Street Address
8100 Paseo del Ocaso
La Jolla, CA 92037
Mailing Address
8100 Paseo del Ocaso
Suite B
La Jolla, CA 92037
phone: 858-459-1196
Daily11 AM - 5 PM
Museum Type(s)
Group Tours


The La Jolla Art Association is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization promoting art.

The purpose of LJAA is to further the advancement of fine arts in La Jolla and San Diego County. For over 90 years, we have represented artistic excellence from local artists. Approximately 25,000 people per year visit our gallery free of charge to see exhibits by our members - many of whom are international award winners.

Major exhibitions include the Annual Member's Show and the San Diego County Juried Exhibition. During the balance of the year, gallery exhibits change every two weeks, featuring oil, water media, drawings, sculptures, photography, and other works of our members and guest artists.

We offer docent tours, demonstrations, and lectures at our gallery and other community locations. We promote exhibits of our artists' work throughout the region. In addition, we sponsor an awards program for youth art and conduct a major young people's art exhibition.


LJAA fosters an appreciation of the arts in the southern California area by providing public exhibition venues for members, associated organizations and other local artists, offering workshops and classes.


The La Jolla Art Association was formed in 1918 when a small group of artists and art lovers met for tea at the home of Miss Ellen Scripps in La Jolla, California. Some of the founding members of the group are still famous artists, including Maurice Braun, Charles Fries, Alfred Mitchell, A. R. Valentien, Alice Klauber, and William Templeton Johnson, an architect.

Educational Programs

Art demonstrations, workshops and classless are offered at the gallery. See website for details.


    Group Tours