Playa Gallery was founded in honor of Melissa Tracy, her husband’s sister, after her unexpected passing in February 2016. “She was a beautiful, energetic soul who loved any and all things colorful,” Tracy said. “Melissa held a special place in her heart for the people and artwork found in the Nevada flats at the annual Burning Man Festival. You would often hear her say, ‘I’m going home to the Playa’.”
Playa Gallery is the newest addition to Orange County’s extensive art scene. The stylishly minimalist gallery will exhibit emerging mid-career and established artists who have created contemporary works on paper, paintings, fine art photographs and sculpture. The mission of Playa Gallery is to bridge various artist communities and provide its artists greater exposure to new markets.