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A haven for both art connoisseurs and neophytes, the Laguna Art Museum houses only California art across all periods and styles from the 19th century to present day. Summer exhibitions include “Faux Real” (June 2 -Sept. 29)—a group exhibition that features installation artists and sculptors who recreate reality with a twist, using offbeat materials.
Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Pacific Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of stranded or injured marine mammals along the Orange County coastline. Guests are welcome daily to say hello to the center’s sea lion and seal guests. The center is open daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with free admission (donations encouraged).
Open by appointment only, the Mandalas gallery features the art of Paul Heussenstamm, who focuses his creative energies on the spiritual symbols of mandalas (meaning circles or centers). Mandalas carry different meanings, from aiding in focus or meditation to being tools in spiritual education.
Andrew Myers Art is conceptually unique: he creates stunning sculpture-portraits using thousands of screws. Next he inserts and meticulously paints each individual screw so that in the end, the sculpture achieves the look and feel of a painted portrait. Myers, an LCAD graduate, says that one of his favorite memories was watching a blind man experience his work for the first time. As the man ran his hands over a three-dimensional portrait constructed with tens of thousands of screws, his blank expression transformed into a warm smile. He could feel what others could only see.
Here you’ll find handmade hats, jackets and other artisan apparel by Edith, whose eclectic collection includes embellishments such as antique lacing, beads and braids, Chinese embroidery and 1930s and 1940s accents.
The Tides Inn offers 21 clean and comfortable rooms with a wide variety of options for parties of all sizes, as well as a small community area by the saltwater pool featuring an outdoor fireplace and gas grill. Guests can enjoy complimentary parking at the hotel and walk to the nearby galleries and restaurants.
The abstract steel sculptures created by Jon Seeman test the limits of tension and balance all the while creating a sense of movement and harmony. The gallery is available for viewing by appointment.
Emerald Vista Point (5 miles). This trail is categorized as moderate skill level. Views span across curving shoreline, and the Channel Islands. Mountain bikes are allowed. Length of the trail is 2.5 hours and covering in a loop 5 total miles. Best season to enjoy this trail is October through May.
A truly indulgent experience, Salon La Mer & Spa offers a variety of pampering services, from hair to skin and nails. The salon features a full range of hair care treatments, while the medical spa offers chemical peels and Botox.
With an ocean view and skimboards as tables, this upbeat sushi restaurant is located across from Main Beach. Come enjoy the fresh and unique cuisine of Miki Izumisawa, a renowned woman sushi chef. Open Mon.–Sun. for dinner.
Intimate and relaxed, the Inn at Laguna Beach has 70 rooms and suites in an ideal downtown location atop a bluff near Heisler Park overlooking Main Beach. In-room spa services and a daily wine reception with wines from around the world are available to guests.
Formerly known as Schaar Galleries, Schaar Art Studio is now primarily an artist studio with a gallery available by appointment only. Artist Robert Schaar specializes in both American and European scenery, but has a knack for painting golf and thoroughbread racing as well. The gallery features acrylic on canvas, giclee, serigraphs and lithographs.
Open Artists’ Studios (October). Artist Open Studios is a celebration of Laguna’s thriving visual arts community. It is not only a fantastic opportunity to see, buy or commission art, it is also an adventure through the city — to uncover new talent and rediscover established artists. Experience glass blowing, fused glass workshops, ceramic, painting, printmaking and bronze lost-wax demonstrations. Artist studios are located throughout Laguna Beach with the majority nestled along Laguna Canyon Road.
Part interior deign consultant, part retail shop, Von Hemert offers a variety of interior furnishings and upholstery, helping you complete whatever look for home or space you want to create.
Known as both Studio Arts Laguna and John Barber Glass Designs, this location doubles as both a studio space and gallery to display artistic glass designs. John honed his skills in glassblowing in Germany, where he attended glass design school and apprenticed under acclaimed master artists. He now has tumblers, stemware, vases, ornaments, sculptures and more on display and for sale in the gallery.
According to its mission statement, “AR4T is inspired by people who are working hard to make life visual and without bounds,” fostering the best in up-and-coming talent in the art world is one of the gallery’s top priorities. With seven regularly featured artists as well as rotating exhibits, the gallery is committed to sharing new art.
Take a look at the world around us from behind the lens of photographer Cheyne Walls. This gallery features stunning original works of photographs with a focus on America as a new frontier for exploration, from both international and local perspectives. Beautiful scenes of the mountains to the oceans are depicted.
Specialty American Indian art found its niche in the Laguna Beach art scene for 44 years and counting with the help of Len Wood’s Indian Territory Gallery. The gallery hosts the largest selection of antique American Indian art, including rugs, blankets and baskets, from the 19th and early-20th centuries.