About the Gallery

Downtown Gallery has been open for 20 years curating and collecting paintings of contemporary artists and artists from the past.

Our goal is to continuously refresh the exhibit of quality paintings by emerging and well-established artists.

We are located in the heart of San Pedro’s Art District. We are open every day including famous “The First Thursday Art Walks.“

Recent Arrivals

Frank Martinez

1924-2013

Artist Bio:

Martínez was born in 1924, in Los Angeles, California, to Mexican migrant farmworkers. In his youth, he worked with his parents harvesting crops, while harboring a desire to be an artist. In 1943, he enlisted in the United States Army and served as a unit medic in the European theatre of World War II. Martinez participated in the Omaha Beach invasion in Normandy, France, and went on to serve in four major campaigns in Europe and received four battle stars. Shortly after returning to the U.S. in 1947, Martínez met and married Esther Silva. They had a daughter and four sons, two of whom preceded him in death.

Art Info:

Norman Stiles Chamberlain

1887-1961

Artist Bio:

Norman Stiles Chamberlain born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 7, 1887, Norman Stiles Chamberlain began his art training in his early teens under Mathias J Alten. Chamberlain joined Alten and his family on a voyage to Europe on the Camparia on August 24, 1910; first to study his craft in Paris then on to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israëls, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan‘s early work before moving to Laguna Beach and Los Angeles, CA in 1918.

Art Info:

Norman Stiles Chamberlain

1887-1961

Artist Bio:

Norman Stiles Chamberlain born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 7, 1887, Norman Stiles Chamberlain began his art training in his early teens under Mathias J Alten. Chamberlain joined Alten and his family on a voyage to Europe on the Camparia on August 24, 1910; first to study his craft in Paris then on to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israëls, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan‘s early work before moving to Laguna Beach and Los Angeles, CA in 1918.

Art Info:

Events

Downtown Book Club

We are happy to announce the opening of the Downtown Book Club! The idea is simple: get together once a month and discuss authors and books. The month of March is Henry Miller's!

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Conrad Buff closing of exhibit

December, 1 from 6 to 10 pm

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Nov, 7
Gallery Grand Opening

Gallery Grand Opening - November 7, 2019, 5 PM Conrad Buff 1886-1975

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