The Whittier Art Association formed in 1934 during the depth of the Great Depression. The Art Association opened its first Whittier Art Gallery in the middle of Whittier’s business district, featuring exhibits by professional artists from Los Angeles to the art colony in Laguna Beach.
Plans to restore the Pio Pico Mansion to house the Whittier Art Gallery, causes Mabel Haig to “motor to Laguna” to seek advice.
William A. Griffith, three times president of the Laguna Beach Art Association, exhibits his paintings. Ruth Peabody exhibits her statuary.
Laguna Art Association past president, William Griffith, pledges to help the Whittier Art Association.
Laguna artist William Brandriff and Ida May Sharpless exhibit at the Whittier Art Gallery.
Edgar Payne exhibits 36 canvasses and gives painting demonstration to over 100 people.
Exhibit features artwork by the California Water Color Society, including that of society member Mabel Haig. Also on display, is the work of Edward Borein, Edgar Payne, Roger Nobel Burnham, and Glenn Lukens.
1938 December 11, Broadway School Postcard: Whittier Art Association Opens New Gallery at Pickering and Broadway Ave. in Whittier
After loosing their gallery space in the St. Johns Building, the Art Association opened their new gallery in a room at the old Broadway School. This space was used for only six months before the school was torn down due to damage received in the 1933 Long Beach […]