Laguna Beach, Calif.-- Known for the public art around every bend, one of the less obvious spots to uncover some great art is at the classy Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach. The public has easy access to dine at the hotel and wander its beaches that are public. If you prefer not to eat at the Montage, you can park at the public parking garage adjacent to the hotel on Wesley, and wander over to see the fabulous aquamarine mural of sea turtles, fish and ocean life.
The mural is even visible on whale watching excursions off shore departing from nearby Dana Point. Laguna Beach has a passion for the sea with over 25 beaches, and one resident known around the world for his ocean-themed artwork--Wyland.
Wyland has a gallery/shop on Coast Highway north of the Montage. Be sure to drop by his gallery and check out the fantastic art and gifts you can buy. But for those who love sea life, tile work and the colors blue & green, do check out the fabulous mural at Montage Resort that lines a wall beneath a swimming pool and lawn chairs where guests relax to views of the ocean, minus views of this great tile art piece!
For other art in Laguna Beach, check out the Sawdust Festival annual event held June through the last week in August.