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Huntington Beach Art Vacation - Plein Air Art at Beach

Huntington Beach Vacation Photos - Art Vacations in Huntington Beach, California USA
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Huntington Beach Art Vacation - Plein Air Art at Beach

Huntington Beach, Calif.--Artists on vacation in Huntington Beach have painted the scenery for many years. But plein air or open, outdoor, in-the-fresh-air painting is somewhat of a new event in Huntington Beach that's "drawing" artists from the art community to the beach to paint. In an annual plein air beach painting contest, artists now have an excuse to come on an art beach vacation to plein air paint their favorite subjects in Huntington Beach, California. Above are scenes from the Plein Air Festival that include Kate Hoffman, director of the Huntington Beach Art Center.

Huntington Beach Galleries that attract tourists from around the globe include Anderson Art Gallery in Sunset Beach, featuring the works of Bill Anderson, Howard Hitchcock and Milford Zornes, and The Gallery HB, featuring the works of Todd White, Toreen West, Corinne Hartley and Dean Torrence.

Laguna Beach and Carmel both have beach traditions as art communities. As you travel California, you also discover that Catalina Island's casino, Anacapa Island's birds and Hotel del Coronado on Coronado Island in San Diego are some of the favorite subjects that inspire artists, both traveling on vacation and residing in the local communities. Of course, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is another icon, that inspires, too. 

Plein air painting is a great vacation concept and we have an artist to help or guide you, should you find interest in taking such a vacation. As you travel and explore the community art centers and galleries, enjoy the opportunities to meet great artists who keep the spirit of California's outdoors and beaches alive by painting scenic images as seen through their eyes.

In Huntington Beach, the top icons to paint include the Huntington Beach Pier (Pacific Coast Highway at Main Street) and Bolsa Chica wetlands (Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint Street and Warner Ave.)

Art stores to purchase supplies in Huntington Beach include Pearl Craft on Edinger Ave. between Gothard and Golden West St. and  Aaron Brothers at Seacliff Shopping Center at Golden West St. and Yorktown.

Plein Art painting festival - Previous event.