6 Best Art Galleries In Laguna Beach

January 28, 2017 7:09 PM

(credit: Sandstone Gallery, Laguna Beach)

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(credit: Shutterstock)


Laguna Beach isn’t all about the beach – it’s also about galleries, the Laguna Beach Art Museum, and bustling Thursday evening art walks. In short: it’s not just about catching a wave, it’s about catching the latest, most interesting art. Here are some of the best places in town to see a stellar art exhibit.
(credit: Village Gallery)

(credit: Village Gallery)


Village Gallery
502 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-3553
www.villagegallery.com

Founded 37 years ago, the Village Gallery in Laguna Beach is a great place for collectors, lively receptions, and popular artists ranging from Thomas Kinkade to Sam Park, and Rob Kaz. With outposts in Lake Forest and Irvine, too, the Laguna Beach gallery has an eclectic array of art on display you won’t want to miss out on.

(credit: Ruth Mayer)

(credit: Ruth Mayer)


Ruth Mayer Gallery
380 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8185
www.ruthmayergallery.com

Local artist Ruth Mayer has her own gallery in Laguna Beach which focuses on her own paintings. These hyper-realistic, beach-centric images dazzle with their complexity and detail and are a must-see if you haven’t had a chance to see them. Mayer’s interesting works include often hidden depictions of herself, as well as images within images, such as translucent angels in the clouds or sea.

(credit: Whitney Gallery)

(credit: Whitney Gallery)


Whitney Gallery
305 Forest Ave.,
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949)-497-4322
www.marcwhitney.com

Monthly art receptions feature new work by the artist Marc Whitney, who runs Whitney Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery. Still-life paintings that mix classical approach with more modern style are among the signature pieces represented at this airy space in downtown Laguna Beach. The artist also creates impressive sculptures.

(credit: JoAnne Artman Gallery)

(credit: JoAnne Artman Gallery)


JoAnne Artman Gallery
326 N Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 510-5481
www.joanneartmangallery.com

Featuring cutting edge contemporary art in a relaxed enviornment, the JoAnne Artman Gallery, located on Laguna’s North Gallery row, offers abstracts, popular art, and classical fine art as well. Themed exhibitions are often just as challenging and exciting as shows in the heart of Los Angeles.

(credit: Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art)

(credit: Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art)


Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
611 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-9604
www.lgoca.com

The Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art features artists whose works support or illuminate humanitarian causes. Sculpture, photographs, and paintings of all types are exhibited in this bright space. Both local and internationally renowned artists all exhibit here, where cutting edge images abound.

(credit: Sandstone Gallery)

(credit: Sandstone Gallery)


Sandstone Gallery
384-A N. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-6975

Showing entirely contemporary art by emerging, established, and mid-career SoCal artists, Sandstone Gallery is the oldest gallery located on Laguna’s Gallery Row. The gallery has a homey atmosphere and a charming, shake-shingle roof. But don’t let outward looks fool you, the original works of art on display here are eminently modern.

Genie Davis is a multi-published journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She lives near the beach in Los Angeles. See more on: CBSLA | eco-exist.com | geniedavis.com | DiversionsLA | Twitter.

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