Schedule - every Monday 9am to 12noon

January 4, 2016

New Brighton Beach, Santa Cruz
New Brighton Beach

Take Highway 17 south to Santa Cruz. Head south on Highway 1. Take the New Brighton/Park Avenue Exit; turn left at the first stop sign (McGregor),  then right into the park. $10 per vehicle; facilities. View paintings afterwards.

January 11

Vasona Park, Los Gatos
Vasona Park, Los Gatos

333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. From HWY 85 take Winchester Blvd. S. Left on Blossom Hill Rd. Left into the park. Go to parking on your left at the fishing pier. fee $10.00, senior less, restroom. View paintings afterwards.

January 18

Laguna Avenue, Morgan Hill
Laguna Avenue, Felton

From Los Gatos, Go south on 85, merge onto 101 S, take exit 373 Bailey Ave,  turn right onto Bailey and left on Santa Teresa Blvd. We will meet on the corner Laguna Road off Santa Teresa Blvd. All the neighboring roads provide good vistas to paint. If you come later go either way on Laguna because it dead ends in both direction and we will be easy to find. View paintings afterwords.


January 25

Los Gatos Creek Trail
Los Gatos Creek Trail

1690 Dell Ave. From 85 South, take Winchester Blvd Exit. Turn left on Winchester. Take 2nd right  on Knowles Dr. Road turns left, becomes Dell.   1690 Dell Ave (Southbay Construction) on the right.  Turn right into the 2nd entrance, park on the north side of parking lot where there is an opening  in the chain-link fence. Take path to the bike lane, go left to the bridge and cross. No facilities View paintings afterwards.

February 1, 2016

Capitola City Beach, Capitola
Capitola City Beach, Capitola

From Los Gatos, take HWY S 17 go about 18.3mi. Take exit 1 B toward Watsonville/Monterey onto CA-1 S (Cabrillo Hwy) go 3.9 mi and take exit Bay Ave. Follow down to beach. Meter parking on Esplande in front of beach. Stay for lunch.

February 8

David Stonesifer's home, Los Gatos
David Stonesifer's home, Los Gatos

18000 Overlook Rd.  From Santa Cruz Ave. downtown Los Gatos, turn west on Main St., right on Bayview, left on Pennsylvania, right on Wissenhickon, left on Overlook Rd. David's house is on the left. Beautiful mission style home. Beautiful pond and gardens.  Park on the street (not in the driveway). Lunch provided. Bring two paintings for critique by Will Maller.


February 15

Laguna Ave and Santa Teresa Blvd
Laguna Ave and Santa Teresa Blvd

Go East on 85 S, merge onto 101 S, take exit 373 Bailey Ave, turn right on Bailey and left on Santa Teresa Blvd. Farm and Ranch land. Tree studded California hills. We will meet on the corner Laguna Road off Santa Teresa Blvd. Stay and view each others paintings.

February 22

Quail Hollow Ranch
Quail Hollow Ranch

800 Quail Hollow Road. CA 17 S, exit on Mt. Hermon Road, turn right on Mt. Hermon Rd. turn left on Graham Hill Rd., turn left onto E. Zayante Rd., turn left onto Quail Hollow Road. Drive down the road until you see the Park on the right. Blue outdoor bathroom in parking area.

February 29

San Juan Bautista Mission
San Juan Bautista Mission

From Los Gatos, CA 85- S, Merge onto US 101-S, Exit 156, drive about 3mi.  Turn left on Alameda, first light signal. Right on Polk St., left on 2nd St.  Park in front of mission, stay for lunch and view paintings afterwards.


March 7

Wildwood State Park, Saratoga
Wildwood State Park, Saratoga

20764 4th Street, Saratoga From Los Gatos, From Ca 85 take CA 17 S to CA 9 W. exit onto Los Gatos, Saratoga Rd.-CA 9. Drive about 2 or 3 mi. to Saratoga Rd-CA 9 then turn left. Go to 4th St. Turn right go to 4th st., turn right. Parking lot on rt. No fees, facilities . View paintings after.

March 14

Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

599 Palm Ave., Morgan Hill. From Los Gatos take Ca 85 S to CA 101 S., then go 3mi to exit 373 for Bailey Ave. Take Bailey Ave. West, stay left to get on Bailey Ave. Go about 0.7mi to Santa Teresa Blvd. and turn left. Go 1.8mi to Palm Ave. and turn right. Drive to the end of road, park in the parking lot. Restrooms. Gather after painting to view each others paintings and self portraits.

March 21

Windy Hills Open Space Preserve
Windy Hills Open space Preserve,  La Honda

From Los Gatos, CA 17 S, take CA 9 Los Gatos Saratoga exit. Turn right onto Los Gatos Saratoga (CA 9). Drive about 3.6mi to Big Basin Way Ca ( CA 9), and turn left onto Big Basin Way (CA 9), and drive to Hwy 35 about 5mi+, and turn right onto CA 35. Drive about 19 mi to Windy Hill Open Preserve, parking lot on right just before Anniversary Trail. Stay after to view paintings.


March 28

Clos La Chance Winery, San Martin
Clos La Chance Winery, San Martin

1 hummingbird Lane, San Martin Take CA-85 S, 4.8 mi, Merge onto US-101 S, 11.2 mi, Take Tennant Ave. exit, 0.4 mi, Turn right onto Tennant ave, 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Butterfield Blvd. 0.8 mi, continue onto Watsonville Rd., 2.7 mi, Turn left onto Hummingbird Ln, 0.8 mi Parking behind winery.

April 4

Town Plaza Park, Los Gatos
Town Plaza Park, Los Gatos

Take Ca. 85 to Ca-17 S, toward Santa Cruz. Drive 0.7 mi. Take exit 20B Route 9 toward Los Gatos/Saratoga go 0.2 mi. Merge onto Saratoga/ Los Gatos Rd. go 02 mi. turn left onto University Ave. go 0.5mi. Turn right onto W Main St. go 341 ft. Park is on corner of Main and Santa Cruz Ave. Parking lot on right and on street. View painting after session.

April 11

Los Gatos Creek, Los Gatos
Los Gatos Creek, Los Gatos

1690 Dell Ave. From 85 South, take Winchester Blvd Exit. Turn left on Winchester. Take 2nd right on Knowles Dr. Road turns left, becomes Dell. 1690 Dell Ave (Southbay Construction) on the right. Turn right into the 2nd entrance, park on the north side of parking lot where there is an opening in the chain-link fence. Take path to the bike lane, go left to the bridge and cross. No facilities, View paintings afterwards.


April 18

Sierra Azul Open space Preserve
Sierra Azul Open space Preserve

From Los Gatos. Hwy 85 S to Camden Ave. Exit. Turn left onto Camden Ave., go about 1.6 mi to Hicks Rd. Turn right on Hicks Rd. go about 6.3 mi. Turn right onto Mt. Umenhum Rd. Parking lot on right. Want to view each others paintings? Hang around after painting session.

April 25

Vasona Park Dam, Los Gatos
Vasona Park Dam, Los Gatos

From Winchester Blvd going toward Los Gatos make a left turn onto Lark Ave. Make a right turn onto Garden Hill Drive (near hwy 17). Follow Garden Hill Dr. to your right until you see trail head to Vasona. Park on street (nearest x street is Kingston Hill Way). no facilities or fee.

May 2

Big Basin Redwoods, Just past Davenport
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

CA-85-S to Hwy 17-S to Santa Cruz. Exit Hwy 1N towards Davenport. Go pass Davenport about 7 miles, parking lot on the left on the coast. Restrooms available. View Paintings 12:15pm.


May 9

Los Alamos Creek, San Jose
Los Alamitos Creek

From Los Gatos take Hwy CA 85 then take the Almaden Expressway go South to the end of the road. Take a LEFT on Harry Road.Take the first LEFT on Grandwood. First left on Carrywood. Take a left on Royalwood and park anywhere. No facilities. View paintings 12:15.

May 16

Moran Lake, Santa Cruz
Moran Lake, Santa Cruz

22785 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz From Los Gatos, take CA 17 S becomes Ocean at the end go left onto E. Sea Cliff , becomes Portola Dr., right on 26th and left on E Sea Clift, parking lot ahead on the left. Ocean waves across rd., No fee, facilities. View paintings 12:15

May 23

Lighthouse State Beach, Santa Cruz
Lighthouse State Beach, Santa Cruz

Take 17 to Santa Cruz. Take Ocean Ave. to Soquel Ave. and go right to Front Street. Go left and stay to right as it goes up the hill to Light House State Park. Meet in lighthouse parking lot. Cliff settings with Light House and local people to paint. Head back to the Boardwalk, View paintings 12:15


May 30, Memorial Day

Palo Alto Bay Lands
Palo Alto Bay Lands

2298 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto From Los gatos, HWY Ca 85 N. about 10mi?, Take exit 24B and merge onto US101 N. S.F., Drive 3.8mi. Take exit 402 for Embarcadero Rd., 0.3mi. Keep right, follow signs for Embarcadero Rd. E and merge onto Embarcadero Rd., 0.8mi. Turn left to stay on Embarcadero Rd., 0.5mi. Pass duck pond parking lot, go to end of rd. to parking lot. Look for LGAA sign and orange cone. View paintings, 12:15.

June 6

Moss Landing
Moss Landing

Working fishing harbor, old and new boats and interesting old buildings. Take 17 south to Watsonville exit. Go South past Watsonville and turn right at power plant onto Moss Landing Rd. Take the next right on Sandholdt Rd. Before bridge turn right into Moss Landing Harbor Parking lot.

June 13

Marina State Beach, Marina
Marina State Beach, Marina

Sits below high rugged dunes. Easy access to beach. From Los Gatos, take CA. 85 S to US-101 S, go 39.7mi. Take exit 336 and merge onto CA-156, go 6.1mi. Continue onto CA-1 S go 4mi. Take exit 410 for Reservation Rd. and turn right onto Reservation Rd. Parking lot ahead. Restrooms. View paintings 12:15


June 20

Lexington Reservoir, Los Gatos
Lexington Reservoir, Los Gatos

From Los Gatos. Take CA 17 S. Exit Bear Creek Rd. Proceed over the overpass and re-enter CA 17 N. Take the Alma Bridge Rd. Exit to your right. follow road to second parking on right, .3 mi. Enter in 2nd gate. Views from parking lot and boat launch below. Picture taken April 17th. Portable toilets. Fee View paintings 12:15

June 27

Sharks Tooth, Davenport
SharkToothCove

CA 17 S to Santa Cruz. Exit North on Hwy 1, 8.8 miles (roughly 1 mile before Davenport). Turn left onto the dirt road at the top of the hill. Look for the LGAA sign and orange cone in park area on the right. No fee or restrooms. Restrooms at Whaler Inn Bakery 1/2 mile North in Davenport. View paintings 12:15

July 4

Holiday, no painting

All of you will be missed. Have a happy holiday.


July 11

Coyote Creek, Ogier Quarry Ponds
Coyote Creek Ogier Quarry

From Los Gatos, take 85 S and merge onto 101 S. Take exit 373 for Bailey Ave.Turn right at Bailey Ave. Take the Monterey Road Ramp on your right, Turn left onto Monterey Rd, go south. After passing PG&E 2 power towers your left, make a U turn at first available intersection. Turn right (.5 miles ) onto a dirt road between power towers. (Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skypark). Orange cone and LGAA sign on corner. Drive through the gates, parking lot on your right. View paintings after. Restrooms

July 18

Hershel Abelman's Home
HershelAbelman'sHome

15155 Kennedy Road, Los Gatos. From 85 head south on 17 toward Los Gatos. Take East Los Gatos exit and merge onto Saratoga Los Gatos Road. Take a left on Los Gatos Blvd (going north). Take the third right onto Kennedy Road. Drive a little over two miles. Destination is on the left. Park on Property. Stay for the Happy Trails Art reception.

July 25

Waddell Beach
BigBasinRedwoods

CA-85-S to Hwy 17-S to Santa Cruz. Exit Hwy 1N towards Davenport. Go pass Davenport about 7 miles, parking lot on the left on the coast. Ocean on one side of Hwy 1, wet lands on the other side. Orange cone and LGAA sign at entrance of parking lot. Restrooms available. View Paintings 12:15pm.


August 1, 2016

Vasona Park, Los Gatos
Vasona Park, Los Gatos

333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. Meet in fishing pier parking lot. Go through gate and take road going to the right (which runs parallel 17). Go straight do not turn until you see the parking on your left. Fee $6 unless you have senior pass. View paintings after painting.

August 8

Calero Reservoire
Calero Reservoir

From Los Gatos. Take Ca 85 S. Exit onto Almaden Express Way go south on Almaden Express Way. Drive 6 mi to end of road. Turn right onto Harry Rd., Immediate left onto McKean Rd. go 4.1 mi to Calero Reservoir on the right side. If you get to Bailey Rd You've gone too far. Park fee $5. View paintings afterwords.

August 15

Harvey Bear County Park, San Martin
Harvey Bear County Park, San Martin

12568-13198 New Ave., San Martin CA-85 S, merge onto US-101 S 13.9 mi, Take San Martin Ave. exit .2 mi, sharp left onto E San Martin Ave. 1.5 mi, turn left destination on right .2 mi View paintings after painting.


August 22

Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch
Bernal-Culnac-Joice Ranch

CA-85-S to Cottle Rd. Turn right on Cottle Rd., Left onto Santa Teresa, right on Camino Verde Dr. Go to the end of the road and you are there. Parking on the street. Rest rooms, no fee. Historic barns and ranch house. View paintings afterwards.

August 29

New Brighten Beach,Santa Cruz
New Brighton Beach,Santa Cruz

Take Highway 17 south to Santa Cruz. Head south on Highway 1. Take the New Brighton/Park Avenue Exit; turn left at the first stop sign (McGregor), then right into the park. $10 per vehicle; facilities. View paintings afterwards.

September 5

Alviso, Labor day
Alviso

Take CA. 85 S to Ca. 87 N. Take exit 9B on the left to merge onto US 101 N toward San Francisco.   Take San Tomas Expwy/Montague Expwy. to Lafayette St, and turn right to Gold st., then left onto Catherine St. and left on Hope St.  Park on right. Paint up on the Dyke. Stay after and view paintings.


September 12

Capitola Beach, Santa Cruz
Capitola City Beach

take HWY S 17 go about 18.3mi. Take exit 1 B toward Watsonville/Monterey onto CA-1 S (Cabrillo Hwy) go 3.9 mi and take exit Bay Ave. Follow down to beach. Park on Esplande in front of beach. Stay for lunch at one of the cafes on the beach. Meter parking. Stay after and view paintings.

September 19

Evenvale Garden Park, San Jose
Evenvale Garden Park

Go S on Ca 85 take exit Blossom Hill Road S. Take rt. on Snell then Chynoweth Ave. to Edenvale Ave. and turn Rt.   Park entrance on left. (Hayes Mansion) Stay after and view paintings.

September 26

Wilder Ranch, Santa Cruz
Wilder Ranch

1401 Old Coast Road, Santa Cruz. Take 85 to CA 17 S, drive about then take CA 1 N, towards Half Moon Bay. About three miles to Old Coast Road. Left at Wilder Ranch State Park sign onto Old Coast Road. Fee $10, $9 for Seniors, Stay view paintings afterwards, and lunch in Santa Cruz.


October 3

Japanese Friendship Garden, San Jose
Japanese Friendship Garden

From Los Gatos take Ca 85 S to Almaden Expy, go N. about 4 mi? Turn right onto W Alma Ave. go 1.1 mi. Turn left onto Senter Rd, entrance 105  ft. Stay after and view paintings. Nice place  to bring a lunch. Picnic grounds. Fee $6.00 Restrooms

October 10

Palm Court, Morgan Hill
coyote-palm drive

Take CA 85 S to CA 101 S 10020 Palm Court Morgan Hill. Take 101 south to Bailey Ave, turn right on to Bailey. Turn left (south) onto Santa Teresa.   Turn right on Palm Ave and an immediate left onto Palm Court. View paintings aftewards.

October 17

Cowell Beach, Santa Cruz
Cowell Beach

Take CA-17 S toward Santa Cruz to CA-1 N, Slight left onto Chestnut St., Continue onto Chestnut St., Turn left onto Laurel St., Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto Center St., At the traffic circle take the 3rd exit onto Pacific Ave. Keep right toward Beach St., 180 Ft. Cowell Beach Parking lot slight right, 85 ft. Stay for lunch at Wharf, view paintings.


October 24

Natural Bridges Beach, Santa Cruz
Natural Bridges Beach

2531 West Cliff Dr. Take CA-17 S to CA-1 N, and turn left onto Swift st. Take the 2nd right onto Delaware Ave., turn left onto Swanton Blvd. Turn right onto W. Cliff Dr. Follow road until you arrive at Visitor Center  at parking lot.  Pay station in at entrance. Fee $10. Restrooms.  View paintings afterwards.

October 31

Villa Montavo, Saratoga
Villa Montavo

Take Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd,(Hwy 9) west, and turn left onto Montalvo Rd. Follow it around to the end. Meet in parking lot #3 to left of Mansion. Once estate of Senator Phalen. Surrounded by gardens, hidden water features.   No fee, has restrooms. Stay to view paintings afterwards.

November 7, 2016

Manresa State Beach, Watsonville
Manresa State Beach

1445 San Andreas Rd. Watsonville. From Los Gatos, CA-17 S, 22.4 mi, then take exit 1B from CA-17 S. Follow CA-1 S to San Andreas Rd. Take exit 432 from CA-1 S. Follow San Andreas Rd. to Gospodnevich Rd. 2.2 mi.Turn right into parking lot. Ramp or stairs to beach. Fee.


November 14, 2016

San Juan Bautista Mission
SanJuanBautistaMission

408 2nd St., San Juan Bautista. From Los Gatos, CA-85 S, merge on US-101 S, exit 156, to San Juan Bautista, go about 3mi, turn left on Alameda at first light signal, right on Polk St., left on 2nd St. Park in front of mission. Stay for lunch, at JJ's; eat and view paintings.

November 21, 2016

Quail Hollow Ranch, Felton
QuailHollowRanch

800 Quail Hollow Road. CA-17 S, exit on Mt. Hermon Road, turn right on Mt. Hermon Rd., turn left on Graham Hill Rd., turn left onto E. Zayante Rd., turn left onto Quail Hollow Road. Drive down the road until you see the Park on the right. Blue outdoor facility in parking area. View paintings at 12:30.

November 28, 2016

San Juan Bautista
SanJuanBautista2

(Meet at the Mission at 9 to decide where to paint in the town.) 408 2nd St., San Juan Bautista. From Los Gatos, CA-85 S, merge on US-101 S, take Exit 156 to San Juan Bautista, go about 3mi, turn left on Alameda at first light signal, right on Polk St., left on 2nd St. Park in front of mission, stay for lunch and view paintings.


December 5, 2016

Palm Ct., Morgan Hill
coyote-palm drive

10020 Palm Court, Morgan Hill. From Los Gatos, take CA 85 S to CA 101 S. Take 101 south to Bailey Ave, turn right on to Bailey.Turn left (south) onto Santa Teresa. Turn right on Palm Ave then left onto Palm Court. Facilities at the end of the road in the park. View paintings afterwards.

December 12, 2016

Mitchell's Cove Beach, Santa Cruz
MitchellsCoveBeach

From Los Gatos take CA-17 S to CA-1 N. From, CA-1 N go left on Almar Ave towards W. Cliff Dr. (two streets turn left at this intersection, take the second street onto Almar Ave). Turn left onto W. Cliff Dr., parking lot on right. No fees, has facilities. View paintings afterwards.

December 19, 2016

Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch, San Jose
Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch

CA-85 S to Cottle Rd.Turn right on Cottle Rd., left onto Santa Teresa, right on Camino Verde Dr. Go to the end of the road and you are there. Parking on the street. Rest rooms, no fee. Historic barns and ranch house.View paintings afterwards.

December 26

Christmas Holiday

January 2, 2017

Vasona Park Dam, Los Gatos
VasonaParkDam

From Winchester Blvd going toward Los Gatos make a left turn onto Lark Ave. Make a right turn onto Garden Hill Drive (near hwy 17). Follow Garden Hill Dr. to your right until you see trail head to Vasona. Park on street (nearest x street is Kingston Hill Way). A little walk to acilities or fee.

January 9, 2017

Bernal-Culnac-Joice Ranch, San Jose
Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Cottle Rd. Turn right on Cottle Rd., left onto Santa Teresa, right on Camino Verde Dr. Go to the end of the road and you are there. Parking on the street. Rest rooms, no fee. Historic barns and ranch house, Ca. hills.

January 16

Palo Alto Baylands
Palo Alto Baylands

2775 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto. From Los gatos, HWY Ca 85 N. about 10 mi, Take exit 24 B and merge onto US101 N.., Drive 3.8mi. Take exit 402 for Embarcadero Rd., 0.3mi. Keep right, follow signs for Embarcadero Rd. E and merge onto Embarcadero Rd., 0.8mi. Turn left to stay on Embarcadero Rd., 0.5mi. Pass duck pond parking lot, go to end of rd. to parking lot. Look for LGAA sign and orange cone. View paintings, 12:15.


January 23

Coyote Creek Trail, Santa Clara Model Sky Craft Park
Coyote Creek Ogier Quarry

From Los Gatos, take 85 S and merge onto 101 S. Take exit 373 for Bailey Ave. Turn right at Bailey Ave. Take the Monterey Road Ramp on your right, Turn left onto Monterey Rd, go south. After passing PG&E 2 power towers on your left, make a U turn at first available intersection. Turn right (.5 miles ) onto a dirt road between power towers. (Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skypark). Orange cone and LGAA sign on corner. Drive through the gates, parking lot on your right. View paintings after. Restrooms

January 30

Moss Landing
mosslandingboats

Working fishing harbor, old and new boats and interesting old buildings. From Los Gatos. Take 17 south, Hwy 1 S. Watsonville exit. Go South past Watsonville and turn right just after the power plant onto Moss Landing Rd. Park on the street. Paint there, or the antique town, harbor in the paid parking lot and more. Meet with Rebecca about 12:30 to view paintings and stay for lunch.

February 6

Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve Mt. Umunhum area
Mt. Umunhum area

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Camden Ave. Exit onto Camden Ave., head S. Turn right onto Hicks Rd., go about 6.3 miles. Turn right on Mt. Umunhum Rd. Pass first parking lot on the right. Go to the next parking lot, (Bald Mountain). New lot and nice restrooms.


February 13

Vasona County Park, Los Gatos
Vasona Park, Los Gatos

333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. Local favorite with lots to paint. From HWY 85 take Winchester Blvd. S. Left on Blossom Hill Rd. Left into the park. Meet in parking fishing pier parking lot. Go through gate and take road going to the right (which runs parallel 17). Go straight do not turn until you see the parking on your left. Fee $6 for seniors.

February 20

Los Alamitos Creek, San Jose
Los Alamitos Creek, San Jose

From Los Gatos take CA-85, then take the Almaden Expressway exit and go S to the end of the road. Take a LEFT on Harry Road. Take the first LEFT on Grandwood. First left on Carrywood. Take a left on Royalwood and park anywhere. No facilities. View paintings at 12:15.

February 27

David Stonesifer's Home
David Stonesifer's Home

18000 Overlook Rd. From Santa Cruz Ave. downtown Los Gatos, turn west on Main St., right on Bayview, left on Pennsylvania, right on Wissenhickon, left on Overlook Rd. David's house is on the left. Beautiful mission style home. Beautiful pond and gardens. Park on the street (not in the driveway). Lunch provided.


March 6

Santa Teresa Park, San Jose
Santa Teresa Park, San Jose

The Hills are nice and green this time of year. From Los Gatos take CA 85 S to Bernal Rd. exit. Go right on Bernal Rd., go 1.3 mi., turn left into Santa Teresa Park. Pay station in first parking lot. Meet in third parking lot, picnic area. Fee $6 for Seniors, Restrooms. View paintings at 12:15. Map

March 13

Vasona Park, Los Gatos
Vasona Park, Los Gatos

333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. From HWY 85 take Winchester Blvd. S. Left on Blossom Hill Rd. Left into the park. Because of lack of water in the lake, meet in kids play ground parking lot on your left. Look for LGAA sign, and orange cone. fee $10.00, senior less, restroom. View paintings afterwards. Map

March 20

Almaden Quicksilver co. Park, San Jose
Almaden Quicksilver

From Los Gatos, take CA-85 S. Take Almaden Expressway, exit south. Proceed 4.5 mi to Almaden Road and turn right. Proceed onto Almaden Road through the town of New Almaden to Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Parking lot on your right. Facilities, no fees. Meet 12:15 for viewing paintings. Map


March 27

Los Gatos Creek, Los Gatos
Los Gatos Creek

From 85 South, take Winchester Blvd Exit. Turn left on Winchester. Take 2nd right on Knowles Dr. Road turns left, becomes Dell. 1690 Dell Ave (Southbay Construction) on the right. Turn right into the 2nd entrance, park on the north side of parking lot where there is an opening in the chain-link fence. Take path to the bike lane, go left to the pond on the left. No facilities. View paintings after painting. Map

April 3

Los Alamitos Creek, San Jose
Los Alamitos Creek, San Jose

From Los Gatos take Hwy CA 85 then take the Almaden Expressway go South to the end of the road. Take a LEFT on Harry Road. Take the first LEFT on Grandwood. First left on Carrywood. Take a left on Royalwood and park anywhere. No facilities. View paintings 12:15. Map

April 10

Moran Lake, Santa Cruz
Moran Lake, Santa Cruz

22785 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz From Los Gatos, take CA 17 S becomes Ocean at the end go left onto E. Sea Cliff , becomes Portola Dr., right on 26th and left on E Sea Clift, parking lot ahead on the left. Ocean waves across rd., No fee, facilities. View paintings 12:15 Map


April 17

Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, Los Gatos
Mt. Umumhum Area
Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Camden Ave. Exit onto Camden Ave., head S. Turn right onto Hicks Rd., go about 6.3 miles. Turn right on Mt. Umunhum Rd. Pass first parking lot on the right. Go to the next parking lot, (Bald Mountain). Restrooms Map

April 24

Wilder Ranch, Santa Cruz
Wilder Ranch, Santa Cruz

1401 Old Coast Road, Santa Cruz, Ca. 831-423-9703, Fee $10, $9 for Seniors, Historic barns, corrals, old Adobe, old ranch house, wetlands with coast near by. From Los Gatos, take 85 to Ca 17 S, drive about 22.1 miles, then take Ca 1 N, towards Half Moon Bay. About three miles to Old Coast Road. Left at Wilder Ranch State Park sign onto Old Coast Road. Stay view paintings afterwards, and lunch in Santa Cruz Map

May 1

Nola's Iris Gardens, San Jose
4195 Sierra Rd., 95132
Nola's Iris Gardens

Hill top iris garden/ranch, from Los Gatos take CA-85 S to CA-87 N merge onto CA-87 N, I-280 S and I-680 N to Berryessa Rd. Take exit 4 for Berryessa Rd. Turn right onto Berryessa Rd., go 1.2mi, turn left onto Piedmont Rd. go 0.2 mi and turn right onto Sierra Rd. 2.2 mi. Turn left into Nola's Iris Gardens/Prevost Ranch Map


May 8, 2017

Moss Landing, Moss Landing
Moss Landing

Working fishing harbor, old and new boats and interesting old buildings. Take 17 south to Watsonville exit. Go South past Watsonville, turn right just after the power plant onto Moss Landing Rd. and Park on side of the road. Restrooms available in Harbor parking lot. Stay for lunch. View paintings Map

May 15, 2017

Quail Hollow Ranch, Felton
Quail Hollow Ranch, Felton

800 Quail Hollow Road. CA 17 S, exit on Mt. Hermon Road, turn right on Mt. Hermon Rd. turn left on Graham Hill Rd., turn left onto E. Zayante Rd., turn left onto Quail Hollow Road. Drive down the road until you see the Park on the right. Blue outdoor facilities in parking area. Map

May 22, 2017

Anderson Lake County Park, Morgan Hill
Anderson Lake County Park

From Los Gatos, take CA-85 S, 10.7mi, Merge onto US-101 S. go 8.3 mi. Take exit 367 for Cochrane Rd. go 0.5 mi and turn onto Cochrane Rd. go 0.7 mi and turn left, 23 ft. into park entrance. Pay, at round about go around to your left. Drive up the hill park on the rd. Beautiful views. $6 per vehicle . Map


May 29, Memorial Day

Shoreline Park, Mountain View
Shoreline Park, Mountain View

Memorial Day, CA-85-N, Exit 24C Shoreline Blvd. .08mi. Right onto N Shoreline Blvd., 2mi., Stay on Shoreline blvd. to the parking lot on right. Boats, Shoreline, Historical House, wild life and you. Map

June 5, 2017

Davenport Landing Road, Davenport
Davenport Landing Road, Davenport

From Los Gatos Take Highway 17 south to Santa Cruz, 19.8 mi, exit north on Highway 1, go 1.1 mi. Use two right lanes to turn right onto Mission St./ Ca-1 N. towards Half Moon Bay, go 12 mi and turn left onto Davenport Landing Rd. LGAA sign and orange cone on corner. Follow around to parking on right. View paintings, then let's go to lunch. Map

June 12, 2017

Villa Montalvo, Los Gatos
Villa Montalvo, Los Gatos

15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga From Los Gatos take CA-17 S to exit 20B Saratoga Los Gatos Rd. towards Saratoga, go 3.4 mi, turn left onto Montalvo Rd., Follow it around to the end and park in the #3 lot. Once estate of Senior Phalen. No fees, has faculties. Stay and view paintings. Map


June 19, 2017

Laguna Ave. and Santa Teresa Blvd., Morganhill
Laguna Ave. and Santa Teresa Blvd., Morganhill

From Los Gatos, Go East on 85 S, merge onto 101 S. Take exit 373 Bailey Ave, turn right on Bailey and left on Santa Teresa Blvd. Farm and Ranch land. Tree studded California hills. LGAA sign and orange cone on corner. Turn right onto Laguna Ave. drive down aways. Look for Rebecca's Green truck and orange cone on top. Stay and view each others paintings. Map

June 26, 2017

Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Harbor

From Los Gatos, 616 Atlantic Ave., Santa Cruz. Take CA-17 S to Ocean St., exit 442 onto Ocean St. Continue on Ocean St. 1.2 mi. Turn left onto E Cliff Dr. go 0.3mi continue onto Murray St. 0.2 mi. Turn right onto Seabright Ave. 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Atlantic Ave. park on the street (no fee) at pier, paint from pier, beach, lighthouse. Lunch at Aldo's new restaurant. Parking lot meters, facilities. Map

July 3, 2017

San Martin
Harvey Bear Ranch, 1973 San Martin Ave., 95046
Harvey Bear Ranch

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S Take CA-85 S, merge onto US-101 S, go 13.9 mi. Take exit San Martin Ave. Make sharp left onto E. San Martin Ave, go 1.5 mi, turn left into parking lot. Stay and view paintings. Map


July 10, 2017

Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, Los Gatos
Mt. Umumhum Area
Mount Umunhum

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Camden Ave. Exit onto Camden Ave., head S. Turn right onto Hicks Rd., go about 6.3 miles. Turn right on Mt. Umunhum Rd. Pass first parking lot on the right. Go to the next parking lot, (Bald Mountain). New lot and nice restrooms. Map

July 17, 2017

San Juan Bautista
San Juan Bautista

408 2nd St., San Juan Bautista. From Los Gatos, CA-85 S, merge on US-101 S, exit 156, to San Juan Bautista, go about 3mi, turn left on Alameda at first light signal, right on Polk St., left on 2nd St. Park in front of mission. Stay for lunch, at JJ's; eat and view paintings. Map

July 24, 2017

Los Gatos
Hershel Abelman's Home
Hershel Abelman's Home

15155 Kennedy Road, Los Gatos. From 85 head south on 17 toward Los Gatos. Take East Los Gatos exit and merge onto Saratoga Los Gatos Road. Take a left on Los Gatos Blvd (going north). Take the third right onto Kennedy Road. Drive a little over two miles. Destination is on the left. Park on Property. Stay for the Happy Trails Art reception. Map


July 31, 2017

Moss Landing
Moss Landing Harbor
Moss Landing

Working fishing harbor, old and new boats and interesting old buildings. From Los Gatos. Take 17 south, Hwy 1 S. Watsonville exit. Go South past Watsonville and turn right just after the power plant onto Moss Landing Rd. Park on the street. Paint there, or the antique town, harbor in the paid parking lot and more. Meet with Rebecca about 12:30 to view paintings and stay for lunch. Map

August 7, 2017

Davenport, Waddell Beach
Waddell Beach

From Los Gatos, take CA-85-S to Hwy 17-S to Santa Cruz. Exit Hwy 1N towards Davenport. Go pass Davenport town about 7 miles, parking lot on the left on the coast. Ocean on one side of CA-1, wet lands on the other side. Orange cone and LGAA sign at entrance of parking lot. Restrooms available. View Paintings 12:15pm. Map

August 14, 2017

San Jose
San Vicente Ave, Fortini Trailhead
San Vicente Ave

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Almaden Exp. S., at the end, turn right on Harry Rd. then left at stop sign onto McKean Rd. Drive a ways to Fortini Rd. and turn left. Drive down to where the road goes off to the right, but turn left onto San Vicente Ave. Small parking area on the right and street parking. No restrooms. Parking free Map


August 21, 2017

San Jose, Alum Rock Park
15350 Penitencia Creek Rd.
Alum Rock Park

From Los Gatos, take CA-85 S to CA-87 N, then take exit 5 for I-280. Continue onto I-680 N. go 2.4 mi, take McKee Rd. exit follow signs for McKee Rd E and merge onto McKee Rd. Turn Left on Toyon Ave, go .09 mi, turn rt. on Penitencia Creek Rd. Drive to Alum Rock Falls Rd. Park is on rt. Map

August 28, 2017

Felton
Quail Hollow Ranch
Quail Hollow Ranch

800 Quail Hollow Road. CA 17 S, exit on Mt. Hermon Road, turn right on Mt. Hermon Rd. turn left on Graham Hill Rd., turn left onto E. Zayante Rd., turn left onto Quail Hollow Road. Drive down the road until you see the Park on the right. Blue outdoor bathroom in parking area. Map

September 4, 2017

San Jose
Bernali-Gulnac-Joice Ranch
Bernali-Gulnac-Joice Ranch

From Los Gatos, take CA-85-N to Cottle Rd, San Jose. Turn rt. onto Cottle Rd. then turn left onto Santa Teresa then first rt. onto Camino Verde Dr. Drive to end of the road. Park on the street. Rest rooms, no fee. Historic Ranch Map


September 11, 2017

Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay
Allow 1 1/2 hrs./1 Johnson Pier, 94019
Pillar Point Harbor

From Los Gatos take 17 Ca S. to Ca-1-N, exit onto Mission St. Continue to CA-1-N. Go 52.3 mi. Use left lane to turn left onto Capistrano Rd. Turn left onto Pillar Point Harbor Blvd. Rt. onto Johnson Pier, 390 ft. Pillar Point Harbor Stay for lunch, Barbara's Fishtrap Map

September 18, 2017

San Martin
CLos La Chance Winery 1 Hummingbird Ln.
CLos La Chance Winery

1 hummingbird Lane, San Martin Take CA-85 S, 4.8 mi, Merge onto US-101 S, 11.2 mi, Take Tennant Ave. exit, 0.4 mi, Turn right onto Tennant ave, 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Butterfield Blvd. 0.8 mi, continue onto Watsonville Rd., 2.7 mi, Turn left onto Hummingbird Ln, 0.8 mi Parking behind winery. Map

September 25, 2017

Maison de Luc
Los Gatos Trail Ridge, 95033
Maison de Luc

From Los Gatos take CA-17-N to Summit Rd. Exit Summit Rd. Make a Rt. go over CA-17 and turn left on to Summit Rd. Go 2 mi, turn left onto Trail Ridge. Park in large lot in back on the left. Map