Summer may be over, but you can enjoy art year round at the Laguna Beach First Thursday Art Walk. Held on, you guessed it, the first Thursday of every month from 6pm-9pm, the First Thursday Art Walk is an excellent way to enjoy the beautiful weather and sites of Laguna Beach while embarking on a self-guided tour of local galleries, art demonstrations, receptions, and other entertainment events. The next event is scheduled for October 4th
To help get your around the event, take the shuttle bus that begins at the Laguna Art Museum on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Cliff Drive. The event and the shuttle service is FREE to the public. There is no specific beginning and ending point, instead visitors are encouraged to stroll their way around enjoying the sites and sounds. Art Walk brochures are available at all the galleries participating in the monthly event
First Thursday evenings feature many galleries from Downtown to Gallery Row to Bluebird to Laguna Canyon Road. Check out historic early California paintings at Edenhurst Gallery (305-F North Coast Highway) or support young emerging artists and their work at AR4T SPACE (210 North Coast Highway). Enjoy an exhibition of paintings by regional and international artists at Lu Martin Galleries (372 North Coast Highway), or support the cooperative association of 12 local artists at Quorum Art Gallery (374 North Coast Highway). Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Studio 7 Gallery (384 B North Coast Highway) and watch oil painting demonstrations by award winning plein air artists. Art Walk gives visitors the opportunity to access and buy original artwork from these and many more local galleries
Every month special events are scheduled during Art Walk. Each month at 5pm before Art Walk begins, you can join your friends for Happy Hour in the lobby of the Inn at Laguna Beach (211 North Coast Highway). The Laguna Dance Festival will also be presenting various works choreographed by three artists and presented at 6:30pm at the Laguna Art Museum
More information about the Laguna Beach First Thursday Art Walk can be found on their website, or by emailing [email protected]. You can also call their hotline at (949) 683-6871 for additional details.