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."