The art season in Laguna Beach flourishes year round with First Thursdays Art Walk. This educational monthly art event, held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 – 9pm, celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public. Member galleries and sponsors invite you to visit during art walk and enjoy their exhibitions, entertainment and special events. 


Free trolley service for art walk starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 9:30 pm. Trolleys begin at the Laguna Art Museum (north) and Bluebird Canyon Road (south). The trolley route runs as far north as Viejo Street, up Laguna Canyon Road as far as Canyon Acres, and south to Bluebird Canyon Road. Map


Metered parking is available along Coast Hwy. and a few blocks inland on either side of the street and is free after 7:00 pm. If you prefer, you may park in the residential area located 2-3 blocks inland from Coast Hwy.


2018 FTAW/LCAD Professional Gallery/Student Mentoring Program

The Professional Mentoring Program is a collaboration between First Thursdays Art Walk and Laguna College of Art + Design, teaming member galleries with graduating senior students.

Graduating seniors are assigned to galleries throughout the city to learn more about the business side of  art.  The program culminates with the December Art Walk where the gallery shows the student art in their gallery.  All proceeds from the sale go directly to the student and the First Thursdays Art Walk/LCAD Scholarship fund.  

Join us on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 6pm-9pm at the galleries listed below. Students will be on site  and all works will be available for purchase.  50% of the proceeds go to the student and the other 50% goes to the LCAD Scholarship Fund. 

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Cast of Crowns Art Collective
Students: Gabriela Accarino, Jack Bazan

Kelsey Michaels Fine Art
Student: Auggie Vaccaro

Pure Laguna
Student: Ben Askevold

Quorum Gallery
Student: Denise Ogier

saltfine art
Students: Sima Benson, Miguel Espinosa


Avran Fine Art
Students: Andrew Cortez, Shannon Vaught

Dawson Cole Fine Art
Student: Mary Lippert

Elena Bulatova Fine Art
Student: Ana Sanchez

Student: Mandy Thibert

Whitney Gallery
Student: Claire Miller

Wyland Gallery
Student: Jessica Chong


Artist Eye Gallery
Student: Maria Bryant

Cove Gallery
Student: Christine Lee


Laguna Art Museum

LAM offers free admission from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and docents are available for tours. Now on view, Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1935 celebrates the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Laguna Beach Art Association with paintings by the leading artists who were founding members of the association and active during that period.

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, California 92651

+1 949 494 8971

Lu Martin Galleries

Lu Martin Galleries will be focusing on the new collection by Martin Beaupre called “Journey of Zen.”Cellist,Hitoshi Suzuki will entertain from 7 to 8:30.

Lu Martin Galleries
372 North Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 494 8074

Quorum Gallery


Join us at Quorum Art Gallery on December 6th from 6 pm ­ 9 pm for Art Walk and meet our featured artist of the month, Ellen Gladis.

From the way the leaves of a palm tree capture the light, or the way reflections dance on the water, to how a child’s smile can light up the day, Ellen captures these moments as they come to life in her versatile work.
After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, she pursued her California dream in picturesque Laguna Beach and now resides in inspirational Newport Beach.
The ability to see the world and those special moments in time, then transfer them to a wall or a canvas is Ellen’s gift. Her specialty is Realism/Impressionism, but her work is extremely versatile: from portraying her own worldwide travel experiences, to transforming hotels, restaurants, businesses and private custom homes with her magical touch. This includes Trompe L’Oeil, Murals, Decorative Wall Painting, Faux Finishes, Children’s Rooms, Portraits, Hand Painted Fabrics, and Custom Fine Art.

Quorum Art Gallery
374 N. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA
+1 949.494.4422

Sandstone Gallery

DEC 5-31

Art Under Pressure, original monotypes by Anne Moore will be featured in the Front Gallery along with Figures in the Abstract, figurative paintings on canvas and paper by Hyatt Moore in the Skylight Gallery. Exhibiting artists are Aimee Bonham, Ann Kim, Sunny Kim, Dominique McKenzie, Anne Moore, Hyatt Moore, Marie-Pierre Philippe, Jong Ro, and Lynn Welker. Meet the artists during the Art Walk on Thursday, Dec 6, 6-9 pm. Complimentary refreshments offered. SGL, located at 384-A N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA, is opened daily from 12-5 and by appointment. 949 497-6775

Overlooking the Past by Anne Moore

Sandstone Gallery
384-A N. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 497 6775


AG Vision Gallery

AG Vision Gallery
532 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, California 92651

+1 949 494 8971


Avran Fine Art

December 6, 2018 • 6:00-9:00 PM • ART WALK & LCAD Mentoring Program

Presenting “Candor” a joint show featuring original paintings by two Laguna College of Art + Design students: Andrew Cortez & Shannon Vaught. Titled “Candor,” the show’s focus is honest expression through art.

The Laguna College of Art + Design’s annual Professional Mentoring Program is coming up on December 6, 2018! Avran Fine Art is delighted to participate again this year hosting two talented artists: Andrew Cortez & Shannon Vaught. 

Taking place during the December Art Walk from 6:00-9:00 PM, stop by and view a curated selection of incredible original works by Andrew & Shannon. Both artists will be present to talk more about their work—their inspirations, techniques, meanings behind the work.

Attendance is free.

Avran Fine Art
540 S. Coast Highway, Suite 104 + 106
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 494 0900

Dawson Cole Fine Art

Dawson Cole Fine Art
326 Glenneyre Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 497 4988

“Death and the Maiden ” Oil on linen, 32 in x 72 in $ 2,900
“Lacrimosa ” Oil on linen, 20 in x 45 in $ 1,300

Elena Bulatova Fine Art

Please join us for ArtWalk December 6th 6-9pm for the 2018 Gallery Student Mentor Program!
Elena Bulatova Fine Art is proud to be mentoring Ana Sanchez. Please come and support this developing artist with her first steps into the professional art world.
Elena Bulatova Fine Art
265 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 844-353-6200

LCAD Gallery

The Beauty of Holland and Magnificence of Spain

December 6, 2018 to January 23, 2019

Reception Date:December 6, 2018 – 6:00pm

Laguna College of Art and Design’s Summer Abroad program is proud to present The Beauty of Holland and Magnificence of Spain, an exhibition of original works from eighteen participants in Laguna College of Art + Design’s 2018 Summer Abroad trip to Holland and Spain. The exhibition will allow viewers to encounter how Summer Abroad participants and leaders were inspired by the highlights of the art, architecture, and natural beauty they experienced on this memorable trip. 

Exhibiting artists include: Aharoni Amit, Donna Ballard, Rhiannon Boyer, Jessica Chong, LinHui Ding, Rowan Foley, William Havlicek, Mary Lippert, Enndy Aguirre Lorenzo, Anne Moore, Hyatt Moore, Sarah Morrison, Dan Nguyen, Lani Owen, Ryanne Phillips, Betty Shelton, Pam Smart and Pamela Wells

Curated by:2018 Summer Abroad leaders, Dr. William Havlicek and Betty Shelton

Artwork Credits: Dan Nguyen, The Immaculate Conception, Oil on Canvas, 28” x 22”, 2018

LCAD Gallery
374 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651



Gallery Hours:
11AM – 4PM, Wednesday through Sunday 
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Las Laguna Gallery

6 x 6: Be There. Be Square. – A Group Exhibition Show

Dates: December 6th – December 28th, 2018

Opening and Artists’ Reception: Thursday, December 6th, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

A square is perfect in it’s symmetry and size. Many original squares lined up, side by side, form a grid of individually unique pieces that all have just that one thing in common – size and shape. This December, the walls of our gallery will be filled with these 6 x 6 squares, showcasing the unique talent and viewpoints of our chosen artists. There are no limitations in medium or subject matter – come and enjoy over 65 unique pieces!

Artists for this show include: William Anderson, AyaEye, Julie Angela Theresa, Ashley Armsby, Marc Aronson, Sylvia Bandyke, Maria Bohannon, David Blow, Rod Bradfield, Kim Breit, Patricia Bromberger, Kristen Brown, Eddie Bruckner, Judy Carroll, Matthew Warfield Cincotta, Barry Cole, Emma Coyle, Sena Clara Creston, Dd-Deborah Davies, Bernard Dellario, Sandy Dingman, Tom Duffy, Susan Dukow, Julie England, Daniel Fiorda, Jan Fontecchio, Patty Franklin, Michael Gabriel, Leslie Getz, Yana Golikova, Sonya Hammons, Haley Harris, Anastasia Horwith, David Kessler, Kathy Knapp, Bianca Levan, Ember Lili, Kiera Lofgreen, Henry Marnghitr, Shelby Marzoni, Marie Massey, Patricia Matranga, Maria Miele, Doreen Mitchum, Marcee Musgrove, Dana Newman, Chrissa Nordquist, Eric Ockrassa, Nancy Okerman, Joseph Ovalle, Lisa Padilla, Victoria Pendragon, Joachim Perez, Dena Peterson, Everin Pezdek, Davide Prete, Stacey Rowe, Chloe Schlorb, Mary Shisler, Hana Shoup, Mario Sostre, Kris Stewart, Susan Helen Strok, Kathleen Strukoff, Karl Tani, Adam Thacher, Craig Tippet, Angelica Turner, Melanie Uribe, Chris Villiers, Lori Vonderhorst, Jason Wagner, David Whiteside, Ellis Witherspoon, Becky Youle, and Adriana Zubikarai Las Laguna Gallery is open daily from 11am – 6 pm, during the winter.

Las Laguna Gallery
577 S. Coast Highway, Unit A-1
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 667 1803



December is the final month of LGOCA’s CAlifornia Dreaming Show at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel.  20 Original Paintings exhibited and for sale through LGOCA. The Gallery is also a mentor for LCAD student Mandy Thibert, whose unique style has earned her an exclusive cover for a Comic Con creator. Mandy will be at First Thursdays Artwalk with her artwork, and a couple of interesting surprises to be unveiled!  
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
611 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach

Miche McClendon

This Art Walk, come to Miche McClendon Gallery Studio to see a new collection of pieces: Gold Moon. Glowing yellow gold ancient crescent moons contrast with stark silver and unique gems. Chat with the artist and enjoy refreshments. 
Miche McClendon
241-A Forest Avenue (back side of Forest, across from Laguna Beach Library)
Laguna Beach, CA  92651

The Signature Gallery

The Best Things Come in Small Packages
12/6/2018 ­ 12/23/2018

Reception Date: 12/8/2018

Join in the holiday celebrations at The Signature Gallery, including a special reception on Saturday, December 8, 6:30-9pm with live music and refreshments. The collection of miniatures from our top artists will be available on the 1st Thursday ArtWalk, Dec. 6. If you are looking for a special something for a loved one, or even would like to treat yourself, stop in and make merry with us. If purchased by December 15th, items can be shipped in time for Christmas.

Artists included: Charles Pabst, Cara Moran, Joelle Blouin, Jenny Simon, Reid Richardson, Michael Pabst


Marine, 36” x 48”  – Marc Whitney

Whitney Gallery

New paintings by artist Marc Whitney

Morning Sun, 16” x 36”, Claire Miller

Special Event! LCAD Mentor Program

Sponsored student Claire Miller

Displaying for sale LCAD senior student Claire Millers recent paintings.

Whitney Gallery
305 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+ 1 949 497 4322



Stillman Sawyer – Nature’s Majesty

October 26 – January 18, 2019

Stillman Sawyer, a former exhibitor for many years at the Festival of Arts, passed away in 2007. His legacy lives on through the collection of his black & white photographs that are in the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection. The current exhibit, Stillman Sawyer – Nature’s Majesty, features a series of stunning images that highlight Laguna Beach and the surrounding environments and personal photographic objects associated with his involvements. This exhibit will continue through January 18, 2019

Curated by Pat Sparkuhl

**image – Stillman Sawyer, Sea Burst, silver photograph, 1980.

1006 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 494 1145  – Open 9am – 9pm daily

LO CAL Tattoo & Art Studio

At LO CAL Tattoo & Art Studio we believe in genuine tradition with a movement towards innovation.

Lo Cal Tattoo and Art Studio
1850 S.Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA. 92651

Nuance Home + Lifestyle

Thursday December 6th, 2018
6 – 9 PM

Stop by for Art Walk and stay for our Annual Holiday Party! We will have live music and light bites. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Laguna Food Pantry.


“I am a contemporary abstract artist residing in Southern California with an education and background in Depth Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy. My roots stem proudly from Lafayette, Louisiana, where my love for God, family, nature and creativity first bloomed. I graduated from San Diego State University, then received a Master of Arts degree in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and was certified in Expressive Arts Therapy. As an Expressive Arts Therapist, yoga teacher and mother of two young children, for several years I painted as a private release,

and was ultimately urged to exhibit my work.

My artwork evolves from an unfolding of the personal and the spiritual, and a journey of sinking beneath the surface of the evident. I yearn to reveal the beauty in the flawed, and the balance between embrace and surrender from a deeply connected perspective… My process is a call to trust, surrender and embrace what is revealed.”


Nuance Home + Lifestyle
1200 N. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 494 8833

Maurice Braun (1877-1941), A Perfect Day, Cos Cob Connecticut. Circa 1922. Oil on Canvas – 20 x 30 inches

Redfern Gallery

A Perfect Day

Maurice Braun is one of the most influential early California artists who was famous throughout the United States and maintained studios on both the East and West coasts. A Perfect Day was painted at a time of great success for the artist. The Redfern Gallery exhibits exquisite works by the early pioneers of California art (1890-1940). Featuring important works by William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Maurice Braun, Donna Schuster, Granville Redmond and more.   Included alongside the early artists are important artists of today including; Terry DeLapp, Kevin Macpherson and Gregory Hull. 

The Redfern Gallery
1540 S. Coast Highway Suite 103
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 497 3356



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