Professional Gallery/Student Mentoring Program
The Professional Mentoring Program is a collaboration between First Thursdays Art Walk and Laguna College of Art + Design, teaming member galleries with graduating senior students.
2017 students: Alexandra Wagg (La Bottega Delle’Acquaforte), Natalie Terenzini (The Redfern Gallery), Angelica Spears (saltfineart), Jackie Inzunza (Cove Gallery), Bailey Sack (DeRu’s Fine Art), Donna Walling (Artist Eye Gallery), Cristina Matadama (Cast of Crowns Art Collective), Tristan Abel (Kelsey Michaels Fine Art), Wendy Gracia (The Signature Gallery), Ani Dylan (Quorum Gallery), Dan Nguyen (Avran Fine Art), Charlie Antolin (Dawson Cole Fine Art), Michael Munroe (Tumbleweed Art), Sureya Davis (Whitney Gallery). Printable map here.
Graduating seniors are assigned to galleries throughout the city to learn more about the business side of art. The program culminates with the December Art Walk where the gallery shows the student art in their gallery. All proceeds from the sale go directly to the student and the First Thursdays Art Walk/LCAD Scholarship fund.