GWC Art Gallery

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 2 pm
and by appointment

For more information please contact
the Arts & Letters Division Office
(714) 895-8772

Gallery Location
GWC Art Gallery
Fine Arts Building, Rm 108
15751 Gothard Street
Huntington Beach, CA
(Best parking on
Gothard St., Lot I)

The Gallery is located in the
Fine Arts building on the
first floor building 29

Exterior Entrance to the Art Gallery


The Golden West College Art Gallery serves to engage the college campus and larger community through offering multiple exhibitions and events from a diverse range of professional artists throughout the academic year. The Art Gallery celebrates innovative contemporary art of varying media and themes with a focus on regional artists, especially those working in Orange County.

At least four exhibitions are hosted each year that are free and open to the public. Annual events hosted in the Art Gallery include a juried exhibition of GWC student-made artwork in the Spring semester and a Fall semester Holiday Art Sale of student-made artwork. The Art Gallery also gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on professional experience in gallery management and design through the Art Department’s Exhibition Design course.

The permanent art collection of GWC also features many key Southern California artists. Many artworks from the collection are used as teaching tools in classrooms and others can be found installed throughout campus.

The mission of the Art Gallery at Golden West College is to:

  • showcase a diverse range of artwork by professional regional artists
  • serve as an educational resource for students and the larger community
  • enrich student learning and complement coursework across campus
  • provide opportunities for students to prepare, present, and view their work in a professional gallery setting
  • expose students to careers in the arts and offer hands-on job training and skills through our Exhibition Design course
  • provide meaningful learning experiences through exhibitions and public events
  • create a sense of community
  • inspire contemplation, critical thinking, and creativity
  • engage a diverse audience
  • help establish GWC as a cultural destination in Orange County

Art Gallery exhibitions and programming are supported by Golden West College, the Arts and Letters Division, the Office of the Vice President of Instruction, the Associated Students of Golden West College, the Art Department, the GWC Foundation Office, and the generosity of donors and sponsors.

Located in the coastal community of Huntington Beach, also known as “Surf City,” Golden West College is highly regarded for academic quality and innovation. Founded in 1965 as part of the multi-college Coast Community College District, GWC provides enriching and innovative programs that help students: transfer to four-year institutions, earn associate degrees, complete certificates in career and technical education, advance their careers, and demonstrate college readiness.