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This unique gallery showcases original artwork from villages throughout the African continent. The gallery's owner travels in Africa for four months each year, forming relationships with various African communities and hand-selecting works of art to bring back to this gallery. A variety of works is offered here, including African jewelry and handwoven baskets. Yet, the most impressive artwork is likely the collection of stone sculptures. Representing unity, motherhood, wisdom and other valued traits, the sculptures convey the spirit of their motherland.
Originally designed as a safe place for children to wade, this pool is now a haven for sunbathing seals. As the seals took over, the spot's popularity increased, bringing in even more children. But nowadays, the children are often only spectators who have come to see the wild sea lions and seal. The man-made cove is also a popular spot for scuba divers. You can venture out across the water walkway, watching seals and humans—both in their shiny black suits and flippers—slip away into the ocean.
When shopping along the La Jolla Cove specialty stores, visit this gallery. This fine art venue is one of two Charles Hecht Galleries in Southern California (the other located in Los Angeles). The gallery represents more than 100 artists, offering both traditional and impressionist paintings. Art patrons may browse through several rooms of artwork, with all paintings showcased in gold frames. Variety flourishes among the masterpieces offered here, as guests may see anything from floral paintings in bright colors to pastel landscapes.
St James By the Sea Church is a place where much happens. With worship services and lots of music, there is never a dull moment out here. And if your hunger pangs act up in the midst of all the activity, fret not, for there is a quaint little Cafe to meet your needs with gourmet coffee and fresh pastries. The church can be rented out for weddings and private occasions too, for that lovely seaside ambiance.
Between 1913 and 1914, Ellen Browning Scripps provided the financial backing for architect Irving Gill to design this clubhouse. The clubhouse has been home to the La Jolla Woman's Club for decades. The society began as a reading circle in the 1890s, then expanded their services and moved into this facility in the 20th century. The clubhouse is a popular spot for weddings, parties, banquets and business meetings. An auditorium, complete with stage, hosts up to 300 people. See website for complete visitor details.
This is one place that can truly cater to your every whim. Herschel and Wall Street has innumerable restaurants ranging from coffee shops to diners, seafood restaurants to French Bistros and Mexican joints. Pamper your taste buds here and then as the finishing touch head to the Creamery for some delectable desserts.