huntington beach art center


Huntington Beach Art Center - Huntington Beach California

HB, CA-- Huntington Beach Art Center is located five blocks from the Pacific Ocean on a  piece of property deeded to the City of Huntington Beach from the former telecommunications company, GTE. Surrounded by housing, restaurants, a public library and a mortuary, it was established over a decade ago as a partnership between the City of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation, a private non-profit foundation. The 11,000 square foot center features three galleries, a multipurpose room, commercial kitchen and studio. 


When the Huntington Beach Art Center opened, it received a warm reception from the art community.  Welcomed for its controversial and cutting edge exhibits, a portion of the community supporting the facility did not approve of the choice of exhibits.  The "Center" oversight committee and city officials responsible for the grant supplying a portion of the an annual operating budget for the complex restructured the operations. Focus shifted to community outreach programs, beach camps and use of the facility as a learning center. Today the museum provides a mix of community space and regularly-scheduled exhibitions.


Rotating exhibits by California and international artists, an open non-juried art show, summer camps, classes and concerts are all featured at this community art center. Event and meeting space is available for special functions and events. The art gallery is open to the public, free of charge. Location: 538 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California  92648.   Call: 714-374-1650 


When visiting Huntington Beach, art may not sustain you throughout a visit to the city, but there are several galleries selling fine art that you may want to check out. In fact, some come from around the globe to purchase or acquire paintings sold locally. Two galleries that come to mind are the Anderson Art Gallery of local resident Bill Anderson, and The HB Gallery, featuring other HB artists and the largest Todd White collection anywhere.


Book a hotel room at the beach, and wander into the HB Gallery on site. Or for Anderson Gallery visits, there's a Best Western right next door.



California art


Centered on the Center Annual Non-juried Show:


Clock Art


Art wall


Anita Brace exhibit


The HB Gallery Todd White Exhibit


Jan & Dean at Surf City Gallery


Dean Torrence exhibit


On Board exhibit


Surfboard exhibit





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