Gallery Nucleus

210 East Main Street

About Us:

Since October of 2004, Nucleus has strived to be a welcoming gathering place for the art loving community by offering quality art, art-related goods and rarities. Focusing primarily on gallery exhibits, we have also had benefit auctions, product signings, music events and artist lectures.

After three and a half years, we moved one block east to a much larger and more dynamic space. Still in the heart of quaint downtown Alhambra, we re-opened in March of 2008 with over 2000 square feet of open gallery space, 1000 square feet of shop/boutique and over 3000 square feet of studio/production space.

Having exhibited both local artists and artists from abroad and catering to an international customer base, we offer an extensive collection of original contemporary, illustrated, graphic, commercial and narrative art - all of which are carefully catalogued on our website.

Always open to the public, we welcome art collectors and the general public alike to visit us seven days a week.


Pete Ch

Monday, May 7, 2018
Great neighborhood gallery. Often holds author and artist panels (I got my Wonder Woman book signed by the illustrators there ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘). Also a great place to find eclectic books and clever t-shirts - perfect gift shopping for that "difficult to shop for" person we all have in our lives.

Chris Farmer

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
A great gallery for pop culture and illustration. They almost always have a cool show going on. Daily admission is usually free. Tons of great places to eat around here too. If you're going to a gallery opening day be sure to get there very early since it's a small gallery. They've very hard-working and kind staff.

ivan capistrano

Sunday, March 11, 2018
A unique gallery specializing in one of a kind exhibits. It's free, and there are usually exhibits that turn the nostalgia feelings to 11. It's a must see if you're anywhere near the Pasadena area. Highly highly highly highly highly highly recommend!

Daphny Paz

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Nice store. Small gallery. I went for the Disney fan art exhibit. There is plenty of prints for sale in the front of the gallery. There is also a small upstairs section with more art on display. There is parking in the back of Alhambra Place. You can just walk from there. There is also one hour parking in the front of the gallery if you're lucky you might find a spot.

Melissa Rose

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Beautiful art book store and gallery. I will definitely be back.

Recent News

Exhibition - Figures and Grounds

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Exhibition - Motorcrush With Babs Tarr

Celebrating the release of Motor Crush Volume #1, Gallery Nucleus is excited to welcome back the fabulous Babs Tarr for a signing and exhibition focusing on the exciting new title!Reuniting the critically acclaimed team behind the Batgirl revamp (Bre…

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Hug It Out And Portraits Book Signings With Louis Thomas

Join us on Saturday, February 18th as we welcome animation and illustration artist Louis Thomas to Gallery Nucleus. Louis will be signing his latest book Hug It Out, and talk to fans.About the book:Mom has had enough of Woody and Annie's incessant fi…

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Laika 10Yr Anniversary Exhibition At Gallery Nucleus

One of the greatest animation studios celebrates its 10 year anniversary! This October, we are honored to present brand new and unique tribute artwork inspired by Coraline, Paranorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo & the Two Strings. With production pu…

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The Art Of The Iron Giant Panel and Book Signing at Nucleus Art Gallery

Gallery Nucleus is honored to present Insight Editions' publication of the most beloved animation film,ร‚ย The Art of the Iron Giant. Finally we have a rare collection of concepts and artwork behind the scenes in this very book. Come join us in this mo…

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Molly and the Bear at Nucleus Art Gallery

Come join us on May 28th, 2016 at 3:00 - 5:00 pm with Disney Animation artist Bob Scott for his signing of his published popular comic book strip Molly and the Bear. If you always wanted to introduce your little ones to comics, now is the chance! Abo…

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The Art ofThe Angry Birds at Nucleus Art Gallery

Come hear the artists of The Angry Birds Movie share stories from behind the scenes and see their development work for the movie. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the art book! Raffle…

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Violent Pink Book Launch And Exhibition

Violent Pink is a collaborative book by Perry Dixon MapleEastwood WongRichard ChangEach of the artists came up with their own Magical Girl character and created a series of artwork depicting each girl's adventures in their respective universes. Nucle…

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Official Tezuka 70th - Unico 40th Celebration

Join us as we celebrate 70 years of the legendary Manga artist, TEZUKA and 40 years of UNICO!EVENT HIGHLIGHTStribute artwork from over 30 artistsrare memorabilia on displayexclusive Tezuka related items from Japangiveaways and prizesOpening Reception…

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Al Parker Exhibition

This exhibition will feature some rarely seen finished original paintings by Al Parker These pieces cannot be seen in any museum and may not resurface again for public viewing for years to come. Al Parker (1906 - 1985): Was the artist who defined the…

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Exhibition - Heroes In A Half Shell: A TMNT Art Tribute

Gallery Nucleus and Nickelodeon Studios are proud to present an official art exhibition in honor of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' 30th Anniversary. Join us as over 30 artists pay tribute to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with art from their…

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Exhibition - Like a Rolling Stone: A Rock and Roll Reflection

Like a Rolling Stone: A Rock and Roll Reflection Rock and roll has influenced generations of the world's music-inclined youth, from its rockabilly and Doo-wop roots in the 1950's to the emergence of surf music, Motown and heavy metal in the 1960's. I…

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