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 Gordon Mayfield. Gordon has been painting landscapes of the wilderness for nearly 20 years. His home and studio are located in San Benancio Canyon. He paints almost exclusively in water color, basing his subject matter on his experiences in the natural world--hiking, and backpacking. Many influences have helped to form his art,his foremost mentor being Dale Laitinen. His works are currently on display at the Zen Gallery in San Juan Bautista and Salinas Valley Art Gallery. Gordon's reception will be held at the Salinas Valley Art Gallery, 218 Main Street, Old Town, Salinas, Friday October 3, 2014 from five to eight p.m. Admission is free and there will be refreshments served. If you should have any questions you may contact us 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.

Gallery News

New Artists this month include: Ken Gardner, Ken Takara, and Trudy Greenblat. Please stop by and view the work of these new artists. 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.