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.


Laguna Art Museum

Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1935

The exhibition celebrating the centennial of the LBAA is part of a year-long celebration marking the museum’s history and legacy. It includes over one hundred paintings by artists of the pioneering organization whose inception in 1918 helped determine the fortunes of the Laguna Beach art colony and its artists. Docents are available for tours.

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, California 92651

+1 949 494 8971

Quorum Gallery


Join us at Quorum Art Gallery on October 4th from 6 pm – 9 pm for Art Walk and meet our featured artist of the month, Teri Starkweather.

Teri Starkweather became known for her still life paintings which are bathed in sunlight in the 1990s. Her realistic watercolors have been included in many watercolor books. One of her works graced the cover of “Textures and Surfaces”, published by North Light Publishers in 2000. Inside of “Painting the Many Moods of Light”, published by North Light in 1999, Starkweather demonstrated her painting technique in a chapter called “Create sparkling 
window lit still lifes in watercolor”.
Teri won the American Artist cover competition with her painting “Sunflowers and Coffee”, which was on the cover of the June 2010 issue of American Artist Watercolor magazine.
She has shown her artwork in various galleries throughout the United States as well as internationally in Italy and China. 
Quorum Art Gallery
374 N. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA
+1 949.494.4422


Avran Fine Art

October 4, 2018 | 6:00-9:00 PM | ART WALK

Established in 2012, Avran Fine Art is a contemporary art gallery showcasing international glass sculptures and original paintings from both the local and international art scene.

Avran is pleased to welcome new artist, Hessam Abrishami. Greatly influenced by modern masters from Cezanne to Picasso, Hessam’s boldly colorful paintings are filled with love and laughter, music, and dance.

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


Dawson Cole Fine Art

Join us at Dawson Cole Fine Art on First Thursday, October 4th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. to meet celebrated artist Jim Lamb and view his new collection of Recent Works during an Artist Reception at the gallery.  
Dawson Cole Fine Art
326 Glenneyre Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 497 4988

LCAD Gallery

The V01D | Joshua Davis  

October 4, 2018 to October 25, 2018

Laguna College of Art and Design’s BFA program in Graphic Design + Digital Media is proud to present the V01D, an exhibition showcasing the works of Joshua Davis. 

Davis is an award-winning designer, technologist, author, and artist in new media. Based in New York, Davis is acclaimed for his role in designing the visualization of IBM’s Watson, the intelligent computer program capable of answering questions on the television quiz show, Jeopardy!.

Curated by: Joshua Davis

LCAD Gallery
374 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


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


Thursday, October 4th
5:00-6:30 p.m.


The lecture is in conjunction with The V01D | JOSHUA DAVIS, on view at LCAD Gallery, October 4–25, 2018. 

Presented by Laguna College of Art + Design with special thanks to [seven-degrees] and The Hive.

Information and RSVP:

891 Laguna Canyon Road 
Laguna Beach, California 92651


October 6, 2018 to January 31, 2019

Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) and Community Art Project (CAP) present Naturescape, an exhibition of original works of art from LCAD Students, faculty and alumni. Naturescape coincides with Laguna Art Museum’s Art & Nature initiative.

Curated by LCAD Gallery Director, Bryan Heggie

Second Floor, Wells Fargo Building
260 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Gallery Hours: 
Monday–Friday: 9AM–6PM
Saturday: 9AM–4PM 
Sunday: Closed Admission is Free

Las Laguna Gallery

‘BRING US YOUR DEAD’ – Dia de los Muertos

Show Dates: October 4th – October 26th, 2018

Opening and Artists’ Reception: Thursday, October 4th, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated by many throughout Mexico and around the world. It is an ancient and enduring ritual in which the living commune with the dead – a mystical night when the veil is lifted between these two realms.

On The Day of the Dead, the lives of deceased loved ones are often commemorated by building altars or creating artwork and gathering around our offerings to share their stories. This tradition is the subject of our show this month.

Exhibiting artists include: Barbara Rivera, Brandin Baron, Sharon Buck, Jamie Burnside, Mary Clark Camargo, Missy Reitner Cameron, Jennifer Carberry-Landis, Jessica Cervantes, Bobbye Cochran, Betty Cox, Jamie Craddock Johnson, Mark Dierker, Lalana Fedorschak, Morgan Kari, Alexis Kennedy, William Lopez, Carol Maltby, Ron Riddel, Katy Tackes, and Samantha Varela.

Las Laguna Gallery is open Sun-Wed from 11A-6:30P and Thur-Sat from 11A-7P

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


New stunning paintings by Diana Carey now at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art. “Sunset Beach” 48″x72.

LGOCA – Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
611 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 677 8273

Miche McClendon

A new collection: Medium, will be shown at Miche McClendon Gallery Studio this First Thursday Art Walk, the 6th. These new pieces are inspired by the spirit world and are just in time for Halloween. Come hang out with the artist and enjoy snacks and drinks. 

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

The Signature Gallery 

Join us for ArtWalk, October 4, 2018 from 6:30-9pm, featuring a new collection of work by painter, Michael Pabst.

Michael’s  strong textured landscapeshave a distinct style that grabs your attention at first glance. Simultaneously described as a contemporary realist and impressionistic colorist, his paintings reflect both his engineering education as well as his artistic upbringing. 
“Studying structure and physics actually gave me a solid background for ‘building’ a painting, especially design and perspective. I have always been creative and love to build and make things. I enjoyed designing and building homes, but always continued painting. Painting brings all the things I love together.”

Table setting – 24 x 4, oil  -Marc Whitney ©

Whitney Gallery

New paintings by artist Marc Whitney

First Thursday, Oct 4th 2018

A new selection of paintings by Artist Marc Whitney From Unmade Beds to Seascapes.

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


Cove Gallery

Take a sneak preview of Cove Gallery’s latest exhibition, Ocean Devotion, opening with a reception on Saturday, October 6, 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Ocean Devotion has been created as a partnership between Cove Gallery and Ocean Institute in Dana Point. The artists at Cove Gallery are proud to donate half the proceeds of sales of art in the Ocean Devotion exhibition to ArtSea, Ocean Institute’s innovative student program that blends art and science. Exhibition Invite

Ocean Devotion will also include the work of Laguna Beach High School students as part of Cove Gallery’s Young Artist program.

Ocean Devotion is a unique collection of work from Cove Gallery artists bringing to life the beauty and power of the ocean, and the diverse creatures that inhabit the planet’s last frontier.

Cove Gallery artists showing their work in Ocean Devotion include Steve Bernstein, John Hall, Bill Knauer, Yuri Kuznetsov, Lawson, Peter McDonald, Joe McFaul, Maribeth McFaul, Lynn Marie, Kara Pewthers, Nancy Roux, Adriana Vukovic, and Rob William

Artist of the Month: John Hall

 Much of John’s journey during four decades of painting has been in abstract painting, but of late his focus has been experimental; trying new things, processes and materials driven by pure curiosity. 

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

+1 949 494 1878


The Pageant of the Masters exhibit, featuring a variety of historic posters and unique Festival & Pageant images, as well as large scale “behind the scenes” photographs featuring Pageant of the Masters stage technicians performing final positioning of cast members before a performance is in its final month.

The Pageant of the Masters exhibit will be closing on October 25th.

Additional information, please call Festival of Arts at 949-494-1145

1006 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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

Nuance Home + Lifestyle

Nuance in conjunction with Scape Fine Art presents the work of Mary Little, Kristina Grace and Chris Richter
Join us for light refreshments on Thursday, October 4th from 6-9 pm.
Shortly after graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, Mary Little’s work entered the permanent collections of the Vitra Design Museum in Basel and Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Now living in Los Angeles, her latest work has evolved to become increasingly abstract, exploring themes of landscape, pattern and repetition.
Kristina Grace is a fine artist who both resides and draws inspiration from the Southern California coastline. Living in Newport Beach has served as a constant source of inspiration for Grace. Her life and work reflect countless hours spent on the sand surrounded by surfers and the culture that comes with it.
Richter began working full time as a painter in 2003, after a formidable career in advertising, graphic design and illustration. Making compelling, well-executed work is a reflection on how influential the commercial art experience has been on his fine art career. 

We are also happy to continue our partnership with artists Ferdos Maleki and Susan Leonard.

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


The Redfern Gallery

100 Years Laguna Beach Art Association

William Wendt (1865-1946) was one of the most prominent artists of the early art colony. In 1912 he moved permanently to Laguna and was instrumental in the early years of the Laguna Beach Art Association as a founding member in 1918 and one of the leaders of the organization.  The featured painting “The Canyon Road” is dated 1932. This inviting painting was exhibited in 1935 in the 26th Annual California Art Club Exhibit, Los Angeles Museum, Exposition Park Los Angeles, California.

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


Einstein Brown
6:30pm – 9:30pm

October Entertainment Schedule

Royal Hawaiian |


Tikiland Trading Co

Marketplace of Tiki Artists, Makers, and Vendors

Sunday, October 7th 10am – 4pm

777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Taste of Laguna

Thursday, October 18th 6pm – 10pm

650 Laguna Canyon Rd Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The Hive |


Alessa by Chef Pirozzi |

Salerno by Chef Pirozzi |

Laguna Art A Fair |

Billabong Laguna |

City of Laguna Beach |

Laguna Beach Art Patron Magazine |


Laguna Art Museum |

Laguna Beach Vibe |

Local Arts Magazine |

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