AARON CHANG OCEAN ART GALLERIES
On July 10, 2010, the Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery opened its flagship location at 415 South Cedros Avenue in the heart of the Solana Beach Design District. Founded by award-winning, internationally acclaimed local artist Aaron Chang, the gallery has drawn locals and visitors alike. “I love Solana Beach,” states Chang. “We opened our first gallery at a very precarious economic time, and we depended on our community to get us up and running. The love and support we have received from North County residents over the years far exceeds anything I could have hoped for. When I’m not shooting or traveling, I truly love to be here!“
The Solana Beach gallery features Aaron’s large format photographic prints with surf and ocean themes alongside several striking surfboard sculptures. All of the work is available in custom sizes to transform the character of any commercial or residential space.
The gallery seeks to be an active member of the community and often hosts events for charities such as World Vision and Plant with Purpose, international humanitarian organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in impoverished communities.
For the past 11 years running, Aaron Chang Ocean Art gallery was voted “Best Gallery” or “Best Artist” by local San Diegans in Ranch and Coast Magazine. Additionally his gallery was voted “Best Gallery” by San Diego Magazine for two years and has been selected to be the “Ambassador of the Arts” by the San Diego Tourism Board since 2014.
Also noteworthy, Aaron is the “Artist in Residence” at the New Alila Marea Beach Resort in Encinitas, California, where his large installations and Artist’s Wall are featured throughout the hotel.
With its blue skies, dynamic coastline, and sparkling beaches, Carmel-by-the-Sea has a powerful magnetic quality that has attracted scores of artists since the turn of the century. Today, with nearly 100 galleries located in one square mile, it is a place of endless inspiration where time stands still and artistic creations can shine and be treasured.
Aaron Chang is among the latest generation of artists to showcase his fine art photography at his new art gallery on Ocean Avenue. Internationally acclaimed surf and ocean photographer showcases evocative images that celebrate the unique character of the beaches, landscapes and wildlife around Carmel, alongside some of his best-selling ocean photography. The gallery will feature Aaron’s large-format photographic prints alongside several striking surfboard sculptures. All of the work is available in custom sizes to transform the character of any commercial or residential space.
Armed with three decades of experience shooting the world’s most enchanting beaches, the master photographer is uniquely qualified to capture the timeless and untamed natural beauty of Carmel. As viewers enter the gallery, they will be transported to enchanting locales like the dramatic shoreline of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, the iconic Bixby Creek Bridge, and Carmel Beach at dawn.
“It is a great honor to showcase my work in this vibrant artistic community. The color and tone of the ocean in Carmel is unlike anything I’ve seen in my travels around the world,” says Aaron. “Combined with the crisp sea air and the friendliness of the people, I am hooked! I look forward to many years of capturing the region’s beauty through my lens.”
The Carmel gallery is located on Ocean Avenue, between Lincoln and Dolores.
Aaron Chang’s gallery has been nominated the “Best Art Gallery” in Carmel for the past two years running.
Aaron’s flagship gallery in Solana Beach has been in business for over 10 years and will continue to serve the San Diego community.