Join more than 40 galleries throughout Laguna Beach on the first Thursday of each month for a festive cultural evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Free shuttle service starts from the Laguna Art Museum and Bluebird Center at 6:15 p.m. and runs until 8:45 p.m. Information: or (949) 683-6871. (*Denotes galleries that participate in the First Thursday Art Walk.) The next Art Walk will be Aug. 2.

*Laguna Art Museum

307 Cliff Drive


(949) 494-8971

The museum’s current exhibitions are as follows:

  • Through September: “Heart and Torch: Rick Griffin’s Transcendence.” The first museum exhibition and major retrospective to focus on the art of Rick Griffin.
  • Ongoing: California Art from the Permanent Collection: Part II, 1930s to 1950s.



    Brooks Gallery

    3251 Laguna Canyon Road

    (949) 448-0259

    *Laguna College of Art and Design

    2222 Laguna Canyon Road

    (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.

  • MFA student fine arts exhibition at Gallery 793, 793 Laguna Canyon Road.
  • Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn.

    3251 Laguna Canyon Road F3

    (949) 376-3635

    Gallery hours: Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m.

    *[seven-degrees] gallery

    891 Laguna Canyon Road


    (949) 376-1555

  • Through August: Resident artist Michael Phillips presents “The Artist Encompassed.” Artist receptions each month during Art Walk.


    *Peter Blake Gallery

    326 No. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-9994


  • July: Group Show: New abstract and representational paintings by gallery artists.
  • California Art Gallery

    305 No. Coast Highway, Suite A

    (949) 494-7270

    Deborah Carman Gallery

    305 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 464-9709

    *Gallery McCollum

    206 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-4027

    Specializing in original landscape paintings of Italy and France.

  • “Warm Breezes” group summer show. Works by Patrick Tobin, Michael Obermeyer, Jeff Sewell, Michael Logan, Caroline Zimmerman and Richard Merchan.
  • *Sue Greenwood Fine Art

    330 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-0669

  • July: Paul Brigham and Patrick LoCicero.
  • *Laguna North Gallery

    376 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-4324

  • July: Oils by Pamela Panattoni and Margaret Jamison.
  • *Lu Martin Galleries

    372 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-8074

    *Marion Meyer Contemporary Art

    354 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-5442


  • Through Aug. 5: Catalan artist Quim Bove: Microcosm, recent works in oil and reflective resin.
  • *Quorum Art Gallery

    374 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-4422

    Rohrer Fine Art

    346 N. Coast Highway

    (800) 949-5211

    Featuring works by old masters and contemporary artists.

  • Through Aug. 12: New work by painter Peter Halley alongside aluminum furniture by mid-century master Warren McArthur.
  • *Sandstone Gallery

    384A N. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-6775

  • July: Featuring “Strokes and Structures”, paintings and sculpture by Howard Hitchcock. Also showing “Color and Shape” by Elena Bokareva and “New Work” by Diane Fortuna.
  • Schaar Galleries Ltd.

    484 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-7289

    20th anniversary celebration featuring new works. .

    *Studio 7 Gallery

    384B N. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-1080

  • Plein-air oil painting demonstrations by Laguna artists in residence during Art Walk.
  • *Whitney Gallery

    350 N. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-4322

    Len Wood’s Indian Territory, Inc.

    305-D & F N. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-5747

    Now offering two galleries: one with American Indian antiquities; the other, the Western Fine Art.


    *Azali on Forest Fine Art Gallery

    220 Forest Ave.

    (949) 376-4244

    Featuring art from South Africa, Russia and Europe.

  • July: “Memory & Landscape” group exhibition featuring South African artists Margaret Gradwell, Marie Vermeulen-Breedt and Jaco van Schalkwyk.
  • *The Crystal Image

    225 Forest Ave.

    (949) 497-3399

    A natural arts gallery, featuring some of the biggest pieces in the world. .

  • Sunday mornings, 11 a.m. “Romancing the Stones Tour,” free. Call for reservation.
  • *Dawson Cole Fine Art

    326 Glenneyre St.

    (949) 497-4988

  • “Moments of Splendor -- Celebrating Beauty and the Joy of Dance.” Select sculpture, paintings and drawings by Richard MacDonald.
  • *Diane DeBilzan Gallery

    224 Forest Ave.

    (949) 494-5757

    Featuring work by contemporary artists.

    *Endangered Planet Gallery

    384 Forest Ave., Suite 13

    (949) 497-5690

  • Through July: Keef Ward: “Re:Cycle.” New collage works from this San Francisco artist.
  • *Kush Fine Art

    357 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-8017

    Featuring artwork by Vladimir Kush as well as other iartists.

  • New original oils on canvas, limited edition giclees and sculptures.
  • *Laguna Fine Art

    264 Forest Ave.

    (949) 494-8900

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

    Wentworth Gallery

    305 Forest Ave.

    (949) 376-3878


    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.

    *Bluebird Gallery

    1540 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-5377

    Specializing in California impressionist paintings.


    *Coolsville -- Roark’s Studio Gallery

    1143 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-2048

  • July: Opening of summer show. Presenting new works by local artist Roark Gourley in his brightly colored, high gloss finish wall sculptures.
  • *Cove Gallery

    1492 S. Coast Highway. #8

    (949) 494-1878

    All new works from plein air to representational.

  • July: Join us at our new location featuring Jess Hess’ works on paper.
  • Emanuel Dale Photographic Arts

    1276F S. Coast Highway

    (949) 573-0704

  • “The Atlantic Coast and Beyond.”
  • Lydia Delgado Watercolors

    577 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-2833

    Watercolor paintings.

    *DeRu’s Fine Arts

    1590 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-3785

  • July: Selection of highlights from early California impressionists (1890-1940).
  • Diana Ferrone Gallery

    1951 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 715-1842

    Works by established and emerging contemporary artists.

  • Original artwork by Kathy Buist.
  • *Matt Hamilton Gallery

    1590 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-0400

  • Through September: Showing contemporary artists Edward Lentsch and Luc Leestemaker, and sculptures by Richard Erdman and Albert Brenner.
  • *Mandarin Fine Art Gallery

    1294C S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-9608

    Features original contemporary paintings from China and Tibet.

  • July: Treasures from the East, Asian antique exhibition.
  • *William Merrill Gallery

    611 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 464-0067

  • July: Jill Daniels and James Shilaimon.
  • *Miranda Galleries

    417 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-4491

    Extensive international collection of sculpture, fine art glass and works on canvas, as well as paper.

    Pacific Edge Gallery

    540 S. Coast Highway, No. 112

    (949) 494-0491

    *purelagunabeach gallery

    1590 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 315-5015

    Featuring contemporary oil paintings and prints by owner Todd Kenyon.

    *The Redfern Gallery

    1540 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 497-3356

  • July: Hull and Macpherson recent landscape paintings from Europe and the United States.
  • *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.

  • July: Master artist Ruo Li’s seascape paintings.
  • *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

    Featuresselect Laguna Beach artists, plus visiting guest artistsGlassblowing demonstrations at the courtyard furnace.

  • Through August: Featured artist John Barber.
  • Surf Gallery

    911 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-9155

    *Townley Fine Art

    1294-D S. Coast Highway

    (949) 715-1860

  • July: Townley and guest artist Shayla Maddox.
  • *The Vintage Poster

    1476 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-7422

  • July: Original antique travels posters from Europe.
  • 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

    *The Esther Wells Collection

    1390 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 494-2497

  • July: “The Evanescent Light” by Cynthia Britain.
  • *Wendt Gallery

    1550 S. Coast Highway, Suite 102

    (949) 497-4292

    Specializes in contemporary representational art.

  • July: Annual summer group show featuring nationwide contemporary artists.
  • Joseph Wise Fine Art Gallery

    1550 S. Coast Highway

    (949) 376-7902