Artwork in the Area


Pauline Villegas, A&E Editor

Today, seeing a work of art doesn’t even require you to leave your bed. You can follow your favorite artists on social media without venturing out of the house.  But for those that enjoy seeing art in person, don’t think you need to drive to Los Angeles—look no further than these local art galleries and museums.

Unlike the more popular art museums, such as LACMA and the Broad, these museums can be found outside the overcrowded streets of Los Angeles.

Located in the Brea Civic and Cultural Center, City of Brea Art Gallery has been open since 1980. Not only does the gallery have rotating art exhibits, but it also is home to lectures, live art demonstrations and workshops for all ages. These exhibits allow local artists to display their art for the community. There is a $2 entrance fee.  The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday and the calendar of their current events and exhibits is located on their website.

The Latino Art Museum, located in the Pomona Art Colony, offers exhibitions and classes for all ages. They hold festivals celebrating Latin American art in the area. Different exhibits are on display each month and prices vary depending on the event. This museum is perfect for those who appreciate the cultural aspects of art.

Claremont Museum of Art holds a number of events yearly in which artists display their work for the community. Prices depend on the event you attend, but the museum does have a permanent collection that can be viewed for free year round.

If you are looking to get out of the area, look to Riverside Art Museum to provide unique, entertaining exhibits. The museum is home to four or five exhibits at a time ranging from young newcomers to experienced local artists. With themes such as “Self Help Graphics” and “Visual Voice,” there truly is something for everyone. Riverside Art Museum even offers interactive art exhibits, such as “The Art of Flight,” where viewers can take part in a variety of activities having to do with the sculptures.