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Join more than 40 galleries throughout Laguna Beach on Thursday for a festive cultural evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Free shuttle service starts from the Laguna Art Museum at 6:15 and runs until 9. Information: or (949) 683-6871. (*Denotes galleries that participate in the First Thursday Art Walk.) The next Art Walk will be Feb. 1.

*Laguna Art Museum

307 Cliff Drive


(949) 494-8971

The museum’s current exhibitions are as follows:



  • Through January 21: “The OsCene 2006 — Contemporary Art and Culture in OC.”


  • “Material-ism: Glass, Ceramic and Metal in The OsCene 2006.” Panel discussion with artists Jason Chakravarty, Steve Klein, Jeffrey Netzer and Aimee Sones, moderated by guest curator Jacqueline Bunge; 1 p.m., Jan. 21.


  • Through Jan.21: “Millard Sheets in Mexico, 1932-1942.”


  • Through Jan. 21: “When Angels fFy: Art & Creativity for Healing Inc.”



  • “California Art from the Permanent Collection: Part II, 1930s to 1950s.”


  • “Greetings from Laguna Beach: Our Town in the Early 1900s.”



    Brooks Gallery

    3251 Laguna Canyon Rd.

    (949) 448-0259


    Featuring oil paintings by Fitz Maurice, sculpture, furniture and unique pieces from New Mexico.

    *Laguna College of Art and Design

    2222 Laguna Canyon Rd.

    (949) 376-6000

    Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission free.


  • Through Jan. 27: “The Romance of Prague and the Glory of Vienna” exhibition.


  • Feb. 1 to 27: The Society of Illustrators’ Traveling Exhibition: “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby.” Illustrators depict themselves between birth and puberty. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 1.

    Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn.

    3251 Laguna Canyon Rd. F3

    (949) 376-3635


    *[seven-degrees] gallery

    891 Laguna Canyon Rd.

    (949) 376-1555


  • January: Winter Wonderland installation and featured resident artists.



    *Peter Blake Gallery

    326 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-9994

    A source for modern and contemporary art since 1992.


  • January: “Grey Scale,” contemporary abstract group show with artists James Hayward, Tony Delap, Lita Albuquerque and more.

    California Art Gallery

    305 N. Coast Highway, Suite A

    (949) 494-7270

    Deborah Carman Gallery

    305 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 464-9709

    Featuring the art and sculpture of Debby Carman, including paintings, graphics and ceramic animals and decorative sculptures.

    *Gallery McCollum

    206 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-4027


  • Specializing in original landscape paintings of Italy and France, tropical and local scenes. Featuring Caroline Zimmermann, Patrick Tobin, David Solomon and Michael Obermeyer.

    *Sue Greenwood Fine Art

    330 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-0669

    (Formerly Greenwood/Chebithes Gallery)


  • Through February: New work by Bennet Bean, Sally Chiu, Gloria Gaddis and Scott Yeskel.

    *J. Kamin Fine Art

    353 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-5076


  • Russian impressionism 1940s-80s, contemporary American impressionists Jacqueline Kamin and Stacy Kamin.

    *Laguna North Gallery

    376 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-4324


  • January: Oils by Patti Cliffton; watercolors by Yuko Blake.

    *Lu Martin Galleries

    372 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-8074


  • Jan.31: Private preview collector showing of the new paintings by Stephen Charles Shortridge, 6 to 8 p.m. Call (949) 494-8074 to RSVP.


  • February: New paintings and book signing for Stephen Charles Shortridge during Art Walk, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1.

    *Marion Meyer Contemporary Art

    354 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-5442



  • January: Winter Group Show with Quim Bove, Candice Eisenfeld, Paula Schoen, Sylvia Torres, Chiyomi Taneike Longo and Andrew Douglas.

    *Quorum Art Gallery

    374 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-4422


  • A cooperative gallery featuring the works of 12 artists, including works by Sharyn Evert including oils of children, seascapes, landscapes and historical buildings. Iris Adam is known for her colorful, Asian-influenced watercolors.

    Rohrer Fine Art

    346 N. Coast Highway

    (800) 949-5211


  • Featuring works by old masters and contemporary artists.


  • Through Jan. 27: Seiju Toda, the “Heian” collection and 12 contemporary bamboo artists.

    *Sandstone Gallery

    384A N. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-6775


  • January: Featuring Jeri Kissler-Painter’s “The Old and The New,” with mixed-media collage by Kathy Cartier.

    Schaar Galleries Ltd.

    484 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-7289

    www.schaar galleries .com.


  • 20th anniversary celebration featuring new works by artists Robert Schaar, Joe Jaqua, Betty Billups, Ingeborg Kroeninger, paper sculptor Leo Monahan and sculptor Foot Young.

    *Studio 7 Gallery

    384B N. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-1080


  • Through March: Plein-air oil painting demonstrations by Laguna artists in residence and live music by guitarist Ed Krajec during Art Walk.

    Whitney Gallery

    350 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-4322


  • Featuring paintings by Marc Whitney, figures, interiors, landscapes and still life. Also Giovanni Casadei, Sara Webber, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Andrea Krupp and David Shevlino.

    Len Wood’s Indian Territory, Inc.

    305-D N. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-5747


    *Azali on Forest Fine Art Gallery

    (formerly Forest Ave. Fine Art)

    220 Forest Ave.

    (949) 376-4244


  • New gallery featuring art from South Africa, Russia and Europe.

    BC Space Gallery

    235 Forest Ave.

    (949) 497-1880

    *The Crystal Image

    225 Forest Ave.

    (949) 497-3399

    A natural arts gallery, featuring some of the biggest pieces in the world, world class gem art and museum quality home décor, as well as fossils, minerals, meteorites, gem and mineral jewelry.


  • Sunday mornings, 11 a.m. “Romancing the Stones Tour,” free. Call for reservation.

    *Dawson Cole Fine Art

    (formerly Richard MacDonald Fine Art)

    326 Glenneyre St.

    (949) 497-4988


  • Through March: Group exhibitions.

    *Diane DeBilzan Gallery

    224 Forest Ave.

    (949) 494-5757



  • January: Work by William DeBilzan, Louis Longi, Troy Poeschl and Gerard Basil Stripling.

    *Endangered Planet Gallery

    384 Forest Ave., Suite 13

    (949) 497-5690


  • Through February: Dieter Tremp’s figurative abstract “Organic Compositions.”

    Fingerhut Gallery

    210A Forest Ave.

    (949) 376-6410

    Artwork by current and 20th Century masters.

    *The Trey Fleming Experience

    303 Broadway St.

    (949) 233-3034


  • January: New art classes and Trey’s crayon masterpieces.

    *Kush Fine Art

    357 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-8017


  • January: Vladimir Kush releases his new book, “Journey to the End of Time.”

    *Laguna Fine Art

    264 Forest Ave.

    (949) 494-8900


  • “Five Centuries of Masters:" Renoir, Pissaro, Matisse, Picasso, Miro, Rembrandt, Chagall and others.

    Wells Fargo Bank

    260 Ocean Ave.

    (949) 494-1145


  • Senior art exhibit

    Wentworth Gallery

    305 Forest Ave.

    (949) 376-3878


  • Peter Max retrospective


    Art Edge Gallery

    761 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-7520

    Featuring a wide range of original art by national and international artists, including contemporary Chinese watercolor and oil paintings.

    *Bluebird Gallery

    1540 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-5377

    Specializing in California impressionist paintings, featuring works of George Gallo, William Dorsey, Elaine Hughes, Joseph Aaron, Felice Hrovart and Martin Weekly.

    *La Bottega Dell’Acquaforte

    1590 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-6690


  • Original etchings, aquatints, dry points and mezzotints by internationally recognized Italian artists.

    *Larry Christy Studio Gallery

    1496 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 463-4414


  • Featuring large-field color abstract acrylics on canvas. Works matted on watercolor paper include seascapes, landscapes and figurative. Also pen charcoal and still-life drawings.

    *Contemporary Chinese Fine Art

    1099 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-6799

    Presenting original paintings by native Chinese artists.


  • January: Traditional watercolors of artist-professor Zhou Ping-Guang.

    *Coolsville -- Roark’s Studio Gallery

    1143 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-2048


  • Through March: Roark’s latest paper studies series as an ongoing new medium of his most popular pieces.

    *Cove Gallery

    1294 S. Coast Highway., Ste. B

    (949) 494-1878

    All new works from plein air to representational.


  • January: Guest artist Dominique Alcorn of Oceanside exhibits his large realism scenes of animals and seascapes.

    Emanuel Dale Photographic Arts

    1276F S. Coast Highway

    (949) 573-0704


  • “The Atlantic Coast and Beyond,” artist reception monthly during Art Walk.

    Lydia Delgado Watercolors

    577 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-2833


  • Watercolor paintings including landscapes, traditional and tropical florals.

    *DeRu’s Fine Arts

    1590 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-3785


  • January: “The Impressionists in California,” showcasing highlights of the Early California Impressionist painters.

    Diana Ferrone Gallery

    1951 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 715-1842


  • Original works by established and emerging contemporary artists from around the globe.


  • New works by Nathan Fischer.

    Kuhnert’s Art Gallery

    1493 Glenneyre St.

    (949) 494-0676

    Featuring original paintings by Manfred Kuhnert.

    Lang Fine Art

    The Art Center

    1450 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-1397

    *Mandarin Fine Art Gallery

    1294C S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-9608

    Features original contemporary paintings from China and Tibet.


  • January: Original works from Wang Niandong of Chongqing, China.

    *William Merrill Gallery

    611 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 464-0067


  • January: Group exhibition featuring new work by Paul Ecke.

    *Miranda Galleries

    417 So. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-4491


  • Though March: Group shows

    *Fil Mottola Gallery

    1492 S. Coast Highway No. 8

    (949) 497-1050


  • American and European Academician artists; featured artist Fil Mottola.

    Pacific Edge Gallery

    540 S. Coast Highway, No. 112

    (949) 494-0491

    Pure Color Gallery

    570 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-1129

    Noon to 5 p.m. daily

    *purelagunabeach gallery

    1590 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 315-5015


  • Through March: Gallery and studio featuring the contemporary oil paintings on canvas and prints by owner Todd Kenyon.

    *The Redfern Gallery

    1540 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-3356


  • January: “California’s Beauty Past and Present,” impressionist paintings by early masters and current plein-air artists.

    *Sherwood Gallery, Inc.

    460 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-2668


  • Contemporary art featuring paintings, wall sculpture, ceramics, glass, indoor/outdoor sculpture.

    *Situ Art Gallery

    1294-A S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-6703


  • Through March: A new gallery featuring oil paintings by Mian Situ, Ray Roberts, Ruo Li, Carole Cooke, Bi Wei and Dan Goozee.

    *Vladimir Sokolov Gallery

    1540 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-3633


  • New abstract expressionism and mixed media paintings by Vladimir Sokolov; acrylic paintings by Alexander Sokolov and laminated acrylic sculpture by Vasa.

    *Studio Arts Gallery

    At the Old Pottery Place

    1200 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-1619


  • Featuring a select group of Laguna Beach fine artists, plus visiting guest artists in a range of media. Glassblowing demonstrations at the courtyard furnace.


  • January: Showing local artist Marcus Thesing. Exhibiting original Terraform, Ocean, Band Theory, Stretch and Sculptural Vessel Series.

    Surf Gallery

    911 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-9155

    *Townley Fine Art

    1294-D S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-2805


  • January: New work by Shane Townley and Dustin Otterbach.


  • February: Artist reception with Colleen Hanley, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9.


  • March: Artist reception with Annemarie Hall, 6 to 9 p.m. March 9.

    *The Vintage Poster

    1476 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-7422


  • January: Traveling around the world with Air France posters.

    Viszolay Gallery

    577 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-0951


  • Oil paintings of Laguna Beach, Hawaii, Catalina and other Southern California scenes by artist-in-residence Walter Viszolay. Reproductions available.

    *Watercolor Gallery

    1492 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-8838


  • January: Showing Richard Van Genderen’s originals and hand painted giclees. Featuring his “Great Ocean Shells and Seahorse Suite.”

    *The Esther Wells Collection

    1390 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-2497


    *Wendt Gallery

    1550 S. Coast Highway, Suite 102

    (949) 497-4292


  • Wendt Gallery is a leading gallery specializing in contemporary representational art.

    Joseph Wise Fine Art Gallery

    1550 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-7902

    *Len Wood’s Indian Territory, South Gallery

    1590 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-7313


  • 19th, 20th, and 21st century Western and Indian art. Paintings, sculpture and bronze works; Navajo rugs, baskets, turquoise jewelry and beadwork.