It starts as a seed.
Artists Republic opened it’s doors in Laguna Beach May 30th, 2010. The idea was simple – to provide a space for emerging contemporary artists.
It is our belief that art creates community. As humans we need to be shaken up, constantly in motion, exposed to change. Visual arts, music, and language are as necessary to our bodies as air and water. To live without art is like living on a dry desert plain… or being stuck forever in a planned community mini-mall.
Artists Republic works with artists who make amazing works in the studio and are also leaders in life – travelers, curators, musicians, skateboarders, surfers, teachers, builders. These people are the vanguards of our day, shaping the way we see and feel the world. We stand in support of them, offering not just original art works, photographs and prints to a growing collector base but an open invitation to join in the fun.
In August 2013, the gallery moved to a larger location in the HIP District of Laguna Beach at 1775 S. Coast Hwy. where we are excited to announce that in 2015 we will continue to grow our artist roster and public reach with generous support from Vans.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do then by the ones that you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”- Mark Twain