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. Information: www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com or (949) 683-6871. (*Denotes galleries that participate in the First Thursday Art Walk.) The next Art Walk will be Thursday.
At 5 p.m., a reception and awards ceremony will be held for the city's Juried Fine Art Exhibition at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave. ?
*Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
The museum's current exhibitions are as follows:
?Oct. 28 to Jan. 27, 2008: Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting.
?Oct. 28 to Jan. 27, 2008: SHAG: The Flesh Is Willing.
?Oct. 28 to Jan. 27, 2008: Family Connections: St. Mary's & All Angels School.
?Ongoing: California Art from the Permanent Collection: Part II, 1930s to 1950s.
?Wayne Thiebaud and Constance Glenn conversation scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 28 has been canceled due to air-quality concerns. The conversation has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Nov. 18.
LAGUNA CANYON GALLERIES
3251 Laguna Canyon Road
Featuring oil paintings by Fitz Maurice, sculpture, furniture and unique pieces from New Mexico.
*Laguna College of Art & Design
2222 Laguna Canyon Road
Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission free.
?October: Game art exhibition featuring works by Blizzard Entertainment.
?November: Plein air works from the Irvine Museum.
Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn.
3251 Laguna Canyon Road F3
Gallery hours: Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m.
891 Laguna Canyon Road
?October: Davis Art Services and Isis Arte present their joint exhibition, Strata.
?November: Front Gallery and Studios open, featuring resident artists.
NORTH COAST HIGHWAY GALLERIES
*Peter Blake Gallery
326 N. Coast Hwy.
A source for modern and contemporary art since 1992.
?October: New paintings by Chris Gwaltney and Alvin Gregorio.
?November: New paintings by Matt Condron, Gregg Renfrow and Donnie Molls.
California Art Gallery
305 N. Coast Hwy., Suite A
Deborah Carman Gallery
305 N. Coast Hwy.
Featuring the art and sculpture of Debby Carman, including paintings, graphics and ceramic animals and decorative sculptures.
206 N. Coast Hwy.
Specializing in original landscape paintings of Italy and France, tropical and local scenes. Featuring Caroline Zimmermann, Patrick Tobin, David Solomon and Michael Obermeyer.
?Caroline Zimmermann, "Summer of 2007;" recent paintings of Tuscany, Provence, Montana and California. ?
*Sue Greenwood Fine Art
330 N. Coast Hwy.
?October: Inez Storer and Terry Turrell.
?November: Joe Brubaker and Gloria Gaddis.
*Laguna North Gallery
376 N. Coast Hwy.
?October: Watercolors by Yuko Blake and oils by Patti Cliffton.
?November: Watercolors by Storm Case and oils by Pamela Panattoni.
*Lu Martin Galleries
372 N. Coast Hwy.
Featuring original paintings by 15 regional and international artists, including Donat Barbe, Irene Borg, Paco Garcia, Alfredo Gomez, Cristina Joia, Armenak Karapetian, Mostafa Keyhani, Greg Martin, Lu Martin, Alan Murray, Gerhard Ruhland and Stephen Shortridge. Landscape, seascape, still-life, figurative and abstract styles.?
*Marion Meyer Contemporary Art
354 N. Coast Hwy.
?October: The Spontaneous Process, Robert Mah.
?November: Continuing Robert Mah's newest work.
*Quorum Art Gallery
374 N. Coast Hwy.
?Featured artist: Gail Stohl, who has been a member of Quorum Gallery for 11 years.
Rohrer Fine Art
346 N. Coast Hwy.
Featuring works by old masters and contemporary artists.
?Through Jan. 5: "Arts of the Middle Kingdom: 221 B.C. "“ 2007 A.D." Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27.
384A N. Coast Hwy.
?October: Featuring "Coalescence" by Marjorie Sanders with guests Kathy Cartier and Sunny Kim.
?November: Featuring "Figuratively Speaking" by Marge Chapman and guests AnnBrice and Grace Songolo.
Schaar Galleries Ltd.
484 N. Coast Hwy.
?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 Hwy.
?"Fall Colors" show. Oil painting demonstrations during Art Walk by plein air artists, with guitar music by Ed Krajec.
353 N. Coast Hwy. No. A
350 N. Coast Hwy.
Featuring paintings by Marc Whitney, figures, interiors, landscapes, still life florals and tabletops. Also Giovanni Casadei, Peter Colquhoun, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Andrea Krupp, Bradford J. Salamon, Derek Sterkel, Tracey Sylvester-Harris and Sarah J. Webber.
?Andrea Krupp, "Places I Know."
?November: "Art of Body & Mind," showcasing the art of yoga, presented by YOGAWORKS.
Len Wood's Indian Territory Inc.
305-D & F N. Coast Hwy.
Now offering two galleries. The main gallery features American Indian antiquities. Adjacent to the main gallery is the recently opened Western Fine Art gallery, featuring paintings and sculptures by leading Native American Indian and Western artists.
DOWNTOWN LAGUNA GALLERIES
*Azali on Forest Fine Art Gallery
220 Forest Ave.
Featuring art from South Africa, Russia and Europe. Styles range from Impressionism to contemporary, including a variety of mediums.
?October: Local artist Georgeana Ireland's romantic abstract works.
?November: Showing inspirational art works with unique style and medium by Isaac Anderson.
BC Space Gallery
235 Forest Ave.
*The Crystal Image
225 Forest Ave.
A natural arts gallery, featuring some of the biggest pieces in the world, world class gem art and museum quality home dÃ©cor, as well as fossils, minerals, meteorites, gem and mineral jewelry.
?Sunday mornings, 11 a.m. "Romancing the Stones Tour," free. Call for reservation.
?Art Walk: Featuring local musicians while some of the world's gem and stone artists are on display, alongside other unique natural arts.
*Dawson Cole Fine Art
326 Glenneyre St.
?October: "Portraits" by Chuck Close.
?November: "Larger than Life" one-man show celebrating Richard MacDonald's most recent heroic works.
*Diane DeBilzan Gallery
224 Forest Ave.
Featuring work by contemporary artists Andrew Myers, Cynthia Grilli, Gerard Basil Stripling, Michael Phillips, Troy Poeschl, William Turner, Wolfgang Bloch and special guest artists.
*Endangered Planet Gallery
384 Forest Ave., Suite 13
?October: "MATA" Mother Earth by Nicholas Hernandez.
?November: Continuing Nicholas Hernandez exhibition.
210A Forest Ave.
Artwork by current and 20th century masters.
*Kush Fine Art
357 S. Coast Hwy.
Featuring the original oils, limited edition giclee on canvas and sculptures of Vladimir Kush as well as eight other international artists.
?New original oils on canvas, limited edition giclees and sculptures.
Wells Fargo Bank
260 Ocean Ave.
?Nov. 5 to Jan. 2, 2008: "Dialog With a Mentor "” the Art of Tom Dowling and Bradford Salamon," curated by Pat Sparkuhl.
305 Forest Ave.
SOUTH LAGUNA GALLERIES
Amin Fine Art
688 S. Coast Hwy.
Art Edge Gallery
761 S. Coast Hwy.
Featuring a wide range of original art by national and international artists, including contemporary Chinese watercolor and oil paintings.
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
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 Hwy.
Original etchings, aquatints, dry points and mezzotints by internationally recognized Italian artists.
*Larry Christy Studio Gallery
1496 S. Coast Hwy.
Featuring large-field color abstract acrylics on canvas.
Works matted on watercolor paper include seascapes, landscapes and figurative. Also pen, charcoal and wash and still-life drawings.
*Coolsville "“ Roark's Studio Gallery
1143 S. Coast Hwy.
?October: See the "B" side to Roark. Debuting his new abstracts, figures and landscapes.
?November: Launch of the new "Roarkables" of hearts, shoes and martinis, where you can mix and match.
1492 S. Coast Hwy. No. 8
?Cove Gallery recently relocated and remodeled its facility. Its 12 partners are Jeanne Baer, Lorraine E'drie, Dick Fleming, John Hall, Mary Holt, Steve Kell, Bill Knauer, Diane Lachman, Paul Maurice, John McCarty, Sheryl Sauer and Kathy Starkey, with a monthly guest artist.
Emanuel Dale Photographic Arts
1276F S. Coast Hwy.
?"The Atlantic Coast and Beyond."
Lydia Delgado Watercolors
577 S. Coast Hwy.
Watercolor paintings including landscapes, traditional and tropical florals.
*DeRu's Fine Arts
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
?October: "Painted Light & Shadows." New paintings by contemporary landscape artist David Chapple.
?November: "California Remembered," highlights by the early California Impressionist artists.
Diana Ferrone Gallery
1951 S. Coast Hwy.
Original works by established and emerging contemporary artists from around the globe.
?Norman Korpi, of MTV's "The Real World." ?
*Matt Hamilton Gallery
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
?Showing contemporary artists Edward Lentsch and Luc Leestemaker, and sculptures by Richard Erdman and Albert Brenner.
Kuhnert's Art Gallery
1493 Glenneyre St.
Featuring original paintings by Manfred Kuhnert.
Lang Fine Art
The Art Center
1450 S. Coast Hwy.
*Mandarin Fine Art Gallery
1294C S. Coast Hwy.
Features original contemporary paintings from China and Tibet.
?Through Nov. 24: Du Pingrang exhibition.
*William Merrill Gallery
611 S. Coast Hwy.
?Through Nov. 13: Retrospective of abstract painter Paul Ecke and new works by Cybele Rowe. ?
417 S. Coast Hwy.
Miranda Galleries features international and contemporary artwork from all over the world, including an extensive collection of sculpture, fine art glass and works on canvas, as well as paper.
Pacific Edge Gallery
540 S. Coast Hwy., No. 112
Vladimir Prodanovich Gallery
950 Glenneyre St.
Pure Color Gallery
570 S. Coast Hwy.
Noon to 5 p.m. daily
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
Gallery and studio featuring contemporary oil paintings on canvas and prints by owner Todd Kenyon.
*The Redfern Gallery
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
?October: "Montage of Masterworks by the Early California Impressionists."
?November: Graceful bronze vessels filled with symbolism by artist Carol Alleman.
*Sherwood Gallery Inc.
460 S. Coast Hwy.
Contemporary art featuring paintings, wall sculpture, ceramics, glass, indoor/outdoor sculpture.
*Situ Art Gallery
1294-A S. Coast Hwy.
A new gallery featuring oil paintings by Mian Situ, Ray Roberts, Ruo Li, Carole Cooke, Bi Wei and Dan Goozee.
?October: Master artist Ruo Li's seascape paintings.
?November: Realism, figural and landscape paintings.
*Vladimir Sokolov Gallery
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
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 Hwy.
Featuring a select group of Laguna Beach fine artists, plus visiting guest artists in a range of media.
Glass blowing demonstrations at the courtyard furnace.
?October: Featured artist Morgan Samuel Price.
?November: Features Ed Olen, contemporary photography; Dick Ditore, fused glass coordinator at Pilchuck.
911 S. Coast Hwy.
*Townley Fine Art
1294-D S. Coast Hwy.
?October: Townley and guest artist Stig Inarson preview, with Tania Alcala and Anita Lewis.
?November: New original works by Townley. Music, hors d'oeuvres, wine tasting during Art Walk.
*The Vintage Poster
1476 S. Coast Hwy.
577 S. Coast Hwy.
Oil paintings of Hawaii, and Laguna Beach, Catalina and other Southern California scenes by artist-in-residence Walter Viszolay. Reproductions available.
1492 S. Coast Hwy.
*The Esther Wells Collection
1390 S. Coast Hwy.
?October: United Society of Pastel Artists Second Annual Membership Juried Show.
?November: Painting demo with live model and multiple artists during Art Walk.
1550 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 102
Wendt Gallery is a leading gallery specializing in contemporary representational art.
?October: Featuring Karl Dempwolf; coastal California scenes with seascapes and plein-air compositions. Also emerging artists Emily Clawson, Rachael Rendon, Joey Manlapaz, Logan Hagege and others.
?November: Exhibition featuring Karl Dempwolf, Joseph Todorovitch, Jeff Hein, Ryan Brown, Jura Bedic and others.
Joseph Wise Fine Art Gallery
1550 S. Coast Hwy.