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 June is Trudy Greenblat. Trudy has been crafting jewelry for several years. Wanting her pieces to be different, she started attending estate sales and bidding on jewelry. Upon winning the bids, she takes the pieces home, dissembles the pieces, cleans the components and then combines them with other pieces that she has in her collection to create something unusual and complimentary for people to wear. All of her pieces are one of a kind. She uses many items that were not originally jewelry components, but caught her eye as something that would enhance one of her pieces. Trudy's reception will be held on Friday June 5, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Salinas Valley Art Gallery, 218 Main Street, Old Town, Salinas. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free. If you have any questions you may call us at: (831) 422-4261.

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.