Join member galleries from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month for a festive cultural evening. The next Art Walk is Thursday . Asterisk [*] denotes participating galleries.
5 p.m. Thursday: Community Art Project dedication of “Divers Cove” by Mike Tauber at Wells Fargo Bank, 260 Ocean Ave. Reception following at Studio Arts Gallery, 1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Dedicated shuttle service starting at 6:15 p.m. from the Laguna Art Museum at North Coast Highway and Cliff Drive, and Bluebird Center, 1590 S. Coast Hwy. Shuttles run until 8:45 p.m.
First Thursdays Art Walk is funded by member galleries, lodging establishments and the city. For more information, call (949) 683-6871 or visit www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com.
*Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Open until 9 p.m. during First Thursdays Art Walk. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, students, and active military. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. The museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days. Free admission on First Thursdays Art Walk nights.
OsCene 2010: Survey exhibition drawn from artists working in all media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, multimedia installations, video, architecture, performance, and design. The survey will focus on artists based in Orange County and Long Beach. OsCene 2010 is in the main gallery through May 16.
6 tonight: Reality Bites Documentary Night featuring short films: “When I’m Not Alone” by Rhianon Gutierrez; “Grief Becomes Me” by Christine Fugate; “James Koch: Found Art” by Carole Zavala; and “Internet & Tea” by Alborz Kamalized. Admission is $5 and includes wine and popcorn.
7 p.m. Thursday: Concert with Canvas.
LAGUNA CANYON GALLERIES
Laguna Canyon Artists
3251 Laguna Canyon Road
*Laguna College of Art & Design
2222 Laguna Canyon Road
Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission free.
“*A*ntarctica to *Z*ombies,” a collection of works by illustrator William Stout. An artist reception in conjunction with First Thursdays Art Walk will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
891 Laguna Canyon Road
NORTH COAST HIGHWAY GALLERIES
*Arin Contemporary Art
350-352 N. Coast Hwy.
“Voyage Congolaise.” German artist collaboration Venske & Spänle have shipped more than 3,000 pounds of imported Lasa marble sculptures to the gallery. From an exploration floated along the Congo River, hand-carved smoerfs and gumpfots invade the floors and lurk along the walls.
206 N. Coast Hwy.
6 to 9 p.m. Saturday: Reception for “Light Sources,” Caroline Zimmermann’s new paintings of France, Italy and California.
*Laguna North Gallery
376 N. Coast Hwy.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: First Thursdays Art Walk reception hosted by Chuck Best (acrylics) & Christine Hooker (oils). Watercolor demonstration by Kevin Davidson.
*Marion Meyer Contemporary Art
354 N. Coast Hwy.
Winter Blue 2010: Group Show, including paintings by Quim Bové, Eva Carter, Paula Schoen, Mark Erickson, Bruce Brainard, Robert Mah, Battersby, John Szabo and others.
*Quorum Art Gallery
374 N. Coast Hwy.
The Quorum Art Gallery, celebrating 45 years in Laguna Beach, exhibits the works of 12 members and one guest artist. Jean Glass paints seascapes, local scenes, people on the beach and lively musicians playing their instruments.
384A N. Coast Hwy.
Open noon to 5 p.m. daily and Tuesday by appointment.
Closing Monday: “Abstract Narratives,” paintings on canvas by Lynn Welker, also “Bending the Edge” by Ralph White and “Dutch Chroma” by K.L. Heagen.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Art Walk reception for “Beneath the Surface,” monotypes by printmaker Anne Moore, with figurative work by Nancy Mendoza and “Possibilities” by Ralph White. Regular exhibitors include Marge Chapman, Howard Hitchcock, Carol Kreider, Marjorie Sanders and Lynn Welker.
*Studio 7 Gallery
384 N. Coast Hwy.
Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Thursday: Oil painting demonstrations by Laguna plein air artists in residence and live music during First Thursday’s Art Walk.
210 N. Coast Hwy
Contemporary emerging artists. Visit website for information.
353 N. Coast Hwy. No. A
Showcasing original fine art oil paintings and rare classic book cover illustrations created by internationally known artist, Patrick Whelan. Sculpture by Leon Richman.
DOWNTOWN LAGUNA GALLERIES
*Peter Blake Gallery
435 Ocean Ave.
Works by Gwynn Murrill, show extended through March 16. Special reception 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
*David & Sons Fine Art
451 S. Coast Hwy.
Estate of California artist Hendrik Grice (1914-1983), featuring his original abstracts from the 1970s.
*Dawson Cole Fine Art
326 Glenneyre St.
Group exhibition including graphics by Chuck Close featuring wood cuts, serigraphs, lithographs and etchings.
224 Forest Ave.
(949) 494-2406 or (727) 804-7649
Largest selection of highly textured works by Expressionist William DeBilzan.
Pacific Edge Gallery
540 S. Coast Hwy., No. 112
Celebrating its 21st year of showcasing the finest Laguna Beach painters.
“Days & Nights,” a new exhibition featuring the premiere of 25 new original oils by Laguna Beach artist Tom Swimm, including night scenes, sunlit interiors, and pure California and Italian landscapes.
The Signature Gallery Laguna
220 Forest Ave.
Opening Thursday: One-person show with bronze sculptor Kira during Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. On March 6, she will be sculpting live, unveling her newest piece “Soul,” and signing copies of her new book for patrons from 1 to 5 p.m.
911 S. Coast Hwy.
Featuring work by John Van Hamersveld.
Swenson Fine Art
460 So.Coast Hwy.
6 p.m. Thursday: Grand opening and ribbon-cutting.
570 S. Coast Hwy.
Thursday: Art Walk reception with Shane Townley, Hugo Rivera, Olivier Pojzman, Julie Weaverling and Sylvia Tupper in attendance.
Wells Fargo Bank
260 Ocean Ave.
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
“Spatial Discoveries,” a retrospective of work by local artists Gene Cooper and Fred Hope, in a variety of mediums.
“Landscapes,” an exhibit of paintings, photographs and mixed media works by 18 artists who have exhibited at the Festival of Arts. Artists include: Scott Albert (watercolors), Hedy Buzan (mixed media), Saim Caglayan (oils), Dennis Dunton (photography), W. Bradley Elsberry (acrylics), Rick Graves (photography), Robin Hall (oils), Robert Hansen (photography), Fred Hope (oils), Mark Jacobucci (oils), Tom Lamb (photography), Mada Leach (mixed media), Geri Medway (watercolors), Michael Obermeyer (oils), Jacquie Moffett (watercolors), James Nordstrom (photography), Gerald Schwartz (oils) and Caroline Zimmermann (oils).The exhibit is on the third floor.
SOUTH COAST HIGHWAY GALLERIES
*Artist Eye Laguna Gallery
1294-A S. Coast Hwy.
Thursday: The gallery hosts live sculpting, jewelry making and art demonstrations during Art Walk, and we invite you to visit with our artists to discuss their unique technique and style.
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
Specializing in contemporary California Impressionist paintings. Featuring artists: George Gallo, William Dorsey, Elaine Hughes, Joseph Aaron, Felice Hrovart and Martin Weekly.
*La Bottega Dell’Acquaforte
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
A large variety of original etchings 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 featuring pen, charcoal and wash, and still-life drawings.
Coolsville – Roark’s Studio Gallery
2894 S. Coast Hwy.
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
Specializing in underwater photography, “Liquescent” (becoming liquid), of dancers and more, by Roark Gourley. Also contemporary paintings and sculpture by Roark and Michelle Gourley, featured in such collections as the Wynn Encore.
*The Cottage Gallery
1524 S. Coast Hwy.
Featuring local artist September McGee in March.
1492 S. Coast Hwy. No. 8
Diverse fine art of the Cove’s 13 partners. Also, guest artists display their creations each month.
1294-D S. Coast Hwy.
Open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Art Walk reception for Guy Kinnear. E-mail reservations to firstname.lastname@example.org
*DeRu’s Fine Arts
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
“Highlights of Early California Impressionists.” Also contemporary California artists David Chapple and Gerald Rahm. Live music & refreshments during Art Walk.
Joseph Wise Fine Art Gallery
1550 S. Coast Hwy.
Presenting dynamic, contemporary paintings and the most extensive collection of serpentine stone sculptures in the U.S.
Kuhnert’s Art Gallery
1493 Glenneyre St.
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrating 26 years of featuring the original paintings, serigraphs, posters and digital prints of the internationally known artist Manfred H. Kuhnert.
Lang Fine Art
The Art Center
1450 S. Coast Hwy.
*Mandarin Fine Art Gallery
1294C S. Coast Hwy.
Mandarin Fine Art Gallery features an eclectic mix of some of Mainland China’s most accomplished artists. Zhao Kailin, Hu Jundi and Wang Niandong are displayed. We also feature Asian antiques and designer jewelry.
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
Featuring new work by painter Todd Kenyon. Also showing the photography of Tom Lamb and sculpture by Andrew Myers.
*The Redfern Gallery
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
Specializing in important historical paintings by American artists, concentrating on the California School: Guy Rose, William Wendt, Elmer Wachtel, Marion Wachtel, Edgar Payne, Hanson Puthuff, Maurice Braun, Donna Schuster and more. Also featured are works by contemporary artists Kevin Macpherson, Gregory Hull and John Cosby.
*Salt Fine Art
1492 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 3
Specializing in Latin Contemporary, featuring internationally exhibited museum artists from master painters to emerging talent.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Opening reception for “Invisible Man,” new paintings by Mayra Barraza.
Situ Art Gallery
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
Featuring fine contemporary art by Mian Situ, Andrew Peters, Ruo Li, Carole Cooke, Bi Wei, Dan Goozee, Zhuo S. Liang, Longyao Le, Sandy Scott, Robert Peters and Ralph Oberg.
*SKYLAB Modern Art
1452 S. Coast Hwy.
During Art Walk, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, enjoy live music and “SKYLAB” martinis on our candle-lit patio.
*Vladimir Sokolov Gallery
1540 S. Coast Hwy.
Sokolov Gallery is celebrating its 30th year of business in Laguna Beach. Featuring 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.
Mike Tauber: Scenes of nature in an impressionist style, reminiscent of early California schools of painting.
*Studio 7 Gallery – South
1590 S. Coast Hwy.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Featuring award-winning plein air artists John Eagle, Nancy Egan, Hyatt Moore, Alan Nowell, Steve Wang, Lynn Wiederman and Jim Wodark.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Oil painting demonstrations by Laguna plein air artists in residence and live music during Art Walk.
*The Vintage Poster
1476 S. Coast Hwy.
Spring break out the Bicycle Poster Show.
1492 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 7
For more than 30 years exhibiting work in watercolor by award-winning national and international artists.
*The Esther Wells Collection
1390 S. Coast Hwy.
Thursday: Reception for Jan Magdaleno. Enjoy watching her drawing expertise and discussing the fine art of drawing during Art Walk.
1550 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 102
Wendt International is a leading gallery specializing in contemporary representational art.