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. 



Alessa by Pirozzi located at 234 Forest Avenue.





 The Hive located at 805-859 Laguna Canyon Road (just before seven-degrees) featuring Kitchen in the Canyon, 
Laguna Beach Beer Co., LCAD Gallery 805,  and more.




Phoenix Art located at 376 N. Coast Hwy. – paintings and hand sewn embroidery from China.


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.



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RED HOT Reception
June 7, 5:30-6:30pm
City Hall, 505 Forest
Free to Public
View 45 originals with a RED HOT theme.
Cast a vote for People’s Choice art work.
Presented by The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts (949)612-1949 


Laguna Art Museum

Oskar Fischinger: Paintings from the Permanent Collection
May 31 – June 17, 2018

The German-born Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) was an abstract artist working in both painting and film. Based in Berlin from 1927, he was acclaimed for his technically innovative art films, in which he animated forms and colors and synchronized them with music. The addition of motion and sound brought new dimensions to the abstract art pioneered by Wassily Kandinsky and other avant-garde painters of the early twentieth century.

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, California 92651

+1 949 494 8971

Phoenix Art

Phoenix Art is a company based in Beijing and Shu Zhou, China that specializes in hand sewn embroidered products. Consisting of over 100 professionals in the industry, we also have over 500 workers, along with a design group based in China. Our products include hand sewn embroidered paintings, replications of emperor clothing’s, and various products such as necklaces and scarves. All of our products are made from only the finest silk in China by our expert embroiderers, each with 10 to 40 years of experience. Various products can take up to 6 months to completion. Please join us at the Laguna Beach First Thursday Art Walk.

Phoenix Art
376 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715 8191

Quorum Gallery


Join us at Quorum Art Gallery on June 7th from 6 pm – 9 pm for Art Walk and meet our featured artist of the month, Elaine Ruettiger.

Elaine Ruettiger attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University at Fullerton. After twenty years as a professional interior designer, she rediscovered her interest in painting, and has since developed her talents through classes, workshops, and self-study.

Rich and vibrant color is the hallmark of this artist’s works. Inspired by the great variety of plants in nature, she often paints large-scale pieces, many of flowers from her own backyard. 
Visits to tropical places have resulted in colorful, memorable landscapes and seascapes.

Limited entries in local, regional, and international competitions have earned some prestigious awards, including Grand Prize Winner in International Artist Magazine 2008 Floral and 
Garden Competition. Her work is being increasingly collected.

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

Sandstone Gallery Laguna

June 5-July 2

Dreamscapes, abstract expressionist oil paintings by Ann Kim will be featured in the Front Gallery along with Paintings and Sculpture, mixed media on canvas and bronze sculpture by Marie-Pierre Philippe-Lohezic in the Skylight Gallery. Exhibiting artists are Susan Gale, 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, June 7, 6-9 pm. Complimentary refreshments offered.

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

+1 949 497 6775

Studio 7 Gallery

Studio 7 Gallery
384-B N. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 497 1080


Zane Gallery

Pop up the hill! Zane Gallery & Training Studio is a boutique fitness studio that offers the most innovative blend of art and fitness on the West Coast. We’re here to help you sculpt your body into a masterpiece while using art to create a completely immersive, unique experience. Stop by for a visit during June’s Art Walk for healthy bites, demonstrations, prize drawings, and more!

Zane Gallery
439 N. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
+ 1 949 415 8740


AG Vision Gallery

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

+1 949 494 8971

Avran Fine Art

June 7, 2018 | 6:00-9:00 PM | ART WALK

Join us at Avran on June 7th for the Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk! On view: All Artists Reception with special emphasis on Pat McNabb Martin

Free & open to the public.



Basic, raw, and stretching boundaries, Pat McNabb Martin leaves each composition to the viewer’s discretion. Never over intellectualizing a painting she concerns herself with the canvas surface, always experimenting to create new and unique marks. Each painting is an emergent field of color often laced with exotic fluorescent and metallic paints. Her intuitive use of the canvas surface, texture, and color saturates the viewer’s eye allowing for personal interpretation.

Please join us at Avran for the Opening Reception of Pat’s beautiful work. Great opportunity to meet the artist and experience a special viewing of her paintings.

Avran Fine Art
540 South Coast Highway, Suite 104+106
Laguna Beach CA, 92651
Phone: (949) 494-0900
Email: or
Twitter & Instagram: @AvranFineArt

Dawson Cole Fine Art

First Thursdays Art Walk, Thursday, June 7, 2018 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Complimentary Refreshments. 
Featured Artist: Hunt Slonem 

Celebrate First Thursday at Dawson Cole Fine Art and view internationally-renowned painter Hunt Slonem’s newest works on display. Exciting, unexpected, realistic, impressionistic, abstract – the artist’s bunny and butterfly paintings convey a post-expressionist narrative.

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

Laguna Presbyterian

Join us for First Thursdays Art Walk – May through September. Our Art Walk exhibit will feature Historic photos and homage to Anna A. Hills, our Matriarch and the Founding Artist of “The Art Association” at the Laguna Museum of Art. 

Laguna Presbyterian Church
415 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA

LCAD Gallery 805



JUNE 7–JUNE 26, 2018


In the art world’s recent past, time-honored skills frequently were overlooked in favor of fashionable uniformity. More recently, there’s been an important shift, and Laguna College of Art + Design’s (LCAD) MFA programs in Drawing and Painting are at the forefront, nurturing personal expression and promoting timeless skills to create enduring meaningful art.

LCAD Gallery 805 is pleased to announce The Next Wave: New Masters of Fine Art, an exhibition of artwork by students and alumni in LCAD’s MFA program
in Painting.

Exhibiting artists: Mitchell Aiken, Aaron Berg, Daniel Berg, Barbara Brown, Kaela Carson, Elizabeth Congdon, Isabel Emrich, Gavin Gardner, Brandon Gonzales, Harrison Halaska, Bryan Heggie, Yiming Hong, Kate Landry, Shane McClatchey, Matthew McMullen, William Neukomm, Dan Nguyen, S. Jacqueline Nicolini, Aixa Oliveras, Pegah Samaie, Suzanne Shifflett,Mark Silverberg, Kelly Smith-Fatten, Ramon Vargas, Pamela Wells, and GALLSERaYm W80o5odfin.

805 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


11AM-4PM Wednesday through Sunday

GALLERY CLOSED Monday and Tuesday | 949.376.6000

Contact: Bryan Heggie, LCAD Gallery Director via email at or by telephone at 949-376-6000 ext. 289

Image: Shane McClatchey, Island (4), Oil on panel, 30” x 37”, 2018

LCAD Gallery


JUNE 7–AUGUST 31, 2018


Laguna College of Art + Design’ s (LCAD) Annual Juried Student Exhibition 2018 features original works of art from some of LCAD’s many talented undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students.

This annual exhibition comprises a wide range of mediums, expressions, and techniques that are representative of LCAD’s BFA programs in Animation, Drawing & Painting, Game Art, Graphic Design + Digital Media and Illustration, and LCAD’s Post-Baccalaureate Drawing & Painting certificate program.


11-4 Wednesday through Sunday
CLOSED Monday and Tuesday

Contact: Bryan Heggie, LCAD Gallery Director via email at or by
telephone at 949-376-6000

LCAD Gallery
374 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 376 6000

Las Laguna Gallery

The 2nd Half: A Group Exhibition for Artists 50 and Older’ Show Dates: June 7th – June 29th, 2018
Artist Reception: Saturday, June 9th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

“With age, art and life become one.” George Braque

As we grow older, the maturity and insight life has given us multiplies. The viewpoints and experiences that come with age are invaluable lessons to us all on how to live life – and live it well. This month we will celebrate the talent and wisdom of the Artist over 50.

Artists for this show include: Beverly Barris, Don Carstens, Betty Cox, Jamie Craddock-Johnson, Lauren Douglas, Robert Dutruch, Linda Garcia-Dahle, Cathy Garris, Mary Gunyuzlu, Jamie Hankin, Henry Harris, Walter Impert, Lynn Jones, Cheryl Kinderknecht, Carl Knutson Jr, Steven Lester, Dino Mehaffie, Daniel Miller, Julie Normand, Diane Ortlieb, Lauren Raine, Roberta Rousos, Bob Russell, Martha Slavin, Jack Straton, Rosemary Vasquez-Tuthill, Marsha Wilson, Rob Wilson, Richard Wynne, and Tina Ybarra.

Las Laguna Gallery is open Sun-Wed from 10:30 am to 6 pm and Thurs-Sat from 10:30 am to 8 pm.

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

Miche McClendon

Come to Miche McClendon Gallery and Studio this First Thursday Art Walk, June 7th, to see new goddess jewelry. Celebrate the divine feminine energy, enjoy refreshments and see how the pieces are created.

Miche McClendon
241-A Forest Avenue (back side of Forest, across from Laguna Beach Library)
Laguna Beach, CA  92651


The Signature Gallery

Manuel Avendano: Latin Passions
Artist Reception – June 7, 2018, 6:30pm – 9pm
Manuel‘s provocative images of Mexican life capture both the fiery passions and the gentle sentiment of his culture.

From his origins in a small village in Mexico, Manuel Avendano’s talents developed and flourished, resulting in virtually celebrity status as an artist in Mexican society and politics. Making his home in the US since 2007, Manuel brings his Latin flair to Laguna Beach.

Meet Manuel and enjoy his beautiful new work!

“Amigas”, 42×35, Oil
“At the Piano”, 27×32, Oil

The Signature Gallery
220 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

T Leo Art

Experience the Original Art of David Heath, Janet Bludau & T. Leo, along with guest Artist, Carolyn Lopez and silver jewelry Artist, Miche. 

We’re a gallery/studio featuring a mixture of Paintings, Photography and Original Wood Works. A portion of the proceeds from elephant related art goes to Save The Elephants — joining in with their efforts towards Raising Awareness, Preservation and Conservation.

T. Leo ART
550 S. Coast Hwy., #3
Laguna Beach, CA
+ 1 949 610 2966

1-6, Tuesday – Saturday
12-5 on Sunday–or by appt.

Whitney Gallery

New paintings by artist Marc Whitney

First Thursday, June 7, 2018

Unmade Beds to Seascapes, a new selection of paintings by Artist Marc Whitney

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


The Chakra Spa Gallery

Chakra balance, massage, spiritual readings, private yoga.  New art each month. Paintings, sculptures, hors d’oeuvres.

The Chakra Gallery
1390 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA  92651

+1 949 397 1722
Chakra Spa Gallery on Facebook

The Cove Gallery 

The Art of Nature

Exhibition will run from 6/6 – 7/28/18

“Exhibition Grand Opening Event”, Thursday, June 7 from 6-9pm

Join us for an artistic celebration of “The Art of Nature”!

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Cove Gallery is hosting an evening of art inspired by nature. Experience the beauty and diversity through our artist’s eyes.

Event is Free and Open to the public!

Enjoy complimentary Hors d’ Oeuvres, Wine and mingle with the featured Cove artists: Garry Abel, Steve Bernstein, Kara Elizabeth, John C. Hall, Bill Knauer, Yuri Kuznetsov, Lawson, Peter McDonald, Maribeth McFaul, Rosanne Nitti, Nancy Roux, Adriana Vukovic

Cove Gallery
1550 S. Coast Highway, Suite 103
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 494 1878


foaSouth, a Festival of Arts sponsored gallery is presenting, Mixing it Up.

This exhibit reflects the interest the Festival has in collecting a variety of artwork styles from those artists who have participated significantly in this region and collectors who have donated artwork to the permanent art collection. This exhibit will be available for viewing, April 25th-July 25th.

Curated by Pat Sparkuhl 

1006 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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

Nuance Home + Lifestyle

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

The Redfern Gallery

Celebrating Edgar Alwin Payne (1883-1947). Edgar Payne is perhaps the most recognized artist of the Early California Impressionists. Payne was a national figure who was the first president of the Laguna Beach Art Association and integral in the foundation of the Laguna Beach Art Colony. The gallery is exhibiting seven important paintings by Payne and four will be featured at the main gallery for the art walk event. including “Chateau de Combourg” painted in Brittany, France circa 1922. This important painting is of a medieval castle known as the birthplace of French Romanticism. Also featured will be important works by William Wendt, Granville Redmond, Benjamin Brown and living artists; Kevin Macpherson, Gregory Hull and John Cosby.

Featured Painting: Edgar Payne (1883-1947) – Chateau de Combourg, 20 x 24 inches

The Redfern Gallery
1540 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-3356

Sheila Olsen Gallery

Sheila Olsen gallery is proud to introduce Glass Artist Christine Bolger in the gallery for June, July and August.   Sculptor Nicholas Hernandez will show his sculptures in July.  August brings “Mused” a beautiful combination of Art and Poetry.   

Sheila Olsen Fine Art
784 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA  92651

The Vintage Poster

The Vintage poster displays a large collection of authentic vintage posters each month.  See us in person or online at

The Vintage Poster
1492 S. Coast Highway, Suite 4
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 376 7422
The Vintage Poster on Facebook


Music by the wonderful 
6:30pm – 9:30pm

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