Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Strolling in the AvantGarden

 Strolling in the Avant Garden…Gallery Nights in the Santa Ana Arts District

There’s nothing like a new adventure to take your mind off the daily routine. Leah Shapi, a vibrant and enthusiastic artist in my Friday Art Salon, invited me to consider showing my work at this gallery in the beautiful and historic Santora Building in downtown Santa Ana.
I took a selection of abstract acrylics, along with a few pals, to check out the gallery and to see if it would be a good venue for my work.
The vibe is refreshingly different from the Laguna art scene. First Saturday Art Walk nights are alive with music, a younger and more “hip” energy, edgy and diverse art and several terrific restaurants along the promenade that is closed to cars! What a concept, right?
The gallery has been there for more than 15 years and is part of the Orange County Fine Arts Association which also has the Artists Eye (in Laguna Beach) and the Showcase Gallery in the South Coast Village area. It’s open on Fridays from 6-10 pm, Saturdays from 2-10 pm and Sundays from 2-6 pm.
Let me know if you are coming to visit. I have a wide selection of small/reasonably priced paintings and cards and a few larger acrylic abstracts. A small selection of unframed watercolors and special order giclees are on view as well.
Come and stroll along with me in the AvantGarden....and enjoy the great food and drinks at Lola Gaspar!


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