The Arbor Gallery kicked off its latest exhibit, titled "Red," with a reception last week at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center.
The exhibit is titled "Red" because all of the artists use the color in their work.
Iris Asai, president of the Arbor Gallery, said the exhibit includes work from 27 artists using a variety of mediums, including photography and oil paintings.
"It's a very good luck color. In the Orient, red is a good luck color," said Asai, who thought of the theme for the exhibit, which runs through April 20. The opening reception was Thursday.
Located at 645 W. Main St. inside the arts center, the Arbor Gallery is composed of a cooperative of local artists. The gallery's been in existence for about 20 years, Asai said.
Upcoming exhibits at the Arbor Gallery include "Blue Art" from April 16 until June.
The reception for "Blue Art" will be April 19 at the Arbor Gallery from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
All the events are free and open to the public.
In addition to original paintings (watercolor, oil, acrylic or pastel) and photographs, the gallery sells jewelry, sculpture, carved wooden bowls, pottery, quilted wall hangings, hand-painted items of clothing and other wearable art, according to the gallery's website.
The gallery also sells cards featuring the works of their artists and assortments of nuts.
The Arbor Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information about the Arbor Gallery, call (209) 384-8338 or visit www.artsmerced.org/arbor_gallery/index.html.