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.



Cove Gallery

John C. Hall is Cove Gallery’s artist of the month. 

About the Artist

As a long time painter and art collector, I have asked many times, “Why do we artists paint?”.   What drives us to create? For me, over time the answer has remained the same….the joy of painting, an opportunity to grow, and to share.

After four decades of creating, I wonder what lies ahead? Much of my journey has been in abstract painting…moving from the descriptive to what lies behind…feelings instead of objects.   Perhaps that will continue, but of late my focus has been experimental…trying new things, processes and materials driven by pure curiosity. “What if…”

So often, we artists get driven my convention. Perhaps this stems from what we were taught. It may be influenced by the latest trends. But convention falls short when it fails to question. Why must pictures be rectangular or square? More recently, mine have been oblique’s or diamond formats. This series started simply by tilting a painting in my hands which did not seem to work. Doing so produced an interesting visual result.

Come meet John in person at the October Laguna First Thursday Art Walk Reception on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 6 – 9 pm in the Cove Gallery.

The New Cove Gallery is directly across PCH from the front entrance to the Surf & Sand Resort at 1550 South Coast Highway, and next door to Vertigo Home, in the historic Granada Building.

(Just ½ block south of our old location in the Art Center!”)

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

+1 949 494 1878

Discover Emerging Artists Showcase

Come join us on Art Walk night to enter a raffle for a FREE artwork and enjoy wine and cookies! 
You will also have the opportunity to view the works of our featured artist for the month of October – Dana Richardson.
Dana earned a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her collection of female portrait studies arise from a desire to inspire women to connect to their deep spirit, to kindle self-confidence and pursuit of creative ideas, and to celebrate strength in individuality. Richardson’s oil paintings portray female figures as larger than life, erupting from amidst the cityscape, expressing women’s strength and ability to rise above circumstances.
Her contemporary art has been exhibited in several museums including the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, The Monterey Museum of Art, The San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Museum of Arts and Design. 
Discover Emerging Artists Showcase
1400 S. Coast Highway Suite 101
Laguna Beach, CA 93651


Michael Heintz Photography

September 20 – October 21

Michael Heintz, a long time Laguna Beach area artist presents a series of photographs juxtaposing automotive remnants of the past frozen in stunning natural landscapes. The desolate environments are perfect settings for these automobiles to be used in creating compositions. They are now silent and deteriorated, becoming studies of forms and surface patinas due to the extremes of weather and age.

Michael’s artwork has been shown in both, Festival of Arts and Sawdust Festival, locally, and is in collections throughout the United States.

A photograph in the exhibit, Joe’s at 20 Below, is in the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection.

Curated by Pat Sparkuhl – 949-290-2057

1006 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 494 1145
Open 9am – 9pm daily

Frank Cuprien (1865-1946), “The Fog Bank”, circa 1914, oil on canvas, 28 x 40 inches

The Redfern Gallery

40 New Works: American Impressionists
This important exhibition features, “The Fog Bank”, circa 1914, by Frank Cuprien, an artist who helped shape the Laguna Beach community. Cuprien was a founding member of the Laguna Art Colony.  Famous of his opalescent paintings of the Pacific Ocean, he could be seen along the shores of Laguna Beach from as early as 1910.  His paintings are admired for their timeless elegance.

Many prominent artists are featured including; Benjamin Brown, Granville Redmond, Dana Bartlett, Donna Schuster, Lawton Parker, Edgar Payne, Paul Lauritz and more.

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

Sheila Olsen Gallery

Featuring Sheila’s Contemporary Abstracts and Seascapes and guest Artist Sanaz Amirshahi’s paintings and drawings with live music from “The Strange”!

Hailing from all corners of So Cal, The Strange combines the beautiful floating melodies and harmonies reminiscient of The Beatles with the heavy grinding riffage of Black Sabbath. Funk that up a bit, and you have the band that will stand before you October 5th at Sheila Olsen Fine Art Gallery.
Sheila Olsen Fine Art
784 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
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Avran Fine Art

Avran Fine Art is celebrating its 5th Year Anniversary this October with an All Artists Reception!

Date: October 7th, 2017

Time: 6:00-9:00 PM

Avran Fine Art distinguishes itself amongst the vibrant art scene in Laguna Beach by offering its clients a unique perspective on modern and contemporary art.

The gallery exhibits museum-quality glass, original paintings, and sculptures from a select group of artists: László Lukácsi, Péter Borkovics, Latchezar Boyadjiev, Steve Perrault, Father Bill Moore, Pan QiQun, James C. Leonard, Jennyfer Stratman, Pat McNabb Martin, Andy Baird, & more.

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

Las Laguna Gallery

Artist Reception: Thursday October 5, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Show Runs: October 5, – October 27, 2017
Hours: 11am – 5 pm

“To the fragile, frayed, and fragmented scraps that stitch and string together our life forms. To the bodies constructed of moments in time and memories. To the dissonant voices, disparately intertwined, scribbled on our sleeves, whispering our secret stories. To the well-kept, the hardly kept, the somebody’s, and the nobodies …these tales are for you.” Kathryn Megginson

There is no telling why people are drawn to the bizarre and haunting art but for some reason they are. Frightening, mysterious, and weird. This October, Las Laguna Gallery is pleased to present Spectacular: Eerie, Creepy, Scary Spooky.

This exhibition features works from art that have been described as peculiar, strange, bizarre, unsettling, or chilling. You are sure to leave show shocked, stunned and surprised.

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

Artwork: Rafael Lopez, Giraffe on Hot Air Balloon, Acrylic on Board, 24” x 13”, 2008

LCAD Gallery



Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) BFA program in Illustration, in conjunction with Chemers Gallery, is proud to present a unique collection of original works from some of the world’s most renowned award-winning children’s book illustrators, including: Robin Preiss Glasser (illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series), Mary GrandPré (illustrator of the Harry Potter series), Brett Helquist (illustrator of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events), Jane Dyer, E.B. Lewis, Rafael Lopez, and Gennady Spirin.

We cordially invite you to bring the entire family to celebrate the visual delights of a child’s imagination at Children’s Book Fiesta.

Gallery Hours:
11AM – 4PM, Wednesday through Sunday 
Closed Monday and Tuesday 
LCAD Gallery
374 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 376 6000



Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art (LGOCA ) is the destination for “Emanuel and the Fear” a Brooklyn based band that has toured extensively in Europe and is making its West Coast debut.  On Sunday, Oct 29th, an intimate, unplugged special performance will be held from 4:00-5:30.  All are welcome!


Miche McClendon

“In honor of the thinning of the veil between the spirit world and ours, Miche McClendon Jewelry is showing a new collection this First Thursday, the 5th: Supernatural. Come see spooky new pieces, enjoy gourmet refreshments and chat with the artist.”

Miche McClendon
241 A Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The Signature Gallery

Introducing Guest Artist Samantha Barrymore

Join us at The Signature Gallery, meet Samantha, and savor her amazing drawings of people in fine detail. Using only fine point graphite, she has an uncanny ability to capture bring out the emotional depth of her subjects.

Samantha grew up on a ranch in Fallbrook, California, exploring nature on horseback or hiking through the wilderness. She currently lives in Newport Beach but still enjoys a peaceful walk in the woods.

6-9pm October 5
Refreshments will be served.

The Signature Gallery
220 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Laguna Art Museum

Dan McCleary: Prints from Oaxaca

Since 2000 the Los Angeles-based artist Dan McCleary has made regular visits to the Taller de Grabado in Oaxaca, Mexico, to work with Mexican master printer Fernando Sandoval. The exhibition focuses on the prints McCleary has made at the Taller, mostly etchings and other forms of intaglio, along with related paintings and drawings.  

Dan McCleary: Prints from Oaxaca is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, California 92651

+1 949 494 8971

Sandstone Gallery

OCT 3-30
Figures in the Abstract oil and acrylic paintings on paper and canvas by Hyatt Moore will be featured in the Front Gallery along with Art Under Pressure, original monotypes by Anne Moore in the Skylight Gallery. Exhibiting artists are Scottie Flamm, 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, Oct 5, 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.

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

+1 949 497 6775

Studio 7 Gallery

Featured Artis Studio 7 Gallery –Anthony Salvo

Artist Statement Anthony Salvo

“Plein Air Painting is the catalyst that motivated me to paint again. For me, it’s meeting the challenge of the quick decision of color, brush stroke, light and shadow.  And not to over-think, but to be deliberate, fresh and spontaneous in my approach. I want to convey that unspoken energy into every painting to tell my story, letting the viewer write the words”. 
Anthony Salvo will be one of 35 Artists participating in the 19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting
Invitational, October 7th through 15th, 2017. Save the Date – Saturday October 14th – Collectors Gala.
Anthony also exhibits at Studio 2817,  Anthony Salvo Fine Art Gallery  in Newport Beach as well as being apart of Studio 7 Gallery.  You can see more of his work at www.



Einstein Brown – 6pm – 9pm

October’s entertainment calendar

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Billabong Laguna |

City of Laguna Beach |


Laguna Board of Realtors |


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