LGAA Plein Air Group

The Los Gatos Art Association runs an outdoor painting event every Monday at selected locations. All mediums are welcome. Members will be there to greet you and start the session when you arrive at the location.

We will keep social distancing and wear masks

Schedule - every Monday 9am to 12noon

January 4, 2021

TBD

December 28, 2020

Mount Madonna County Park
Watsonville
Mount Madonna County Park

Take CA-85 S to US-101 S to Tennant Ave. Take exit 365. Turn R on Tennent, L on Butterfield, Continue to Watsonville Rd for for 7 mi, then R on CA-152 W. Park entrance is in 5 mi at Pole Line Road (sharp R). Follow Pole Line Road for about a mile park in lot adjacent to Miller Trail. Map

December 21, 2020

McClellan Ranch
22221 McClellan Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014
McClellan Ranch

Take CA-85 N then take exit 18 for Stevens Creek Blvd. Turn left onto Stevens Creek Blvd, then turn left onto Bubb Rd. Turn right onto McClellan Rd go .8 mi. Ranch is on the R. Restrooms open. Map


December 14, 2020

Moss Landing, Moss Landing Moss Landing

Take 17 south to Watsonville exit. Go South past Watsonville, turn right just after the power plant onto Moss Landing Rd. and Park on side of the road. Restrooms available in Harbor parking lot. Map

December 7, 2020

Belgatos Park Belgatos Park

From Los Gatos, take Blossom Hill Road heading East. Travel about 2.3 miles then turn R onto Belgatos Rd. Slight L on Belgatos Ln. Parking lot on R. Map

November 30, 2020

Niles Community Park
37671 3rd St, Fremont, CA 94536
Niles Community Park

Follow CA-17 N. Continue onto I-880 N. Take exit 17 for Mowry Avenue toward Central Fremont. Turn R onto Mowry Ave. Turn L onto Mission Blvd. Turn L onto Niles Blvd. Turn L onto J St. Turn R onto 3rd St. Park on L. Restrooms available. Map


November 23, 2020

Vasona Park (Fishing Pier Parking Lot)
333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos
vasona fishing pier

From CA-85 take Winchester Blvd. S. Left on Blossom Hill Rd. Left into Vasona Park. Go to parking on your left at the fishing pier. $10 fee waived during COVID-19 SIP. Restrooms available. Map

November 16, 2020

Pigeon Point Viewpoint Parking Lot
CA-1, Pescadero
Pigeon Point Viewpoint Parking Lot

Take CA-17 S to CA-1 N/Mission St (signs for Half Moon Bay). Follow CA-1 N for 27 mi to Pigeon Point Viewpoint Parking Lot. Parking on L. No restrooms on site, but restrooms nearby. Map

November 9, 2020

Villa Montalvo
15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga
Villa Montalvo

From Los Gatos take Hwy 17 S. Take the Los Gatos, Saratoga, Hwy 9 Exit. Continue 3.5 miles. Turn L onto Montalvo Road. Follow it around to the end and park in the #3 lot. No fees, Note: PUBLIC RESTROOMS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED. Map


November 2, 2020

Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge
1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont
Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge

From Los Gatos take CA-17 N to San Jose, go about 5mi. Continue onto 1-880 N, for 19.9 mi.Take the exit toward CA- 84 W/Decoto RD. for 0.2 mi. Continue onto Exit 21 for 0.2 mi. Turn left onto CA-84, W/Decoto RD go for 2.1 mi. Take exit 36 for Paseo Padre Parkway/Thornton Ave. for 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Thornton Ave. for 0.9 mi. Turn R onto Marshlands Rd. Parking lot on left. No fee. Map

October 26, 2020

Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
Almaden, CA 95032
Mt. Umumhum Area

Take Highway 85 to Camden. Turn L onto Camden Ave. Proceed on Camden about 1.6 miles. Turn R on Hicks Road and travel about 6.3 miles. Turn R on Mt Umunhum Road; preserve parking lot is on the right. No fee; restrooms available. Map

October 19, 2020

Santa Teresa Park, San Jose
Santa Teresa Park

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S, go 10.1 mi. Take exit 1B for Bernal Rd. Turn right onto Bernal Rd., go 1.6 mi. Entrance on the left. Pay station after stop sign in first parking lot. Meet in last parking lot. Restrooms available. Map


October 12, 2020

Guadalupe Oak Grove Park
5929 Thorntree Dr. San Jose
Guadalupe Oak Grove Park

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Almaden Expwy. Take the Almaden Expwy exit 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Almaden Plaza Way, go 410 ft, then turn right at the 1st cross street onto Almaden Expwy. to Coleman and turn right, then left on Porto Alegre, right on Thorntree and right on Sterling Oaks Dr. to park entrance and into parking lot. Old limestone quarry, oak grove and meadows. Restrooms. Map

October 5, 2020

Los Gatos Creek
1690 Dell Ave., Los Gatos
VasonaCreekTrail

From 85 South, take Winchester Blvd Exit. Turn left on Winchester. Take 2nd right on Knowles Dr. Road turns left, becomes Dell. At 1690 Dell Ave (Southbay Construction) turn right into the parking lot. on the north side of parking lot where there is an opening in the chain-link fence. Take path to the bike lane, go left to the bridge and cross. No restrooms. Map

September 28, 2020

Alviso
1195 Hope St. 95002
Alviso

From Los Gatos take Ca 17 N toward San Jose, go 5.4 mi. Continue onto I-880 N, go 7.8 mi. Exit onto 8B for Calaveras Blvd/CA-237 toward Mountain View/Milpitas, go 0.3mi. Turn left onto CA-237 W/W Calaveras Blvd, follow to CA-237 W. Take the CA-237 W ramp on the left to Man View, go 0.3 mi.Continue onto CA-237 W for 1.8 mi. Take exit 7 for N. First St., go 0.2 mi. Turn right onto N 1st St., go 0.9 mi. Continue onto N Taylor St. go 0.1 mi. Turn right onto El Dorado St., go 374 ft. Continue onto Hope St. go 0.2 mi. Destination on your right. Map


September 21, 2020

Fortini Trailhead
22581 San Vicente Ave, San Jose
San Vicente Ave

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Almaden Exp. S., at the end, turn right on Harry Rd. then left at stop sign onto McKean Rd. Drive a ways to Fortini Rd. and turn left. Turn left onto San Vicente Ave. Small parking area on the right and street parking. No restrooms. Parking free Map

September 14, 2020

CANCELLED DUE TO POOR AIR QUALITY

September 7, 2020

no paint out - Labor Day

August 31, 2020

Japanese Friendship Garden/History Park
San Jose
Japanese Friendship Garden

From Los Gatos take Ca 85 S to Almaden Expy, go N. about 4 mi. Turn right onto W Alma Ave. go 1.1 mi. Turn left onto Senter Rd, entrance 105 ft. There is a restroom open and it is located outside the East gate of the garden. Parking is free because the pay machine is missing and no one is at the booth. Most of the ponds in the garden are empty save one small koi pond. Map

August 24, 2020

CANCELLED DUE TO POOR AIR QUALITY

August 17, 2020

Baylands Nature Preserve, Palo Alto
Palo Alto Baylands

2775 Embarcadero Rd. From Los Gatos take CA-85 N about 10 mi. Exit on exit 24 B and merge onto US 101 N. Drive 3.8 mi. Take exit 402 for Embarcadero Rd., 0.3 mi. Keep right, follow signs for Embarcadero Rd. E and merge onto Embarcadero Rd., 0.8mi. Turn left to stay on Embarcadero Rd., 0.5mi. Pass duck pond, parking lot, go to end of the road parking lot. Restrooms are open, but all benches and water fountains remain closed. Map


August 10, 2020

Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch
San Jose
Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch

From Los Gatos, take CA-85-N to Cottle Rd, San Jose. Turn rt. onto Cottle Rd. then turn left onto Santa Teresa then first rt. onto Camino Verde Dr. Drive to end of the road. Park on the street. Rest rooms, no fee. Historic Ranch Map

August 3, 2020

San Jose, Alum Rock Park Alum Rock Park

From Los Gatos, take CA-85 S to CA-87 N, then take exit 5 for I-280. Continue onto I-680 N. go 2.4 mi, take McKee Rd. exit follow signs for McKee Rd E and merge onto McKee Rd. Turn Left on Toyon Ave, go .09 mi, turn rt. on Penitencia Creek Rd. Drive to the end to Alum Rock Falls Rd. Turn left, go to the end to the last parking lot. Currently no fee during COVID-19. Parking and restroom facilities are limited, and the drinking fountains remain closed so you need to bring your own water. Map

July 27, 2020

Hershel Abelman's Home (paintout, but art show postponed until next year)
Los Gatos
Hershel Abelman's Home

15155 Kennedy Road, Los Gatos. From 85 head south on 17 toward Los Gatos. Take East Los Gatos exit and merge onto Saratoga Los Gatos Road. Take a left on Los Gatos Blvd (going north). Take the third right onto Kennedy Road. Drive a little over two miles. Destination is on the left. Park in lot next to driveway. Look for the orange cone and our sign next to it. Map


July 20, 2020

Almaden Quicksilver
21785 Almaden Rd., San Jose
Almaden Quicksilver

From Los Gatos, take CA-85 S, toward Gilroy, go 4.6 mi. Take Almaden Expwy. exit. Turn left onto Almaden Plaza Way, go 410 ft. Turn right onto Almaden Expwy, go 4.2 mi. Turn right onto Almaden Rd., go 2.9 mi. Destination on the right. Restrooms. Map

July 13, 2020

Sempervirens Point
Los Gatos
Sempervirens Point

From Los Gatos take CA-17 S to Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd., Hwy 9, exit, turn rt., drive to Saratoga. Turn left onto Saratoga-Hwy 9. Follow Hwy 9 out of Saratoga toward Skyline Blve. (Rt. 35). Go approx. 3 miles past the stop sign at Rt. 35 intersection. Parking lot is on the left side of the road. Restroom, picnic table and great view. Look for LGAA orange cone and sign at parking lot. Map

July 6, 2020

San Martin, Harvey Bear Ranch
1973 San Martin Ave
Harvey Bear Ranch

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S, merge onto US-101 S, go 13.9 mi. Take exit San Martin Ave. Make sharp left onto E. San Martin Ave, go 1.5 mi, turn left into parking lot. Stay and view paintings. Map


June 29, 2020

Patti Huges' Maison de Lac
23107 Summit Rd., Los Gatos 95033
Maison de Lac

From Los Gatos take CA-17-N to Summit Rd. Exit Summit Rd. Make a Rt. go over CA-17 and turn left on to Summit Rd. Go 2 mi, turn left onto Trail Ridge. Park in large lot in back on the left. Restrooms. Bring a lunch for after painting. Ponds, barn, french garden, redwoods, creek. Barn, ponds and much more. Map

June 22, 2020

Los Alamitos Creek, San Jose
Los Alamitos Creek, San Jose

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S, then take the Almaden Exp. exit and go S on Almaden Exp. to the end of the road. Turn left on Harry Rd.. Take the first left on Grandwood. Take the first on Carrywood. Turn left on Royalwood and park. No facilities. Map

June 15, 2020

Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve
599 Palm Ave., Morgan Hill
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S and merge onto CA-101 S. toward Morgan Hill. Take exit 373 for Bailey Ave. Continue on Bailey Ave., take Santa Teresa Blvd to Palm Ave. Turn right onto Palm Ave., drive to the end of street into parking lot. No fee, New restrooms Map


May 11, 2020

TBD

May 4, 2020

TBD

April 27, 2020

Santa Teresa Park, San Jose
Santa Teresa Park

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S, go 10.1 mi. Take exit 1B for Bernal Rd. Turn right onto Bernal Rd., go 1.6 mi. Entrance on the left. Pay station after stop sign in first parking lot. Meet in last parking lot. Restrooms available. Map


April 20, 2020

Natural Bridges Beach, Santa Cruz Natural Bridges Beach

Natural Bridges State Beach
2531 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
From Los Gatos take CA-17s 22 mi, take CA-1 N..exit toward Half Moon Bay merge right onto Mission. Turn left onto Swift, St., go 0.3 mi, take the 2nd right onto Delaware Ave., 0.4 mi, take the 1st left onto Swanton Blvd., 0.4 mi. tight onto W Cliff Dr. Look for orange LGAA cone and sign

April 13, 2020

Prevost Ranch/Nola's Iris Garden
4195 Sierra Rd., San Jose 95132
Nola's Iris Garden

Hill top iris garden/ranch, from Los Gatos take CA-85 S to CA-87 N merge onto CA-87 N, I-280 S and I-680 N to Berryessa Rd. Take exit 4 for Berryessa Rd. Turn right onto Berryessa Rd., go 1.2mi, turn left onto Piedmont Rd. go 0.2 mi and turn right onto Sierra Rd. 2.2 mi. Turn left into Nolas Iris Gardens/Prevost Ranch, 2nd entrance. Restrooms Map

April 6, 2020

Shark Fin Cove
Davenport
Shark Fin Cove

From Los Gatos. take CA-17 S to Santa Cruz. Exit Ca-1 N. Use two right lanes to turn slightly right onto CA-1 N/Mission St. ( signs for Half Moon Bay) Continue to follow CA-1 N. Go about 8.8 miles. (roughly 1 mi before Davenport). Turn left to the parking area. Look for the orange cone with the LGAA sign. No restrooms. Restrooms at Whaler Inn Bakery. Map


March 30, 2020

Saratoga Library/Orchard
Saratoga
Saratoga Library Orchard

13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga Ca. from Los Gatos take CA-17 S to exit 20 B Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd.. Go 2.6 mi to Fruitvale Ave. and turn right. go 1.8 mi, turn left onto Saratoga Ave. and proceed 233 ft. Turn left into the parking lot at Saratoga Library sign. Continue into the lot for another 95 ft. to the orchard on your right. Park in parking lot.

March 23, 2020

Old Town, 50 University Ave.
Los Gatos
Old Town

From Los Gatos, Take CA 17 S to Saratoga/Los Gatos/Hwy 9 exit 29 B toward Los Gatos. Turn left onto University Ave. 0.04 mi. Drive 0.04 mi, destination on your left. Look for orange cone and LGAA sign.

March 16, 2020

Vasona Park Dam, Los Gatos
VasonaParkDam

From CA-85 S exit onto Winchester Blvd. going toward Los Gatos. Make a left turn onto Lark Ave. Make a right turn onto Garden Hill Dr. follow to your right until you see Trail Head to Vasona. Park on the street. (nearest cross street is Kingston Hill Way. Restrooms available. Meet on the Dam.


March 9, 2020

Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve
599 Palm Ave., Morgan Hill
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S and merge onto CA-101 S. toward Morgan Hill. Take exit 373 for Bailey Ave. Continue on Bailey Ave., take Santa Teresa Blvd to Palm Ave. Turn right onto Palm Ave., drive to the end of street into parking lot. No fee, New restrooms Map

March 2, 2020

Rancho San Vicente Park
San Jose
Rancho San Vicente Park

21151 McKean Rd. at Fortini Rd. From Los Gatos take CA 85-S, 4.1mi. Take Almaden Expwy exit. Use rt. two lanes to turn left onto Almaden Plaza Way, 410 ft. Take rt. lane onto Almaden Expy. Drive 4.9 mi then turn right onto Harry Rd., 0.1 mi. Turn left onto McKean Rd. Drive 1.2 mi. Park entrance on your right. Restrooms, no fee. Map

February 24, 2020

San Jose
San Vicente Ave, Fortini Trailhead
San Vicente Ave

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Almaden Exp. S., at the end, turn right on Harry Rd. then left at stop sign onto McKean Rd. Drive a ways to Fortini Rd. and turn left. Drive down to where the road goes off to the right, but turn left onto San Vicente Ave. Small parking area on the right and street parking. No restrooms. Parking free Map


February 17, 2020

President's Day
Palo Alto Wet Lands
Palo Alto Wet Lands

2775 Embarcadero Rd. From Los Gatos take CA-85 N about 10 mi. Exit on exit 24 B and merge onto US 101 N. Drive 3.8 mi. Take exit 402 for Embarcadero Rd., 0.3 mi. Keep right, follow signs for Embarcadero Rd. E and merge onto Embarcadero Rd., 0.8mi. Turn left to stay on Embarcadero Rd., 0.5mi. Pass duck pond, parking lot, go to end of the road parking lot. Map

February 10, 2020

San Jose, Alum Rock Park Alum Rock Park

From Los Gatos, take CA-85 S to CA-87 N, then take exit 5 for I-280. Continue onto I-680 N. go 2.4 mi, take McKee Rd. exit follow signs for McKee Rd E and merge onto McKee Rd. Turn Left on Toyon Ave, go .09 mi, turn rt. on Penitencia Creek Rd. Drive to the end to Alum Rock Falls Rd. Turn left, go to the end to the last parking lot. Fee into the park and parking fee/machine in lot. Restrooms Map

February 3, 2020

San Jose
Red Barn McKean & Timothy Rd
Red Barn Timothy Road

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S, merge onto US 101 S. Take the Exit W Bailey and turn right onto Bailey. Turn right onto McKean. Drive to Timothy Rd. Park on Timothy. No facilities Map


January 27, 2020

Moss Landing, Moss Landing
Moss Landing

Working fishing harbor, old and new boats and interesting old buildings. Take 17 south to Watsonville exit. Go South past Watsonville, turn right just after the power plant onto Moss Landing Rd. and Park on side of the road. Restrooms available in Harbor parking lot. Stay for lunch. View paintings Map

January 20, 2020

Alviso
1195 Hope St. 95002
Alviso

From Los Gatos take Ca 17 N toward San Jose, go 5.4 mi. Continue onto I-880 N, go 7.8 mi. Exit onto 8B for Calaveras Blvd/CA-237 toward Mountain View/Milpitas, go 0.3mi. Turn left onto CA-237 W/W Calaveras Blvd, follow to CA-237 W. Take the CA-237 W ramp on the left to Man View, go 0.3 mi.Continue onto CA-237 W for 1.8 mi. Take exit 7 for N. First St., go 0.2 mi. Turn right onto N 1st St., go 0.9 mi. Continue onto N Taylor St. go 0.1 mi. Turn right onto El Dorado St., go 374 ft. Continue onto Hope St. go 0.2 mi. Destination on your right. Map

January 13, 2020

Open Space, Los Gatos
Kennedy Rd, and Top of the Hill
Open Space, Los Gatos

From Los Gatos head east on CA-85 S for 2.4 mi. Take Camden Ave. exit, go 0.2 mi then turn left on Camden Ave, go 1.7 mi. Turn right onto Hicks Rd, go 1 mi. Turn right onto Shannon Rd, go 0.7 mi. Turn left onto Kennedy Rd., go 1.0 mi.


January 6, 2020

Calero County Park
23205 McKean Rd. San Jose
Calero Reservoir

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Almaden Exp. Exit onto Almaden Expressway South. Turn right onto Almaden Expw. go 6 mi to the end of the road. Turn right onto Harry Rd., then left onto McKean Rd., go 4mi to Calero Reservoir on your right. Park fee $5. Facilities.

December 30, 2019

Los Gatos Creek, Los Gatos
1690 Dell Ave.
VasonaCreekTrail

From 85 South, take Winchester Blvd Exit. Turn left on Winchester. Take 2nd right on Knowles Dr. Road turns left, becomes Dell. At 1690 Dell Ave (Southbay Construction) turn right into the parking lot. on the north side of parking lot where there is an opening in the chain-link fence. Take path to the bike lane, go left to the bridge and cross. No facilities. Facilities at near by park. Map

December 23, 2019

HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY

Nick White photo
Nick White, (1943-2009) Plein Air Group Founder
at the 2nd Jazz in The Park event.

Nick painted on his own and each meeting he would invite others to go out and paint with him. He was then asked to make a group for our club. Nick was always there - it didn't matter if no one else showed up or not. He loved painting and was very dedicated. - Rebecca