Art Galleries, Shopping and Dining in Los Gatos

This Site for All seasons, is sponsored by Artist/Oil Painter, Riki R. Nelson - partial update Jan -2009
Shopping dining and art in Los GatosA courtesy Los Gatos Shopping & Dining Guide for all seasons including a fine Art, Shopping and Dining, and a seasonal Guide to Los Gatos Holiday Events and entertainment. Put together by locals, of our favorite - - mostly moderate to upscale-- Dining, Art, Shopping, Summer Concerts, & Town Events. Art ,Shopping, Dining, Hotels, Holiday Events, Summer Concerts, and Holiday Entertainment, Holiday gift Fairs in Los Gatos Ca. Los Gatos is a magical place for adults, kids, (and dogs!) to shop & play. Click a category below & scroll to see listings. Updates will be added through out the year so visit often! - some of our favorite places- Hosted by Los Gatos Artist, Riki R. Nelson
Jazz Bar Scene Oil Painting

NEW Paintings of Bar Scenes, Paintings of Caberates and Paintings of Night Clubs, along with Jazz paintings at Peabody Gallery

Jazz Art, Paintings of singers
"Spirit of Jazz" 24 x 36 oil by R.R. Nelson

Jazz Paintings, Jazz Art
"Wailin' Sax" 24 x18 oil on linen

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Los Gatos *Art Exhibitions* & *Galleries* Los Gatos *Restaurants* Dining Los Gatos *Christmas* & *Town Holiday Events*
Los Gatos *Shopping* & *Gifts* Los Gatos *Hotels & Specials* Los Gatos *Summer Concerts & Theater*
Los Gatos Holiday and Craft Fairs Los Gatos Special Holiday Dining & Merchandise Christmas
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Los Gatos Galleries & Art Exhibitions 2008

  Los Gatos Galleries and Art

Peabody GalleryPeabody Fine Art Gallery
Phone (408) 395-3440

"Angel at the Bar, Jazz on the Plazz, Bar Paintings and Jazz art - new paintings by Riki R Nelson"
bar painting

Peabody GAllery is staying in business, but closing thier Los Gatos Location some time in 2009, and consolidating to their gallery in downtown menlo park, they are currently having a fantastic moving sale in the LG location, drop by!

for Artist Riki R Nelson & her newest works Exhibit Web Site

For more information - Contact Gallery Director, Ruth Dailey -
Phone 408-395-3440

This is R.R. Nelson's biggest show of new work at Peabody Gallery.Peabody Fine Art Gallery presents Recent

Press Release August 2008 - "Jazz on the Plazz, Angel at the Bar© - Bar Paintings & Jazz Art" - Oil Painting Exhibition & Champagne Artist Reception : New Oil Paintings by contemporary realist Riki R. Nelson at Peabody Gallery of Los Gatos. Join us for a Champagne Artist reception to celebrate two new suites of original oil paintings.

Riki R Nelson's biggest show and only reception of the year at Peabody Gallery. Come celebrate the unveiling of two new suites of Oil Paintings ; the " Jazz on the Plazz" concert collection, and introducing "Angel at the Bar" a unique suite of original oil paintings of the local "uptown" Bar Scene - with a twist. A double whammy of painter R.R. Nelson's unique interpretation of the good life in the Silicon Valley. Not to be missed. Reception Date: Saturday August 23rd - meet the artist - 6 to 8 pm - Exhibit runs August 5th to Sept 5th 2008 Location: Peabody Fine Art Gallery of Los Gatos 11 N Santa Cruz Ave Los Gatos Phone: 408 395 3440 email

event web site Paintings by contemporary realist Riki R Nelson for information email to -

R.R. Nelson has also appeared as the solo exhibiting artist at the August 20th "Jazz on the Plazz" concert featuring flautist Nestor Torres

See More Work by This Artist


Ongoing featured artists include Dr. Seuss, Makenzie Thorps, the Disney Artists, Marcus Pierson, Ron Burns, Matt Lively, Anton Arkhipov
About this gallery; Fun, friendly, and One of the most exciting fine art galleries in the Bay Area. Rotating exhibitions of internationally know artists include: Mackenzie Thorpe, Dr. Seuss, Disney Artists, Ron Burns, Markus Pierson, & Local "Jazz Painter" , contemporary realist, Riki R. Nelson ..

Numerous shows and special exhibitions, always something new and wonderful and always the best fine art the bay area has to offer! Whimsical to Contemporary Realism.. Call for details.
11 N. Santa Cruz Ave. at Main St.

Phone (408) 395-3440

Map Link to Peabody Gallery

Los Gatos ARt Museum
New Fine Art Photography Galleries on-
N Santa Cruz Ave Los Gatos CA
Gallery of Phototgraphy
and framing and photography, Currently getting details, come back soon!
Nova Gallery has closed it's Los Gatos location.
Favorite Alternative Space Galleries - Our Favorite for both coffee and rotating local art exhibitions .... .Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company
101 W. Main St.,
Los Gatos, California
(408) 354-3263
(800) 877-7718

Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company is The best alternative art space in Town and, a Los Gatos Landmark. A great place for coffee, treats and people watching, my favorite coffee "watering hole". Also a great supporter of the Arts in Los Gatos.
Map Link to Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company
Los Gatos, CA
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Linda Durnell Gallery is closed, but temporarily in its place is "Got Art?" a gallery featuring exclusively local artists. Still lifes, portraits, abstract, landscapes and more. Artists includes many of your local favorites - Paint and pastel artists Tanya Carpenter, Sandra Jones, Nick White & Ed Lucey, Sculpture Jeff Owen and many many others, Go see it! sculpture

24 N Santa Cruz Ave
Phone: (408) 315-7573
24 N Santa Cruz Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 354-9484

Solo Fine Art has closed
233 N Santa Cruz Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Los Gatos ARt MuseumArt Museum of Los Gatos,

Current Exhibit

Annual Student Juried Art Show Los Gatos High School and Saratoga High School

May 7th – May 29th, 2009 Statewide “The artwork coming from the high school students is astounding in quality,” says Catherine Politopoulos, Curator for the Art Museum of Los Gatos. “We are delighted to give these students the opportunity to showcase their work in a serious venue, and the juried competition adds an extra challenge.” Juror Peter Langenbach, well-known sculptor, past Museum exhibitor and former teacher will chose First, Second and Third Place prizewinners in five categories: ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture.

Art Museum of Los Gatos, 4 Tait Avenue. Wed-Sun, noon -4 pm
The Art Museum in the Tait Avenue Firehouse 4 Tait Avenue on the corner at W. Main St. Los Gatos, CA 95030 408.354.2646

Los Gatos Framing Company - 220 N Santa Cruz Ave Los Gatos, CA 95030 (408) 395-2022 (408) 395-1140 (408) 395-2270

Friendly art Galley & frame store with extensive rotating exhibits of quality local paintings and pottery, Great framing too! They do custom work, but also carry a varity of both photo, and gallery quality, ready-made frames.



CaliforniaView Fine ArtsCaliforniaView Fine Arts
california art
-12- N. Santa Cruz Avenue Los Gatos, CA 95030 in back of ISLG Design Gallery, right across the Street from Peabody Gallery
Early California & American Paintings Gallery Near the corner of Main & N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Early California Art (i.e., artists active in California between 1880-1950) plus selected American and Western : George Demont Otis, Angel Espoy, Clarkson Dye, and many others. Wonderful turn of century oils, AND some of the best contemporary landscapes I have seen in the Bay Area. Kurt has recently discovered some new and exciting living artists with the landscape painting skills of turn of the century masters! A must see for anyone who loves early California style landscapes.

merry christmasArt in the Council Chambers

Current Exhibit

The Town of Los Gatos Arts Commission Presents:

Senior Art Workshop of Los Gatos Exhibition May 7, - July 9 2009

UPCOMING EXHIBIT- Bob Newick & Company
Exhibit Dates: July 9 - September 10, 2009
Reception Date: July 16, 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm, Town Council Chambers

Town of Los Gatos Council Chambers

110 East Main Street, Los Gatos

Public Reception:

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Town Council Chambers

6pm – 8 pm

Art is available for viewing in the Council Chambers,
if unoccupied, Mon – Fri – 9am – 5 pm

For more information, visit the Town’s website

or call 408-354-6820

Web site ..
or call 408-354-6820

110 E. Main Street. Town of Los Gatos Council Chambers in the lower level of the Civic Center. or Sponsored by the Town of Los Gatos Arts Commission


REVIEW: We're not really big Sports Art fans, but we found this gallery to be a quality gallery, beautifully displayed, and offering a quality experience featuring rare, authentic sports memorabilia, signed jerseys, autographed photos, all beautifully framed, they also specialize in custom sports display framing. 242 North Santa Cruz Ave Los Gatos 59 N. Santa Cruz Avenue Los Gatos, CA 95030 (408) 354-1100

Another Alternative art space worth seeing
Great Bear Coffee & Los Osos Cafe'

19 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 395-8607

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merry christmas Los Gatos Dining and Restaurants

Dining in los gatos
Most of these fine Dining Establishments are in the downtown within walking distance of shopping, parking & each other!

Coffee roasting and Los Gatos Gourmet"The New, Fabulous" Los Gatos Coffee Roasting and The New Los Gatos Gourmet - Great food and wine now at the Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company ! *casual
In addition to wonderful coffees and sweet tasty treats, Los Gatos Coffee now features A Wine tasting bar, and a fabulous selection of premium California Wines. Wines are sold by the bottle to be taken home, or enjoyed with lunch. Premium Wines are also sold by the glass, and are generously served in beautiful, large bowled long stemmed glasses. They also offer a daily gourmet sandwich menu, and sell gourmet meats and cheeses. Delightful, casual "Los Gatos" atmosphere, a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Dine there, or order to go! Featuring Wine Gift Baskets.

They traditionally offer seasonal beverages & treats, coffee related gifts for the holidays, lovely holiday window displays, and rotating fine art exhibits.

Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company
101 W. Main St.,
Los Gatos, California
(408) 354-3263
(800) 877-771

Map to- Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company & Los Gatos Gourmet

Los Gatos Brewing Company 130 N. Santa Cruz Ave., - on Grays Lane - Los Gatos, CA 95030 408-395-9929
The wood fired pizzas, hand-made microbrews & premium wine list accompany an extensive menu including: Salmon, Meats, & Salads. Warm pub atmosphere casual and somewhat upscale. Nice large space in the location of the old "Noodle Palace". Noisy friendly place.

* Special Holiday Dinners!*
320 village lane, Los Gatos, - tiny street between N. Santa Cruz, and University, at Hwy 9
408 354 4330

Premiere dining in Los Gatos. Zagat Rated!

Manresa is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 5:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Manresa is tucked away at 320 Village Lane Los Gatos

merry christmas the Toll House & Three Degrees Restaurant ! The Toll House and Three Degrees Restaurant usually offers a fabulous champagne Holiday buffet. call for details
For reservations, call 408.884.1054
140 South Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
T 408.884.105

*Dressy, or Classy Casual. Modern elegance, meticulous attention to quality ingredients - mostly local - beautiful inside and out. Can accommodate large or small parties with a reservation. Full bar and Seasonal events. Located in inside the lovely Toll House Hotel. Park under or behind the Hotel.

non holiday hours -
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

For reservations, call 408.884.1054

California Cafe
Old Town, Los Gatos
50 University Avenue
Suite 260
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Phone: 408.354.8118

*Dressy casual
Quality Food and atmosphere. Large booths, attractive lounge with full bar, and we love their hours! - Holiday menus -

Mon - Thurs 11:30 am - 10:00 PM
Fri & Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm Sunday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday Brunch Sunday 10:30 am - 2:30 pm - open til 9:30 pm.

Please note: Main dining room is occasionally closed for weddings.

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C.B. Hannegan's Restaurant
Food and Libation since 1980 -- Lots of fun & good food.. BBQ Ribs, Chicken, Salads. Atmosphereic full "Irish Pub" style bar upstairs - stained glass windows, wood bar and tables - . *casual

208 Bachman Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
tel: 408-395-1233
fax: 408-395-2584


for catering, contact Kristen at

The Wine Cellar Resturant
Old Town Shopping Center, Los Gatos -
Nice Salads, Nice environment, cordial service, indoor booths & tables, as well outdoor dining. My 20 something niece Halley loves the fondue, and says it is a "great date place". We love their ambiance and hours - they serve all day.

Monday - Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00ish
Sunday 11:30am - 9:00ish
Full Bar - small but attractive lounge..
The Wine Cellar
Tel: (408) 354-4808
Old 50 University Avenue,
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Old Town Shopping Center, Los Gatos

Call for Closings and private parties.

merry christmas I Gatti

25 E Main St
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 399-5180

Wonderful italian food, pasta, seafood and salads. A little formal, very italian - since Aldos is not what it used to be, this has become our favorite for Italian with a modern flair.

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Los Gatos Music and Concerts 2007- 2008

Concerts and music

Important Note: Please Double Check all performance dates, times, and links for accuracy or changes. Many of these fill up fast so order your tickets early.

2008 "Jazz on the Plazz" was awesome, check back in the summer of 2009 or visit the Jazz on the Plazz web site - outdoor summer JAZZ concerts, every wednesday evening in the park June 25th - August 22nd, at the Corner of N. Santa Cruz ave. and Main st. - Mose Allison - Houston Person - Claire Martin - an all star line up! Visit their web site This event has become an annual must see! Proceeds sponser numerous local charities - thank you LG Morning Rotary -

Jazz Art, Paintings of singers

Christmas concerts at montalvo 17th Annual Holiday Open House at Byinton Winery -
Holiday Open House -
December 2, 2007
Join Byington to welcome in the holiday spirit. Visit St Nicolas, enjoy delicious seasonal soups available for purchase and listen to local choirs as they carol in our wine cave. Bring in canned goods to donate to Martha's Kitchen and we will give you an additional discount on any wine purchases. 12 - 4 pm.

Please call 408-354-1111 for more information.

merry christmasA Bach-Family Christmas
Sunday, December 2, 2007, 4:00 pm Los Gatos United Methodist Church
Enjoy the sounds of the holidays - the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach-family Christmas— includes a special Bach set featuring the lively Magnificat in D of Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach's Wachet auf, ruft unds die Stimme and Johann Ernst Bach's Meine Seele erhebt den Herren ("Deutsches Magnificat").

Tickets: $20-$24

Info Phone: 650- 254-1700

Los Gatos United Methodist Church 111 Church Street
Los Gatos, CA 95030

merry christmasTale of Two Symphonies: Saturday, December 1, 2007; 7:30 PM at Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos - Donation: $20 general, $15 senior/student, children 12 years and younger with adult FREE
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Grand Choeur Dialogue by Eugene Gigout
Margaret Kvame, Organ Soloist
Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, “Organ Symphony” Op. 78 by Camille Saint-Saens
Margaret Kvame, Organ Soloist

Concert Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos 16575 Shannon Rd., Los Gatos

Holy Cross Lutheran Church TBA events to be announced
15885 Los Gatos-Almaden Road
Los Gatos,

Phone: 408 356 3525
Fax: 408 358 4982
Special Advent / Christmas Music!

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Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos 16575 Shannon Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032

Los Gatos United Methodist Church, events to be announced TBA 111 Church Street, Los Gatos, CA ~ (408) 370-3037

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Calvary Church Concert TBA 16330 Los Gatos Blvd. Los Gatos, CA 95032 (408) 356-5126:

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Los Gatos Craft Fairs 2007

holiday craft fairs, los gatos

Art & Craft fair Los Gatos Mountains

Holiday Art and Gift Faire 2007 at C.T. English December 1nd 10:00 am – 5:00 pm December 2nd 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Loma Prieta Community Center 23800 Summit Road, Los Gatos 40 Artists and carefully selected gift vendors Photos with Santa Holiday Music Food and Baked Goods Holiday Wreaths Or visit
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 Community Art & Craft fairs

Terraces Holiday Gift Boutique 2007- Homemade aprons, pillows, scrapbooks and baked goods, along with ceramics, scarves and jewelry. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3. The Terraces of Los Gatos, 800 Blossom Hill Road. (408) 867-9239.

  Community Art & Craft fairs

Blossom Hill Crafts Holiday Sale. 2007 Functional and decorative pottery, jams and jellies, jewelry, handmade cards, miniature bird houses, scarves, magnets, and much more!. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec 1st & 2nd . 2; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m . Blossom Hill Crafts at the Los Gatos History Club, 123 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos, free. 408-356-9035. http://www.blossomhill
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Most of these are privately owned, and offer unique shopping experiences, treasures from $5 to $5,000 !happy holidays <<<
Shopping in Los Gatos 2008

shopping in los gatos

merry christmas These are not chain stores. They carry hand selected & often unique merchandise. These are all easy walking distance to each other and downtown.
Los Gatos COMPANY - Gifts Handmade Holiday Ornaments, a wonderful place for unique Gifts! Quality Folk Art and Crafts, affordable original jewelry, Original Art, gifts, gifts gifts! Always Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Affordable to extravagant.
17 1/2 North Santa Cruz Ave,
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Telephone - 408-354-2433
FAX - 408-354-5193
Toll free - 888-246-6676

Powell's Sweet Shoppe Gifts - CANDY
This is like a micro-theme park and carries everything from fine truffles to Pixie sticks and novelty candy. The kids will go nuts! 35 N. Santa Cruz Ave Los Gatos, CA 95030 (408) 395-5200
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  Purrsnickety and Bow Wowzer - Gifts
Gifts for you, and your Pets! Dog sweaters for them, cat sox for you! - doggie bakery goods, unique critter art. 100 N. Santa Cruz Ave. (408) 395-2287 and (408) 395-2285.

 Natural Creations - Gifts - Garden Gifts - Statuary, fountains, creative unique gifts, affordable to extravagant. Ornaments. Always beautifully decorated for the holidays. 108 N. Santa Cruz. Ave. CA 95030 in the alley next to Time Out Clothing

Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company & Los Gatos Gourmet - Wine Gift Baskets, Coffee Gift items,
101 W. Main St.,
Los Gatos, California
(408) 354-3263
(800) 877-771

Map to- Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company & Los Gatos Gourmet

 Time Out Clothing - Gifts Clothing - Fashionable, affordable, Dressy Casual Wear for women, and even cuter clothing for kids! Holiday Clothing also.
108 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Map and info

Domus Los Gatos Gifts Large store with wide selection - party items, cookware, decorative items, cards, linens, glass ware, seasonal gifts and Christmas Ornaments. a few hand made items. Largely affordable, and the selection is really huge!

Store Hours: Sunday - Wednesday 10am-7pm Thursday - Saturday 10am-9pm
Phone: (408) 354-6630
Address - 40 N Santa Cruz Aven ue Los Gatos, CA 95030

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Los Gatos Holiday Merchandise

holiday specials

* Holiday Specials!*
Christmas Eve at Manresa
320 village lane, Los Gatos, - tiny street between N. Santa Cruz, and University, at Hwy 9
call for reservations 408 354 4330

* Holiday Specials!* Christmas at the Toll House & Three Degrees Restaurant !

The Toll House and Three Degrees Restaurant is offering a fabulous champagne Holiday buffet. call for details

For reservations, call 408.884.1054


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Christmas Los GatosLos Gatos Hotels

Best Hotels in Los Gatos

Hotel Los Gatos
Hotel, Restaurant, Bar, Spa, walking distance to shops and downtown.
Hotel Los Gatos -
210 E. Main Street Los Gatos, CA 95030 P: 408.335.1700 | F: 408.335.1750
Reservations: 866.335.1700

The best place to stay in LG, wonderful staff, wonderfully managed hotel. Hottest new restuarnt in LG. Don't forget the spa! walking distance to town.

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 The Toll House Los Gatos
I was so impressed with the ambiance and beauty of the newly remodeled Toll House Hotel lobby that I used their fireplace as a background in one my oil paintings - "A Formal Affair" .Call about holiday packages.

Home to the Three Degrees Resturant and lounge

The Toll House Hotel Los Gatos
140 South Santa Cruz Avenue. Los Gatos, CA 95030.

Toll-Free (800) 238-6111

There are other places to stay in Los Gatos, but these are our favorites.

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Little Disclaimer: These are not endorsements, your experience may be different then ours, we are simply sharing tips for art, entertainment, dining and playing in Los Gatos that we thought you would enjoy.