laguna beach art walk
"The art season in Laguna Beach flourishes year round with First Thursdays Art Walk. This educational monthly art event, held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 – 9pm, celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public. First Thursdays Art Walk is funded by member galleries, local art institutions, lodging establishments, and the City of Laguna Beach. First Thursdays Art Walk’s mission is to promote art education and appreciation in Laguna Beach, the leading year-round destination and community of fine art galleries. [They] are a 501-c(3) non-profit organization committed to supporting [their] member galleries; serving the community by cultivating an appreciation for the arts; and providing a high quality educational experience for art students through the annual Mentoring Program with Laguna College of Art + Design. Since 1998, First Thursdays Art Walk member galleries and sponsors have benefited from a co-operative effort in providing trolley service during First Thursdays Art Walk; by advertising in local and national media; and through creating a unique cultural experience for all First Thursdays Art Walk participants."
This event is very cool and such a cultural eye opener. It was fun to be able to experience beautiful art a mist the beautiful Laguna Beach coast. The variety of galleries showcase the beauty that is in the diversity of art. The Laguna Beach Art Walk is a stark contrast to the Downtown Art Walk - the art found in the Downtown Art Walk is geared primarily to urban, street artists. The Laguna Beach Art Walk galleries also offer complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres. This even takes place every First Thursday of the month, so if you have a chance try to make it out.