Browse Coastside art galleries and you’ll discover local artists and craftspeople who’ve translated the beauty of the coast into a variety of mediums, from painting and photography to ceramics and jewelry.
Gallery walls are adorned with paintings of local landscapes, and a glass art studio allows you to take home a glass pumpkin alongside your real one! Theatergoers will be thrilled to learn of our well-regarded repertory theater that has been delighting audiences with exceptional comedies, dramas, and mysteries for over 30 years. And they’re not the only talent you’ll find on stage. Check our Live Music section for a diverse listing of venues to enjoy live music on the coast.
Coastal Arts League Gallery
The non-profit Coastal Arts League operates this art gallery and gift shop in Downtown Half Moon Bay. Exhibitions are free to the public and change frequently, so you're likely to see something new with each visit. The gallery focuses on local and regional art and artists, and visitors can find a variety of original art at accessible prices.
300 Main St, Half Moon Bay – (650) 889-3000 – https://www.coastside-artists.com
Coastal Repertory Theatre
The Coastal Repertory Theatre has been providing quality theatrical entertainment to the Coastside since 1986. This non-profit theatre, which draws its talent from the Coastside and the greater Bay Area, performs in the intimate 158-seat Mel Mello Center for the Performing Arts on the southern end of Main Street.
1167 Main St, Half Moon Bay – (650) 204-5046 – https://www.coastalrep.com
hAlf Moon Bay Art Glass
Featuring the work of local glass blower Douglass C. Brown, this glass blowing studio also offers classes for individuals and groups, where anyone can learn the basics of creating stunning glass art.
12341 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay – (650) 283-5626 – https://www.hmbartglass.com
Mirada ART features the works of fine artists and craftspeople, providing a venue to show and sell their work without sacrificing a large portion of their sales to a sole proprietor’s commission. Artists are on site so visitors can see the work and meet the artist. This creates a personal rapport between artisan and collector.
355 Main St, Half Moon Bay – https://www.mirada-art.com
NUANCE FINE Art
Nuance Fine Art features the work of local artists Joseph Altwer and Aina Clotas. Joseph Altwer is a California-born traditional oil painter who paint interiors, still life and landscapes of the California coast and surroundings. Aina Clotas is a figurative oil painter born in Catalonia, Spain, whose personal work is influenced by both the nineteenth century atelier methods and the language of cinematography.
604 Main St, Suite E, Half Moon Bay – http://www.nuancefineart.com
Ocean Blue Vault
The Ocean Blue Vault is a local artist collective, and their gallery collective showcases the work of artists from Northern California. It was founded in 2022 to support the local art community and showcase art that’s different and unique, including paintings, glass, metal, wood, jewelry, textiles, and more. The collection changes seasonally and usually features a dozen or more artists at a time.
643 Main St, Half Moon Bay – https://oceanbluevault.com
M STARK GALLERY
M Stark Gallery represents Coastal and Bay Area artists whose work is in dialogue with contemporary fine art movements and evokes the spirit of the West Coast.
727 Main St, Half Moon Bay – https://www.mstarkgallery.com