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Arcadia was founded in 2001 with a mission to exhibit highly skilled, representational artists. Originally located in the center of Manhattan’s creative, Soho District, the gallery attained international renown for featuring works that revealed their creators’ ability to paint and draw well in concert with unique, signature styles.

In 2014 Arcadia evolved into Arcadia Contemporary. This shift of name and focus was motivated by the gallery's desire to spotlight artists utilizing timeless painting and drawing skills while creating artworks reflective of the contemporary world.

In 2016 Arcadia Contemporary relocated to Southern California and after a brief stint in Culver City’s arts district, the gallery has found a permanent home on Colorado Boulevard, the famed, shopping street in Pasadena’s historic, Old Town District.

At over 3,000 square feet, Arcadia is one of the west coast’s largest showcases for contemporary, representational art and remains impervious to the varying conceptual and stylistic shifts often occurring in the contemporary, art world. Arcadia Contemporary proudly maintains its vision to present virtuoso, realist painting, drawing and sculpture by artists who are creating genuinely unique and timeless work.