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 November is Kenny Gardiner. Kenny Gardner is the November Featured Artist. Kenny Gardner is 61 years old - born and raised right here in Salinas. When I was growing up, my Aunt Alice, who had a shop on Cannery Row, would walk along the Monterey coastline collecting jade and other stones. That is where my interest in jewelry began. Being of Cherokee origin, I was drawn to turquoise. I love making turquoise and sterling silver jewelry. Two years ago I started taking classes in jewelry making and am going strong. Hope you enjoy my jewelry. Kenny’s Show & reception is scheduled for: First Friday, November 7th from 5-8pm. 218 Main Street, Oldtown, Salinas (831)422-4162 Admission is free. Refreshments will be 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.