We’ve got lots of fun art walks going on ….in Laguna Beach and San Pedro.

If Thurs 10.4 SanPedro1st Thursdayyou are in the San Pedro area, they offer a lovely artwalk, which I have been to several times. Each month the Artwalk tour starts at 6:30, meeting at the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, 390 W. 7th Street.

Park free at Ports O’ Call near the San Pedro Art Association (open First Thursday), Berth 77, just north of the Ports O’Call Restaurant. The Red Car Trolley will pick you up there, and take you to (and from) downtown San Pedro. It runs from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Be sure to check their website for a list of participating galleries at http://1stthursday.com/


Or head to the Laguna Beach ArtWalk….here are some of my favorites.

Townly Gallery offers a group show entitled, “Journey of Existence.” Artists include: Florman, Leeming, Ferro, Townley, Nisperos, Henrie, Munsell, Standish, Fritz, Sokoloff, Ross, Heiss, White, Pojzman and more.

Be sure to head to their sister gallery….across the street to LGOCA (Laguna Gallery of Contemporary ARt) for another fun art party.

Enjoy wine tasting • hors d’oeuvres • live music

What: Laguna Beach Art Walk at Townley and LGOCA
Where: Townley Gallery, 570 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California 92651/ LGOCA-Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art 611 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Phone: 949 715 1860 / 949 715 9604
Website: www.lgoca.com

Thurs Feb7 JoanneArtman AmericaMartin Jam JamanAnother fun art party…JoAnne Artman Gallery, presents a reception for the exhibition “THIS IS AMERICA: New Works by Colombian-American Artist America Martin.” The show will be up through March.

Image Caption: America Martin. “Jam Jam.” Oil and Acrylic on Canvas. 80″ x 113.”

Be sure to RSVP: 949.510.5481

What: Reception
Where: JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651
When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 949-510-5481
Website: http://joanneartmangallery.com/

Sandstone Gallery hosts an opening reception as part of the art walk…

Their two person show features artists Ann Kim and Anne Moore.

On view: February 6th – March 4th

What: Opening reception
Where: Sandstone Gallery, 384-A North Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Website: http://www.sandstonegallery.com/


Also participating in the Laguna Art Walk…

A little ways down the road,

SALTfineart offers a special exhbition entitled “HOW TO BE A WHALE AND LOVE A CAT, the drawings of world-renowned Cuban artist Esterio Segura.”

ThiThurs Feb7 LagunaSaltFineArts is a bi-coastal collaboration, the exhibition coincides with the Rockefeller Center’s installation of 21 large-scale sculptures from Segura’s series, GOODBYE MY LOVE, in Times Square, New York.

What: Opening reception
Where: SALTfineart, 1492 South Coast Highway
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Website: http://saltfineart.com/


For more info about the Laguna Beach 1st Thursday Artwalk, see their website https://www.visitlagunabeach.com/


If you want to stay in LA …

In Santa Monica at Bergamot Station….Duncan Miller Gallery hosts an opening reception for Thomas Michael Alleman.

He created the body of work on display with a plastic Holga camera. Embracing the imperfections and limitations of this film camera, Alleman created surreal and alluring compositions.

What: Opening reception
Where: Duncan Miller Gallery, Bergamot Station, (A-7) 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 838 2440
Website: www.duncanmillergallery.com


I]n the Miracle Mile area, Wallspace holds an opening reception for “Vortex” featuring Natasa Prosenc Stearns.
On view: February 7th – February 28th

What: Opening reception
Where: Wallspace, 607 Nth La Brea, LA, CA 90036, (one block south of melrose and parking available in back)
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 930-0471
Website: http://www.wallspacela.com/


Thurs Feb7 LeeBoek StoryPHileIn downtown LA…

Take in some spoken word and enjoy StoryPhile, an evening of poetry stories and music at the Last Book Store at 453 S.Spring St..

Hosted by Lee Boek. Performers include Anna Broome, Sean Hill, Armond Kinard, Richard McDowell, Randy Noojin, Brenda Petrakos, Matt Sedillo & Apryl Skies.


What: Poetry, Music
Where: The Last Book Store at 453 S.Spring St.
When: 8:00 pm
Website: publicworksimprov.com