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 October is Elsie Dill. She will be hosting the reception and show on First Friday, October 2nd, 2015 from 5-8pm. Please drop in to support the artists and bring a light snack or beverage to share. Thank you for your time & gratitude. Elsie Dill, native Californian, educated at San Jose State, has a family of 5, is grandma to 14 grandchildren, all art critics. She has been influenced by the late Charles Thomas of Carmel, the late Robert Wood of Green Valley, Greg Kondos of Sacramento and Robert Burridge of Arroyo Grande. Her mastery of composition, technique and palette produce excitement and interest in her pieces. She has received many awards throughout California. She is listed in the Who's Who of American Women and Women in the Arts. She is a full-time artist and maintains her studio in her Salinas home. .

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.