The annual Topanga Canyon Gallery (TCG) Artists Studio Tour, a self-guided odyssey through Topanga Canyon artists studios and homes will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. The artists reception and silent auction will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 7.
The process of creating art is often a mystery to gallery or museum viewers who only see the finished work. Discover Topanga's beautiful back roads and breathtaking vistas as local artists roll out the red carpet and welcome you into the sanctuary of their studiosthe hive of creativity. In addition to works on display for collectors and art buyers, there will be live demonstrations and works in progress for a truly behind-the-scenes experience. See and hear how the artists turn their inspiration into art and witness the techniques they employ.
A highlight of the tour is the Silent Auction at the Saturday night reception where each participating artist contributes 8 x 8-inch works of original art to be taken home by the highest bidder. Tickets for both days are $15 in advance online and at the Gallery, or $20 at the door. Children under 16 tour for free. The tour begins at The Topanga Canyon Gallery where works from each participating artist will be on display. Each visitor receives a map that pinpoints each site.
Topanga Canyon Gallery is an artist-owned-and-run collective that grew from the first Topanga Artists' Guild in the 1950s. Its current location in Pine Tree Circle opened in 2000. TCG presents exhibitions by well-known and emerging artists from the Los Angeles area, many of whom make Topanga Canyon their home. In addition to the annual Studio Tour, TCG produces a juried show in January, a student art exhibit each winter and new shows featuring the member artists throughout the year.
TCG is located in Pine Tree Circle, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., #109, Topanga, CA 90290. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information: topangacanyongallery.com or (310) 455-7909.