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First Thursdays Art Walk

April 26, 2011 12:09 ET

First Thursdays Art Walk -- Celebrating the Diverse Cultural Art Scene of Laguna Beach -- May 5, 2011, 6 to 9 pm

Gallery Openings, Artist Demonstrations and Live Music... All Free

LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2011) - On May 5th, stroll and trolley around this picturesque town on a self-guided tour of gallery openings, artist demonstrations and receptions, live music and other entertainment and refreshments. There is no beginning or ending point, move around town at your own pace. The event is FREE to the public and so is the trolley service. At any gallery also pick up an Art Walk brochure that includes a map and featuring all the evening's special events.

"Hop from gallery to gallery enjoying the artwork of featured artists along the way. It is a lot of fun," said First Thursdays Art Walk president Rebecca Barber. She continued, "There is so much great art available for purchase."

Throughout the evening see artists in action demonstrating their techniques and sharing their insights. The following are a few participating: Anne Moore talking about her printmaking techniques at Sandstone Gallery, Louis Longi demonstrating the lost wax technique he uses to create sculpture at DeBilzan Gallery; and resident artists at Studio 7 north and south with painting demonstrations. At Clark Little Gallery, Clark will be in town to share his award winning photo "Twister" along with his latest photography shots.

This jam-packed evening includes a multitude of featured galleries to see from Downtown to Gallery Row to Bluebird to Laguna Canyon Road, enhanced by performances by local musicians and gallery hospitality. At Studio Arts Gallery view new ceramic paintings by Mike Tauber while listening to music by Jason Feddy. Stop by [seven-degrees] who are opening a new exhibition featuring painter Ron Pastucha. Soulful contemporary jazz singer/songwriter Sam Curo performs at the Cottage Gallery. Art Walk gives you access to buy original artwork of every genre from these galleries. Also, be sure to visit the Laguna Art Museum featuring the conceptual art of Laguna Beach artist Brad Coleman "Reproductions." More information can be found at

This art educational event is funded by member galleries, lodging establishments, City of Laguna Beach, and Laguna Board of Realtors. Member galleries: Laguna Art Museum, Edenhurst Gallery, [seven-degrees], 210 AR4T Space, Joanne Artman Gallery, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Marion Meyer Contemporary Art, Lu Martin Galleries, Quorum Art Gallery, Laguna North Gallery, Sandstone Gallery, Studio 7 Gallery, Laguna College of Art + Design, The Lobby Gallery, Townley Gallery, Clark Little Gallery, Swenson Fine Art, DeBilzan Gallery, Art Cube Gallery, Dawson Cole Fine Art, DeRu's Fine Arts, La Bottega Dell'Acquaforte, purelagunabeach gallery, The Redfern Gallery, Vladimir Sokolov Gallery, Bluebird Gallery, The Cottage Gallery, saltfineart, Cove Gallery, The Vintage Poster, SKYLAB modern art, The Esther Wells Collection, Mandarin Fine Art, Gallery H, Artist Eye Laguna Gallery, Studio Arts Gallery and foaSouth.

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Contact Information

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    Troy Poeschl
    (949) 244-0206