SOURCE: First Thursdays Art Walk
Gallery Openings, Artist Demonstrations and Live Music… All Free
LAGUNA BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) – Every first Thursday of the month, Laguna Beach celebrates its cultural art scene through the award-winning First Thursdays Art Walk. On November 4, stroll and trolley around this picturesque town on a self-guided tour of gallery openings, artist demonstrations and receptions, live music and other entertainment. There is no beginning or ending point, move around town at your own pace. The event is FREE to the public and so is the trolley service. At any gallery, pick up an Art Walk brochure that includes a map featuring all the evening’s special events. “Hop from gallery to gallery enjoying the artwork of featured artists along the way. It is a lot of fun,” said First Thursdays Art Walk president Rebecca Barber. She continued, “There is so much great art available for purchase.”
Suggested first stop is a pre-event at 5 pm. City of Laguna Beach presents: Juried Fine Art Exhibition adjudicated by the Exhibition Director at the Festival of Arts, Martin Betz. Enjoy an artist reception and awards ceremony located at City Hall, 505 Forest Avenue.
Throughout the evening, see artists in action and watch their creative process, demonstrating their techniques and sharing their insights. The following are a few participating: Annette Wimmer demonstrating painting techniques at Annette Wimmer Fine Art, Julie Christiansen-Dull at Laguna North Gallery; and resident artists at Studio 7. Create your own unique holiday card at Esther Wells Collection with the help of artist Mada Leach. At Clark Little Gallery, Clark will be in town to present “A Honu World” — a photo series capturing the beauty of sea turtles.
Visit all the featured galleries from Downtown to Gallery Row to Bluebird to Laguna Canyon Road, enhanced with performances by local musicians and gallery hospitality. Enjoy the fabulous sounds of singer/songwriter Sam Curo and fellow musician Ken Pace at The Cottage Gallery and check out the music and martinis at SKYLAB Modern Art. At Studio Arts Gallery view portrait paintings by Daphne Confer who reveals intimate glimpses into the lives of her subjects. Stop by Sandstone Gallery presenting the mixed-media work of Marge Chapman and be sure to visit the Laguna Art Museum featuring the work of John Paul Jones, E. Roscoe Shrader and Sean Duffy as well as “Masterstrokes” — Selections from Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Signature Members in the upstairs gallery. More information can be found at www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com.
This free and art educational event is funded by member galleries, lodging establishments, City of Laguna Beach, and Laguna Board of Realtors. Member galleries: Laguna Art Museum, Edenhurst Gallery, [seven-degrees], Annette Wimmer Fine Art, 210 AR4T Space, Joanne Artman Gallery, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Marion Meyer Contemporary Art, Lu Martin Galleries, Quorum Art Gallery, Laguna North Gallery, Sandstone Gallery, Studio 7 Gallery, Laguna College of Art + Design, Townley Gallery, Clark Little Gallery, Swenson Fine Art, Art Cube Gallery, Dawson Cole Fine Art, Notion Fine Art, DeRu’s Fine Arts, La Bottega Dell’Acquaforte, purelagunabeach gallery, The Redfern Gallery, Vladimir Sokolov Gallery, Bluebird Gallery, The Cottage Gallery, saltfineart, Cove Gallery, The Vintage Poster, Larry Christy Studio Gallery, SKYLAB modern art, The Esther Wells Collection, Demossa Gallery, Mandarin Fine Art, Gallery H, Artist Eye Laguna Gallery and Studio Arts Gallery.