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 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 $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.
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."
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 GALLERIES
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. Free admission.
Phenomenon: A Juried Exhibition of Environments for Game Art.
891 Laguna Canyon Road
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
NORTH COAST HIGHWAY GALLERIES
484 North Gallery
484 N. Coast Hwy.
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.
305 N. Coast Hwy.
Guy Rose, Joseph Kleitsch, William Wendt, Granville Redmond, Edgar Payne, Maynard Dixon, Maurice Braun, as well as contemporary and early California Art Club artists.
346 N. Coast Hwy.
Original contemporary and traditional works of art from local and international artists.
206 N. Coast Hwy.
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.
"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.
326 N. Coast Hwy.
"Miss America," showcasing Colombian-American artist America Martin.
*Laguna North Gallery
376 N. Coast Hwy.
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.
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.
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.
Quorum Art Gallery consists of 12 artists and one guest. The featured artist is Walli Schauer, who paints flowers in oil and acrylic.
384A N. Coast Hwy.
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.
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.
During First Thursday's Art Walk, watch the artist paint.
DOWNTOWN LAGUNA GALLERIES
*Art Cube Gallery
266 Forest Ave.
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.
March: Group exhibition featuring figurative works by James Galindo, Jian Wang, Zhaoming Wu, Jim Lamb and Nancy Bush.
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
425 S. Coast Hwy.
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.
"Conversations," work by Paul Ecke and Ko.
Pacific Edge Gallery
540 S. Coast Hwy., No. 112
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.
570 S. Coast Hwy.
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.
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.
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.
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
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.
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.
During Art Walk, singer-songwriter Sam Curo performs.
1492 S. Coast Hwy. No. 8
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.
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..
1006 S. Coast Hwy.
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.
1294-B S. Coast Hwy.
Featuring a collection of 20th Century masters: Dali, Picasso, Miro, Vasarely, and Erte.
*Mandarin Fine Art Gallery
1294C S. Coast Hwy.
2 to 4 p.m. Sunday: Chinese Tea Ceremony with Linda Louie.
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
Featuring paintings by Todd Kenyon and Mark Kerckhoff. Photography by Tom Lamb.
*The Redfern Gallery
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
Montage Laguna Beach
30801 Coast Hwy.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
March: 1940s to1950s Western and Sci-Fi movie posters.
*The Esther Wells Collection
1390 S. Coast Hwy.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: During Art Walk, Jan Magdaleno will demonstrate drawing techniques.