Looking for Some Inspiring Art?
You've come to the right place. Peruse our in-depth list of Orange County galleries and museums.
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.
Beall Center for Art + Technology
949.824.4339 :: 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.
California Art Gallery
949.606.6830 :: californiaartgallery.com
The gallery specializes in original early California oils and watercolors as well as contemporary art. The gallery is located at 305 N. Coast Hwy. Ste. A, Laguna Beach.
Cal State Fullerton's Main Art Gallery
714.278.2037 :: arts.fullerton.edu
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.
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. The gallery is located in Enderle Center at 17300 17th St., Tustin.
Dawson Cole Fine Art
949.497.4988 :: dawsoncolefineart.com
Featuring works by internationally renowned sculptor Richard MacDonald, exhibiting figurative bronze sculpture. Other artists include Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Chuck Close, Robert Heindel, and Jian Wang. The gallery is located at 326 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach.
Debra Huse Gallery
949.723.6171 :: debrahuse.com
Showcasing the works of American impressionist oil painter Debra Huse. Open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is located at 229 Marine Ave. Ste. E, Balboa Island.
DeRu's Fine Art
949.376.3785 :: derusfinearts.com
Featuring scenes of Laguna as painted by early California impressionists. The gallery is located at 1590 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach.
Esther Wells Collection
949.494.2497 :: estherwellscollection.com
Representing many of the country's leading artists. The works range from impressionism to super-realism and include landscape, still life and figurative pieces. Also featuring sculpture in bronze, stone terra cotta and steel wire. Open daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 1390 S. Coast Hwy., 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 the last 50 years. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is located at 1006 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach.
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, Kevin A. Short, Bill Drysdale, Corinne Hartley, Todd White, Dean Torrence, Anita Hampton, and Jeff Horn. The gallery is located at 21500 Coast Hwy., 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, David Solomon, and Michael Obermeyer. The gallery is located at 206 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach.
Grand Central Art Center
714.567.7233 :: grandcentralartcenter.com
Operating as partnership between Cal State Fullerton and the city of Santa Ana, the 45,000 square-foot Grand Central Art Center takes up a full city block and is located at 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. The Education Gallery offers new exhibitions each month.
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.
Irvine Fine Arts Center
949.724.6880 :: irvinefinearts.org
Free Film and Video Series Screening, first and third Tuesdays: Films consist of various genres including independent, art-house, documentary, and avant-garde experimental media. Art Forum, second Thursdays: art discussions, workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and more. The gallery is located at 14321 Yale Ave., 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 Amanda Dunbar, Jan Heaton, Miles Regis, Tae Ho Kang, 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, 6-9 p.m. The JoAnne Artman Gallery is located at 326 N. Coast Hwy., 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.
Joseph Wise Fine Art Gallery
949.376.7902 :: josephwisegallery.com
Featuring one of the finest collections of Shona sculptures in the world. Additionally, the gallery offers a fine selection of high-quality paintings by both seasoned and emerging local and international artists. The gallery is located at 1550 S. Coast Hwy., 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.
Kuhnerts Art Gallery
949.494.0676 :: kuhnertsartgallery.com
Featuring coastal scenes and figure paintings by artist Manfred Kuhnert. Kuhnert's Art Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is located at 1493 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach.
La Bottega Dell'Acquaforte
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., 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., Laguna Beach.
949.721.9117 :: lahainagalleries.com
Featured artists at Lahaina Galleries have included Guy Buffet, Dario Campanile, Aldo Juongo, Darrell Hill, Lori Wylie, Ruth Ko, and many more. The gallery is located at Fashion Island, just below the Cheesecake Factory.
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, Laguna Beach.
Marion Meyer Contemporary Art
949.497.5442 :: marionmeyergallery.com
Representing contemporary artists including Christian Lopez, Paula Schoen, Battersby, Rita Blitt, and many more. The gallery is open daily 12-6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday evenings. Closed Wednesdays. The gallery is located at 354 N. Coast Hwy., 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, Thomas McKnight, and Bruce Ricker. The gallery is located at 915 Newport Center Dr. in Fashion Island.
949.903.2537 :: mckibbenstudios.com
Focusing on “Water & Island Lifestyle” art, McKibben Studios represents 29 noted artists in a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and graphite. Style genres range from plain 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, Laguna Beach.
800.537.7459 :: mirandagalleries.com
Miranda Galleries offers original works of art on canvas and paper, as well as original graphics, monotypes and sculpture. 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., Laguna Beach.
Mission San Juan Capistrano
949.234.1300 :: missionsjc.com
Galleries have included plain air art reproductions to showcases of historical artifacts. Visit website for upcoming exhibits. The mission is located at 26801 Ortega Hwy., 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, 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., Laguna Beach.
Q Art Salon
Features the works of Sean Cheetham, Alex Kanevsky, Marc Trujillo, and William Wray. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 1-5 p.m. and by appointment. It is located at 205 N. Sycamore St., 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, Laguna Beach.
Roger’s Gardens Gallery
949.721.2100 :: 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., Corona del Mar.
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, Anne Marie deJony, and Sunny Kim. Open daily 12-5 p.m. and Tuesdays by appointment. The gallery is located at 384-A N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach.
Santa Ana College Arts Gallery
714.564.5605 :: 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.
949.723.3406 :: scapesite.com
Featuring exhibitions by Ray Turner, Lawrence Fodor, Chris Richter, and other 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., Corona del Mar.
Signature Gallery Laguna
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, Vince Broglio, Randy O’Brien, Bob Pejman, and more. The gallery is located at 220 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach.
Sue Greenwood Fine Art
949.494.0669 :: gcgallery.com
Featuring works by Joe Brubaker, Gary Nisbet and Patrick LoCicero. Open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; first Thursdays 6-9 p.m. Located at 330 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach.
Susan Spiritus Gallery
949.474.4321 :: susanspiritusgallery.com
For the past 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 3929 Birch St., Newport Beach.
Townley Fine Art
949.715.1860 :: townleyfineart.com
Featuring inspirational poetry art by artist Shane Townley. Original works: mixed media, acrylics, oils, metal works, pottery, glass, and figurative bronze. Artists including: 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 1294 S. Coast Hwy. Stes. D and E, Laguna Beach.
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, Newport Beach.
949.494.5076 :: whelanartgalleries.com
Featuring the works of artist Patrick Whelan. The gallery is located at 353 N. Coast Hwy. Ste. A, Laguna Beach.
949.497.4322 :: marcwhitney.com
Featuring Live!, original portrait paintings by Bradford J. Salamon. Also highlighting paintings by Marc Whitney; figures, interiors, landscapes, still life florals, and tabletops. And featuring painters Giovanni Casadei, Peter Colquhoun, Mark Kerckhoff, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Andrea Krupp, Bradford J. Salamon, Derek Sterkel, and Sarah J. Webber, ceramics by Monica Dunham, and photographic art by Beatrice Rosenbaum. Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the first Thursday of each month 6-9 p.m. The gallery is located at 350 N. Coast Hwy., 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 611 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach.
949.376.8000 :: wylandgalleries.com
Featuring the ocean painting and other ocean art of well-known artist Wyland. The gallery is located at 509 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach.
The Bowers Museum
714.567.3600 :: bowers.org
2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
714.278.3407 :: arboretum.fullerton.edu
1900 Associated Rd., Fullerton
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call for special summer hours.
Fullerton Museum Center
714.738.6545 :: cityoffullerton.com/depts/museum
301 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton
Hours: Tuesday, noon-4 p.m., Wednesday, noon-4 p.m., Thursday, noon-8 p.m., Friday, noon-4 p.m., Saturday, noon-4 p.m., Sunday, noon-4 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.