Many pleasant hours can be spent choosing the perfect Big Sur
memento at the numerous galleries, studios and shops filled with
the work of local artists and craftspeople.
COAST GALLERY Local and internationally known
artists display their work in this unique building remodeled from
a redwood water tank. Gallery, gift shop, candle studio. Open
9-5 daily. 831-667-2301, www.coastgalleries.com
SUR ARTS CENTER The active Big Sur Arts Initiative runs
its many valuable programs from this center. Gallery, teaching
space for classes and workshops. Adjacent to the Big Sur River
Inn. 831-667-1530, www.bigsurarts.org
BIG SUR GARDEN COMPANY Sculpture, plans, pottery
and outdoor furniture in the historic cactus garden next to the
Big Sur Bakery. 831-667-2197
BIG SUR LODGE GIFT SHOP Gifts, State Parks souvenirs,
local t shirts and sweatshirts share this pleasant space with
fine jewelry and pottery. 8-9 daily. 831-667-3108, www.bigsurlodge.com
THE GARDEN GALLERY Big Sur arts, crafts, jewelry,
clothing and herbal products. 831-667-2000
GALLERY Gorgeous setting overlooking the ocean across
the highway from Nepenthe. Painting, jewelry, ceramic, glass and
amazing stone sculpture will have you reaching for your wallet
in record time. 10:30-6:30
daily. 831-667-3200, www.hawthornegallery.com
HEARTBEAT GIFT GALLERY Jewelry, gifts, art, clothing
and collectibles from around the world. Fine selection of local
art. Next to the Big Sur River Inn. 831-667-2557,
LOCAL COLOR Central Coast Artisans Gallery, specializing
in the work of local artists and craftspeople. 831-667-0481
NEW CAMALDOLI HERMITAGE The multi-talented monks
share their fruitcakes, books, cards, paintings and incense with
visitors to support their spiritual retreat. 831-667-2456, www.contemplation.com
THE STORE AT VENTANA You don't have to stay at
the luxurious Inn to enjoy browsing the stellar selection of goods
at this establishment. Pottery, gifts,clothing, jewelry and more.
For fine arts, visit the Gallery at Ventana next door. 9 a.m.
- 10 p.m. daily. 831-667-2787
THE PHOENIX STORE After your meal at Nepenthe,
wander in and delight in the international treasures here gathered.
Clothing, gifts, musical instruments, textiles, toys--and a fine
selection of regional books--make this a must-shop for visitors.
Don't forget to take in the views from the small deck at the back,
filled with garden ornaments and meditation gongs. Have the sales
personnel demonstrate the correct gong technique for you. The
neighbors wouldn't mind if you brought one home for your garden...
POST RANCH MERCANTILE Shop for natural home,
health and beauty products used by the Post Ranch Inn. 831-667-2200
or 800-527- 2200, www.postranchinn.com