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.

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.  

Join us on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 6pm-9pm at the galleries listed below. Students will be on site  and all works will be available for purchase.  50% of the proceeds go to the student and the other 50% goes to the LCAD Scholarship Fund. Get the map of all participating galleries here.


Cast of Crowns Art Collective – Students: Nicole Bakale, Matteo Diventra
La Bottege Delle’Acquaforte – Student: Rachel Chang
Studio 7 Gallery – Student: Brooke Hunter
saltfineart – Students: Zachary Wells, Marcus Meyer

Avran Fine Art – Students: Landon Johnson, Emily Bertucci
Dawson Cole Fine Art – Student: Chapman Hamborg
Elena Bulatova Fine Art – Student: Kendyl Berry
Hugo Rivera Gallery – Student: Gabriella Kohr
Lindsay Rapp Gallery – Student: Amit Aharoni
LGOCA – Student: Rowan Foley
Whitney Gallery – Students: Sonya Taylor, Cheyenne Earp

Artist Eye Gallery – Student: Ryanne Phillips
Cove Gallery – Student: Michael Lemen
Redfern Gallery – Student: Olivia Stude