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Address: 48485 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9694
Phone Number: +1 831-667-3200
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The Hawthorne Gallery represents the artwork of the multi-talented...

The Hawthorne Gallery represents the artwork of the multi-talented Hawthorne family as well as the work of selected outstanding artists across the country. After expanding North in July of 2010, the Hawthorne Gallery now has locations in Big Sur, California and Port Orford, Oregon. Both Galleries overlook the majestic Pacific Ocean and are open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Beautiful Gallery on Highway One in Big Sur

The Hawthorne Gallery is a great place to visit when you are in Big Sur. The Architecture is dramatic and the exhibit is excellent. A must see for anyone who loves modern Art and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gallery across the street from Nepenthe. Variety of works, of course dependent on personal taste. Prices r "full gallery" i.e. there is nothing to buy as a small souvenir. But an easy 15 minute walkthrough to see some interesting pieces

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Hawthorne Gallery is a great place to visit when you are in Big Sur. The Architecture is dramatic and the exhibit is excellent. A must see for anyone who loves modern Art and loves and exceptional setting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

A must visit for art lovers. World class works with incredible variety. The facility itself is exceptionally beautiful along with the outside walkways. Joan was an excellent host and guide through the gallery and gave such detailed background on the works and artists.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

The gallery hosts the artwork of local Californian artists, some of them live as close as in Big Sur. I was enchanted by the wood sculptures of artist Terry Kuntz.

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Thank Westye
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

After dining at Nephente, stop at this gallery. Make sure not to miss the metal mobile just before entering the gallery and walk around the garden to admire the other pieces of artwork. Inside you will find painting, sculptures, carvings and so on. Worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

The Hawthorne Gallery is one of our favorites. It always seems to have forward out of the box artist and sculptures. The staff has been knowledgeable and friendly. Some pricey one of kind items that are truly works of art and passion.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

Art is a family affair with the Hawthorne’s. Located along the scenic PCH in Big Sur, CA, Hawthorne Gallery is an eclectic display of just about every object from skilled artisans as one can imagine. Each Hawthorne is unique in their expression of painting, sculptures, furnishings, and jewelry. If the patron desires, Hawthorne art can be functional as well. They... More 

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Thank Don C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

The Hawthorne Gallery is a must-see for art-lovers and novices alike. The artistic and delightful Shelby Hawthorne provided our tour. The exquisite architecture of the gallery alone is stunning, not to mention all of the wonderful artifacts contained within AND outdoors. If only there were a Hawthorne Gallery where I reside....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

We love this gallery and the folks who run it! The art is world class and always changes each year we visit. The owners are wonderful and the gallery itself is a work of art. This is a must visit if you are in the area and a reason itself to visit!

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Beautiful contemporary art. Lots of outdoor art and fountains. Friendly staff. Be sure to look at all the outdoor art - out front and the back!

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