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La Jolla’s “Secret” Art Gallery

May 13, 2011 | By | Reply More

Pricey galleries are easy to find in La Jolla’s main shopping area. Tourists wander in and out of the ones on Prospect Street and Girard Avenue, but I don’t see a lot of locals browsing in those stores.

Which brings me to my point: the purpose of this blog is to see that travelers enjoy their time in La Jolla, including “local” attractions and activities overlooked by most out-of-towners.

With this in mind, I want to make sure you know about the La Jolla Art Association Gallery on the corner of Paseo del Ocaso and Calle de la Plata in La Jolla Shores. This area is best known for kayak rental shops and popular places to eat, so the gallery would be easy to overlook.

I’ve bought several works of art here – all created by local artists and infused with the spirit of our community. Their current show “A Flower Affaire,” runs until May 27. The all-member event features 23 artists and their work. If you go, be sure to notice my favorite piece: “White Tulips” by John Valois.

The artists’ reception will be Sunday, May 22, from 2 – 4pm, and the public is welcome to stop by, chat with the artists and enjoy refreshments.

The La Jolla Art Association Gallery, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso (858-459-1196), is normally open daily from 11am – 5pm. It is staffed by friendly volunteers, who will happily give you a guided tour and share some authentic La Jolla hospitality.


Image courtesy La Jolla Art Association.

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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