La Valencia - La Jolla, CA, 92037, USA

Upcoming Events

The Art of Harrison Howard


  • B-23_Tango_18_x_22

Harrison Howard is the son of Wing Howard, an artist best known in San Diego for his murals at the historic La Valencia Hotel, first painted in the 1940’s. The three large mural panels of Parisian scenes that are now featured in the popular Café la Rue are all works by Wing Howard.

Harrison has also made his career as an artist. Much of his professional career has been devoted to mural work in private houses, and has included screens, panels, easel paintings, and watercolors. Primarily, his work has focused on decorative themes including architectural subjects, chinoiseries, and scenic’s, often with bird, animal or floral motifs. His work currently on display in the lobby at La Valencia Hotel typifies the chinoiserie themes that he is particularly known for. He is represented through a number of businesses across the United States and may be contacted most easily via his website at, where he offers limited edition prints. Additional examples of his work may be seen on, some of which currently hang in the La Valencia lobby.

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea

  • lajollaconcertsbythesea

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea has been providing free summer concerts to the community since 1984. On a series of Sunday afternoons at Ellen Browning Scripps Park (adjacent to La Valencia), from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, the La Jolla Cove is filled with the sounds of live music, food and family fun! For more info please visit:

2014 La Jolla Concerts by The Sea Season Schedule:
July 13 - Rockola Classic Rock & Roll
July 20 - Theo & the Zydeco Patrol Cajun Blues
July 27 - Bill Magee Blues Band Blues
Aug. 3 - The Mighty Untouchables Rock & Roll
Aug. 10 - Scott Martin Band Latin Soul Jazz
Aug. 17 - Todo Mundo Latin/Reggae/World
Aug. 24 - Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra Boogie Woogie, Swing

Del Mar Horse Races

JULY 17 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 | 11:30AM - 6:30PM
Recurs every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

  • 86

Wager on your favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season, mid-July - early- September - "Where the Turf Meets the Surf". Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation's top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun. For more info please visit:

Hotel Guests: Please ask our Concierge about our Preferred Turf Club Seating. 

Monarch Fine Art - Rotating Art Series


  • hessam

Hessam Abrishami is still driven by the deeply felt values that he developed during his early days in Iran and Europe. Understanding the struggles encountered by emerging artists, Hessam has always been willing to help new artists develop their careers. Hessam believes strongly in the goodness of people and this world, which is reflected in not only his art, but in his personal values. Hessam additionally creates some artistic statements that defy oppression.

  • synergy

Tuan Nyguyen's artwork radiates peacefulness and serenity through graceful lines and rhythmic compositions so that while glorifying the human body, he at the same time glorifies the human spirit, exalting the exhilarating experience of life. Tuan Nguyen infuses his sculpture with a celestial beauty that carries his human forms beyond earthly existence and into the realm of the heavenly in a quiet celebration of life. Though cast in bronze, his forms appear to be magically suspended like angels on the wing.

Artwork is provided by and on sale through Monarch Fine Art.

Monarch Fine Art Gallery
1205 Prospect St. La Jolla, CA 92037
(858)454-1231 or (858)382-9467

"Tests of Time" The Iconic Photography of Brian Hamill


  • JL

With over forty-five years as a photojournalist and motion picture still photographer, Brian Hamill has amassed an amazing collection of fine art photography along with a colorful collection of stories to complement his many photographs. Brian Hamill is known for his work on films such as Raging Bull (1980), Annie Hall (1977) and Donnie Brasco (1997).

Hamill's fine art framed photography is available for purchase and inquiries can be made at the concierge desk. 

For more information, please visit:

La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest 2014

JULY 30 - AUGUST 22, 2014.

  • La-Jolla-Summerfest

La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest is a nationally-recognized chamber music festival featuring over 81 world-class artists and ensembles performing summer concerts. Since its inception in 1986, SummerFest has welcomed over 650 renowned artists and ensembles, four talented artistic directors and nearly a quarter of a million audience members at venues in San Diego and over the airwaves nationwide.

SummerFest 2014 Brochure

For more information and tickets, please visit: