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 Artist

Our featured artist for the month of April is Sandra Saldivar. Many years ago Sandra walked into a bead shop and left "hooked" on beading. Her love of beading design has lead her to travel from San Francisco to San Diego for classes, and as far away as Maui, Hawaii and San Antonio, Texas to continue learning an art form that touches her heart. She has an intuitive sense of how to blend colors and combine exquisite crystals, pearls, gemstones and glass to create beautiful works of art. Her style tends to be classic rather than trendy and casual to elegant. Her goal with each piece is to make the wearer look and feel beautiful. Sandra's reception will be held Friday, April 3, 2015, from 5p.m. to 8p.m. at the gallery, 218 Main Street, Old Town Salinas. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. Should you have any questions, you may contact the gallery. (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.

Gallery News

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.