Next Claremont Art Walk
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 • 6-9pm

#claremontartwalk
Art Walk has moved to FIRST SATURDAY
Augie's / a la minute
Buddhamouse Emporium
Claremont Community Foundation
Claremont Forum Bookshop and Gallery
Hillside Fine Art
Square i Gallery

Claremont has been a lively arts community since the early 1930’s, mainly due to the influence that a young visionary, Millard Sheets, brought to the fledgling art department at Scripps College in 1932 when he was 25 years old. Inextricably linked were the artists, craftspeople and architects that Sheets retained to teach, many who later made Claremont home, thereby influencing generations of artists and makers into the future.

In 1935, Sheets brought William Manker, a successful potter, to set up a ceramics department at Scripps. In 1939, Albert Stewart, a prominent sculptor from New York, joined the faculty. In 1940, Jean Goodwin Ames, an accomplished muralist, began teaching design. In 1943, Sheets added Henry Lee McFee in painting and, in 1948, Richard Petterson in ceramics. Sheets also set up a program in weaving, first taught by Mary Easton Gleason, then by Marion Stewart.

In 1950, Phil Dike, another leading Southern California Regionalist painter, joined the faculty in painting. Claremont also attracted other regionalist painters, such as Milford Zornes, Rex Brandt and Phil Paradise, often as visiting artists. Other artists who called Claremont home, many arriving after WWII on the G.I. Bill included: Karl Benjamin, Paul Coates, Paul Darrow, Rupert Deese, James Fuller, James Hueter, Roger Kuntz, Doug McClellan, Harrison McIntosh, David Scott, Paul Soldner, John Svenson, Robert E. Wood and many more.

Claremont became a veritable hotbed of modern art and as Karl Benjamin would later say, “. . . the epicenter of the art world in Southern California in the 1950s and 1960s.”

Resource: Claremont Heritage

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Official Galleries

AUGIE'S / à la minute
532 W First St, Claremont
Claremont Packing House

Open daily
alaminuteicecream.com
augiescoffee.com


BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM
134 Yale Ave, Claremont
Open daily
10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
buddhamouse.com
(909) 626-3322

BUNNY GUNNER GALLERY
New location: 230 W Bonita Ave, Claremont
Tues - Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat, noon to 6 p.m.
bunnygunner.com
(909) 624-7238

CLAREMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ART GALLERY
205 Yale Ave, Claremont
Claremont Chamber of Commerce
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
claremontfoundation.org
(909) 398-1060

CLAREMONT FORUM BOOKSHOP & GALLERY
586 W First St, Claremont
Claremont Packing House
Sun - Thurs, noon to 7 p.m.
Fri - Sat, noon to 9 p.m.
claremontforum.org
(909) 626-3066

THE COLONY AT LOFT 204
532 W First St #204, Claremont
Claremont Packing House
Wed - Sat, 1 to 7 p.m.
Extended hours on weekends
loft204.com
info@loft204.com

FIRST STREET GALLERY ART CENTER
250 W First St, Suite 120, Claremont
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
tierradelsol.org
(909) 626-5455


HILLSIDE FINE ART
445 W Foothill Blvd, Suite 101, Claremont
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
hillsidefineart.com
(909) 268-4526


LAST DROP CAFÉ
119 Harvard Ave., Claremont
Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
thelastdropcafe.com
(909) 482-1870


MIRRORED SOCIETY
BOOKSTORE & GALLERY

206 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont
in Harvard Square, second floor.
Open Wed. and Thurs., 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.,
Fri and Sat, noon to 8:30 p.m.
Sun, noon to 5 p.m.
mirroredsociety.com


SPACE GALLERY
254 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont

Open Tues - Fri, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m
Saturday, 3 to 9:30 p.m.
(909) 625-5630

SQUARE i GALLERY
110 Harvard Ave, Claremont
Tues - Sat, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
squareigallery.com
info@squareigallery.com
(909) 621-9091