Q: Is this an artist led project?
A: Yes, a group of resident artists started this project in 2008, all of the guest artists chosen to show in the space pitch in for the rent and expenses. The fees are very minimal. The goal is to connect artists with collectors in which the artists can make 100% of their own sales. Every month we have 1200-1400 art enthusiasts and art collectors join us for the Laguna Beach 1st Thursdays Art Walk (6-9PM).
The LagunaART•com Gallery: (An Artist Led Project)
Founded by a group of artists in 2008 as an exhibition website called LagunaART.com, representing over 1000 national and international artists, 4 years later in 2008 the gallery created an iPhone APP with all of the Laguna Beach galleries, festivals, and artists rotated through the app. The APP is still at the top of the App Store for Laguna Beach art and is downloaded a half million times annually around the world. In 2018 LagunaART•com opened its first physical brick and mortar location (taking up 5 suites of a large retail building with an ocean view) a contemporary art gallery with 20 artist studios adjoined. Next door to the Laguna Art Museum on Gallery Row, across from Urth Caffe and Las Brisas Restaurants. with 5000 square feet of prime window display facing Pacific Coast Hwy and the Ocean, 3-5 million visitors passing by annually.
About Laguna Beach, CA:
The artist colony of Laguna Beach is one of Orange County’s hidden gems, located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city’s topography is unique to other California coastal cities with its seven miles of coves and beaches where visitors can explore sea caves, tide pools, ocean side bluffs, natural tide pools and of course, sandy beaches, all within city limits. Laguna Beach also boasts the most beachfront lodging options in all of California, making it an ideal spot for a beach getaway.Laguna Beach has been an Artist Colony Since the Early 1900s...
Number 3 in the world for art sales per capita. With around 80 art galleries. Tourism is the primary industry with an estimated three million people visiting the community annually. Annual large events include the Pageant of the Masters, Festival of Arts, Sawdust Art Festival, Art-A-Fair, Bluewater Music Festival, and Open Studios at LagunaART.com at 305 North Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach 92651.
Beyond the beach, the city is home to more than 20,000 beautiful acres of protected wilderness, making it an optimal location for adventurous exploration. From world-renowned mountain biking trails for all levels of expertise, hundreds of miles of hiking, dramatic vistas, verdant hills and marine sanctuaries, there’s no limit of new places to discover during a visit to Laguna Beach.