Art Galleries & Performing Arts

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

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.

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.

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.

Mirada Art

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

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

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