Clarion Inn Del Mar Inn
720 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
Phone: (858) 755-9765
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Arts & Museums
One of only two places on the California coast where these gnarled, once nearly extinct specimens grow, visitors will witness more than 3000 Torrey Pines in this untamed 2000-acre reserve. You will also see cliffs, mesas, canyons, beaches and wetlands. Discover eight trails ranging from a 20-minute walk to a two-hour hike. Trail maps are available at the Visitor's Lodge, where you'll also find a modest natural history museum (complete with souvenir shop). Despite the shade, it can be hot in the summer - bring your own water. See website for maps, online resources and more. Open daily from 8 a.m.
Before visitors enter Lux Art Institute, they will see an apple orchard in a triangular pattern called “Garden of Apple Delights,” and other forms of art outside of the gallery. Inside, visitors can view great art and watch resident artists working in studio environments. Lux Art Institute hosts various events, such as Lux@Night, which is a free night of wine and art to promote resident artists, and “Studio Series,” an evening of conversation with the gallery’s curator and other professionals and scholars. Lux Art Institute also created The Valise Project, which educates students about art by bring portable pieces of art into the classroom, and other educational programs. - Erick Pettersen
The Stuart Collection of Sculpture at the University of California is like no other. You will find artwork at every nook and corner of the university campus. Download the map from the website and you will be able to track down your favourite artist. This project is one of its kind and seeks to encourage artists. It also hopes to enrich the cultural understanding of not only the UCSD campus but also of the local community. Many works from artists who have designed works for period specific collections from the 1970's can be found here. You will find artists like Jenny Holzer, Robert Irwin, John Baldessari, Bruce Nauman and Alexis Smith amongst many other.
Part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, the Gotthelf Art Gallery contributes to the mission of preserving and upholding the essence of Jewish culture. Housed in the Jacobs Family Campus at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, the gallery nurtures the rich and diverse cultural exquisite of Jewish origins through its varied collections and exhibits. It regularly hosts cultural activities and art events to highlight its purpose. Docent tours and art receptions are open to the privileged few who extend their support to the gallery.
With only a tiny, one-room display, this museum packs a multitude of local history into a small space. From military history (focusing primarily on World War II) to a surfing exhibit, the museum has a bit of history for everyone. Most of the historical displays include photographs and antique clothing. Books on local history topics are sold on the premises. Visits to the museum are free, yet donations are accepted.
When shopping along the La Jolla Cove specialty stores, visit this gallery. This fine art venue is one of two Charles Hecht Galleries in Southern California (the other located in Los Angeles). The gallery represents more than 100 artists, offering both traditional and impressionist paintings. Art patrons may browse through several rooms of artwork, with all paintings showcased in gold frames. Variety flourishes among the masterpieces offered here, as guests may see anything from floral paintings in bright colors to pastel landscapes.
This unique gallery showcases original artwork from villages throughout the African continent. The gallery's owner travels in Africa for four months each year, forming relationships with various African communities and hand-selecting works of art to bring back to this gallery. A variety of works is offered here, including African jewelry and handwoven baskets. Yet, the most impressive artwork is likely the collection of stone sculptures. Representing unity, motherhood, wisdom and other valued traits, the sculptures convey the spirit of their motherland.
View both contemporary and traditional fine art at this distinguished gallery in downtown La Jolla. Paintings, framed and unframed, range from very bright to mildly subtle colors. In addition, the establishment displays a vast range of sculptures. The gallery represents a long list of featured artists including Braslow, Guilloume, Nakamura, Slabbinck and Velazquez.
Contemporary sculptures cover this gallery, which highlights both European and Oriental art. The sculptures are highly elaborate, covering a vast array of subjects, including animals, dancers and horsemen. While the vast majority of floor space is devoted to sculptured work, there is a small section featuring hand-blown crystal pieces, mainly perfume bottles and glasses. Most pieces may be seen during store hours; however, one section of the floor is reserved for viewing by appointment only.
This establishment features contemporary French impressionist and post-impressionist works of art. Step into the small gallery and feel as if you have entered another world. As classical music plays overhead, view paintings from Blanchard, Cortes, Labrofont, La Loue, Loir and Marcel Dyf. In addition to French art, the gallery also represents a small group of American and European contemporary artists, including Park, Dy'ans, Briks, Roos and others. The pieces are framed and displayed in groups, separated by the artist. All works of art may be purchased. See website for more.
Believe it or not, in the refined coastal town of La Jolla, you can experience all the beauty and power of animals in their native habitat. World-famous nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has gathered his most impressive work at this La Jolla Village gallery. Finely framed art is available. Guests may also purchase prints of his work in the form of posters, art cards, calendars, journals, books, screen savers and videos. See website for online galleries, online shopping and more.
Expand your knowledge and appreciation for both music and the arts at this expansive library. This location holds collections of videos, books, periodicals and other literature all devoted to fine arts. Beyond the library, Athenaeum holds year-round exhibitions of fine art as well as concerts, featuring jazz and chamber music. Studio art classes are also available to the public.