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 the participating galleries.

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is holding a pre-Art Walk reception from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave., for "Art Squared."

Dedicated shuttle service starts 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. Open until 9 p.m. during First Thursdays Art Walk. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and active military. Children younger than 12 are admitted for free. Free admission on First Thursdays Art Walk nights.

Current show:

Through May 15: "Extract: Developing Exhibitions Inspired by the Collection, works from the Museum's California-focused Permanent Collection;" "Landscape and Figuration from the Collection, early to mid-20th century;" "Brad Coleman: Reproductions."

Special Events:

7 to 9 p.m. Saturday: Spring 2011 opening night reception. Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 online.

1 p.m. Sunday: Curatorial walk-through of "Landscape and Figuration from the Collection" with Curator of Collections Janet Blake.


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.

Phenomenon: A Juried Exhibition of Environments for Game Art.

*[seven-degrees] gallery

891 Laguna Canyon Road

(949) 376-1555

Closing Monday:Collective exhibition of 16 women artists, including Connie Beatty Bean, Susie Charlton, Libby Coleman, Sharon Denoff, Cherril Doty, Juliane Hodjera, Rozann Johnson, Sabra Lande, Joan Lewis, Linda McInnis, Claudia Olsen, Vicki Orgill, Suzette Rosenthal, Karen Feuer-Schwager, Susan Wade and Carole Zavala.

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Opening reception for painter Leslie Montana and a performance by Blue Ritual during Art Walk.

Southern California Artists Assn.

3251 Laguna Canyon Road F3

(949) 715-6767


484 North Gallery

484 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-4578

Open daily, noon to 6 p.m. daily

Original paintings and vintage prints

Santa Fe artist Mark White's kinetic wind-driven sculptures in copper and stainless steel and painted engravings on metal.

*210 AR4T — Artists Republic for Tomorrow

210 N. Coast Hwy.

Multimedia gallery featuring fine art from the world of youth culture.

Closing Monday: "Cinema 15. Movies. Starlets. Hollywood." Fifteen-artist group show guest curated by AR4T artist Ben Brough.

*Edenhurst Gallery

305 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-9222

Guy Rose, Joseph Kleitsch, William Wendt, Granville Redmond, Edgar Payne, Maynard Dixon, Maurice Braun, as well as contemporary and early California Art Club artists.

Essence Gallery

346 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-8224

Original contemporary and traditional works of art from local and international artists.

Gallery McCollum

206 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-4027

6 to 9 p.m. Saturday: Artist reception for "Surf & Turf, Terra e Mare," Caroline Zimmerman works depicting the tropics, Tuscany and California.

*Sue Greenwood Fine Art

330 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-0669

"Painterly Painters" — Featuring Linda Christensen, William Rushton, Siddharth Parasnis, Suhas Bhujbal.

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Art Walk reception for Glenn Ness and Scott Yeskel; Kay Bradner in the Center Gallery through March 31.

*JoAnneArtman Gallery

326 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 510-5481

"Miss America," showcasing Colombian-American artist America Martin.

*Laguna North Gallery

376 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-4324

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Art Walk reception hosted by Chuck Best (acrylics) and Chris Hooker (oils). Demonstration by Kevin Davidson (watercolors).

*Lu Martin Galleries

372 N. Coast Hwy.

Open daily

(949) 494-8074

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.

(949) 497-5442

Closing Monday: "Les Reflets"—Multi-media installation of original works by European artist Claudia Meyer.

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Opening reception for "Works on Paper," work by Lisa Lala (The List Wall), Stig Einarson, Mark Erickson, Bruce Brainard, Paula Schoen, Eva Carter.

*Quorum Art Gallery

374 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-4422

Quorum Art Gallery consists of 12 artists and one guest. The featured artist is Walli Schauer, who paints flowers in oil and acrylic.

*Sandstone Gallery

384A N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-6775

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

Closing Monday: "Stones Houses," the abstract narrative landscapes of Lynn Welker, and "English Seasides" by contemporary artist Elyse Katz. Also exhibiting are Marge Chapman, Jennifer Griffiths, KL Heagen, Howard Hitchcock, Sunny Kim, Anne Moore, Marjorie Sanders and Sheryl Sauer.

March: "Terra Glo" by contemporary painter KL Heagen and "Natural Consequences" by digital artist Marjorie Sanders.

*Studio 7 Gallery—North

384 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-8291

Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: During Art Walk, live oil painting demonstrations by award winning plein air artists Cavanagh, Costello, Eagle, Kell, Robison, Uchizono, Salzman, Wiederman, Wirth and Yeomans. Live guitar music.

*Annette Wimmer Fine Art

238 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-3700

During First Thursday's Art Walk, watch the artist paint.


*Art Cube Gallery

266 Forest Ave.

(949) 376-8800

March: Featuring permanent gallery artists.

City Hall Gallery

505 Forest Ave.

Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Closing Monday: The Festival of Arts, in conjunction with the city of Laguna Beach, presents "Viewing the Landscape," an exhibition exploring the theme of the landscape as seen from a variety of perceptions and media by exhibiting Festival of Arts artists.

5 to 6 p.m. Thursday: Reception for "Art Squared," works created by local community members under the instruction of artists with Laguna Outreach for Community Arts. Exhibition on display through March 17.

*Dawson Cole Fine Art

326 Glenneyre St.

(949) 497-4988

March: Group exhibition featuring figurative works by James Galindo, Jian Wang, Zhaoming Wu, Jim Lamb and Nancy Bush.

*DeBilzan Gallery

224 Forest Ave.

(949) 494-2406 or (727) 804-7649

A variety of new mixed-media paintings by William DeBilzan and sculptures by Louis Longi, Leslie Begert and Ryan Heimbach. Longi in attendance during Art Walk.

*The Lobby Gallery

Hotel Laguna

425 S. Coast Hwy.

(714) 787-4583

Paintings by award-winning artists Elaine Matthews, Rick Delanty and Saim Caglayan.

*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.

William Merrill Gallery

611 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 464-0067

"Conversations," work by Paul Ecke and Ko.

Pacific Edge Gallery

540 S. Coast Hwy., No. 112

(949) 494-0491

Showcasing Laguna Beach painters.

Closing today: Recent paintings by Maria Bertran, Tom Swimm, Sandra Jones Campbell and Brenda K. Bredvik, as well the art of John Lennon.

6 to 9 p.m. Saturday: Opening reception for "Back By Popular Demand," an exhibition of new paintings by Laguna Beach artist Sandra Jones Campbell.

*Townley Gallery

570 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-1860

New works by Shane Townley, Hugo Rivera, Eren Alptekin, Ben Horne, Scott Swezy, Craig Varner, Leon Liegh, Sylvia Tupper, Aurora Aguirre, Karen Brailovsky. During Art Walk, meet featured guest artists from Festival of the Arts.

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.

"Portraits," a group showing of work by Festival of Arts artists: Bill Agee, Sandra Jones Campbell, Dirk Hagner, Stephanie Cunningham, Rick Graves, Betty Haight, Robert Hansen, Julita Jones, Elizabeth McGhee, Bradford J. Salamon, Gregg Stone, Bruce Vanderwilt, and Barbara White. Through March 10.

Community Art Project presents "Selections from the Lang Art Collection," more than 40 years of collecting artwork from local artists. Through April 5 in the 2nd floor gallery.



*Artist Eye Laguna Gallery

1294-A S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-5898

January, February, March: A cooperative venture of 18 Southern California artists exhibiting paintings in watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media, as well as photography and sculpture.

*Bluebird Gallery

1540 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-5377

Specializing in California Impressionist paintings. Featuring 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.

(949) 497-6690

The Gallery will present original etchings by Italian artists, including Faraoni, Cacciarini, Orselli, Zaliani, Ceschin, Zec, Piazza and Petro. Also, sculptures by Marie-Pierre Philippe-Lohezic, Chris Schulz, Edward Eyth and Maria Perez. Featuring guest artist Zivana Gojanovic from Santa


*The Cottage Gallery

1524 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-8932

During Art Walk, singer-songwriter Sam Curo performs.

*Cove Gallery

1492 S. Coast Hwy. No. 8

(949) 494-1878

The 13 artists of the Cove Gallery show works in oil, acrylic, mixed-media and 3-D.

*DeRu's Fine Arts

1590 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-3785

March: "Highlights from our collection of Early California Impressionists." Also featuring contemporary California artists David Chapple and Gerald Rahm. Live music and refreshments during Art Walk..

*FOA South

1006 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-1145

Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Black and white photographs by Stillman Sawyer from the Festival of Arts permanent collection.

*H Gallery

1294-B S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-5578

Featuring a collection of 20th Century masters: Dali, Picasso, Miro, Vasarely, and Erte.

*Mandarin Fine Art Gallery

1294C S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-9608

2 to 4 p.m. Sunday: Chinese Tea Ceremony with Linda Louie.

*purelagunabeach gallery

1590 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 315-5015

Featuring paintings by Todd Kenyon and Mark Kerckhoff. Photography by Tom Lamb.

*The Redfern Gallery

1540 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-3356

2nd location:

Montage Laguna Beach

30801 Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-6193

Important historical paintings by American artists, concentrating on the early California Impressionists from 1890 to 1940, such as Guy Rose, Edgar Payne and William Wendt. Also featuring current plein air painters.

*Salt Fine Art

1492 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 3

(917) 957-3387

Specializing in Latin Contemporary including masters and emerging talent.

Closing Monday: "Beautiful Ruins" featuring Andriy Halashyn and Luis Cornejo.

6 t o 9 p.m. Thursday: Art Walk reception for "Experi[mental]"—Latin American art on the cusp of contemporary, featuring Roberto Guerrero, Angel Poyon, Priscilla Monge, Luis Fernando Ponce, Jorge De Leon, Irene Pressner, Jaime Izaguerre, Karen Clachar & Jorge Linares.

*SKYLAB Modern Art

1452 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-2400

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: During Art Walk, enjoy live music and "SKYLAB" martinis.

*Studio Arts Gallery

At the Old Pottery Place

1200 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-1619

6 t o 9 p.m. Thursday: Live music by Sasha Evans and Douglas Miller during Art Walk.

*Studio 7 Gallery – South

1590 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-0012

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

During Art Walk, live oil painting demonstrations by plein air artists Eagle, Egan, Khristov, LaRock, Moore, Nowell, Sines, Wang and Wiederman, and live piano music.

*The Vintage Poster

1476 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-7422

March: 1940s to1950s Western and Sci-Fi movie posters.

*The Esther Wells Collection

1390 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-2497

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: During Art Walk, Jan Magdaleno will demonstrate drawing techniques.

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