Museums and Galleries
As soon as artists made downtown their home, they found creative ways to share their work. Some shows were pop up events, dodging code enforcement to turn alleys or fences into temporary galleries. The first full-time gallery turned an abandoned Arthur Murray dance studio into the “Da” in 1984 (now the Da Center for the Arts) whose no-frills, eclectic exhibits helped define the downtown's commitment to emerging artists. Today more than a dozen galleries showcase everything from photography to student work to international artists. Major anchors include the Latino Art Museum and the American Museum of Ceramic Arts. The best time to explore the galleries is on the Second Saturday Art Walk, one of the oldest and largest monthly art walks in California.
Check out all of the galleries, museums, studios and major exhibits in the Pomona Arts Colony by clicking on one of the links below.
2nd St. Sculpture ParkSculpture park and art gallery featuring local artists and live music.
538 W. 2nd St.
The Alley GalleryContemporary art from local artists, live music and Paint N' Sip classes.
101 S. Main St.
Cafe Con LibrosBookstore and art gallery offering Chicano literature for kids and reading assistance.
280 S. Thomas St.
Apothecary GalleryA gallery that champions art, innovation, and community with handmade/local goods.
565 W. 2nd St. Unit 1
Downtown Center GalleryA School of Arts & Enterprise gallery, featuring student, faculty and guest artists.
300 W. 2nd St.
The Lucille H. Berger GalleryA School of Arts & Enterprise gallery featuring student artists.
375 S. Main St.
The Progress GalleryA collaborative neighborhood venue featuring local and collegiate artists.
300-B S. Thomas St.
Metro Art GalleryArt gallery located in the lobby of the Downtown Pomona Owner's Association.
119 W. 2nd St.
dA Center for the ArtsThe neighborhood's largest community gallery featuring exhibitions, classes and music.
252 S Main St # D
Smoking Mirrors GalleryA gallery dedicated to the promotion and preservation of handcrafted arts.
565 W. 2nd St.
Latino Art MuseumShowcasing the works of Latino/a artists living throughout the Americas.
281 S. Thomas St. #105
Gallery 57UndergroundAn underground, community art gallery featuring contemporary art.
252 S. Main St # D
Mosaic GalleryA gallery, community center and cafe that features local and up-and-coming artists.
320 S. Thomas St.
American Museum of Ceramic ArtThe largest ceramics museum in the US with international exhibits, classes and a studio.
399 N Garey Ave.
Photoshoot FactoryPhotographic gallery with classes on how to light, shoot, and edit photos like a pro.
250 W. 2nd St.
Audio Video DiscoA community of collaborators looking to translate life through art and the senses.
590 W. 2nd St. #1