli.
*Marion Meyer Contemporary Art
354 N. Coast Hwy.
"Emotional Emersion Collective." Jon Seeman's dynamic, bold steel sculptures interconnect and enhance the movement and motion and create a powerful dialogue with paintings by Eva Carter, Paula Schoen, Quim Bove and others on display in the newly remodeled space.
6:15 p.m. Thursday: Laguna Dance Festival presents "Aria," a trio of movement danced to the music of J.S. Bach.
*Quorum Art Gallery
374 N. Coast Hwy.
Veronica Kortz, the most recent of 12 artists, strives to capture beauty, light and mystery of nature, life and love in her unique, expressive, impressionistic oil paintings.
384A N. Coast Hwy.
Open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Monday and Tuesday by appointment.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Artist reception for "Passpartout," digital mixed media imagery by Marjorie Sanders, with guest artists Sunny Kim and Wai-Sin Tong-Darbonne. Regular exhibitors include Marge Chapman, Jennifer Griffiths, Howard Hitchcock, Anne Moore and Lynn Welker.
Schaar Art Studio
305 N. Coast Hwy.
Call for appointment
*Studio 7 Gallery
384 N. Coast Hwy.
Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Art Walk reception 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Party with award winning plein air artists giving oil painting demonstrations plus live music.
353 N. Coast Hwy. No. A
Showcasing original fine art oil paintings and rare classic book cover illustrations created by internationally known artist, Patrick Whelan. Sculpture by Leon Richman.
*Annette Wimmer Fine Art
238 N. Coast Hwy.
Featuring original work and limited edition giclees by fantastic realist painter Annette Wimmer.
During First Thursday's Art Walk, watch the artist paint.
Len Wood's Indian Territory Inc.
305-D N. Coast Hwy.
DOWNTOWN LAGUNA GALLERIES
*Art Cube Gallery
266 Forest Ave.
"All Blue" group show to benefit Pacific Marine Mammal Center. See gallery website for more information.
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.
Fall Selections: Recent work from gallery artists.
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.
Recent works of original oil paintings by renowned plein air painter Jim Lamb.
7 p.m. Thursday: Laguna Dance Festival presents "The Dusted Coil," DTM2 Improvisation Ensemble.
224 Forest Ave.
(949) 494-2406 or (727) 804-7649
Featuring works by abstract expressionist William DeBilzan.
Endangered Planet Gallery
384 Forest Ave., Suite 13
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
"Grounded," curated by Tony Clark.
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.
Laguna Art Group
570 S. Coast Hwy.
*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.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Join us for some delicious Island style appetizers.
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
"Small Wonders," a new collection of miniature oils by Tom Swimm.
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.
October: Presenting two female artists: Colón, oil on panel with resin; and M. Rose, sand cast glass sculpture.
570 S. Coast Hwy.
New works by artist Shane Townley.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Art Walk reception hors d'oeuvres and wine tasting sponsored by the Fine Art Shopping and Network Group.
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.
Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. All Member Exhibition sponsored by Community Art Project, in the 2nd floor gallery through Nov. 23. Also, the Festival of Arts presents the top-scoring artists from the 2010 summer season in the 3rd floor gallery, through Nov. 15.
305 Forest Ave.
*Artist Eye Laguna Gallery
1294-A S. Coast Hwy.
Artist Eye Laguna Gallery features 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 California Impressionist paintings. Featuring work by Felice Hrovat, Mark Cummings, Doug Stotts, William Dorsey, Joseph Aaron, George Gallo, Elaine Hughes, Stephen Schlanser and Mike Brennan.
*La Bottega Dell'Acquaforte
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
Presenting 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. Guest artists Carla Carli Mazzucato, Italy; and Boril Radoykov, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
*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.
New pieces offering a variety in composition, medium, and style.
1492 S. Coast Hwy. No. 8
Sculptor Berry You displays his metaphysical impressions. Painter Farshid Babazadeh shows his "by nature" inspired work.
1294-D S. Coast Hwy.
Open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Paintings by Todd Willamson.
*DeRu's Fine Arts
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
New Paintings by David Chapple, contemporary landscapes. Artist in attendance during Art Walk, plus live music and refreshments.
Diana Ferrone Gallery
1999 S. Coast Hwy.
1294-B S. Coast Hwy.
An eclectic collection of both modern masters and local artists combined. Dali, Vasarely, Erte, Chagall, Miro, Otterbach, Metzger and Pike. Artwork changing monthly.
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
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.
Mandarin Fine Art Gallery features an eclectic mix of some of Mainland China's most accomplished artists. View the latest originals from Zhao Kailin, Wang Niandong, Chen Ying and Hu Jundi. Also "one of a kind" Asian antiques and designer jewelry.
*Notion Fine Art
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
Exhibitions of contemporary representational fine art that includes an eclectic mix of painting, mixed-media and photography.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Artist reception, New Works by Robert Porte.
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
Featuring paintings by Todd Kenyon and Mark Kerckhoff, and photography by Tom Lamb.
*The Redfern Gallery
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
Important historical paintings by American Artists concentrating on the early California Impressionists (1890-1940). In addition to the historical paintings the gallery features three nationally renowned impressionist painters, Kevin Macpherson, Gregory Hull and John Cosby as well as sculpture by Carol Alleman and Mark Rossi.
*Salt Fine Art
1492 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 3
"Everything Matters" featuring José Rodriguez and Mónica Torrebiarte.
6:15 p.m. Thursday: Laguna Dance Festival presents "Inquiry," two curiosities noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced.