Every successful organization has a beginning and it always starts with hard-working leaders. Old Town Irvine is the historic site of humble beginnings.
Originally built in 1913, the Irvine Hotel structure moved several times to make way for thoroughfare crossing the railroad line. The old Irvine Hotel is preserved with meticulous care and is one of several historical buildings, including the bean shed and the lima bean silos. The original blacksmith's building is today's Knowlwood restaurant.
Rich in history, with business, family and community traditions, Old Town Irvine offered the start and foundation to grow and prosper the ongoing development of what is now beautiful Orange County, California.
As soon as you walk through the studio door, you are graced by the fine art gallery of renaissance portraits. Once here, you will quickly sense that the experience is one-of-a-kind in hospitality, rich in history and truly experiential.
The Irvine Historical Society has monthly guided tours to learn more about the area.
The fine art gallery and studio are located at 14978 Sand Canyon Ave. #B, Irvine, CA 92618. Off of Sand Canyon, turn onto Burt Road. When you see the Old Town Irvine water tower, you know you’re in the right area. Turn right into the community and the 14798 building is the second one on the left.
Follow the walkway around to the right side of the 14978 building and you will see the studio entrance door B at the end of the walkway.
Directions from 5 Freeway: exit Sand Canyon south towards La Quinta Inn and turn left on Burt Road. Pass La Quinta Inn on the right, enter at the second sign.
Directions from 405 Freeway: exit Sand Canyon north and continue to just before the 5 Freeway and turn right on Burt Road. Pass La Quinta Inn on the right, enter at second sign on the right.