Looking for Some Inspiring Art?
You've come to the right place. Peruse our in-depth list of Orange County galleries and museums.
Avran Art + Design
949.494.0900 :: avranart.com
Featuring art glass and sculpture from Hungary's top glass artists. Also local Hungarian artist Csaba Markus, portrait and landscape artist Robert Schaar and new exhibitions of paintings and photography. View the gallery's website for news of current exhibits and events. The gallery is located at 540 S. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach.
The Beall Center for Art + Technology
949.824.6206 :: beallcenter.uci.edu
UC Irvine's Beall Center endeavors to support research and exhibitions exploring new relationships between the arts, sciences and engineering while redefining the museum/gallery experience. The Beall Center is in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, 712 Arts Plaza in Irvine.
California Art Gallery
949.606.6830 :: californiaartgallery.com
The gallery offers free design to its customers and can bring paintings to your home or office within a 30-mile radius in the Orange County area, free of charge. Telephone consultations are available. Shipping is available worldwide. Appraisals and conservations available as well.
Cal State Fullerton's Main Art Gallery
657.278.7750 :: fullerton.edu/arts
Features a variety of works throughout the year in the visual arts department. Previous exhibitions have been provided by students, faculty and community members. Visit the website for upcoming events. This gallery is located at 800 N. State College Blvd. in Fullerton.
949.547.1716 :: cescontemporary.com
CES Contemporary specializes in local and international emerging contemporary art. The gallery is shaped by creative, young talent. The gallery is located at 480 Ocean Ave. in Laguna Beach.
714.731.5432 :: chemersgallery.com
Features local and overseas artists and one of the largest selections of original children’s book illustrations on the West Coast. Chemers is located in Enderle Center at 17300 17th St. in Tustin.
Dawson Cole Fine Art
888.972.5543 :: dawsoncolefineart.com
Featuring works by internationally renowned sculptor Richard MacDonald, exhibiting figurative bronze sculpture. Other artists include Chuck Close and Jian Wang. The gallery is located at 326 Glenneyre St. in Laguna Beach.
Debra Huse Gallery
949.723.6171 :: debrahusegallery.com
Showcasing the works of American impressionist oil painter Debra Huse. The gallery is open Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or by appointment, and is located at 229 Marine Ave. Ste. E in Balboa Island.
De Ru’s Fine Art
949.376.3785 :: derusfinearts.com
This gallery features scenes of Laguna as painted by early California impressionists. Located at 1590 S. Coast Hwy. Ste. 5 in Laguna Beach.
949.494.1145 :: lagunafestivalofarts.com
Serving Laguna Beach residents by promoting Festival-related exhibits throughout the year. Featured in the exhibit are pieces from the Festival of Arts’ permanent collection, a variety of classical and contemporary watercolors spanning over 50 years. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is located at 1006 S. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach.
Founders Hall Art Gallery
949.480.4081 :: soka.edu
Soka’s 8,000-square-foot art gallery exhibits art from a variety of mediums and artists. The gallery is free to the public and open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located at Soka University, 1 University Dr. in Aliso Viejo.
Fullerton College Art Gallery
714.992.7329 :: fcfinearts.fullcoll.edu/art
Fullerton College Art Gallery exhibits a number of artists throughout the academic year, including the works from artists in the Fullerton College Artist-in-Residence Program, the works of emerging artists in Orange County and the works of both faculty and students in Fullerton College. The gallery is located at 321 E. Chapman Ave. in Fullerton.
The Gallery HB
714.845.4835 :: thegalleryhb.com
The Gallery at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach presents regular ongoing exhibitions, which include works by such artists as Toreen West, Corinne Hartley, Dean Torrence, Anita Hampton, and Jeff Horn. It is located at 21500 Coast Hwy. in Huntington Beach.
949.497.4027 :: gallerymccollum.com
Specializing in original landscape paintings of Italy and France, tropical and local scenes. Featuring Caroline Zimmermann, Patrick Tobin and Michael Obermeyer. The gallery is located at 206 N. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach.
Huntington Beach Art Center
714.374.1650 :: huntingtonbeachartcenter.org
Through performances, films, lectures, and exhibitions, the Center presents artists' works in a variety of media. Exhibitions have included pieces of contemporary traditionalists' works, particularly focused on South Orange County. Bruce Burr, Scott Albert, Ken Auster, Paul Chang, Fred Hope, and April Raber are just a few of the artists that have been represented at the Center. It is located at 538 Main St. in Huntington Beach.
Irvine Fine Arts Center
949.724.6880 :: irvinefinearts.org
Features Free Film and Video Series Screening on first and third Tuesdays. Films consist of various genres including independent, art house, documentary, and avant-garde experimental media. There's the Art Forum on second Thursdays, including art discussions, workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and more. The gallery is located at 14321 Yale Ave. in Irvine.
JoAnne Artman Gallery
949.510.5481 :: joanneartmangallery.com
A mix of photographs, pastels, watercolors, oils, acrylics, and sculptures. The gallery includes the works of America Martin, James Verbicky, Brooke Shaden, Eric Zener, Jane Maxwell, Anja Van Herle, and more. It is open Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Also open the first Thursday of every month, 6 to 9 p.m. The JoAnne Artman Gallery is located at 326 N. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach.
John Wayne Airport Galleries
The Airport Arts Program features museum quality exhibitions in conjunction with periodic special programs. It has featured the works of Dan Southern, a wood-working artist and craftsman in the Community Focus Space Program. The exhibits are located in the Riley Terminal in John Wayne Airport, 18601 Airport Way in Santa Ana.
Joseph Wise Gallery
949.376.7902 :: josephwisegallery.com
Joseph Wise provides contemporary and modern art for corporate and residential environments, including indoor and outdoor, hand-carved, one-of-a-kind sculptures. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday or Sunday by appointment. The gallery is located at 1550 S. Coast Hwy. Ste. 103 in Laguna Beach.
Katherine Norris Fine Art
949.515.4045 :: knorrisfineart.com
Specializing in early American and Californian paintings. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. The gallery is located at 2535 W. Coast Hwy. in the Mariner's Mile district of Newport Beach.
Kuhnert's Art Gallery
949.494.0676 :: kuhnertsartgallery.com
Featuring a collection of original paintings, prints and posters by internationally-known artist Manfred H. Kuhnert. The gallery is located at 1493 Glenneyre St. in Laguna Beach.
La Bottega Dell'Acquaforte
949.497.6690 :: italianetchings.com
The gallery presents a large variety of original etchings, aquatints, dry points, and mezzotints by internationally-recognized Italian artists including Aime, Benvenuti, Beuchat, Cacciarini, and more. The gallery is located at 1590 S. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach.
Laguna North Gallery
949.494.4324 :: lagunanorthgallery.com
Featuring oils by artists April Raber and Christine Hooker. The gallery is located at 376 N. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach.
949.721.9117 :: lahainagalleries.com
Featured artists at Lahaina Galleries have included Guy Buffet, Dario Campanile, Darrell Hill, Lori Wylie, Ruth Ko, and many more. The gallery is located at Fashion Island, just below The Cheesecake Factory at 1173 Newport Center Dr. in Newport Beach.
Mandarin Fine Art
949.376.9608 :: mandarinfineart.com
Featuring the latest works of Zhao Kailin, Hu Jundi and Wang Niandong. All of the gallery's artists are currently living in Mainland China and Tibet. The gallery is located at 1294 S. Coast Hwy. Ste. C in Laguna Beach.
Marion Meyer Contemporary Art
949.306.5088 :: marionmeyergallery.com
Representing contemporary artists including Christian Lopez, Paula Schoen, Battersby, Rita Blitt, and many more. The gallery is available by appointment only and is located at 354 N. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach.
Martin Lawrence Galleries
949.759.0134 :: martinlawrence.com
Representing many of the world's most important artists, including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Fanny Brennan, Erte, Ali Golkar, Kerry Hallam, Liudmila Kondakova, Rene Lalonde, and Bruce Ricker. The gallery is located in South Coast Plaza at 3333 Bear St. in Costa Mesa.
949.715.4900 :: mckibbenstudios.com
McKibben Studios represents 42 noted artists in a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and graphite. Style genres range from plein air, impressionism, figurative, abstract expressionism, and photo realism to contemporary pop surrealism, low brow, comic strip, tattoo, sculpture and lighting, underwater photography, macro photography, and surfboards. The gallery is located at 540 S. Coast Hwy. Ste. 110 in Laguna Beach.
949.497.4491 :: mirandagalleries.com
Miranda Galleries offers original works of art on canvas and paper, as well as original graphics, monotypes and sculpture through their website. Providing a unique collection of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational art from all over the world. The gallery is located at 417 S. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach.
Mission San Juan Capistrano
949.234.1300 :: missionsjc.com
Galleries have included plein air art reproductions to showcases of historical artifacts. Visit website for upcoming exhibits. The mission is located at 26801 Ortega Hwy. in San Juan Capistrano.
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
714.667.1517 :: occca.org
It is centered in the Santa Ana Artist Village, home to several art studios, galleries, shops, restaurants, and First Saturday art walks. View website for upcoming exhibits. The art center is located at 117 N. Sycamore in Santa Ana.
Peter Blake Gallery
949.376.9994 :: peterblakegallery.com
Since 1993, the Peter Blake Gallery has showcased a diverse group of artists focused on abstract artwork. Artists featured over the years include Lita Albuquerque, Peter Alexander, John Altoon, Charles Arnoldi, Tony Berlant, Mary Corse, Tony Delap, Llyn Foulkes, Joe Goode, Robert Graham, Marcia Hafif, Frederick Hammersley, James Hayward, Scott Heywood, Ed Moses. The gallery is located at 435 Ocean Ave. in Laguna Beach.
Q Art Salon
714.835.8833 :: qartsalon.com
Features the works of Sean Cheetham, Alex Kanevsky, Marc Trujillo, and William Wray. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. and by appointment. It is located at 205 N. Sycamore St. in Santa Ana.
The Redfern Gallery
949.497.3356 :: redferngallery.com
For over 30 years The Redfern Gallery has specialized in historical paintings by American artists, concentrating on the California school. Also featuring artists Guy Rose, William Wendt, Franz Bischoff, and Donna Schuster. The gallery is located at 1540 S. Coast Hwy. Ste. 103 in Laguna Beach.
Roger’s Gardens Gallery
949.640.5800 :: rogersgardens.com
Specializes in artwork of plein air painters in California and the United States. Featured artists include Daniel Aldana, Brian Blood, David Damm, Gil Dellinger, Robin Hall, Joe Paquet, and W. Jason Situ. The gallery is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd. in Corona del Mar.
Sandstone Art Gallery
949.497.6775 :: sandstonegallery.com
Dedicated to contemporary art, the Sandstone Gallery features a variety of abstract works by Southern California artists, including Marge Chapman, KL Heagan and Sunny Kim. Open daily 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays by appointment. The gallery is located at 384-A N. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach.
Santa Ana College Arts Gallery
714.564.5600 :: sac.edu/fpa
Past exhibitions have featured works of abstract expressionism to high school art shows. Located at the Santora Building at Santa Ana College at 1530 W. 17th St. in Santa Ana.
949.723.3406 :: scapesite.com
Featuring exhibitions of Southern California contemporary artists. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and by appointment. The gallery is located at 2859 E. Coast Hwy. in Corona del Mar.
714.540.6430 :: orangecountyfinearts.com
Past exhibits at the Showcase Gallery include Dreamland, featuring artist Mahsa Shoeleh, Enigma featuring artist Evelyn Morris and Daily Perceptions featuring artist Piernicola Cocchiaro. The gallery is located at South Coast Plaza Village, 3851 S. Bear St. in Santa Ana.
The Signature Gallery Laguna Beach
949.376.4244 :: thesignaturegallerylaguna.com
Specializes in original paintings, acrylic and oil, bronze and acrylic sculptures. The gallery features the artwork of Charles Pabst, Sue Averell, Randy O’Brien, and more. The gallery is located at 220 Forest Ave. in Laguna Beach.
Sue Greenwood Fine Art
949.494.0669 :: gcgallery.com
Open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and first Thursdays 6 to 9 p.m., Sue Greenwood Fine Art features artists like Mary-Austin Klien and John Brosio. It is located at 330 N. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach.
Susan Spiritus Gallery
714.754.1286 :: susanspiritusgallery.com
For over 30 years, Susan Spiritus has been a leader in the field of fine art photography, representing some of the most well-known and highly-respected photographers, including Ansel Adams, Andre Kertesz, George Tice, and Yousuf Karsh. The gallery is located at 20351 Irvine Ave. Ste. C2 in Newport Beach.
949.715.1860 :: townleygallery.com
Featuring inspirational poetry art by artist Shane Townley. Original works include mixed media, acrylics, oils, metal works, pottery, glass, and figurative bronze. Artists include Otterbach, Charlotte Burgmans and more. Open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday until 9 p.m.; Mondays by appointment. The gallery is located at 570 S. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach.
949.723.1513 :: sculpturemate.com
Features works by Mary Anne Turley-Emett, an artist focusing on ceramics, cast bronzes, cast stainless steel, and resin sculptures. The gallery is located at 417 30th St., Cannery Village, in Newport Beach.
Whelan Art Galleries
949.494.5076 :: whelanartgalleries.com
Featuring the works of artist Patrick Whelan. The gallery is located at 353 N. Coast Hwy. Ste. A in Laguna Beach.
949.497.4322 :: marcwhitney.com
Featuring paintings by Marc Whitney; figures, interiors, landscapes, still-life florals, and tabletops. Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the first Thursday of each month 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery is located at 305 Forest Ave. in Laguna Beach.
William Merrill Gallery
949.464.0067 :: williammerrillgallery.com
William Merrill Gallery specializes in contemporary art featuring a notable roster of artists. The gallery is located at 2950 S. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach.
949.376.8000 :: wylandgalleries.com
Featuring the ocean paintings and other ocean art of well-known artist Wyland. The gallery is located at 509 S. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach.
714.567.3600 :: bowers.org
2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Discovery Science Center
714.542.2823 :: discoverycube.org
2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
657.278.3407 :: fullertonarboretum.org
1900 Associated Rd., Fullerton
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fullerton Museum Center
714.738.6545 :: cityoffullerton.com/depts/museum
301 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 12-4 p.m.; Thursday, 12-8 p.m.
Laguna Art Museum
949.494.8971 :: lagunaartmuseum.org
307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
714.95.MUZEO :: muzeo.org
241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Orange County Museum of Art
949.759.1122 :: ocma.net
850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
949.759.1122 :: ocma.net/orangelounge
3333 Bear St. Ste. 303, Costa Mesa
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Surfing Heritage & Culture Center
949.388.0313 Ext. 0 :: surfingheritage.org
110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.