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Best Contemporary Art Galleries In Orange County

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Orange County provides several art galleries that feature contemporary art (artwork developed from the 60s and 70s until present day). Whether you want to explore artwork while collaborating, conversing or contributing to the art community, or you want to visit one of the largest Thomas Kinkade art dealers while getting the perfect frame for your artwork, these contemporary art galleries will suit your interests.

AR4T Gallery
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AR4T: Artists Republic For Tomorrow
210 N Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(415) 690-6180

AR4T: Artists Republic For Tomorrow has a unique vision for displaying and sharing art; it not only provides a venue for showcasing contemporary artwork, but supports and encourages the art community in Orange County and surrounding areas. AR4T's hypothesis is that "Providing a place to show new art will inspire creation and movement." AR4T highlights forms of artistic expression in its gallery such as walls, lights, music, monthly art showings, artist receptions, art walks and independent film nights. It is also open to exploring new avenues of expression, which is parallel to its innovative take on illustrating and creating art. To see a list of artists showcased in AR4T, please click here.

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Village Gallery
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Village Gallery
22651 Lambert St
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(800) 546-5233

The Village Gallery has been in business for over 30 years and helped advance the careers of well-known artists including Michael Godard, Thomas Kinkade, Cao Yong, Fabian Perez, Sam Park, Steve Barton and Steven Quartly. If you are a fan of Thomas Kinkade's art, the Village Gallery is the place for you. It is one of the largest suppliers of his art.. Also, the Village Gallery provides professional framing services to help complement the artwork you purchase.

Art Cube Gallery

Art Cube
266 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 376-8800

Art Cube, a "cutting edge contemporary" gallery seeks to establish a relationship between the viewers of the art and the artwork itself. During this process, messages conveyed in the art can be interpreted differently by each individual. The white, spacious walls in this gallery help complement the contemporary art showcased and provide a desirable viewing experience.

Gallery McCollum

Gallery McCollum
206 N Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-4027

For picturesque views including the Laguna Beach coastline, Gallery McCollum is the perfect destination. It has been in business since 1994 and represents both national and international renowned artists. To see some of the artists' work at this space, check out its online gallery. Get an idea of your favorites so you know what to look for on your visit. Gallery McCollum also provides the opportunity for individuals to book an event or party at the gallery.

Related: Best Art Museums In Orange County

Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at

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