A couple Saturdays ago, I ventured over to check out The Mint Fine Art Gallery in Dana Point. The Mint was hosting a show featuring photos of the legendary surfer, Buttons Kaluhiokalani. Even better, Buttons was at the show to autograph original pieces of art. Robert Pence also unveiled his latest plein air work, "It's a Natural Wonder." The place was hoppin' - full of art and surf enthusiasts of all ages, finger foods and wine, complimentary (and colorful) surf wax from Waxy Wax, and the opportunity to converse with the artists as they roamed around the gallery.
An impressive array of artwork is currently on display - art by photographers Hank Foto, Lou Gabriel, Squier Pavel, Brad Scott ,and Scott Carter, and fine artists Robert Leeland Pence, James Parkhurst, Casper Brindle, and Paul Bryan Jr., among others.
["Button's Brew" - you know someone's a big deal when they have their own coffee!]
[Artists Pavel and Brad Scott chumming it up]
[Buttons with the photographer]
The Mint Fine Art Gallery is operated by Mark Scabs. Check out The Mint on Facebook by clicking here.
Coming up is another fun event: on July 31st, The Mint will host a Vintage Car Show from noon to midnight.
The Mint is located at:
34085 Pacific Coast Highway
Dana Point, CA 92629
For more information, call: (949) 366-6777
The gallery is open 7 days a week from 10am to 7 pm.
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