Museums and Art Galleries (Self Guided), Fresno

Fresno is home to many interesting museums and art galleries. Each of them welcomes you with outstanding exhibitions. Take this walking tour of Fresno's museums and art galleries, and you’ll discover the history and culture of the city. You'll also become acquainted with works by the most talented Californian artists.
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Guide Name: Museums and Art Galleries
Guide Location: USA » Fresno (See other walking tours in Fresno)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
Author: nataly
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Fig Tree Gallery
  • Gallery 25
  • Legion of Valor Museum
  • Mullins Gallery
  • Arte Americas Museum
  • African American Museum
  • Spectrum Gallery
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Fig Tree Gallery

1) Fig Tree Gallery

The Fig Tree Gallery was founded in 1962 and has been promoting contemporary art and talented regional and local artists since that time. The gallery is located in Fresno’s downtown, just near the Gallery 25 and the Corridor 2122 and not far from famous museums such as Artes America and the African American Museum. The exhibitions can be admired every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.
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Gallery 25

2) Gallery 25

Gallery 25 was founded by professor of art Joyce Aiken in 1974. It is one of the oldest galleries not only in California but in the entire country. The gallery is located downtown on 660 Van Ness Avenue, near Corridor 2122 Gallery and Fig Tree Gallery. The name of the gallery is due to the 25 members that founded the gallery. You can admire contemporary art by the most talented national and international artists every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.
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Legion of Valor Museum

3) Legion of Valor Museum

The Legion of Valor Veterans Museum is located in the famous Fresno Memorial Auditorium, on Fresno Street. The museum was founded to pay tribute to the soldiers that received the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, and the Air Force Cross. Here you can see a unique collection of medals, photos and military memorabilia. The museum is open every day from Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Mullins Gallery

4) Mullins Gallery

Mullins Gallery and Studio is situated in the Cultural Arts Building, in the heart of the city’s downtown. Paul Mullin is famous for his outstanding reproduction of the natural world in its entire beauty. For more than 20 years Paul Mullins has captured wonderful moments of the area's surrounding beauty and reveals its work to a great number of people. He has won an impressive number of awards and his works can be admired and bought at Mullins Gallery.
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Arte Americas Museum

5) Arte Americas Museum (must see)

Arte Americas Museum is located within the Cultural Arts District of Fresno and is one of its most important venues. The museum is entirely dedicated to the arts of Mexico, Central America and the American Southwest and is one of the largest cultural centers in the Central Valley. It is open every day from Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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African American Museum

6) African American Museum

African American Museum is located in the heart of Fresno, on 1857 Fulton Street. Opened in 1993, the museum's purpose is to promote the African and African-American culture and history. Displayed year-round are exhibits that reveal the daily life of the African and African-American culture through visual arts as well as through literature and music. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Spectrum Gallery

7) Spectrum Gallery

Spectrum Gallery is one of the most famous photo galleries in San Joaquin Valley. It was founded in 1980. The gallery is located at 608 East Olive Avenue in the city’s tower district and exhibits the works of the most talented local and regional photographs. Each exhibition highlights the artists' talent. The doors of the gallery are opened Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Walking Tours in Fresno, California

Create Your Own Walk in Fresno

Create Your Own Walk in Fresno

Creating your own self-guided walk in Fresno is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Fresno Downtown Walking Tour

Fresno Downtown Walking Tour

Part of California's San Joaquin Valley, Fresno is a relatively small city which does, however, contain a number of attractions, of historical and cultural importance, concentrated in the downtown area. A harmonious combination of old and modern architecture complements the setting. Take this orientation walk and see some of the most interesting sights of Downtown Fresno.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles