Arts & Culture

Del Mar is a destination rich in culture and community pride for its art galleries, artisanal markets, concerts, and community events.


The Del Mar Art Center Gallery’s goal is to increase public exposure to quality art, foster an appreciation of the arts, present art events and demonstrations as well as to provide a space for local artists to exhibit their work. Since it’s opening in July of 2000, it has continued to realize these goals through a myriad of activities such as art exhibits, art demonstrations, and art receptions, just to name a few. The DMAC Gallery is a non-profit organization and its artists are committed to contributing to charitable organizations and to helping the community. DMAC continues to promote art appreciation and foster an environment where art and the art community can flourish. The Gallery is located on the plaza level of the Del Mar Plaza.

Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar Suite 314 Del Mar, CA 92014

Gallery Hours: 11AM to 7PM Monday through Saturday,11AM to 6PM on Sunday

The Herbert B. Turner Gallery, located at Southfair in Del Mar, invites you to visit and enjoy various art events displaying distinctively unique art work produced by local San Diego artists. The gallery encompasses nearly the entire center courtyard of Southfair, about 3,000 plus square feet. The glass enclosed wall display cases provide over 170 linear feet of art work display area. Center stage features a Tuscan style water fountain that is home to a marble sculpture by David P. Campbell. The gallery also provides gallery space dedicated to the Del Mar Historical Society and its exhibits of art and memorabilia. Founded in 1981 by Del Mar Resident, Artist and Architect, Herbert B. Turner, the gallery still maintains the warmth and charm that Herb Turner designed into all his artistic creations. His term for this process was “Harmonious Creation.” Herb’s legacy continues to be carried on today making the Herbert B. Turner Gallery truly Del Mar’s Signature Art Gallery Since 1981.

Address: 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92104

Gallery Hours: 9AM to 9PM Monday through Sunday with Free Parking