Wine and hors d’oeuvre were served as art lovers mingled and celebrated the official opening of The Shed’s contemporary art exhibit at the Coastal Arcadian in Dana Point on Saturday.
After months of redevelopment last year, owner Sue Osborne transformed The Shed—once part of a landscape nursery—into an upscale gallery with the help of friend and gallery director Michael Ruffini, whose vibrant paintings and innovative sculptures are featured in the gallery.
Other artists featured at The Shed include Nick Arciero from Chicago and California artists Michael Moon and Dray.
According to Osborne, the Coastal Arcadian’s trilogy of shops were designed to come together as a tranquil rustic oasis for guests to walk through for a pleasant shopping experience.
“I want to create an area where people can come in and step away from the chaos of everyday life,” she said. “Away from computers, cell phones and the television.”
Coastal Arcadian also sells an assorted collection of high-quality beads at their OC Beads store and additional art pieces and specialty items at The Coop.