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; Rita Blitt’s “Time Arrow” sculpture will be dedicated at Heisler Park’s Monument Point at 5 p.m. A reception will be held afterward at Marion Meyer Contemporary Art, 354 N. Coast Highway.



  • An Art Walk 9th anniversary post event will be held from 9 to 10:30 p.m.; e-mail events@first for an invitation.

    *Laguna Art Museum

    307 Cliff Drive


    (949) 494-8971


  • Art Auction = Stimulus, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 10. Call the museum for reservations.

    The museum’s current exhibitions are as follows:


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



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

    Upcoming exhibitions:


  • “East Coast/West Coast and Beyond: Colin Campbell Cooper, American Impressionist,” Feb. 25 to June 3.


  • “Jeremy Kidd: Fictional Realities,” Feb. 25 to May 27.


  • “Heart and Torch: Rick Griffin’s Transcendence,” June 24 to Sept. 30.




    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” group show. Reception 6 to 9 p.m. tonight.


  • 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


  • Through February: Winter Wonderland installation and resident artists Liza Coggins, Jarred Eberhardt and Michael Phillips.



    *Peter Blake Gallery

    326 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-9994

    A source for modern and contemporary art since 1992.


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


  • February: New landscape paintings by Jeff Peters.

    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.


  • February: Watercolors by Laurie Downey and Storm Case.

    *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 romantic impressionism paintings and book signing for Stephen Charles Shortridge during Art Walk, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1; music by Ken Rokicki.

    *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.


  • February: International artists Bahar Behbahani and Enrico Armas.

    *Quorum Art Gallery

    374 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-4422


  • 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.


  • February: Featuring “Parallel Passages,” an exhibition of original monotypes by Anne Moore, with encaustic artist Becky Prelitz’s “Grace.” Opening reception 6 to 9 p.m., Feb. 1.

    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


  • 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 Avenue 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.


  • Jason Feddy performs during Art Walk, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1.

    *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



  • Through March: 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.” Artist reception during Art Walk, 6 to 9 p.m., Feb. 1.

    Fingerhut Gallery

    210A Forest Ave.

    (949) 376-6410

    Artwork by current and 20th Century masters.

    *The Trey Fleming Experience

    303 Broadway St. Suite 105

    (949) 715-5389


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


  • February: Trey’s special valentines, “Art with Heart.”

    *Kush Fine Art

    357 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-8017


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


  • February: Introducing three artists from Moscow.

    *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

    Wentworth Gallery

    305 Forest Ave.

    (949) 376-3878


  • Peter Max retrospective.


    Amin Fine Art

    688 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 715-9089

    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.


  • February: Chinese New Year celebration.

    *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.


  • February: Newport Beach guest artist Marilyn Poliquin displays her still life images.

    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.


  • February: “Paintings from the Estate of Colin Campbell Cooper;” David Chapple in attendance during Art Walk.

    Diana Ferrone Gallery

    1951 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 715-1842


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


  • Feb. 10: New works by Darren Grant debut.

    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.


  • Through Feb. 15: Wang Niandong, “New Works and Past Recollections.” Portraying the young and the restless in contemporary urban China. Reception 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3; RSVP to (949) 376-9608 or

    *William Merrill Gallery

    611 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 464-0067


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


  • February: Group exhibition featuring new work by Allen Cox.

    *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


  • Jan. 27 to Feb. 23: John Cosby premieres more than 30 new oils that were painted on location in France and California. Artist reception 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 27.

    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


  • 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.


  • February: “Important Early California Paintings,” historical paintings by renowned artists Rose, Redmond, Payne, Wendt.

    *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


  • 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.


  • February: Featuring ceramic sculptures by guest artist Rosario Guillermo.

    Surf Gallery

    911 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-9155

    *Townley Fine Art

    1294-D S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-2805


  • January: Introducing artist Charlotte Burgmans. New work by Shane Townley and Dustin Otterbach.


  • February: Artist reception with Colleen Hanley, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9. New work by Shane Townley and Dustin Otterbach.

    *The Vintage Poster

    1476 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-7422


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


  • February: World War I original poster exhibition.

    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.”


  • February: Lithuanian artist Virga showing her depictions of 14th-century street scenes of Vilnius.

    *The Esther Wells Collection

    1390 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-2497



  • February: Jacobus Baas, “Boats, Beaches and Beyond.” Painting demonstration during Art Walk.

    *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.