Oils and Watercolors

Our Artists offer a variety of original oil and watercolor paintings featuring settings from Steinbeck Country to Zimbabwe.


Our artists have a wide variety of jewelry for all tastes and budgets. Need something special for tonight - stop by today.

Pastels - Gesso and Mixed Media

Local subjects to views and stills near and far are created just for you in Steinbeck Country.

Prints and Photography

Master Photographers and Printmakers exhibit their finest works - panoramas to woodcuts and etchings.

Textile and Fiber Arts

From silk painting to weaving, we feature a broad selection of beauty and texture for any taste. All handmade by our Steinbeck Country Artists.

Featured Guest Artist

Each month the Gallery features the works of a well known, accomplished guest artist.

The Salinas Valley Art Gallery is Featuring the work of guest artist Connie McLennan for July. Connie McLennan’s first published artwork, a drawing of Mt. Shasta, appeared in the 1958 San Francisco Chronicle, when she was chosen at age four as a weekly “Junior Art Champion.” Connie grew up in Yreka, California, graduated from CSUS with a degree in journalism, and then studied illustration at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University. Following a 30-year freelance illustration career that included national advertising, publications, and thirteen children’s books, she turned to painting. “My illustration work encompassed a wide range of subject matter in a variety of media,” said McLennan, “but because of its warmth and versatility, oil is now my medium of choice. My paintings are still representational, with subject matter that ranges from still life to landscape and the occasional figure. However, after so many years of painting realistically, I now strive for an increasingly impressionistic approach.” Vintage and everyday objects inspire McLennan’s still life paintings, while her outdoor works depict colorful California flora and landscapes.

Connie's reception will be held on Friday, July 1, from 5-8 p.m., at the gallery, 218 Main Street, Old Town, Salinas. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. If you have any questions you may contact the gallery at (831) 422-4162. . .

First Fridays

Salinas Valley Art Gallery participates in the Salinas First Friday Art Walk. Each month, our featured artist for the month is introduced with a reception in the Gallery between 5 and 8 PM. Finger Food and Beverages are provided and you will have a chance to meet many of the Gallery's artists and learn more about their works and their techniques.

Collector's Choice

Thanks for your support at our Collector's Choice event! More special events soon.

If you know of an artist (or are an artist) looking for additional exposure and sales, we accept applications for membership in the gallery at any time and review portfolios semi-annually to fill any openings available.

Hours: 10-5 Mon-Sat -> 10-2 Sun - Until 8PM on First Friday

Special Services

We accept most major credit cards and cash of course. We do have a special layaway program to make it easier to afford that special piece. Finally, our artists usually have additional work not on display currently in the gallery. Most artists can bring in additional work for your review by appointment - all sold through the gallery.