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: www.first or (949) 683-6871. (*Denotes galleries that participate in the First Thursdays Art Walk.) The next Art Walk will be Jan. 3.


*Laguna Art Museum


307 Cliff Drive

(949) 494-8971

The museum’s current exhibitions are as follows:


?Through Jan. 27: Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting.

?Through Jan. 27: SHAG: The Flesh Is Willing.

?Through Jan. 27: Family Connections: St. Mary’s & All Angels School.

?Ongoing: California Art from the Permanent Collection: Part II, 1930s to 1950s.




Brooks Gallery


3251 Laguna Canyon Road

(949) 448-0259

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


*Laguna College of Art & Design

2222 Laguna Canyon Road

(949) 376-6000


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

?December: Mentoring Program participants will exhibit at many of the city’s galleries.


Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn.

3251 Laguna Canyon Road F3

(949) 376-3635

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


*[seven-degrees] gallery

891 Laguna Canyon Road

(949) 376-1555

?December: Winter Wonderland installation.




*Peter Blake Gallery

326 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-9994


A source for modern and contemporary art since 1992.

?December: New paintings by Paul Darrow, Cheryl Ekstrom, Jorg Dubin and Geoffrey Krueger.


California Art Gallery

305 N. Coast Hwy., Suite A

(949) 494-7270


Deborah Carman Gallery

305 N. Coast Hwy.

(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 Hwy.

(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.

?Through Dec. 23: Holiday small painting show featuring Michael Obermeyer, Caroline Zimmermann, Jeff Sewell, Michael Logan, Patrick Tobin and Richard Merchan. Originals available for less than $1,000. Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


*Sue Greenwood Fine Art

330 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-0669

?December: Robert LaDuke and Glenn Ness.


*Laguna North Gallery

376 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-4324

?December: Oils by Margaret Jamison and acrylics by Chuck Best.


*Lu Martin Galleries

372 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-8074

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.

(949) 497-5442


?Through Jan. 15: Sylvia Torres, “Earthly Meditations" encaustics, and Lisa Lala’s abstract landscapes. Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


*Quorum Art Gallery

374 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-4422

?Featured artist: Gail Stohl, who has been a member of Quorum Gallery for 11 years.


Rohrer Fine Art

346 N. Coast Hwy.

(800) 949-5211

Featuring works by old masters and contemporary artists.

?Through Jan. 5: “Arts of the Middle Kingdom: 221 B.C. "“ 2007 A.D."


*Sandstone Gallery

384A N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-6775

?December: Featuring “Beyond," acrylic paintings on paper by Judith Anton. Also showing “A Celebration of Color" by Annie Dunne and “Man’s Daring Mind" by Kathleen Addams Matrange.


Schaar Galleries Ltd.

484 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-7289

?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.

(949) 497-1080

?"Fall Colors" show. Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


Whelan Galleries

353 N. Coast Hwy. No. A

(949) 494-5076


*Whitney Gallery

350 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-4322

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.

?December: “Paper Clay," new works by ceramicist Monica Dunham; also new works by other gallery artists. Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


Len Wood’s Indian Territory Inc.

305-D & F N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-5747

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.




*Azali on Forest Fine Art Gallery

220 Forest Ave.

(949) 376-4244

Featuring art from South Africa, Russia and Europe. Styles range from Impressionism to contemporary, including a variety of mediums.

?December: Photo-realist oil painter Jaco van Schalkwyk’s African wildlife paintings. Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


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

326 Glenneyre St.

(949) 497-4988

?December: “Small Gems" holiday exhibition including modern masters Picasso, Henry Moore and Matisse. Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


*Diane DeBilzan Gallery

224 Forest Ave.

(949) 494-5757


Featuring work by contemporary artists Andrew Myers, Cynthia Grilli and Gerard Basil Stripling.


*Endangered Planet Gallery

384 Forest Ave., Suite 13

(949) 497-5690

?December: Two-year anniversary group show. Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


Fingerhut Gallery

210A Forest Ave.

(949) 376-6410

Artwork by current and 20th century masters.


*Kush Fine Art

357 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-8017

Featuring the original oils, limited edition giclée on canvas and sculptures of Vladimir Kush as well as eight other international artists.

?New original oils on canvas, limited edition giclees and sculptures.

?Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


*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

?Through Jan. 2: “Dialog With a Mentor "” the Art of Tom Dowling and Bradford Salamon," curated by Pat Sparkuhl.


Wentworth Gallery

305 Forest Ave.

(949) 376-3878




Amin Fine Art

688 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-9089


Art Edge Gallery

761 S. Coast Hwy.

(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 Hwy.

(949) 497-5377

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

?Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


*La Bottega Dell’Acquaforte

1590 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-6690

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

?Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


*Larry Christy Studio Gallery

1496 S. Coast Hwy.

(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 wash and still-life drawings.


*Coolsville "“ Roark’s Studio Gallery

1143 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-2048


*Cove Gallery

1492 S. Coast Hwy. No. 8

(949) 494-1878

?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. Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


Emanuel Dale Photographic Arts

1276F S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 573-0704

?"The Atlantic Coast and Beyond."


Lydia Delgado Watercolors

577 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-2833

Watercolor paintings including landscapes, traditional and tropical florals.


*DeRu’s Fine Arts

1590 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-3785

?December: “Delightful Glimpses," small paintings by early California painters. Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


Diana Ferrone Gallery

1951 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-1842

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

?Featuring Kathy Buist.


*Matt Hamilton Gallery

1590 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-0400

?Showing contemporary artists Edward Lentsch and Luc Leestemaker, and sculptures by Richard Erdman and Albert Brenner.


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 Hwy.

(949) 494-1397


*Mandarin Fine Art Gallery

1294C S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-9608

Features original contemporary paintings from China and Tibet.

?Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


*William Merrill Gallery

611 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 464-0067

?December: Group exhibition of selected works.


*Miranda Galleries

417 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-4491

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

(949) 494-0491

?December: “From the Valleys to the Mountains," a collection of new oils painted on location in Provence and the Italian Alps by Laguna artist Maria Bertran.


Vladimir Prodanovich Gallery

950 Glenneyre St.

(949) 494-8813


Pure Color Gallery

570 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-1129

Noon to 5 p.m. daily


*purelagunabeach gallery

1590 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 315-5015

Gallery and studio featuring contemporary oil paintings on canvas and prints by owner Todd Kenyon.

?Now featuring JJ Number 8 jewelry. Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


*The Redfern Gallery

1540 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-3356

?December: “Plein Air from the Past," original historical paintings by famous Southern California Impressionists. Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


*Sherwood Gallery Inc.

460 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-2668

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


*Situ Art Gallery

1294-A S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-6703

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

?December: Representative realism, figurative and landscape paintings.


*Vladimir Sokolov Gallery

1540 S. Coast Hwy.

(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 Hwy.

(949) 376-1619

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.

?December: Gallery Group Show. Table setting in fused glass by John & Rebecca Barber. Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


Surf Gallery

911 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-9155


*Townley Fine Art

1294-D S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-1860

?December: Townley and guest artist preview. Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


*The Vintage Poster

1476 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-7422

?Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


Viszolay Gallery

577 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-0951

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


*Watercolor Gallery

1492 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-8838


*The Esther Wells Collection

1390 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-2497


?December: Laguna College Professional Mentoring Program participant.


*Wendt Gallery

1550 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 102

(949) 497-4292

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

?December: Holiday group exhibition.


Joseph Wise Fine Art Gallery

1550 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-7902