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Whelan Gallery vacating North Laguna space

Owner Patrick Whelan plans to look for a new location in the fall, and will have a temporary office at Cottage Gallery.

May 16, 2012|By Joanna Clay
  • Patrick Whelan of the Whelan Gallery. The gallery space on North Coast Highway will close at the end of May.
Patrick Whelan of the Whelan Gallery. The gallery space… (KEVIN CHANG, Coastline…)

After nearly six years in North Laguna, Whelan Gallery will be closing its doors at the end of the month.

Owner Patrick Whelan said he was told last month that he had until the end of May to vacate the space at 353 N. Coast Hwy. He sublets it from Adam Neeley, who has decided not to renew the lease, Whelan said.

According to Whelan, he had no plans to leave any time soon before this. The gallery was "doing alright," he said, and "holding its own."

He said it's not the last that Laguna will see of the gallery.

He is hosting the second annual Night of a Hundred Angels show in conjunction with the Laguna College of Art & Design, and he'll be showing in the Festival of the Arts in the summer.

He plans to look for another space in the fall.

"We're not going away," he said. "There's just going to be a big dent up here in the north."

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Whelan will have a temporary office at the Cottage Gallery, 1524 S. Coast Hwy.

For more information, visit whelanartgalleries.com.

joanna.clay@latimes.com

Twitter: @joannaclay

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